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Today in Black History – February 13

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Henry Highland Garnet, activist, Presbyterian minister, diplomat, abolitionist, died in Monrovia Liberia, on this date in 1882.  In 1843, Garnet called for a slave revolt and general slave strike at the National Black Convention in Buffalo, NY.

Andrew “Rube” Foster organized the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs (Negro League), the first Black baseball league, on this date in 1920.

The Renaissance, the first Black professional basketball team, was organized on this date in 1923.

Joeph L. Searles, III began training as a floor partner with Neuberger, Loeb and Co. on this date in 1970.  Searles was the first Black person on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Today in Black History – 02/17/19

Today is the 83rd birthday of James Nathaniel Brown.  Better known simply as Jim Brown, the most dominant NFL running back of his era, and possibly of all time.  He’s also been a successful actor, color analyst for NFL games, and a vocal civil rights advocate.  I’ll always remember him as Robert Jefferson, in “The Dirty Dozen”, one of my favorite movies of all time.  Super cast, and a super pre-politically correct World War II story, of redemption and heroism.  Happy Birthday, Jim!  You will always be one bad-ass mutha!  Be well and do good, friends.   —   YUR

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Extraordinary number of Archive queries today!?!?

English: Retired Jersey #20

English: Retired Jersey #20 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Ralph Kiner

Ralph Kiner (Photo credit: slgckgc)

Rest in Peace, Ralph Kiner!  A super player and a great broadcaster.  You passed along your great knowledge of the game of Baseball, to millions of “kids” like me!  Pirates and Mets fans everywhere are mourning your passing.  You will be missed, and always fondly remembered.   —   YUR

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Women’s Finals of the French Open

Aggie Women's Tennis - 52

Aggie Women’s Tennis – 52 (Photo credit: StuSeeger)

Who are you guys rooting for in this Sportastic Clash of the Flesh?

(Great tennis is a given!)

(Tribute?) Jumble Spoiler – 11/17/12

Ralph Wilson signage display past glories

Ralph Wilson signage display past glories (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Back office scene at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

TENIP  =  INEPT,  SLUKL  =  SKULL,  CREBAH  =  BREACH,  YENANO  =  ANYONE   —   Giving us:  IPTSLLBHAYE

Clue/Question:  Buffalo’s NFL team hired an accountant to do this.

Answer:  PAY THE BILLS

Ralph Wilson Stadium of Buffalo Bills team (NA...

Ralph Wilson Stadium of Buffalo Bills team (NASA World Wind 1.3.5) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(NOW WE’RE TALKIN’!  TALKIN’ PROUD!!!  LOL!  Dem’s mah boys!  Hey, Wimpy!  Are you digging this?  Thanks, Hoyt and Knurek.  Whether or not this was for Wimpy and me, I appreciate my boys getting a SHOUT out.  We looked fairly crummy beating the Dolphins on Thursday night.  But, considering how good we looked, in getting robbed by the officials, just four days earlier, I’ll take it.

No new clue words, today.  But as it turns out, yesterday’s “prong” IS a new clue word.  So ralis95 has a little updating to do to the clue word database.  The clue word jumbling was fine, but I got all the words immediately this morning.  Same with the answer letter layout.  To my credit, I didn’t even notice the cartoon was about the Bills, until I had completed the clue words.  Made me laugh out loud.  lol, for you kids.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Wimpy

Wimpy (Photo credit: roboppy)

PS.  The NASA shot is for ralis95’s sake!  Guess who the other one’s for?!   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 03/23/12

Wayne Gretzky, New York Rangers.

Wayne Gretzky, New York Rangers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Flashback to when The Great One played Lord Stanley’s game.

DOFOL  =  FLOOD,  SWNOH  =  SHOWN,  NNGIEE  =  ENGINE,  SCUACE  =  ACCUSE   —   Giving us:  LOOSHNGIASE

Clue/Question:  Breaking NHL records was this to Wayne Gretzky.

Answer:  ONE OF HIS GOALS

(The answer letter layout was stellar, today!  I think this Hoyt kid has finally gotten the hang of things!  The only clue word jumble that I take issue with is for the word “engine”.  I always phonetically sound out the jumbled words, so NNGIEE was just too easy for me.  EEGNNI would have caused me to think a little longer and harder.  Our friend ralis95 can add “accuse” to the clue word database.  We’ve had another Ice Hockey themed Jumble, starring Wayne Gretzky, some time over the last four years.  I don’t think this is exactly a re-run, but I’d be surprised if the earlier one did NOT have the word goal in it.  Today is the 18th anniversary of Gretzky breaking Gordie Howe’s record, by scoring his 802nd career NHL goal.  He broke the record as a L.A. Kings player, but finished his playing career in a Rangers jersey.  It’s always someone’s birthday, but in the world of sports today is Jason Kidd, Mark Buerhle and Maurice Jones-Drew’s birthday.  Happy 90th birthday to Marty Allen.  I didn’t realize he was still with us.  Today is also – sadly – the one year death anniversary of Elizabeth Taylor.  Lindsay Lohan is supposed to be playing her in a biopic on the Lifetime Network.  Could be interesting.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Jumble Spoiler – 02/10/12

Corrigan beside his jerry-built aircraft

Image via Wikipedia

Visual Description:  “Wrong Way” Corrigan strikes again!

RAWEF  =  WAFER,  ZEOON  =  OZONE,  LATERL  =  TALLER,  CADFAE  =  FACADE   —   Giving us:  AEONTLLFE

Clue/Question:  When the marathon runner missed the right turn, he ended up . . .

Answer:  LEFT ALONE

(I like it!  Not mega-tough, but there’s an element of challenge to it.  All the clue words were jumbled well.  I only had trouble getting “taller”, and as it turns out, it is new to the ralis95 clue word database!  For future reference, Mr. Hoyt, it looks like both SHORT and SHORTS have never been used, as per the above referenced.  The answer letter layout gave nothing away.  The cartoon is simple, but very demonstrative.  Today’s was no sterotypical, but it was A-Okay in my book.

I once worked with a Mary Corrigan, and occasionally we would call her “Wrong Way”.  She didn’t mind.  Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan had only sons, so I don’t think there was any relation.  However, after seeing the photo on Wikipedia, used here, I wouldn’t completely rule out the possibility.  Many believe that his story about going the wrong way was just a story, because he had earlier been denied permission to fly to Ireland.  I wonder if ol’ Mare is still with us?  She was a sweetheart.  A gruff exterior hid a real heart of gold.  A true daughter of Ireland!  She always looked out for me.  Life was very good in those days.  Sigh.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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