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Happy Birthday Jack Lambert.
Jack changed the momentum of Super Bowl X when he threw Cliff Harris on his ass after he taunted Gerela after a missed FG.
“The Pittsburgh #Steelers aren’t supposed to be intimidated, we’re supposed to be intimidators” - Jack Lambert postgame Super Bowl X
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1. I think it was 1982 when I sold the @NFL on staying in Honolulu for the #ProBowl. I had lunch with the three hall of fame inductees who made up the committee tasked with the decision. I pitched that they can take their families anywhere on the mainland but Waikiki was special.
2. Plus unspoken was the fact that for the most part, Hawaii is free from the kind of endemic racism that was common in 1982. Mixed ethnicity couples were common in Hawaii. Not so much on the Mainland back then. For single players it was a wonderland.
3. Plus winter golf. Perfect summer weather in February and golf courses galore. And the way they did it with the winners getting something like $30k and the losers $15k was just enough incentive to have decent game after the Superbowl. They said the extra $15 helped pay their
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The Pro Bowl is the most overrated sports event by a mile. Anyone who loves football has at some point paused and asked themselves: "No one in this game is going 100% because of injury risk. The selection to get here is flawed. The game itself doesn't count. Why am I watching?"
The Pro Bowl is the professional sports equivalent of "Who's Line is it, Anyway?"
If you wanna see athletes actually try for something that counts, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are live, and they're AMAZING.

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