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Biofile: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Interview  | read this item

Biofile: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Interview

Status: NASCAR star drives the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorpsorts. Winner of 20l4 Daytona 500. Ht: 6-0 Wt: 175 Born On: October 10, 1974 In: Kannapolis, NC Childhood Heroes: “My dad. He was ‘The Intimidator.’” Hobbies/Interests: “Boxing, chillin’ and working on the late model stock car with the guys.” Nicknames: “A lot […]

Emile Griffith Biofile  | read this item

Emile Griffith Biofile

Status: Former Welterweight and Middleweight champion. Inducted into The International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. DOB: February 3, 1938 In: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Childhood Heroes: “Floyd Patterson, Ray Robinson, Ralph ‘Tiger’ Jones.” Hobbies/Interests: “Baseball, New York Yankees, tennis.” Nickname: “Champ. A kid at the gym called me ‘champ’ in 1957. I told him […]

Tribute Biofile: Max Schmeling  | read this item

Tribute Biofile: Max Schmeling

STATUS: Former World Heavyweight Champion June 12, 1930 – June 21, 1932. Sept. 28, 1905 – Feb. 2, 2005. BIRTHPLACE: Klein Luckaw, Brandenburg, Germany. CHILDHOOD HEROES: “Jack Dempsey, my idol. He combined excellent boxing skills with a tremendous punch. Like some fighter from another galaxy. Dempsey used a style of technique and tactics. While before […]

Jason Kidd Biofile (1994)  | read this item

Jason Kidd Biofile (1994)

Status: NBA guard from 1994-2013 with Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, NY Knicks and Phoenix Suns. Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205 DOB: May 23, 1973 In: San Francisco, CA Childhood Heroes: “Martin Luther King, my parents (Steve and Anne).” Basketball Inspiration: “Magic Johnson. He always supported his teammates. Always. Even when they were down. I always liked […]

Kerry Rhodes Biofile  | read this item

Kerry Rhodes Biofile

Status: NFL cornerback. Played with New York Jets (2005-2009) and Arizona Cardinals (2010-2012). 2006 All-Pro. Ht: 6-3 Wt: 212 DOB: August 2, 1982 In: Birmingham, AL Childhood Heroes: “My dad Jerome. Jerry Rice and Steve Young.” Hobbies/Interests: “Video games. I like to play tennis. Movies.” Nickname: “QB. I played quarterback ever since I was young.” […]

Biofile with Shug McGaughey  | read this item

Biofile with Shug McGaughey

Status: Trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Orb. DOB: Jan. 6, 1951 In: Lexington, Kentucky Childhood Heroes: “Well, it wasn’t in horse racing. I was more interested in golf so I liked Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan.” Hobbies/Interests: “I like to fish, play golf. Mostly I’m around the barn and that’s kinda really what my hobby […]

Jim Boeheim Biofile  | read this item

Jim Boeheim Biofile

Status: Head coach of the Syracuse University basketball team which is expected to compete at the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in March.  Are you ready to bet on March Madness? Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205 DOB: Nov. 17, 1944 In: Lyons, N.Y. Childhood Heroes: “Jack Nicklaus, Henry Aaron, Jim Brown, Ernie Davis.” Hobbies/Interests: “Golf.” Nickname: “Bobo. P.J. Carlesimo […]

Biofile with Brian Williams  | read this item

Biofile with Brian Williams

Status: Anchor and Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News.   DOB: May 5, 1959  In: Ridgewood, N.J.   Childhood Heroes:  “Henry Aaron, Walter Cronkite, Lyndon B. Johnson, my father and mother.”   Hobbies/Interests:  “NASCAR. I love driving stock cars.”   Favorite Movies:  “The Thomas Crown Affair – the original version. The American President. The Godfather […]

Tribute Biofile Carmen Basilio (1927-2012)  | read this item

Tribute Biofile Carmen Basilio (1927-2012)

Status: Former Welterweight and Middleweight champion. DOB: April 2, 1927 In: Canastota, New York Childhood Heroes: “Jimmy Braddock, Joe Di Maggio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep.” Childhood Dream: “To fight for the world championship in Yankee Stadium and win. It came true in 1957 against Ray Robinson. Ain’t too many boys who can say their dream […]

Jeff Gordon Biofile  | read this item

Jeff Gordon Biofile

Status: NASCAR driver. Drives the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet Impala for Hendrick Motor Sports in the Sprint Cup Series. Ht: 5-7 Wt: 150 Born On: August 4, 1971 In: Vallejo, California Childhood Heroes: “I was a huge Steve Kinzer fan. I followed a lot of open-wheel racing as a kid living down on the west […]

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