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Lombardi, Wonder Years Star Dan Lauria Talks Sports & A Christmas Story Musical (VIDEO) 2

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Joe Gill
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Dan Lauria

ST&N was lucky enough to sit down with actor Dan Lauria of “Lombardi and “The Wonder Years fame to talk sports and acting. Lauria is currently narrating the musical version of “A Christmas Story”.

We asked him about his latest project, his incredible resume and even his interactions with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick:

ST&N: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?

Dan Lauria: It was actually when I was in college playing football at Southern Connecticut.  Constance Welch, a respected acting coach at Yale who also taught speech at Southern came up to me one day on campus and asked me if I wanted to be in a play. They needed a big guy to play Caliban in a production of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest.'” It then went from there. Read the rest of this entry →

NHL: See How The Names Are Engraved On The Stanley Cup (VIDEO) 2

Posted on June 07, 2013 by Joe Gill

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There is nothing in sports like the NHL playoffs.  And there is NO trophy in sports like the Stanley Cup.

Lord Stanley’s Cup has been around since 1892, so it’s steeped in history and mystery. Like how are the names engraved on the holy chalice of hockey.


Find out how your favorite player has his name emblazoned on the world’s most famous sports trophy.

Pretty awesome eh?

#BostonStrong: Bruins Fans Sing National Anthem (VIDEO) 1

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Joe Gill

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On an incredibly EMOTIONAL night at TD Garden, Bostonians, Americans & Bruins fans sang their hearts out during the national anthem. Whether you were in the building or at home watching on television, you could not help but feel overwhelmed with sorrow, happiness and patriotism.

Blue & Yellow…

Red White & Blue….

Black & Gold….

#BostonStrong

 

The Worst Strike Three Call In The History Of Baseball….If You Are A Rays Fan (VIDEO) 2

Posted on April 09, 2013 by Joe Gill

Officials in any sport can turn into an enemy of the state with one blown call.

Umpire Mike Everitt will not be able to step into Tampa, Florida after this HORRIFIC strike three call to end the Rays-Rangers game.

The call was so mind boggling that the Rangers pitcher, Joe Nathan even said “WOW”.

Time to check those bi-focals ump!

 

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Oh he did say he was sorry….

 

Tip Of The Cap To GameDayR!

NHL Lockout Blues: This Video Will Make You MISS Hockey EVEN MORE..If That’s Possible 2

Posted on January 04, 2013 by Joe Gill

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The NHL is approaching the deadline to cancel yet ANOTHER season.

The players are IRATE with the league’s negotiating tactics.

The “BRAND” has become an UTTER joke.

The businesses/cities are losing MILLIONS.

The fans are PISSED off and are at wit’s end.

The video below put together by Janne Makkonenwho brought to you the EMOTIONAL and EPIC “Together We Can” masterpiece, encapsulates the SORRY state of the greatest game (not for long) on the planet.

Hockey fans are the MOST DEDICATED in all of sport.

And they get WALKED on the most!

NO Hockey For The Holidays: NHL Lockout? Bah Humbug (A Very Gary Christmas Celebration) (VIDEO) 1

Posted on December 19, 2012 by Joe Gill

Hockey fans everywhere are TRYING to keep CALM and SURVIVE the latest lockout as it enters it’s FOURTH month.

What a great Xmas present the NHL has given it’s fans during this holiday season!

A BIG OLE LUMP OF GREED COAL!

Well, the NHL owners will feel the wrath of the fans when the game returns hopefully in 2013.

When it comes to buying merchandise and renewing season tickets, the fans will be the GRINCH and SCROOGE the owners where it hurts.

In their HUGE wallets…

END THE FRIGGIN’ LOCKOUT!

 

ST&N Tip Of The Cap To Angry NHL Fans!

  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Hall of Famer Tony Oliva
      July 17, 2022 | 2:15 pm
      Tony Oliva

      After waiting for 45 years after his retirement, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is finally taking his rightful place as a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      Before injuries cut short his Hall of Fame worthy career, Tony Oliva was one of the best hitters in baseball and combined with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Harmen Killebrew to make the Minnesota Twins a perennial American League contender during the late 1960s.

      Discovered on the baseball fields of Cuba by a Minnesota Twin scout, Oliva came to the United States in 1961 and within three years the American League Rookie of the Year. There have been many great MLB players from Cuba, including a new generation of stars today, but it is hard to argue that there has been a better player from the island in MLB than Oliva.

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