The site was turned into the Ebbets Field Apartments. However that did not destroy the nostalgia for the Ebbets Field and Brooklyn Dodgers among their die-hards.
fatal to enter any war without the will to win it” rings true today.
Bobby Riggs was a pro tennis star who was at the of his game in the late 1930s and the 1940s. But Riggs is most remembered for his battle of the sexes. In 1973, the 55 year old Riggs came out of retirement to play a couple of matches against much younger female tennis stars.
Originally, Riggs wanted to play Billie Jean King but King initially refused.. But the so called Mothers Day Massacre of top female player Margaret Cox caused the 29 year old King to change her mind and agree to play Riggs. The Battle of the Sexes was played on September 20th, 1973 at the Houston Astrodome before a record setting crowd of 30,472 spectators and a television audience estimated at 90 million. King won the $100,000 winner take all prize on 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. This Battle of the Sexes elevated Women’s Tennis in America , fueled the politically correct womens’ liberation movement and highlighted the Title IX law.
The first President of the Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin had a rough time transitioning the Soviet command and control economy into a free market economy as privatization had a good deal of the nation’s wealth fall into the hands of a handful of oligarchs. When Yeltsin suddenly resigned the office on December 31, 1999 and left the office to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Yeltsin had an approval rating of 2%. Still an American rock group named itself “Somebody Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin”.
“Let me say to those quote
‘survivors’ [who spoke previously]. My God you have survived and you
have soared. It was worth it, I mean it sincerely, just to hear you
speak. You are truly, truly inspiring. I have never heard anything so
Biden is known for his sui generis verbal gymnastics which seem awkward but can still win over the home crowd. Biden’s tribute fused fanfare for the common man, a defiance to terrorism and some sports metaphors. Not surprising for a 71 year old Democrat preparing for his own race.
Over the span of Kobe Bryant‘s career….we’ve seen him do and say some very smug, cavalier and even cornball things at times but the comments that he made regarding the Miami Heat‘s support after Trayvon Martin was killed…by far takes the cake!
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