Summertime is sports time and this week Dan and Steve invited Dave from Sports Unleashed to talk about sports legends. Well, Steve and Dave talked about sports legends and Dan listened and learned. You can do the same.
Joe Louis: The “Brown Bomber” is arguably the best boxer in history. He held the world heavyweight boxing title longer than anyone in history, twelve years. He would successfully defend the title 25 times, scoring 20 knockouts. His first loss came from Max Schmeling in 1936. He would go another 14 years until his next loss.
Jim Thorpe: Thorpe played in a time a racial inequality and spawned the growth of Native Americans into domestic and international sports. He is considered to be one of the most versatile athletes in modern sports, playing football, baseball, and basketball. As an Olympian, he won gold medals in the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon.
Carl Lewis: Before Lewis, Track & Field drew limited attention in the US. The 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles would make Lewis a household name in America. Lewis won 10 Olympic medals and 10 World Championship medals, 17 of his 20 medals were Gold medals. He was an image of American sports and represented the sport and the nation finely.
Willie Shoemaker: Willie won 11 Triple Crown races and was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1958. Winning his first race at the age of 15, Willie would go on to record a total of 8,833 career victories.
Muhammad Ali: Being a 3-time World Heavyweight champion places Ali in the top three boxers of all time. He is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and holds victories over seven other inductees. Ali also defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the “Golden Age” of boxing. He made headlines with his outspoken criticism of the Vietnam War.
Arthur Ashe: Professional tennis player known for his humanitarian efforts during retirement.
Babe Ruth: The Bambino defied the odds with his off-the-field antics and holds several MLB records.
Last Weeks Trivia Question:
Q: In the early 80s there was a children’s television show featuring Gary Gnu “no gnews is good gnews”. What was the name of this show?
A: The Great Space Coaster
This Week’s Trivia Question:
Q: What National Football League player holds the record for most career touchdowns with 208?
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