This was one of the best games I've ever attended in person. It was an amazing finish!
I usually post sports items at sportspig.com, but I'm moving the site because of the slowness of my administration area, so posting this here instead.
Anyway, I was reading the Highlight Reel Lions Blog and saw a link to an article about footage of the Lions
last championship in 1952. VolBrian at Pride of Detroit posted three videos of highlights and more and the quality is great! I'll be watching all tonight, but I did watch part of the first and it's very entertaining. We might never see an NFL Champion in Detroit again, so it's good to see video evidence. Here's what VolBrian has to say about the videos...
As promised, I will be posting some of the historical items/memorabilia my grandfather, Garrard "Buster" Ramsey, Detroit Lions Defensive Coach 1952-1959, held onto from his career. We'll begin here with the 1952 World Championship game footage that my family converted from the old 16 millimeter reel to DVD and then finally to the web. The Lions won this game 17-7 over the Cleveland Browns. This footage is 30 minutes long, so I cut it up into 10 minute segments for ease of viewing. I hope y'all enjoy this glimpse of the Lions' past!!!
A neat article on the Wigton Family and the fact that all 10 children have played basketball at Lake Leelanau St. Mary School. I've coached 6 of them at various points in their basketball or baseball careers. All great kids (and adults now), but now I feel old!
Red Wings forward Dallas Drake brought the Stanley Cup to Traverse City on Labor Day as a fundraiser for Grand Traverse Hockey Association's New Skater Fund. Here's Grandpa Koot with the Stanley Cup. Lookin' good!
Photography for the day was donated by Joe McGraw, Rick Cover, Tara Noffsinger and Cindy Hughes.
On a side note, I was shocked to see that Koot was bigger than the Stanley Cup. Maybe the photographers used some photoshop tricks...
I just read this announcement from EWTN about a new show called "Crossing the Goal" which will help use sports to help men "get into spiritual shape". Here's the synopsis...
Danny Abramowicz, former NFL all-pro wide receiver and coach, has created a television show with EWTN Global Catholic Network called “Crossing the Goal,” which uses a sports show format to encourage men to get into spiritual shape.
“On this show, we talk to men about the things that are happening in their lives right now and we challenge them to do something about it,” said Abramowicz, who played for the New Orleans Saints and the 49ers. “Guys respond to a challenge. The Lord will help them, but they have to admit that something is not right in their life.”
Anytime you can get more men to increase their faith is a good thing. I hope they have lots of success!
I'll admin when I first read about the show I thought it was a different Curtis Martin co-hosting.
Learn more at Crossing the Goal: EWTN.com.
[Cross-posted at Catholic Dads]
Ralph Kluk had some bowling balls, lots of room in his front yard, and what he did next you won't believe. Kluk took 20 cans of spray paint, 59 bowling balls, and some 40 feet of black piping to construct a 700 pound Rosary. Kluk is a native of Poland, and even had a pen pal relationship with Pope John Paul II.
Hey kids, this is the only time a Rosary should be on the ground!
Photo by Erik Holladay/Associated Press
Chris and I took the older boys and their friend Marshall to the Traverse City Beach Bums game versus the Kalamazoo Kings. It was the 2nd game ever for the Beach Bums and ended up being their first victory. You can check out a game recap here.
The boys were very excited as part of the game was a free baseball glove giveaway and getting to go on the field after the game. The boys got some autographs and also very wet from the 47 minute rain delay.