#ThrowbackThursday – Happy 85th, Vin Scully

#ThrowbackThursday – Happy 85th, Vin Scully

Living legend Vin Scully celebrates his 85th birthday today, so why not honor the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) with a short #ThrowbackThursday post. KTLA broke down Scully’s top-five calls in his career and while Nos. 1 and 2 are obvious, I don’t know about the other three. Iconic sports moments, surely. But what makes Scully better than anyone who has ever lived is when he’s in the sixth inning of a 3-2 game in August. The...

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Random Pro of the Week: Mark Duper

Random Pro of the Week: Mark Duper

Why didn’t the Miami Dolphins win the Super Bowl in the 1980s? They had the best quarterback of the decade (face it, Joe Montana fans, Dan Marino was a superior quarterback, skills-wise) and the fanciest pass-catching duo. That should have been enough, right? Well, that’s what I thought as a kid. Mark “Super” Duper and Mark Clayton hauling in lasers from Marino all day every day. How come they never won? Playing Tecmo...

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1987 Fantasy Football Studs and Duds

1987 Fantasy Football Studs and Duds

Now that all of the 2012 games are complete for this week, let’s take a look back at how the 1987 fantasy week might have looked. This week we won’t review our totally randomly concocted team from a week ago, but instead we’ll point out some of the best and worst performances of Week 12 in 1987. Studs: Marc Wilson, QB, Los Angeles Raiders – 21-23, 337 yards, 3 TD: 31 points Troy Stradford, RB, Miami Dolphins – 30 carries,...

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Major League Ballparks: No. 4 Safeco Field

Major League Ballparks: No. 4 Safeco Field

With Fenway Park celebrating its 100th anniversary and Dodger Stadium its 50th this year, our editor Matt Hurst, who was a baseball beat writer for four seasons in the mid-2000′s, takes a look at the ballparks he’s worked at in his life and ranks them from worst to first. We continue the series with No. 4 – Safeco Field. To see the previously reviewed ballparks, click here. Only once in all the times I’ve been to Seattle did it rain....

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Tracking Fantasy Football … in 1987

Tracking Fantasy Football … in 1987

What would your fantasy team look like if you had been one of the originators of Fantasy Football? How would you have scored during this point, Week 10, of the 1987 season? Who would have been the leaders? The studs? The duds? What random player might have given you bragging rights for the rest of the week? This weekend at the Throwback Attack headquarters we discussed what things would have been like if there was this much interest in football...

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