Call this a wish list to publishers. Of course it's true that’s there hardly any major sports star who hasn’t already achieved hardcover immortality a time or two or more. So why check back in with some already familiar sports luminaries? With the passage of time comes fresh perspectives on playing days, teammates, and rivals. And maybe even a little more honesty. So here goes, in no particular order: the Monitor’s Top 10 sports figures we’d put in the publishing on-deck circle.
Reggie Bush is traded from the Saints to the Dolphins. Chad Ochocinco joins Reggie Bush in changing NFL teams on Thursday.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears today in the hunt for the NFC Championship. Quarterback Rodgers has emerged from the drama that is Bret Favre to lead the Packers franchise back to glory.
Tim Tebow is with the best team to start his NFL career, says Elway. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has worked with pro quarterbacks like Tom Brady in the past and that should help Tim Tebow.
1945: Charley Trippi was a University of Georgia halfback drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. The prize catch in a bidding war between the NFL and the All-America Football Conference, which led to his signing a four-year $100,000 contract with the Chicago Cardinals (the precursors of today's Arizona Cardinals). … During the course of his NFL career, he switched from halfback to quarterback and back to halfback, before finishing as a defensive player. … Turned in a sensational performance in the 1947 championship game, rushing for 206 rushing yards while wearing sneakers for better traction on a frozen field. The 28-21 victory over Philadelphia marked the only time the Cardinals ever won an NFL title.
YANKEE STADIUM: A view of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is seen from the upper deck during the Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays in July 2008. The 2008 season was the final season the Yankees played in the House that Ruth Built before moving next door to a new Yankee Stadium.