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Posted Tuesday October 09, 2012, About: Who was more prolific....Babe Ruth or Wayne Gretzky?
I know it is extrapolation rather than fact-based, but I'd go with Gretzky. "Prolific" can mean many things. I can see Wayne doing reasonably well in a major league baseball game but it is much harder for me to imagine the Babe playing good hockey. They were both premier athletes in their respective sports, but I see Wayne Gretzky as more prolific than George Herman (Babe) Ruth.
Posted Tuesday September 18, 2012, About: Athletes you wish you could've seen in their prime.
I go back a ways and remember Willie Mays in his prime. But before him, I missed George Herman (Babe) Ruth, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, and Ty Cobb. In football, "Crazylegs" Hersch, the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame, and Army's "Mr. Inside" and "Mr. Outside." The Harlem Globetrotters as a term from before WW II I would have liked to see. And while he is not an athlete, I would have liked to see Lord Stanley on skates just once.
Posted Friday May 13, 2011, About: Stop The Fighting!!!
Perhaps we can bring this duel to a peaceful conclusion by changing the entire reference to the Notre Dame teams.

In one of their dialogs, Bob and Ray were talking about a small college and referred to their teams as the "Fighting Schoolmarms."

Would this take some of the sting out of the "Fighting Irish?"
Posted Monday November 22, 2010, About: Rudy is the greatest sports movie of all time
Perhaps in keeping with my current avatar, I should mention "Paper Lion."
Posted Monday November 22, 2010, About: Rudy is the greatest sports movie of all time
Since it was based on a comedy novel: "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" and later the musical play "Damn Yankees" perhaps it doesn't count. But how about the movie version of the musical? "Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, MO" "You Gotta Have Heart" "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets".

For a docudrama, I thought "Miracle" was pretty good. I might also vote for "Field of Dreams" and "The Natural" except that my nephew does not feel that they are really sports films.
Posted Tuesday October 05, 2010, About: WHEN and HOW will the NFL come back to Los Angeles?
Once bitten, twice shy. But the NFL has now been bitten twice in LA. It'll be a while before the it tries again. I'm with the Master of the Force on this one.

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