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Why Evel Knievel Is Still My Hero

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I can't remember the first time I saw him jump, or whether he was successful or not. He became my hero, however, when I saw the footage from his attempt at jumping the fountains at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. It was a horrific crash, and as his body tumbled, it was obvious he had broken his legs. They just weren't supposed to bend like that.

The Sports Figure Who Became My Absolute Obsession

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

The thing saw on Wide World of Sports became an absolute obsession: Evel Knievel. He made such a strong impact on me, that it would be an injustice to give him such brief attention. He will be the focus of an upcoming post. I can sum it up this way: some called him courageous, some called him an idiot; all questioned his sanity. I called him hero.

How About a Spin Around Daytona Speedway, Hoss?

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas in 1987, I went down to Deland, Florida with my then-girlfriend-now-wife, Susan, to meet my future father-...

Disney, ESPN Open A New Path For Youth Sports Attention.

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Slowly, steadily, the good folks at Disney and ESPN have turned one of the brand's more quizzical efforts into a mecca, not for characters, but for th...