July 11, 2003

Pick a state, any state, and see what they have contributed to the sports world. As for Washington, we gave you Jon Stockton, Earl Anthony, and Phil Mahre. Via the Sports Frog...

posted by vito90 to general at 11:56 AM - 19 comments


posted by StarFucker at 12:12 PM on July 11, 2003

Well I'm proud to be an Okie from Muskogee uh, Tulsa? Top 3: Jim Thorpe, Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench. Eat it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:56 PM on July 11, 2003

Cool link, vito! California: Bill Russell, Jackie Robinson, Joe DiMaggio. Eat that, baby!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:58 PM on July 11, 2003

Little ol' IOWA came through with Nile Kinnick, Bob Feller, Roger Craig, and Dan Gable. Not bad!

posted by jason streed at 01:47 PM on July 11, 2003

Carl Lewis, Rick Barry, Franco Harris--Can you name that state?

posted by billsaysthis at 03:13 PM on July 11, 2003

Michael Jordan Richard Petty Buck Leonard ... Buck Leonard? I really don't know my negro leauge history very well.

posted by corpse at 03:20 PM on July 11, 2003

Carl Lewis, Rick Barry, Franco Harris--Can you name that state? jersey

posted by goddam at 03:54 PM on July 11, 2003

What? What? KEYSTONE STATE. In fact, I'll leave out Wilt Chamberlain and just go with the greater Pittsburgh area for Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Josh Gibson, Arnold Palmer, Honus Wagner, Dan Marino, Ditka, etc. Must be sumpin' in the Iron City Beer.

posted by Mookieproof at 04:09 PM on July 11, 2003

My friend and fellow Sportsfilterian Chad is from West Virginia, and when other Los Angelenos mock his small town upbringing, he is quick to point out that we Lakers fans owe every championship banner we own to the State of West VA, which produced Jerry West, winner of our first championship & GM during the team building of all our following championships.

posted by jonson at 04:30 PM on July 11, 2003

If you haven't checked out Mookieproof's Iron City link, you should. Those are some fabulous cans!

posted by vito90 at 04:45 PM on July 11, 2003

From the Iron City link: "Steelers DEFENSE" - 12 oz Yeah, pretty much sez it. Hahahahahahaha.

posted by worldcup2002 at 05:24 PM on July 11, 2003

goddam: goddam! mookieproof: Beer or Iron City Houserockers? What's one without the other!

posted by billsaysthis at 06:33 PM on July 11, 2003

For a few chuckles look at Maine. I think their biggest acheivement is that a boxing match took place there once.

posted by Space Coyote at 10:22 PM on July 11, 2003

Michigan: 8 Days over which Mickey Lolitch beat the St. Louis Cardinals three times, including Game 7 vs. Bob Gibson, during the Tigers' 1968 World Series run. The team rallied from a three-games-to-one deficit to win its first championship in 23 years. 18 NCAA Division I hockey titles won by Michigan-based schools since 1948, including the University of Michigan's nine. (I think the other 9 were won by Yooper teams.) Eat that beeyatches! ;)

posted by NoMich at 12:05 AM on July 12, 2003

Also this (from North Carolina): 16 Age of Brad Daugherty as a freshman starter at the University of North Carolina. 16?! I mean...16?! What th'? The guy has no forehead (the dude on the left)!

posted by NoMich at 12:12 AM on July 12, 2003

Brooks Robinson (who went to my HS), Sonny Liston, and Bill Dickey. Name the state.

posted by mbd1 at 03:26 PM on July 12, 2003

Okay, NoMich, if you like numbers . . . 29 NCAA Division I wrestling titles won by Iowa-based schools, all but two since 1965. (Including 9 straight by U of Iowa.) 159 consecutive wins by Iowa State wrestler Cael Sanderson.

posted by jason streed at 10:20 PM on July 12, 2003

Well, since we're doing some friendly bragging, I'll just stick with the city I'm from - Muhammad Ali (that's kinda hard to top), Wes Unseld, Pee Wee Reese, Paul Hornung, Phil Simms, Darrell Griffith and the Louisville Slugger bat and Kentucky Derby. It's funny - Muhammad Ali almost ran over my Dad one day. My Dad grew up in the West End of Louisville, where Ali lived. Dad was going through a crosswalk and Ali screeched up to the intersection, rolled down his window and yelled "Hey kid get out of the street!" Dad still kinda holds a grudge on that... :)

posted by BobbyLove at 08:51 AM on July 13, 2003

What th'? The guy has no forehead (the dude on the left)! It's called a threehead.

posted by justgary at 04:02 AM on July 14, 2003

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