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by Casey Florig
The year was 1994 Dan Marino throws for 473 yards and 5 TDs and Drew Bledsoe throws 421 yards and 4 TDs as Miami beats New England 39-35!
Darryl Dawkins aka “Chocolate Thunder” has died at age 58. Dawkins was the first basketball player to be drafted to the NBA straight outta high school when he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975. Dawkins was known for shattering his first backboard on Nov. 13, 1979, in a game vs Kansas City Kings, as players including Bill Robinzine, Scott Wedman and Julius Erving stood by in awe.
Dawkins played in the NBA until 1989 … and also spent time playing with the Harlem Globetrotters.
Cricket Player Lasith Malinga turns 32
Olympic gold medalist and figure skating TV commentator who won four consecutive World Championships Scott Hamilton turns 57.
Memphis Grizzlies Small Forward who overcame heart surgery to become one of the team’s top players. Jeff Green turns 29
In 1955, Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament.
RIP Wilt Chamberlain, NBA Legend (LA Laker, 5 time MVP), born in Philadelphia, PA on this day.
Archie Griffin, NFL runningback who won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State. Turns 61.
Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)Turns 41.
Former Atlanta Braves & the man formerly known as “B.J. Upton”–Melvin Upton. Turns 31.
Usain Bolt, Jamaican, sprinter (3x Olympic Gold 2008) Turns 29 today