The Rise of Basketball Legend Michael Jordan

June 26, 2013 : Posted by admin

Even fans of competing teams will grudgingly admit that Michael Jordan is the greatest player of all time. At his peak in the 1990s, Jordan was not only a dominant athlete, but a worldwide marketing phenomenon. However, his early career gave little hint of what was to come, and he once failed to make his high school team.

Jordan was a gifted athlete and played baseball and football in addition to basketball in high school. He Read more…

A Brief History of the Boxing Legend Mohammed Ali

May 04, 2013 : Posted by admin

Mohammed Ali is one of the world’s most famous boxers. Born in 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., the boxer changed his name when he converted to Islam. Ali was surrounded by controversy when he evaded the draft that could have sent him to the Vietnam War, and he was absent from the boxing world for three years. Following the hiatus, Ali used his strong punches and lightening-fast reflexes to capture the heavyweight champion title an unprecedented three Read more…

Remembering Baltimore Colts Legend Lenny Moore

March 05, 2013 : Posted by www.sportslegendschallenge.com

America sure loves its sports stars. From LeBron James to Albert Pujols to Tom Brady, great athletes are elevated to a transcendent level of glory for their accomplishments on the court, pitch and field.

But before the age of click here, the Internet and mass media, sports legends didn’t quite get the recognition that they do now.

Lenny Moore was one of those athletes.

Moore, a running back from Penn State University, was drafted ninth overall in the 1956 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts.

He went on to play 12 seasons with the Colts, rushing for 5,174 yards and 63 touchdowns in his illustrious career. Moore, along with legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas, made the Colts one of the premier teams in professional football for nearly a decade. Moore was also named to seven Pro Bowls, and, later on, the NFL 1950s All-Decade Team. He was never able to win a championship, although he helped the Colts get to the big game in 1964, where they ultimately lost 27-0 to the Cleveland Browns.

The Reading, Pennsylvania, native earned a lot of nicknames throughout his career, most notably “Sputnik,” “The Reading Rambler” and “Lightning Lenny.”

Eddie Epstein, the author of “Dominance, the Best Seasons of Pro Football’s Greatest Teams,” labeled Moore as the “Marshall Faulk before Marshall Faulk.”

Moore, now 79, spends his time today working with young kids in Maryland.

Overview of the Records Broken by Michael Schumacher in Formula One

June 29, 2012 : Posted by www.sportslegendschallenge.com

Michael Schumacher is one of the most successful drivers on this planet. He is the most successful man to ever race in the sport of Formula 1. Schumacher won his first two World Championships with Benetton, before moving to Ferrari in order to rejuvenate the struggling side. Not everything went smoothly there, as an accident in 1999 robbed him of close to 6 months of his career. However, Schumcher returned faster and hungrier than ever. He won 5 World Championships in a row with Ferrari from 2000 to 2005. He almost won Read more…

The Olympic Achievements of the Great Carl Lewis

June 27, 2012 : Posted by admin

Carl Lewis is among the greatest male United States Olympians of all-time. Voted as the “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee, Lewis won a total of ten medals in his Olympic career, including nine gold’s. Dominate from 1984 until 1996, Lewis could have won more if it was not for the US boycott of the 1980 games in Moscow.

Lewis burst onto the Olympic scene in 1984, winning four Gold medals on the track, tying an American record by the great Jesse Owens. Lewis won gold’s in the 100m, 200m, 4X100m relay and Read more…

Was Babe Ruth the Greatest Baseball Player of All Time?

June 25, 2012 : Posted by admin

It can be argued either way whether Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time. He certainly was one of the greatest home run hitters of all time and has the most recognizable name in the history of the game.

One way to judge the “Bambino” is to measure his popularity in the era that he played. Ruth was the biggest name in the sport when he played and he made the Yankees one of the most feared teams in the entire league. While he was Read more…

Deion Sanders: the Man Who Played at the Super Bowl and World Series

June 24, 2012 : Posted by admin

The list of athletes who can succeed at a high level in multiple sports is small. The list of athletes who can succeed in multiple sports at a professional level is even smaller. But how many athletes can play at the largest stage in multiple professional sports? Only one: Deion Sanders.

Deion Sanders was a Pro Football Hall of Fame player who also played in the MLB for nine years. He is the only player in history to hit a home run and score Read more…

Jackie Joyner-Kersee: the Queen of the Olympic Heptathlon

June 23, 2012 : Posted by admin

The heptathlon is a hard event to dominate, especially when it comes to Olympics. Made up of seven events (100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m, long jump, javelin throw, 800m), the event is a test of several different skill sets that few have the ability to master, as well as a test of endurance over two consecutive days. When it comes to the 20th century, few if any were able to dominate the event like American Read more…