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When The World Decided to Share My Birthday 11

Posted on September 11, 2009 by Todd Civin
Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words.

Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words.

There are some days, that sports need to take a back seat to life.

Today is one of those days.  And though I am well aware that Sports Then and Now is dedicated to all sports all the time, I asked Dean for permission to post the following piece.

I suspect you’ll remember it far longer than you’d remember another story about another Sox loss on the way to the playoffs or another name being leaked from the list of users and abusers anyhow.

Those are stories we often try to forget. The following is one I hope we never do. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Larry “The Zonk” Csonka
      January 29, 2022 | 4:43 pm
      Larry Csonka

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was the leader of a running attack that was the cornerstone of two Super Bowl Championship teams, including the only undefeated squad in NFL history.

      With his distinctive headgear and a body suited for punishing contact, Larry Csonka looked the part of a fullback and for 11 NFL seasons delivered and took regular punishment on his way to the Hall of Fame.

      Following in the great tradition of Jim Brown, Ernie Davis, Jim Nance and Floyd Little, Csonka earned All-American honors at Syracuse while rushing for 2,934 yards.  He began earning a name for himself as the Most Valuable Player of the East–West Shrine Game, the Hula Bowl, and the College All-Star Game.

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