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Sports Stories - Your Legacy of AthleticsBy Tom Gilbert - Copyright © October 21, 2015
There are so many people who recall great stories related to sports and athletics. The personal experiences you had in school sports are important memories and worth recalling. Some families have been fortunate to have a prominent member achieve a certain level of fame, perhaps as an Olympic or professional athlete. All these sports stories form your legacy of athletics.
When I was fourteen my dream was to play professional baseball. I obsessed over the sport. I played High School ball and at the American Legion level, but it didn't take long for the bubble to burst. As much as I wanted to be a professional ball player it wasn’t going to happen. I just didn't possess the necessary talent.
Nevertheless, as an adult I've followed professional baseball and gone to games when I can. I've seen the Red Sox, Royals, Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Tigers, Yankees, Mets and A's all play in their respective home ballparks. I've loved every minute of it.
I've also gone to great college football games, including in Norman, Oklahoma when the Sooners (my alma mater is the University of Oklahoma) won a national championship in the 1970's. And I've attended other professional sporting events, such as hockey, football and basketball. I'll never forget the thrill of watching a Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida in 1991!
a spectator is one thing. Participating is another. Do you and your
ever reminisce about "the good old days"? Are you re-living shooting
the winning basket, hitting a home run, scoring a come-from-behind
winning the mile relay? Sport
are great to talk about and write about. Your legacy of athletics can
worthy portion of your life story.
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Everybody has a story to tell!