Known Wide World of Sports: heralding the next event
Known Wide World of Sports is an event focusing on medieval games, put on by the SCA’s Shire of Wyewood on August 8, 2008.
Here Lady Esclarmonde is announcing an event.
Sport Heroes Who Made A Difference
Article by Sports Lover!
Sports players are revered by the young and the old alike. And most of the time, it doesn’t even matter what they do with their lives, they are sport gods. But there are sport players who have made a difference, not only in the athletic world, but in the world as a whole. Here are just a few that deserve some recognition for the barriers they broke down and the goals they achieved.
Born in 1927, Althea became the first African-American to win the Wimbledon Cup. Referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of tennis”, Althea broke the color barrier in the tennis world. As she grew up in Harlem, she loved all sports. She loved to compete–especially against boys. One day, Buddy Walker noticed her skill while she was playing table tennis and began connecting her with people who could help her play tennis. He even bought her first tennis racket for her. And that is where her tennis journey began.
College football picks are ever-increasing in popularity and are more common place now. But before there was so much interest in free picks, there were athletes that played for the love of the game. As a halfback for Notre Dame, Lattner won the Maxwell Award twice (1952 and 1953) and the Heisman Trophy in 1953. That next year, he was drafted in the first round by the Steelers. Only playing one season, he entered the Air Force to serve his country. While in the Air Force, Lattner suffered a severe knee injury. Because of that injury, he could never play professional football again.
Hamm became a modern public figure for young, sporty girls across the world. Her iconic status has made her one of the most famous female athletes in the world. Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon stated that Mia Hamm is “perhaps the most important athlete of the last 15 years”. Mia Hamm even started her own foundation to help families and patients that need marrow and cord blood transplants. Here is her foundation’s mission: “The Mia Hamm Foundation is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for families in need of a marrow or cord blood transplant and the development of more opportunities for young women to participate in sport.”
Every year, the world sees more people idolized as heroes in the sporting world. Now, they can be both heroes in sports and in the world overall. There is a legacy that they should live up to and take on with full appreciation of those who have gone before them.
Dave Sittler: Texas A&M's absurdity casts big shadow on Big 12
By DAVE SITTLER World Sports Columnist THE FIVE sweetest words for college football fans have always been: "It's season-opening game week!" Seldom in the college game's history have they meant more than on this Sunday, the first day of the week the …
World Sports question by Nick Roberts: If the heat win the championship will the sports world be ruined?
I think if the heat beat the mavericks the sports world will be ruined since they have built a team of selfish idoits.
World Sports best answer:
Answer by Heil Hillel
Yes! It would be a DISGRACE to the sports world. Taking the easy way out and setting up bad examples for future athletes.