Steve Owens, 1969 Heisman Trophy Winner

Miami, Oklahoma was typical small-town America back in the 60’s. Population about 10,000. Everyone worked at the B.F. Goodrich plant. Corner groceries were scattered all over town. Everybody knew each other.
But in 1969, the town received an unprecedented blast of fame, glory, and pride. Local boy Steve Owens won the Heisman trophy, playing for the beloved Oklahoma Sooners.
Today’s FamilyFirst pick celebrates the year Steve won it all.

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The Funniest Moments in Sports

Professional sports can be very intense. And when you are constantly surrounded by photographers, there are going to great shots, as well as more ignominious ones.
Today’s FamilyFirst site is a long list of sports photos that have an element of humor to them.
Dial-up users, I recommend you load the site, go outside and get the paper, pour yourself a cup of coffee, then come back and enjoy the site.
The site is called The Funniest Moments in Sports.

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Tiger Woods Website

He’s the Man. The Stud. The soon-to-be-proclaimed World’s Greatest Golfer in History. And he just won the Fed Ex Cup.
Of the entire world’s population, I’m guessing that a majority has at least heard of Tiger Woods. And for good reason. He is the greatest in the game right now, and will be acknowledged as the greatest in history once he passes my all-time favorite golfer Jack Nicklaus’s record of most majors won in a career.
My guess is it will take three-four years. But barring disaster, there’s no doubt that he will do it.

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NFL.com

It’s mid-September. My beloved Cardinals (REIGNING World Champions) are stumbling badly. That means only one thing:
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL??
Hank Jr’s MNF opening is history (as is ABC’s hosting the show), but the fact is that yes, I am very much ready for some football.
Ergo, today’s FamilyFirst pick: NFL.com.

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The NBA in Damage Control Mode

I’ve never been an NBA fan. While I love watching college basketball (and take my phone off the hook during the Big Dance), the NBA’s failure to keep creeps like Latrelle Sprewell out of its ranks (IMHO, choking one’s coach should result in an immediate lifetime ban from the game) have made me ignore the sport.
So I’m not exactly crying over the trouble the NBA is in nowadays.
It all stems from an FBI probe over referee Tim Donaghy. Notice it was the Feds, not the NBA, that caught him.

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