The Curse of the Ryan Express

The Following post was written by Nathan Hague for the Marshall News Messenger. If he wanted to, Nolan Ryan could probably run for the governor of Texas and win in a landslide. He’s beloved by Houston Astros fans and deeply missed by Texas Rangers fans. Back in 2010, I attended a game in Houston while […]

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No. 38

Curt Schilling didn’t get his call from Cooperstown, much to the surprise of many people. You’d be hard-pressed to find too many people who have played the game better than Schilling and you’d be even more hard-pressed to find a better athlete in all of sports to wear No. 38. One of the things Schilling […]

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NFL to use Nerf footballs?

The following may not be true, but how big of a stretch is it really? GLENDALE AZ — In the wake of what many are calling “DeflateGate”, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed his own solution: “Nerf or Nothing”. “There are many advantages to using Nerf footballs and to quickly dismiss the ideas of implementing them […]

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No. 39

In 1968, Akron, Ohio native Larry Csonka took his talents to South Beach when he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins. It was there that the fullback sported No. 39 and helped lead the 1972 Dolphins to a perfect 17-0 record on their way to win Super Bowl VII. The Dolphins went back the following […]

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Best of the 40s

When it comes to choosing the best of the 40s in our Jersey Countdown, there’s really no contest. When one’s number is retired league wide in his sport, that says all you need to know. That’s the cast for Jackie Robinson, and only Jackie Robinson who’s No. 42 is retired from the sport, except for […]

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No. 40 – Gale Sayers

There have been some good athletes to wear the number 40 over the years and in all sports. Bill Laimbeer comes to mind in the NBA, Troy Percival was a good baseball closer once completing 42 saves in one season. But in my opinion, the best player to ever wear No. 40 was Gale Sayers. […]

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Super Bowl Winners’ Bracket

As sports fans, we’re all constantly comparing athletes and teams of different eras when there’s really no way of knowing for certain. How would Tom Brady do against Terry Bradshaw? Could Troy Aikman and company beat the Packers in the Ice Bowl? Well perhaps now we can know. I’ve put together a bracket of all […]

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NBA Preview

On our last podcast, we previewed the NBA by giving our Finals Preview, MVP and Coach of the Year. Before we get too far into the NBA, I just like to say I change my pick for Coach of the Year from Rick Carlisle to Doc Rivers. The reason for change is not because the […]

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No. 41

Dirk Nowitzki is a legend. If there were a real Mount Rushmore of Dallas sports, one would be hard pressed not to include him on there, but that’s a debate for another time. There’s no debate that Nowitzki is beloved by Dallas and he has returned that love. He could’ve made way more money playing […]

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No. 42

There was no decision when it came to picking the best player to ever wear No. 42. In fact, not only was it the easiest one so far, it just might be the easiest we’ll see in the entire countdown. It doesn’t hurt that the No.42 was retired across the board in all of Major […]

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