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1. In 2015, the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton became the franchise leader in career home runs. Who had held
2. Who holds the Detroit Tigers record for most career strikeouts by a pitcher?
3. In 2013, Dallas’ Tony Romo became the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 500 yards and
five touchdowns in a loss. Who was the first?
4. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, in 2015, became the first NCAA men’s basketball coach to record 1,000
career victories. Who was the second?
5. In the 2014-15 NHL season, only one player for the New Jersey Devils tallied more than 20 goals. Who
6. Which country has won the most Winter Olympic medals overall?
7. In 2015, Jordan Spieth became the sixth male golfer to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same
year. Name three of the other five to do it.
1. Dan Uggla, with 154 home runs. 2. Mickey Lolich, with 2,679 strikeouts. 3. Detroit’s Matthew Stafford, in
the 2011 season. 4. Herb Magee, with Division II Philadelphia University, also in 2015. 5. Left wing Mike
Cammalleri, with 27. 6 . Norway, with 329 medals (118 gold, 111 silver, 100 bronze). 7. Ben Hogan, Jack
Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Craig Wood and Tiger Woods.
NFL Doesn’t Want You To Watch This
Movie; See It And You’ll Know Why
by Ed Frank
We’re not in the business of reviewing movies, but
you can be certain that the National Football League
doesn’t want you to see the movie Concussion partic-
ularly after last weekend’s violent, out-of-control playoff game
between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals.
First to the award-winning movie Concussion starring Will
Smith, who portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu who first identified the
brain disorder known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy –
CTE – that has killed, disabled and led to the suicide of former
We’ve written about this disease in the past even as frequently
as a few weeks ago when the family of the late Frank Gifford announced his death was
linked to CTE.
Way back in 2002, Dr. Omalu, working in the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office
in Pittsburgh, examined the body of the Steelers Hall of Fame center Mike Webster
and found the brain disorder that resulted in his death.
He naively thought the NFL would welcome his findings. Instead, he was ridiculed
and maligned, even to the extent of demands that his published findings be retracted.
The power and the ruthlessness of the NFL against Dr. Omalu forced him out of
Pittsburgh all the while the league denied repeatedly that the head-to-head smashing in
football resulted in any brain injuries.
Fast-forward to today and yes, the NFL has backed off that shameful position of the
past and has instituted rules and procedures to curtail brain-jarring hits. And, yes, the
NFL has recognized Dr. Omalu’s study by working with medical research organizations
and offering compensation to hundreds of injured former players.
However, if you saw last Saturday’s Steelers-Bengals slugfest you’ve got to wonder
if anything has really changed.
In three meetings this season, these two teams were assessed 47 penalties and
in one of the games, seven players from both teams were leveled with $140,000
in fines. Perhaps all of this led to the violent crescendo in the last two minutes of
Saturday’s playoff game.
The turmoil all began when Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier forced a key fumble
late in the fourth quarter by blasting Bengals running back Giovani Bernard with a hit
that left him with a concussion.
Just before that hit, with just 1:36 minutes remaining, it appeared that the Bengals
had the opportunity to win their first playoff game since 1991, and end Bengals coach
Marvin Lewis’ 0-6 playoff record.
The Steelers took over after that key fumble and with injured quarterback Ben
Roethlisberger (who had left the game earlier following a questionable Bengals hit)
advanced his team to midfield with 22 seconds left on the clock and Cincinnati clinging
to a 16-15 advantage.
On the next play, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict leveled a brutal head-to-head
hit on the Steelers defenseless Antonio Brown who suffered a head injury, possibly a
While trainers were attending to Brown on the field, Bengals cornerback Adam
(Pacman) Jones got into a scuffle with the Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter.
Burfict’s and Jones’ two 15-yard penalties advanced Pittsburgh to field goal range
where Chris Boswell connected on a chip-shot field goal to give the Steelers a win and
a deserved loss to Cincinnati.
So has anything really changed to curb the violence in the NFL? You’ve got to
Football fan or not, we recommend you see the movie Concussion, a brilliant por-
trayal of the darkest days of the National Football League.
The NFL announced Tuesday morning that Bengals linebacker Burfict has been
suspended for the first three games of next season for the ugly hit on Steelers receiver
Antonio Brown. Bur fict was fined four previous times in the regular season for illegal
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Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
Does The Trick
Last Monday, the league’s first
place team, Bunt’s Ball Busters,
was scheduled to play its last place
team, Fresh Legion Crew. Ball Buster
captain Bob Buntrock decided to rest
Terry Ricotta and Dave Doane, two of
his top shooters. All was well until a call
came in from Ball Buster ace Rich Ennis
who had cut his finger and was unable
Buntrock dug deep and found substi-
tutes. However, with a now weakened
line-up he needed to make a stirring
speech to his five patched-together shoot-
ers and asked that they do their utmost to
avoid an upset. His words propelled his
shooters to a night to be remembered – a
17-3 thrashing of their opponents.
Mike DeWitt, Cecil Crowe, Noah
Smith and Bob Buntrock went 4-0
against Gator Gates, Tom Yorgey, Nate
Buffam and Becky Skog. Legion Crew
shooter George Sell beat Kip Johnson
3-1 to help his team avoid a shutout.
Copies of Buntrock’s stirring speech are
available on request.
Sandycappers held only a six-game
lead over Sanibel Café and was primed
to erase the deficit. It was not to be,
however, as the Sandycappers beat back
the challenge, posting a 12-8 win and
increasing their hold on second place
to 10 games. John Riegert manhandled
Randy Carson 4-0 and Jack Dalton post-
ed a 3-1 record against Jimbo Gaubatz to
lead the Sandycappers.
Sanibel Café captain Richard McCurry
showed Jeff Brown how to play the game
with a 3-1 effort.
Bunt’s Ball Busters
Fresh Legion Crew
SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2015-16
Standings through January 11
January 11 Results
Bunt’s Ball Busters
17 Fresh Legion Crew
12 Sanibel Café
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