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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blow Out the Candles February 17

Cleveland Browns legend, Jim Brown is celebrating his 77th birthday today.
"To leave at twenty-nine years old, MVP, having won the championship in '64 and played for it in '65. To go into the movies and break the color barrier and be in a sex scene with Raquel Welch. To get to be in The Dirty Dozen with some great actors. To make more money in one year than you damn near made in nine years of football. Everything about it was ingenious."
September 6, 1960
"If you're smarter than me, tell me some shit. I'll listen, you know. This is an open forum."

The greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan is celebrating his 50th birthday today.

Wally Pipp was born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1893.

"I took the two most expensive aspirins in history."- Wally Pipp after Gehrig replaced him in lineup


Broadcasting legend Red Barber was born in Columbus, Mississippi on this date in 1908.
Red spent over 30 years in the radio booth for the Cincinnati Red, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees.

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