Archives for December 2014

Did Lions Defensive Tackle Ndamukong Suh Intentionally Step on Aaron Rodgers Ankle?

Did Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh intentionally step on Aaron Rodgers ankle? You be the judge, but it appeared to be no accident in my opinion when Suh stepped on Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ankle after Rodgers was already on the ground in Sunday’s game against the Packers. The NFL as a consequence has suspended Suh without pay for the Detroit Lions’ wild card game this upcoming Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, per a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Source: SB Nation

Did Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh intentionally step on Aaron Rodgers ankle?

... Read More

Tony LaRussa Named Keynote Speaker at Boys and Girls Clubs

TAMPA, FL — Former MLB manager, Tony LaRussa, was named the keynote speaker on December 18, 2014 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Great Futures Breakfast held at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. LaRussa spoke of his youth spent at the Boys and Girls Clubs, and how much it benefited his life. He also spoke with 10 News Sports Anchor Dave Wirth about Kevin Cash, the new manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the latest in the line of Tampa-born MLB managers.The benefit raised over $700,000 for clubs. Source: WTSP SEEN ON TV

Photo shows Tony LaRussa speaking in 2012 at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield fundraiser.

... Read More

Former MLB Manager Jim Leyland Named Guest Speaker at La Salle Sports Stag Event

CINCINNATI, OH. — Former Detroit Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, is scheduled to be the guest speaker on January 21, 2015 at the 31st annual La Salle Sports Stag event to be held in the La Salle High School gym in Cincinnati, OH. Source: Cincinnati.com.

Photo shows former Detroit Tigers manager. Jim Leyland, speaking with reporters in 2014.

Photo shows former Detroit Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, speaking with reporters in 2014.


... Read More

Will Jim Harbaugh Leave NFL for $49M Michigan Deal?

The University of Michigan has just upped the ante to acquire Jim Harbaugh. According to multiple reports, Michigan has made a six-year, $49 million offer to Harbaugh. The offer was earlier reported by CBS5 in Arizona. The annual average pay of $8.17 million would make Harbaugh the highest-paid college football coach, surpassing Alabama’s Nick Saban by more than $1.21 million. Source: ESPN. ... Read More

Tampa Rays Evan Longoria to Sign Autographs Jan. 8th at Steiner Sports in Garden City NY

GARDEN CITY, NY. — Tampa Rays third baseman, Evan Longoria, is scheduled to appear at Steiner Sports on Thursday Jan. 08, 2015 to sign autographs and memorabilia. The signing will be from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Steiner Sports Store located at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City. For more details about Evan Longoria’s autograph signing, click here.

Photo shows Tampa Rays Evan Longoria speaking in a Feb. 2014 about his goals for the season.


... Read More

Bo Jackson to Sign Autographs Dec. 17th at Steiner Sports

GARDEN CITY, NY. — Former NFL and MLB star, Bo Jackson, will appear at Steiner Sports on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 to sign autographs and memorabilia. The signing will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Steiner Sports Store located at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City. For more information about the signing, click here.

Photo shows Bo Jackson June 11, 2011 signing autographs for SI King.

... Read More

Jim Palmer Named Keynote Speaker at LifePath Awards Event

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA. — Former Baltimore Orioles pitcher, Jim Palmer, was named the keynote speaker on November 26, 2014 at the 17th annual LifePath & Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) Thanksgiving Benefit and Awards Luncheon. Palmer spoke to a crowd of over 600 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fogelsville where he entertained the crowd with “Boys of Summer Stories.” All proceeds will go to LifePath’s programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Source: The Morning Call.

Photo shows former Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer speaking at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction 1990.

... Read More

Chipper Jones Named Guest Speaker at Nicholls State University Baseball First Pitch Banquet

THIBODAUX, La. — Former Atlanta Braves third baseman, Chipper Jones, will be the guest speaker at the Nicholls State University baseball program’s First Pitch Banquet on Jan. 31 as part of the team’s annual celebration of its past and present. Source: Daily Comet.

Photo shows MLB legend Chipper Jones speaking to Emory seniors in May 2013.


... Read More

Chicago Bears Legend Dan Hampton Named Keynote Speaker at Morton College

CICERO, IL –- Chicago Bears legend, Dan Hampton, has been named keynote speaker on Dec. 11, 2014 at the Friends of Morton Foundation’s third annual summit at Morton College, located at 3801 S Central Ave in Cicero, Illinois. According to Sallie Nyhan, development officer for the foundation, Hampton was selected as the keynote speaker as a natural representative of the summit’s theme of Powering Through. Source: My Suburban Life.

Photo shows Chicago Bears great, Dan Hampton, speaking with Hall of Fame visitors June 2014.


... Read More

Jeff Kent Named Keynote Speaker at “First Pitch” Fundraiser

PROVO, UT. — Retired MLB second baseman, Jeff Kent, has been named the keynote speaker at the second annual “First Pitch” Fundraising Dinner/Auction to be held on Jan. 24, 2015 at the NuSkin Ballroom in Provo, Utah. The event will begin at 7 p.m., with a dinner followed by a presentation of the Cameron Tuckett Award by former BYU coach Glen Tuckett and the keynote address by Kent. Source: Desert News.

Jeff Kent speaking to the media about the Jeff Kent Women Driven Scholarship Endowment.

... Read More