Jesse Owens Wins His First Gold Medal, and More in The Vault
See what Andrew Salciunas found in the Audio Vault today. Every day on The Anthony Gargano Show, they pull out audio relevant to the day to play in the Vault. That may be famous birthdays or things that took place on this day in history. Today that included Jesse Owens winning Gold in Berlin, the creation of the NBA, and more.
Here is the full lineup from today’s Audio Vault:
- Jesse Owens The First of 4 Gold Medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
- The NBL and BAA Merge to Create the NBA on This Day in 1949
- First Ever America Bowl Game in The UK Between the Cowboys and Bears took place on this day in 1986
- Barry Bonds Moves Into 2nd Place all-time on the HR Leaderboard
- Happy Birthday Ryan Lochte
- Lochte lying about being mugged in Brazil
- Happy Birthday Tom Brady
- Tom Brady dropping the ball in the Super Bowl
- Nick Foles actually making the catch in the Super Bowl
You can listen to the full Audio Vault below:
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However, most simply don’t understand that the relentless passion of the best fan base in sports includes a unique level of accountability for their athletes in good times and bad.
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Star players experience the highest of highs when local teams reach the pinnacle of their sports. Just ask Jason Kelce and Nick Foles about fan reactions after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII.
Some players bring a hard-nosed attitude that appeals to fans in pretty much all circumstances. Chase Utley and Brian Dawkins built a reputation for the constant hustle and intangible skills that helped their teams throughout their respective careers.
This is the same city that glorified the Broad Street Bullies in the 1970s and Macho Row in 1993. The attitude has persisted into the new generation.
The age-old cliché of the “blue collar” fans who bring their lunch to work in a pail has important roots. No matter how overstated it’s become, it’ll always have some influence on the way people react to situations in Philadelphia sports.
Throughout the history of Philadelphia sports, incredible passion has led to complicated relationships between fans and star athletes.
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Some former players, like Mike Schmidt, have seen the big picture after retirement. Others still have the same reputation among the fan base regardless of the benefit of hindsight.
All of them still have complicated legacies in the city of Philadelphia.