The Neighborhood John Gotti
“A knucklehead is too soft. I was the John Gotti of my neighborhood, man. If anything bad went down in my neighborhood, I either caused it or I did it: car window smashed; bike stolen; kids being beat up, be it girls or boys. Somebody got hit in the head with a brick? I did it. Plate glass window got broken in somebody’s house? I did it. This was pre-computer and cell phone and video games. You had to do something to occupy your time.”
— Bo Jackson when asked what he was like growing up.
bo jackson a badass
No. 42 Belongs to Jackie
Bud Selig’s contributions to the game of baseball will forever be questioned. However, if there’s one thing he got right it’s the celebration of Jackie Robinson.
On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson walked onto Ebbets Field, broke the color barrier and changed a nation. Exactly 50 years later the New York Mets and the Los Angelas Dodgers faced off in New York’s Shea Stadium. The action stopped halfway through the game for Bud Selig to make a special announcement. In an unprecedented manner the commissioner banned all teams from issuing the number 42 from that day forward. No more 42 on any major-league club.
“No single person is bigger than the game. No single person other than Jackie Robinson.”
— Bud Selig
I can’t believe I am saying this but nice going bud.
The ultimate sign of respect for a defensive lineman. The Houston Texans triple team Haloti Ngata. A lot of the things Haloti does will not show up in the box score. However, on every play he is usually taking up the attention of two offensive lineman, sometimes three. Ngata is a monster.