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Legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg, who has covered all four Grand Slam tennis events over his 50-year career, will be honored with the Eugene L. Scott Award at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Legends Ball on Sept. 9 in New York City. The award recognizes tennis contributors who embody Scott’s commitment to communicating honestly and critically about the game, and who have had a significant impact on the tennis world.
Scott founded Tennis Week magazine and wrote the well-respected “Vantage Point” column until his death in 2005. Previous recipients of the award have been John McEnroe (2006); Andre Agassi (2007); Billie Jean King (2008); Arthur Ashe and his wife Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe (2009); and Martina Navratilova (2010).
Enberg, 76, is well-known for his “Oh, my!” catchphrase. He is a 13-time Emmy winner and nine-time Sportscaster of the Year. He announced earlier this year that he is retiring from Grand Slam tournaments, though he will continue to call baseball games for the San Diego Padres.
The former MLB pitcher and ESPN contributor called into the Dennis & Callahan morning radio show this morning in Boston to voice his anger at the U.S. government giving bin Laden a proper Muslim burial.
“I’m p—– because I can’t fathom why we would honor the Muslim traditions for a guy who Muslims have been telling us for 10 years doesn’t represent the true Muslim faith,” said Schilling. “And our government has been telling us the same thing. Who were they worried about offending? Radical Muslims? Because any true Muslim has told us for the last 10 years that the radicals like Osama bin Laden don’t represent them. It’s like calling Adolf Hitler a Christian.”
Sooooo … how about those Red Sox? Anyone?
Come to find out, it’s not as glamorous as one might think.
“My husband could have lost his life to a staph infection. His NFL doctors and trainers were heating/icing/stemming his knee for a bursa-sac rupture and ignoring all the major signs of infection, while his body was screaming that something else must be wrong. He ended up in an emergency operation weeks after symptoms began. Following five nights in hospital isolation and many weeks beating back the infection, he was ready to play for the city we love and a team we built our life around. He would help them win the coveted Super Bowl Championship. Less than a month later he would be gone, feeling completely expendable and replaceable as if his blood, sweat and tears did not matter. Read more