Manute, Muggsy and Spud

The Washington Bullets/Wizards have been a dismal franchise for the past thirty years (currently 9-30 this season) though at least in the 1980’s they were entertaining. Here’s a shot of the tallest and shortest players ever to play in the NBA when they were teammates with the Bullets during the ’87-’88 season, 7’7” Manute Bol and 5’3” Muggsy Bogues.

These are a couple shots of Manute with 5’7” 1986 Slam Dunk Contest Champion Spud Webb.

Vin Scully On Impermanence

Over the course of his 62 years in the booth for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully has covered some of baseball’s most memorable moments and uttered a bevy of indelible calls and insightful quotes. This famous line about “the Hawk” during a 1991 game between the Dodgers and Cubs is my favorite.

“Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day.  Aren’t we all?”

The General Doesn’t Do NBA

I’ve found this year’s NBA playoffs to be riveting, though I’m sure Bobby Knight would not agree. The General made his opinion of NBA basketball clear several years ago when he uttered these famous words:

“If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love were on channel 4, I’d watch the frogs, even if they were coming in fuzzy.”

Here’s a bonus clip of Knight’s top ten sounds bites.