Because 2012 is the first year women have been allowed to compete in Olympic boxing, Shields is the first woman ever to earn the title. Just 17 years old, she defeated 33-year-old Russian boxer Nadezda Torlopova, becoming the second youngest fighter to win a gold medal in either men’s or women’s boxing.
It was exceptional to be a sports-obsessed child of the ’90s (ages 3 to 13) for 10 main reasons:
1. Sports Illustrated for Kids 2. NBA Inside Stuff 3. D2: The Mighty Ducks 4. Ken Griffey Jr. 5. The naive belief that you had the only Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card 6. Matt Christopher books 7. Space Jam 8. Jordan Highlight VHS box sets 9. MTV Rock ‘N’ Jock Basketball (Dan Cortese, I SEE you). 10. Starter jackets
Oh, and I think it’s worth noting that some of us actually have a Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card, check that, two of ‘em!
1. Tiger Woods One of the most anticipated returns in the history of sports, Tiger Woods makes his return this week to golf. His game may not be in top form but the face of golf is back and all eyes will be focused on the world’s number one golfer. Tiger hasn’t won at Augusta since ‘05 but he…
"After watching the American upset of Canada’s national team, a game for which the players will not receive a dime of salary, we’re now convinced that most if not all of the men who play hockey for money would play the game even if they were being paid nothing.
How many pro football players would do that?”
Sure I’m a fanboy, but I feel like articles like these have been a long time coming. It’s hard to articulate why I love hockey so much, but this article really gets to the heart of the issue.
The level of respect I have for the athletes and their dedication to the game and each other is unparalleled by other sports. Where I’m most often cynical about professional sports in America, the athletes of the NHL continue to excite and inspire me. And all this in the aftermath of a lockout.