Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Major Taylor”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  Feb. 1 – 5, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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America’s forgotten first African-American World Champion cycles his way to international fame at the turn of the 20th century.


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“Alexis Arguello”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  January 25 – 29, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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Nicaragua’s Alexis Arguello’s was one of boxing’s great and beloved warriors of the 1970’s and 1980’s and one of the greatest fighters of the 20th century. A champion in the featherweight, jr. lightweight and lightweight divisions, he never lost a championship title defense. But later in life, politics proved to be more treacherous and unpredictable than the fight game.

Current World Flyweight Champion and undefeated Chocolatito Gonzalez is also from Nicaragua.  Gonzalez was mentored by Alexis Arguello.  Gonzalez, at this writing is undefeated with 44 victories and 38 knockouts and considered by many boxing experts to be the best fighter in the world.


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Radio Appearance: Humboldt Homepage, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Friday, January 22,  2016 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment: Jim Plunkett

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on great athletes and sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.

Plunkett

 

One of the great pro-style passers in the Pacific-8 conference , quarterback Jim Plunkett  capped his career at Stanford University by leading his team to an upset Rose Bowl victory  over Ohio State in 1970.  He was the first Latino to win the Heisman Trophy Award and the first Latino to be drafted # 1 in the NFL.  And, despite an injury-riddled career beginning with the New England Patriots as well as a  stint with the San Francisco 49’ers,  Plunkett came off the bench during the regular seasons in 1980 and 1983  to lead the Oakland Raiders to two improbable Superbowl victories and became the first Latino to win the Most Valuable Player in Superbowl  XV.  Of  primarily Mexican, but also Native American and Irish/German descent, Plunkett’s quiet but confident”lead-by example” style and strong values were in contrast to many of the more brash and outspoken athletes of his era.

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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Zidane!”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  Jan. 18 -22 , 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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He was just hired as the new coach of Real Madrid as of January, 2016.  One of the true superstars in the world sport of soccer, Zinedine Zidane’s technical artistry carried France to its first World Cup in 1998; and almost again in 2006 until his red card due to a deliberate head-butt in overtime became a cultural phenomenon over-shadowing France’s eventual loss to Italy by penalty-kicks.


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“The Soft American”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  Jan 11 – 15 , 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

 

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President John Kennedy challenges America to revive the spirit of the ancient Greek athletes in an article written for Sports Illustrated on December 26, 1960.

 


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“John Wooden”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  January 4 – 8, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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An impressionable high school student in the 1970’s witnesses a small act of grace on the basketball court involving the legendary UCLA college basketball coach John Wooden


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“The Catch”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  Dec. 28, 2015  – Jan. 1, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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The amazing political and emotional back-story behind “The Catch” in San Francisco in 1982 –  one of the greatest plays in football history.


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