Today is Saturday, November 25, 2017

Today in
Sports History

1921 - The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX, via an amateur radio station. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M in Austin.

1961 - Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics) scored his 15,000th NBA career point.

1965 - The first color broadcast of an NFL game aired on CBS. The Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts played to a 24-24 tie.

1976 - O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills) ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions.

1980 - Larry Holmes knocked out Marvis Frazier in the first round to retain the world heavyweight title.

2002 - Pete Rose and baseball commissioner Bud Selig met secretly to discuss Rose's lifetime ban from baseball.

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Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
- Lou Gehrig
July 4, 1939

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