Chief Noc-A-Homa (Levi Walker Jr.) Dies

The name was intended to be a playful variation of “Knock a Homer.” The mascot’s job was to exit his teepee and perform a dance whenever a Braves player hit a home run.

This post delves into the history of the Atlanta Braves mascot, Chief Noc-A-Homa, exploring its origins, evolution, and the controversies surrounding its portrayal. The mascot became an iconic symbol for the Braves but also raised questions about cultural sensitivity and appropriateness.

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Brooks Robinson Dies

Known as the “Human Vacuum Cleaner,” Robinson won 16 consecutive Gold Gloves.

Brooks Robinson was a legendary American baseball player widely regarded as one of the greatest third basemen in the sport’s history. Born May 18, 1937, in Little Rock, Arkansas, as Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr., he enjoyed a remarkable career in Major League Baseball (MLB). He became an iconic figure in the world of sports.

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Sonny Seiler Dies

Among many honors, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame presented Seiler with the Erk Russell Spirit Award, which recognizes contributions to sports that mirror the enthusiasm that Russell brought to coaching football.

Frank W. ‘Sonny’ Seiler is a well-known figure primarily recognized for his association with the University of Georgia Bulldogs’ mascot, Uga, and his involvement in the legal profession. Born on October 5, 1931, in Savannah, Georgia, Sonny Seiler has made significant contributions to both his community and the world of college sports.

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Rock Climber Alex Honnold

“one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever”

Alexander Honnold is an American rock climber best known for his free solo ascents of big walls. Honnold rose to prominence in June 2017 when he became the first person to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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Cheating in Chess has closed roughly 165,300 accounts for cheating.

Cheating in chess is a deliberate violation of the rules of chess or other behavior that is intended to give an unfair advantage to a player or team. Digital chess engines, data clouds, personal server space, and high-tech miniature wireless devices have been handy tools to hoodwink judges and arbitrators.

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Gaylord Perry Dies

Perry’s penchant for hard work typified his career

Gaylord Jackson Perry was born to Evan and Ruby Perry on Sept. 15, 1938, in Williamston, N.C. Perry’s brother, Jim, who was nearly three years older, was also an accomplished right-hander, breaking into the Major Leagues with Cleveland in 1959. He won 215 games, including 24 with Minnesota in 1970, when he won the American League Cy Young Award[1]. The Perrys are the only brothers to capture baseball’s most prestigious pitching honor. Gaylord was a right-handed pitcher for eight different teams from 1962 to 1983.

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Vince Dooley Dies

12-0 National Champs

Vincent Joseph Dooley was born September 4, 1932, in Mobile, Alabama. He attended the McGill Institute and competed on their athletic teams, known as the Yellow Jackets. He was recognized as an all-state player in both football and basketball and received a football scholarship to study at Auburn University.

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Ray Guy Dies

Ray Guy, considered by many to be the greatest punter in NFL history

Ray Guy was born on December 22, 1949, in Swainsboro, Georgia. He attended Thomson High School in Thomson, Georgia, and played baseball, basketball, and football. Playing quarterback, safety, linebacker, and tailback, aside from kicking and punting duties, Guy led Thomson to the Georgia Class A state football championships in 1967 and 1968. Guy averaged 49.7 yards per punt in 1968.

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Why are Tennis Balls Yellow?

Optic Yellow

When lawn tennis[1] was introduced in the late 1800s, either white or black tennis balls were used and they continued to use until the 1970s. With matches being carried on television worldwide, and now in color, the white balls were difficult to see and blended in with the white lines.

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Discontinued Olympic Events

Why isn’t Chess an Olympic game?

Athens, Greece was the site of the first modern Olympics in the year 1896. Some events have been tried through the years and for various reasons were discontinued. I think some of these events look like fun and would increase the joy of viewing.

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