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On this day in 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon and it was dedicated as the world’s largest office building located just outside
Washington,
DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of
land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl was played on
this day in 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-10.


Even though ticket prices averaged just $12, it was the only Super Bowl that
didn’t sell out. The game aired on two different networks, NBC and CBS and
drew in an audience of more than 61,000 fans. The popularity of the event
continued to grow after the leagues integrated.

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Super Bowl I – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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The Packers quarterback Bart Starr.

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Football great and TV commentator Frank Gifford (second from left).

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ICONIC SPORTS ANNOUNCER HAS DIED AT 89

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Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 13, 2018)

Jackson is remembered for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006)
and concise coverage of
college football (1952–2006). He died today
in California.

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SPORTSCASTER FOUND DEAD AT 82

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Richard Alan Enberg
(January 9, 1935 – December 21, 2017)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg, the longtime sportscaster who got his big
break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics, Final
Fours and Angels and Padres baseball games, died Thursday.

Engberg’s daughter, Nicole, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She
said the family became concerned when he didn’t arrive on his flight to Boston
on Thursday, and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood, with his bags packed.

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SPORTS BROADCASTER HAS DIED AT 61


John Peterson Saunders (February 2, 1955 – August 10, 2016)

(AP) – ESPN announced today that sportscaster John Saunders, who has
hosted "The Sports Reporters" for the last 15 years, has died. A cause of
death was not announced.

Saunders joined ESPN in 1986. He did play-by-play on various sports, 
hosted NHL Stanley Cup Final coverage and World Series coverage
and hosted studio shows for baseball, college football and college
basketball.

Saunders took over as host of "The Sports Reporters," a Sunday
morning staple of ESPN programming, after Dick Schaap died in
2001. Saunders played the role of calm traffic cop on the panel
show that features three sports journalists volleying opinions on
the top sports news of the day.

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NASCAR RACING LEGEND IS 45 TODAY

 
Jeff’s 6th grade photo.


Jeff Gordon high school yearbook, 1989.


Jeffery Michael
"Jeff" Gordon was born in Vallejo, California
.

Jef Gordon is a semi-retired professional stock car racing driver
and currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR. He formerly drove
the No. 24 Chevrolet
for Hendrick Motorsports in 23 full-time
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons between 1993 and 2015,
and currently serves as a substitute driver for
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

Gordon won his first of many WInston Cup Championships in
1995 and his first Daytona 500 in 1997 becoming one of the
most successful race car drivers in the history of the sport.

He began racing quarter midgets when he was five and when
he got to his teens, his family believed in him enough to move
from California to Indiana to help further his racing career.

He is the first driver to reach $100 million in career earnings
in the Cup series.

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