Michael Jackson's Ruthian farewell
Quite the send-off for the late
Not to dwell on the morbid, but we human beans do love our iconic entertainers, no matter how flawed or controvesial they are or how long ago they did their significant work. And athletes
On Aug. 16, 1948 at the age of 53, the legendary Bambino "touched 'em all" as we say in the hack sportswriter biz. In a farewell fit for a King Tut, he lay in state for two days at Yankee Stadium (the house he built) while more than 200,000 people filed through to pay their respects to the notoriously hard-drinking, hard-partying slugger. Ruth's funeral was held at famed St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan with Cardinal Spellman presiding over a congregation of 6,000 that included New York's governor and the city's mayor while an estimated 75,000 milled in the streets outside. Among the lump-in-your-throat moments, this exchange between pallbearers
Media coverage included columnist
Hockey season may be over, but the NHL is still on the mind of at least one notable individual: President
Couldn't help but notice that former University of Tennessee QB
Continuing with colorful names,
If you're groaning under the weight of those 4,000-calorie ballpark burgers and
Back in 1972, comedian
Back in May, Australian Rules Football radio announcer
Don't say we didn't warn you . . . and Armstrong.
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