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This and That for 01/24/13
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Tags: Lovie Smith Carmelo Anthony Earl Weaver Stan “The Man” Musial NHL ESPN Ray Lewis New York Islanders Anna Burns Welker

Is Hockey back?? Wes Welker’s wife rants on Ray Lewis?? Two MLB Hall of Famer’s pass away. All this and more in this weeks edition of….

There is something wrong with the Rooney Rule, when you have a coach that won 10 games and not one team hired him. Lovie Smith in 144 games was 81-63 with one NFC Championship. Hoe could that be?

Syracuse University basketball will retire the jersey of Carmelo Anthony on Feb. 23rd. Number 15, Anthony‘s former number, holds the Cuse records for freshmen with 22.2 points and 10 rebounds a game. Carmelo led Syracuse to the 2002-03 NCAA Championship. He was the Most Outstanding Player at the 2003 Final Four as well as the Big East Rookie of the Year. Over 30,000 tickets have already been sold for the event.

Syracuse University does not retire basketball numbers, but to honor the player’s jersey. The Orange have retired the following jerseys: Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Billy Gabor, Vic Hanson, Billy Owens, Wilmeth Sidat-Singh, Rony Seikaly and Pearl Washington.

Former Baltimore Oriole manager “Duke of Earl,” Earl Weaver, passed away at the age of 82. The Hall of Famer was the greatest manager the Orioles have ever had, winning 1,480 games, 4 American League Pennants and 1 World Series. He was a feisty manager who was noted for his confrontations with the umpires. Earl was ejected 91 times for his run-ins with the umpires.

One of the greatest ballplayers to ever play the game, Stan “The Man” Musial passed away at the age of 92. He was one of the greatest hitters of all-time. He had 3,630 hits (4th all-time), 725 doubles (3rd), 177 triples (19th). 475 homeruns (28th), 1,951 RBI’s (6th), 1,949 runs (9th), .417 on-base percentage (22nd) and a .331 batting average (30th). Musical won 7 NL batting titles, 3 NL MVP awards and was the driving force behind the Cardinals winning 3 World Series titles.

I have never seen him play, but from reading about him, I read that he was very popular with the fans. He would do magic tricks for the kids and he liked to play the harmonic to entertain crowds,

Too bad more players can’t be like “Stan The Man.”

ESPN’S Profile:60 They did a feature on Ray Lewis. I will give ESPN credit they did mention the murders in Atlanta.

You know that people have missed hockey, at least in the North, when the New York Islanders sell out their first game against the New Jersey Devils and then for their second home game draw over 15,000 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Oh, by-the-way. Islanders have 2 points.


Anna Burns Welker took a shot at Baltimore Raven LB Ray Lewis. This is what she had to say:

"Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay! What a hall of fame player! A true role model!."

She has since apologized for the comment.

I don’t think she should have to say she is sorry for what is the truth.

Til Next Time







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