April 23, 2012 - 9:00am
Today I continue my look at those early Louisville pioneers of football in this multi-parter (I'm pretty sure that's a word) sports legend of the ville segment
In a previous article I took a look at some of the historical football players that came out of the Derby City including Abraham “Honest Abe” Addams and Chase Boldt. Today, I continue that look, dusting off the local sports history books.
April 17, 2012 - 9:00am
When football was in its infancy the city of Louisville had a large impact on the game. Here I look at some of those early local icons who were a part of the infant National Football League.
In the early days of American football the men who played it didn’t make millions of dollars. More often than not they all had day jobs- and these were professionals. The athletes of the National Football League, back when football was just a past time born out of Canton, Ohio,...
April 4, 2012 - 9:00am
I'm already looking toward the Olympics, and as such have turned my attention to a local standout at the last "summer games."
I love the summer Olympics- in fact I’m already getting psyched up for this year’s in London. In this critic’s humble opinion England offers a solid venue for the games and more than that there’s something intrinsically great about the ancient games. So, in honor...
March 20, 2012 - 10:00am
Cyclocross has been gaining more attention in area sports, and this is set only to increase with one of the sport's biggest events making its way to Louisville.
In 1950 the first world Cyclocross event was held in Paris, France. The event which invited professional and amateurs highlighted the sport of cyclocross, which was essentially a variation on a bike race.Since its inception the event has toured Europe inviting competitors of all nationalities...
March 19, 2012 - 10:00am
Greg Page is yet another important chapter in the saga of area athletics, a boxing champ and so much more Page proved his work ethic and integrity inside and outside of the ring.
Boxing has always been a major factor in Louisville sports, continuing this tradition was Greg Page. Page’s story is firmly rooted in area boxing beginning when Page was a fresh faced fifteen year old training with the Louisville Parks department, specifically with Leroy Emerson.In the...