1928: BABE RUTH OF THE NEW YORK YANKEES BASEBALL TEAM OPENS LETTERS AND TELEGRAMS OF CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS 34TH BIRTHDAY AT HIS DESK AS PRESIDENT OF MCGOVERN's GYMNASIUM.

Good morning, Sports fans!  It’s Davey Mac here with your final Sports Report of the week!  The Knicks are on fire!  Hockey scores!  And the big-time match-ups for the NFL Conference Championship Sunday are all discussed!

But we’ve decided to start today’s Report a little differently today.  I don’t even know if Flashback Friday is still a thing…however, I just found the Flashback Video of all Flashback Videos.  It’s this fantastic black-and-white film clip of New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth showing a group of children how to throw a curveball and knuckleball.  Check it out!

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I gotta tell ya…I love stuff like this.  If you ever want to see even more amazing Babe Ruth footage, I strongly recommend to great documentaries.  First, HBO did a fantastic documentary on the Sultan of Swat simply called Babe Ruth.  It’s really good and packed with amazing stories about the Babe from some people who knew him.

And then HBO did another great doc in 2003 called The Curse Of The Bambino.  This really fun special chronicles Babe Ruth getting traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Yankees…starting an 86-year curse between Boston World Series titles.  The incredible thing is that the Red Sox finally broke the curse and won the Series in 2004.

Also, I recommend the ESPN SportsCentury episode from the late ’90’s which focused on Babe Ruth as well.  You get more excellent archival footage and excellent takes from baseball stars and experts.  Very solid stuff.

But my favorite Ruth doc is by Ken Burns for his truly spectacular docuseries Baseball.  If you have never seen it and love Major League Baseball, I can’t recommend it enough.  Burns takes viewers on a fascinating journey into the history of baseball.  The photographs, the film footage, the interviews…they’re all priceless.  Go check out Ken Burns’ Baseball wherever you can get PBS programming.  Anyway, I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

 

  • NBA Results: Knicks Win 5th In A Row

    We start with basketball…where you can make it five games in a row for the Knicks as they beat the defending-champion Denver Nuggets last night by 38 points…Knicks 122, Nuggets 84.  The Knicks’ OG Anunoby scored 26 points and had six steals in the game…Jalen Brunson added 21 points…as the Knicks improve to 28 and 17…4th in the Eastern Conference.

    Denver Nuggets v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 25: OG Anunoby #8 of the New York Knicks reacts after scoring during the first half against the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden on January 25, 2024 in New York City.

    The Nets lost a close one to the Timberwolves…96 to 94.  The Nets drop to ten games under .500 at 17 and 27.

    The 76’ers fell to the Pacers…134 to 122…despite 31 points from Joel Embiid.  The Sixers are now 29 and 14…3rd in the East.

    Philadelphia 76ers v Indiana Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – JANUARY 25: Myles Turner #33 of the Indiana Pacers and Joel Embiid #21 the Philadelphia 76ers battle for position during the second half of the game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on January 25, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • NHL Results

    Hockey.  The Devils lost to the Hurricanes last night..3 to 2.  The Devils drop to 24-19-3 on the season.

    New Jersey Devils v Carolina Hurricanes

    RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – JANUARY 25: Teuvo Teravainen #86 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates with his team following a goal scored during the second period of the game against the New Jersey Devilsat PNC Arena on January 25, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    The Flyers were shut out by the Red Wings…3 to nothing.  The Flyers fall to 25-18-6 for the year.

    The Rangers were inactive.  They face the Golden Knights this evening in Madison Square Garden.  The Rangers are 29-15-3.

    Tampa Bay Lightning v New York Rangers - Game Two

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 03: Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring a third period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on June 03, 2022 in New York City.

  • NFL Conference Championship Sunday Match-ups

    Football.  We’ve got the second biggest Sunday of Football coming up as it’s Conference Championship Weekend!  At 3 PM (EST), you’ve got the Chiefs taking on the Ravens in Baltimore for the AFC Championship.  The Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is most likely the NFL MVP this year…meanwhile, this is Patrick Mahomes’ 6th straight AFC Championship appearance and he’s looking for Super Bowl #3.  Should be awesome!

    Kansas City Chiefs v Baltimore Ravens

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens hug following the Chiefs win at M&T Bank Stadium on September 28, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland.

     

    Then at 6:30 PM (EST), the Lions go against the 49’ers in San Francisco in the NFC Championship.  Brock Purdy and the Niners are looking to get San Fran’s 6th Super Bowl in franchise history…meanwhile, the Lions are looking for their very first Super Bowl appearance and win.  Can’t wait!

    Chicago Bears v Detroit Lions

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Dan Campbell of the Detroit Lions reacts during the second half of a game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 19, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan.

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