Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Phillips Rivers Calls it a Career

 Phillips Rivers just completed his 17 season in the NFL. 2020 was his first season with the Indianapolis Colts and his last in the NFL. His first 16 years in the National Football League he spent with the San Diego Chargers. He qualified for the playoffs seven times but never reached the Super Bowl.

Rivers has thrown the most touchdowns and for the most yards for a quarterback to never reach the big game. He was an eight time Pro Bowler and many consider a future Hall of Famer.

Below are some his highlights...

He will be missed by his fans. The Colts will look for a new quarterback, and time will tell when he gets inducted into the Hall of Fame.

R.I.P Don Sutton

Baseball Hall of Fame member and four time All-Star pitcher Don Sutton died yesterday at the age of 75 due to cancer.  He pitched for 23 seasons in the major leagues mostly with the Los Angeles Dodgers where his number 20 jersey is retired. Sutton also pitched for the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics and California Angels.

He was a 300 game winner pitching 324 wins in his career. He only had one 20 win season. However he pitched five no hitters and 58 shutouts. He also threw 3574 strikeouts during his successful career. In his post playing career Sutton was elected to the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame as a broadcaster.

                                                 His Hall of Fame induction speech...

A tribute from MLB Tonight...

Don Sutton will be missed by his family, friends, and fans. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

R.I.P Coach Tony Ingle

 If you are a BYU Cougar basketball fan you might have heard of Tony Ingle. He was an assistant coach from 1989 to 1996. He was an interim head coach for part of a season going 0-19. He started his coaching career at Gordon and then Alabama-Huntsville. 

Obviously 0-19 was not good for his career and he was replaced. His hoops career continued as a scout for the NBA Utah Jazz. He went on to coach Kennesaw State where he won an NCAA Division II Championship and finished his career at Dalton State where he won an NAIA Championship.

His death was related to complications with Covid-19. He will be missed by his family, friends and those he coached! 

R.I.P Tanya Roberts

 Actress Tanya Roberts passed away on January 4th at the age of 65. Her career she wen from model, to Charlie's Angel, to Bond girl, to housewife on "That 70s Show."

A clip from "A View to a Kill"

A clip from "That 70's Show"

She had a successful career starring in movies and television. She will be missed by her family, friends and fans.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Phil Spector has passed away

 Phil Specter has passed away at the age of 81 in prison for murder. His death was probably Covid-19 related. I hope the victim's family gets peace and comfort with his passing. 

He was a musician, songwriter, guitarists founder Teddy Bears who had a number one hit with  "To Know Him is to love Him." 

At 21 he became the youngest record label owner when he co-founded Philles Records. He wrote songs, co-wrote, produced for artists like Ike and Tina Turner and The Ronettes to name a few.

After a short retirement he came back to the music world in a big way. Producing The Beatles "Let it Be" album and solo efforts by George Harrison and John Lennon. 

He won a Grammy Award, he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day and National Day of Service

 In times like these our Nation can use more Days of Service. I don't care what your skin color, religious belief, or political affiliation. I guarantee your community, neighboring community, state, region, country, world all could use a helping hand to make it better. Here is a day dedicated to it. If you have to work today maybe it will plant a seed for you to volunteer or find a way to give back. 

I have to work today but I have volunteered over 32 hours this month so far. I am planning to do more during the year. My point is if we all did a little we could make the world better for everyone. You could enjoy those improvements. Other people of different colors, religious beliefs, political affiliations could enjoy them too. I think Martin Luther King Jr would look down from heaven and smile at the changes.

Friday, January 15, 2021

R.I.P Siegfried Fischbacher

 Siegfried Fischbacher, better known as one half of the duo Siegfried &Roy. Siegfried lost his partner last year and this week lost his battle with cancer. He was an illusionist, magician, animal handler, and showman.

                                              A tribute from "People Magazine"

The couple were icons in Las Vegas. Masters of entertainment until an accidental attack by a tiger on Roy derailed their show. The world will miss the legend. However he is back with his partner may he rest in peace.