By Cory Yokel
Forrest “Smoky” Burgess was one of the greatest batters in the history of baseball that very few in the 21st century remember. He was signed as a free agent in 1944 and his eighteen year career began in 1948 with the Chicago Cubs, but throughout his time he played for the Phillies, Reds, Pirates, and White Sox. He was a six-time all star and he also has the record for most career pinch hit at bats. He is currently ranked third all time in career pinch hits, which is impressive as it is in how shattered some of More >
By Brian Birt
Marshawn Lynch plays with more heart than any other athlete I’ve seen in my life-time. Marshawn is currently a sophomore in the NFL, drafted on April 28, 2007 as the 12th overall pick in the NFL Draft. He’s a downhill runner who can be both very powerful and elusively juke his way past defenders. Though he’s an RB with amazing talent, that’s not what stands out about him; what stands out is his heart for the game. He’s sweating hard, heart pounding, at the snap of the ball he flies out of his crouch like he’s being shot More >
When we talk about hockey many names come to mind as to who is the best from past, present, and who will be in the future. Players such as Gretzky, Howe, Crosby, Ovechkin are often mentioned. Those names are great but in my mind, the best player to ever lace up his skates should not based on talent alone but on what he brought to the table. As a player he was great and off the ice he still continues to impact the sport after he hung up the skates unlike many athletes.
Steve Yzerman was not the traditional player as More >
By Darin Heitzer
My favorite player? That should be an easy one for anyone that knows me. It is Jason Kendall. I have been a fan of his since 1993, and it was because of him that I became a player/driver collector over the years with my main focus on Jason Kendall. I have been collecting him for as long as I have been a fan.
Jason Daniel Kendall was born on June 26, 1974 and is the son of former major league catcher Fred Kendall. So, you can say he has baseball in his blood. Jason has a great relationship with More >
Eddie George Ohio States 6th Heisman Trophy Winner
By David Trombley
When you think of Ohio State greats of the past, one instantly pops in my head, Eddie George. While he attend The Ohio State University, I had the great pleasure in seeing him play many great games that eventually lead him onto being Ohio State’s 6th Heisman trophy winner.
Eddie George began his high school days with Abington Senior High School in Abington Pennsylvania. Here you played till his senior year, when he had transferred to Fort Union Military Academy. During his year at Fort Union he rushed for 1,372 yards. This More >
By Nathan Loewy
My favorite player is Kevin Garnett, power forward for the Boston Celtics. I first started following him when he was in Minnesota, and he has been my favorite player ever since. I believe he is one of the best players in the NBA, but many people disagree. Maybe I am a little biased, but with career numbers like his, I don’t know how other people can’t agree.
Mr. Garnett played high school basketball for Farragut Academy in Chicago, Illinois. He was selected fifth overall in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. At the time, he was the More >