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YOUR SPORTS MEMORIES START HERE

Find your heroes. Locate your favorite team(s). Follow a season (or two..or more...!). Enjoy the Memories!

Finally: A lot can happen while one sleeps or is not looking! Since each sport is on-going, subscribe to the weekly Journal Notes newsletter and get updates on baseball, football, and basketball plus a reminder of events and noteworthy games that took place 5, 10, 20, and 50 years earlier!

Full disclosure: I indulged myself in this project; I hope you will indulge yourself as well. So, find out how each sport has evolved, follow your favorite team(s) or locate that long-held hero! Time to embrace those things we truly want to remember.
On a more personal note, my wife (Donna) and I currently live in Wheaton, Illinois. We are blessed with 3 adult children and our wonder dog, Gracie.

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NBA Trivia Sports Lover

Here are some brief Quizzes for the Sports Lover:

2003: A major brawl took place between the Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers. Which player was given (what was then) the longest suspension ever handed out?

Correct! Wrong!

(aka Metta World Peace). His record has since been broken (2014, NYY Alex Rodriguez).

1992: Name at least seven players on the US Olympic Dream Team.

Correct! Wrong!

1976: Name the 4 ABA teams that merged with the NBA.

Correct! Wrong!

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NFL Trivia Sports Lover

Here are some brief Quizzes for the Sports Lover:

What team-oriented scandal took place before Deflate Gate?

The alleged scandal caused a head coach to be suspended 1 year.
Show hint
Correct! Wrong!

Bounty-Gate. Saints’ head coach Sean Payton was suspended 1 year.

2004: This player was drafted by the San Diego Chargers but refused to play for them.

Correct! Wrong!

1991: This Atlanta Falcons draftee was 0-5 at his position before being traded away.

Correct! Wrong!

The Falcons’ Brett Favre was 0-5 at QB before being traded to the Green Bay Packers.

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MLB Trivia Sports Lover

Here are some brief Quizzes for the Sports Lover:

This century: After 80+ years of futility, name the 2 AL teams that won a World Series.

Correct! Wrong!

1989: What tragic event took place during the World Series?

Correct! Wrong!

1947: What was Jackie Robinson’s original position?

Correct! Wrong!

How did you do? 

Let me start with the obvious: You love sports.
Call it what you will: Sports in general can be something to look forward to, a great diversion, or simply an event that breathes life during dull, painful moments. But there’s a host of others that embrace sports as a major part of their life. How so? They reach for the sports section before opening up the rest of the newspaper, know the channel and times of the next game or listen at length to strong opinions on sports radio. These folks are both passionate and possessive: it’s not just a team, it’s their team.

And most fans are not passive. Just watch how they twist their bodies while watching a play or listen to them (from afar) as they yell at the TV set; many even carry a strong dislike for a particular opponent. And what of those who wear war paint, or arrive several hours early to obtain a player’s autograph?
On game day, fans are busy buying jerseys, caps, terrible towels, and foam cheese they proudly wear on their head. Travel near or far: How many bars do you see that have a sports theme? Check inside: How many wide-screen TVs do they have? This is not surface-level affection. Nope. This kind of love embraces a team, or an era, a particular game and its score, or more importantly, a long-held hero.

This much is certain: Books on sports are many, but none have what is offered here. My journey started in 1991 when I wanted to find how a certain team or a specific league did on a year-by-year basis. It had to be more than just the final standings. Who were the stars? Who was picked first in the draft? Who was traded, injured, fined, or choosing to play out their final year? What were the games of note? What were the rule changes and trends? Who won the year-end awards? I wanted the story, the details, and a few necessary statistics. After a lengthy search, I found no such book. That is, not until now. So, whether you call yourself a casual fan, a sports “junkie,” or even a history lover, you are in the right place.

What is offered? Plenty! Seventeen books (some are shortened versions of the whole) and 20 free reports.

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Baseball

whether you call yourself a casual fan, a sports “junkie,” or even a history lover, you are in the right place.
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Basketball

whether you call yourself a casual fan, a sports “junkie,” or even a history lover, you are in the right place.
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whether you call yourself a casual fan, a sports “junkie,” or even a history lover, you are in the right place.
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Sports in general can be something to look forward to, a great diversion, or simply an event that breathes life during dull, painful moments. But there’s a host of others that embrace sports as a major part of their life.