Five New England Sports Superstars of All Time
Hall Of Famers, Champions and Superstars. You know them all, but may not know that they're from New England. Here's five that will live forever in the minds and hearts of all sports fans.
I could write about all these gentlemen for days.
100 years from now people will be watching the highlight of Carlton Fisk's Game 6 home run in the 1975 World Series. The footage of him waving the ball fair and then celebrating the walk off will live forever. I'm so happy that most of those futuristic people will assume that Red Sox won it all that year.
My Grampy was a hardcore basketball fan and loved watching The Big East games on ESPN in the 1980's. Patrick Ewing and The Georgetown Hoyas were THE team to beat year in and year out. My memories of those matchups will never fade no matter how many years go by.
It was on that same TV that I witnessed Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass that upset Florida State in 1984 and greatly helped him win that year's Heisman Trophy. I always rooted for him no matter what team he played for, even Buffalo, believe it or not. And I think my brother still has a box of Flutie Flakes somewhere in his mancave.
In my opinion, there was no more exciting boxing match than 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler VS. Thomas Hearns in April of 1985. Three of the most action packed rounds of furious fisticuffs that I've ever seen.
It was rebroadcast on Wide World Of Sports and I didn't know who won until I saw it.
I remember jumping up and down when 'The Hitman' Hearns was counted out after several right crosses connected ever so squarely by 'The Marvelous One'.
And they are all New Englanders!