SAY HEY!
                                           [Back When it Was a Game]

                         "Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”  Anne Onamus
                         “The study of history is the beginning of wisdom. Jean Bodin


The assignment
:

For each of the following three eras in sports -- (1) pre-1960, (2) 1960-1969, and (3) 1970-1979 -- select an event, an incident, a single play, an achievement, a team, an individual, or some occurrence that had a major impact at the time of its happening; something that when related to an off-season gathering around the Hot Stove would elicit a thunderous "SAY HEY!"

For each selection, prepare a one-page description of the happening. Conclude each of the three recounts with a short statement of why the happening was significant.

The list of possibilities is close to endless. For starters, you may want to begin by looking at the following websites:

http://www.winternet.com/~davion/moments.html.
http://www.jamescampion.com/greatest_sports.html.
http://listverse.com/2008/11/15/top-15-greatest-sports-moments-of-all-time/.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/writers/best_game/archive/.
http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/moments/uswomen.html.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/siforwomen/top_100/1/.

Google: "GREATEST MOMENTS IN OLYMPICS HISTORY"
              "GREATEST MOMENTS IN NFL HISTORY"
              "GREATEST MOMENTS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS HISTORY"
              "UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS IN BOWLING HISTORY"
              “MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN SPORTS”
              “GREAT SPORTS STORIES”
              “TOP 100 WOMEN IN SPORTS”
              “GREATEST INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPORTS”

Any number of search words exist. Try all that come to mind. I will be glad to assist you.
 
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The deliverable
:
 
A three-page single-space paper (one page for each era) AND a fourth page (single-spacing) on which you comment on the following quote from documentary filmmaker Ken Burns:

 “The future (of sports) lies behind us.”


Deadline
:  October 10 – 11:30am

 

                                                                                                                                               

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