Monday, June 27, 2011

Former Oakland Raider All-Pro Dave Pear to Appear with Rick on Tuesday Night

Former All-Pro Oakland Raider Dave Pear will join Rick Kelsheimer and the Sports Life gang and discuss the current sate of affairs in the NFL and his crusade on behalf of the  retired NFL players, who desperately need medical benefits. 

Also appearing will be Olympic hopeful, Edgar Alvarado Jr. Edgar just won the Silver Medal in the USA Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs. He fights as a middleweight.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Unsung Hero

Some things you probably did not know about
Martha Raye

Most of the old time entertainers were made
out of a lot sterner
stuff than today's crop of activists and whiners.
It was just before Thanksgiving '67 and we were ferrying dead and wounded
from a large GRF west of
Pleiku , Vietnam .
We had run out of body bags by noon, so the Hook (
was pretty rough in the back.
All of a sudden, we heard a 'take-charge' woman's voice in the rear.

There was the singer and actress, Martha Raye, with a SF (Special Forces)
beret and jungle fatigues, with subdued markings, helping the wounded into the Chinook,
and carrying the dead aboard. 'Maggie' had been visiting her SF 'heroes' out 'west'.

We took off, short of fuel, and headed to the USAF hospital pad at Pleiku.
As we all started unloading, our Captain said to Martha.
... Ms Ray, with all these dead and wounded to process, there would not be time for your show!

To all of our surprise, she pulled on her right collar and said.....Captain, see this eagle?
I am a full 'Bird' Colonel in the
US Army Reserve, and on this is a 'Caduse' which means
I am a Nurse, with a surgical, take me to your wounded.
He said, yes ma'am.... Follow me.

Several times at the Army Field Hospital in Pleiku, she would 'cover' a surgical shift,
giving a nurse a well-deserved break.

Martha is the only woman buried in the SF (Special Forces) cemetery at Ft. Bragg ..

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Power of Words

All  you need to know about Government Bureaucracy

**  Lord's prayer:    66  words.

** Archimedes' Principle:   67    words.

** 10  Commandments: 179 words.

** Gettysburg address:  .286 words.

**  Declaration of Independence : 1,300  words.

** US Constitution with 27 Amendments :  7,818  words.

** US Government regulations on sale of cabbage: 26,911  words

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Sign of the Times

Bin Laden had three wives and never left the compound for five years.
He probably called the Navy Seals Himself.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Marshall Dillon Rides Silently in to the West

Godspeed Matt Dillon
James Arness  1923-2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ex Heavyweight Champ Buster Douglas and Ring Announcer Amy Hayes Appear with Rick Kelsheimer on Sports Life Radio

Boxing was the subject for the night as former Heavyweight Champ Buster Douglas and "The Lady of the Ring" Amy Hayes, visited with the Sports Life Crew on Tuesday Night. Buster appeared along with his long time manager John Johnson and discussed Buster's return to the fight game. Buster is tutoring a a young heavyweight from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio as he works his way up the ranks.

Read about Buster's return to the world of boxing in the August Edition of Sports Life Magazine.

Move over Michael Buffer. It’s taken 18 years for Amy Hayes to go from ring girl in Detroit to one of the most recognizable ring announcers in the boxing world and she’s not about to stop now. “The Lady of the Ring,” who travels the globe to announce top tier and championship fights has a heartfelt passion for the sport of boxing. “Boxing is still popular outside of the United States. I’ve announced fights in Europe, Asia and Central American and the arenas are drawing record crowds. I know boxing has seen a decline in popularity in America but I convinced it will come back when the right fighter comes along. Boxing will be around forever. I don’t care if the economy is sluggish or what critics say. I am going to work as hard as I can at every fight I announce to bring the sport back to where it needs to be.
It hasn’t been easy for Amy to break into the all-boys club. “I was in LA at the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Shane Mosley fight at the Staples Center. I was scheduled to announce two fights and was in my dressing room when a staff member said that Michael Buffer was refusing to call his scheduled bouts if I stepped into the ring. After the fight his brother, (Bruce Buffer) called me and said that the incident never happened. Michael would be happy to have me work his undercards! I thought it was a bit funny as I had a television series of my own at the time and had just finished my celebrity Playboy pictorial. I wasn't doing undercards beneath other announcers. I went through make-up and was paid, but wasn’t allowed to announce the fights.” Amy says there is no lingering tension between and the two have worked together since the incident.
Amy Hayes has carved her own niche in the boxing world and has no intention of slowing down. She provides a breath of fresh air for a sport that desperately needs one. Look for “The Lady of the Ring” at a title fight near you.

Amy, who is an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan got to show her “Wildcat Pride” when she posed for the University’s annual hockey poster. Actress Ashley Judd started the tradition when she appeared on the inaugural poster to raise money for the team. Every year another celebrity with Kentucky ties poses for the poster that has become the main fundraiser for the hockey club. “Basketball is King in Kentucky and there isn’t much money to go around for the hockey program. I was honored to get the opportunity to help.” In Kentucky basketball may be king, but it’s the boys in skates that get the girls.

I enjoyed the interviews with both Buster And Amy and hope to talk to them again.

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