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Slap Shot inspiration John Brophy wanted to take reporter’s “bleeping head off”

Long-time hockey player and coach John Brophy, who spent most of his career in the hard-knocks minor leagues, set a record in the Eastern Hockey League with nearly 4,000 penalty minutes as a player, and was reportedly much of the inspiration for Paul Newman’s character Reg Dunlop in Slap Shot, passed away Monday at the age of 83. Many spectacular tributes to Brophy, who also won...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski set to launch ‘Gronk’s Hot Sauce’

In a near-perfect match of endorser and product, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is set to launch his own brand of hot sauce. Fittingly, it’s called Gronk’s Hot Sauce, a “12-ounce sauce made from cayenne and habanero peppers,” per a WCVB report. Given Gronkowski’s fiery personality and the spiciness inherent to a typical hot sauce, it’s a brilliant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nick Saban references 'Cool Hand Luke' as advice for Blake Sims before game (VIDEO)

Nick Saban had a little advice for his quarterback Blake Sims before Saturday's SEC Championship Game against Missouri: "Be Cool Hand Luke." It was a reference to the classic Paul Newman film but, unfortunately for Saban, Luke was considered cool way before the 22-year-old QB's was even born and the coach had to explain who he was. Saban A video posted by Michael (@mshamtbl...
Via The Other Paper
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Buy Nick Saban BBQ Sauce And Give Back To Charity

Nick Saban BBQ sauce takes a page out of the Paul Newman playbook by giving 100% of profits to charity and community projects.
Via Gamedayr
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Leon Wagner, the 1960s Tribe’s “Daddy Wags”: Reliving Yesteryear

Paul Newman with Cleveland Indians players Leon Wagner, Chuck Hinton, and Rocky Colavito, spring training, 1966(Cleveland Press Collection) Leon Wagner remains a colorful favorite of middle-aged (elderly?) Cleveland Indians fans, from his four-plus seasons playing on the lakefront in the 1960s. He was a BSer who entertained sportswriters and made fans laugh. He was not a politician...
Via Waiting For Next Year
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great Race Receives a Visit from Hollywood

H.A. (Humpy) Wheeler has just finished recreating the 1953 Hudson Hornet coupe which the late Paul Newman was the voice of in the award winning Pixar movie, Cars. Wheeler said he, along with his 16 year old grandson, Austin Hardy, would run the event which begins June 21 in Ogunquit, Maine and ends June 29 near Orlando, Florida. The rare Hudson of which there were only 900 made...

World Series Pranks and Franks

During twilight of Oct. 3, 1956, Paul Newman hustled through the stage entrance of the Mansfield Theatre, an august Broadway institution on West 47th Street in Manhattan.  Before he achieved icon status in the 1961 movie The Hustler, Newman plied his acting trade in theater and live television dramas. But his appearance at the Mansfield did not require acting. Newman arrived...
Via The Sports Post
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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