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Memorable sports moment of the week – Lawrence Taylor pins Bam Bam Bigelow at WrestleMania XI

In a match that garnered mainstream press coverage, legendary NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor pinned Bam Bam Bigelow at WrestleMania XI at the Hartford Civic Center 18 years ago this Tuesday on April 2, 1995. The feud between the two behemoths began months earlier at the Royal Rumble when a frustrated 6-foot-4, 400 pound Bigelow shoved a 36-year-old Taylor after losing a bout. Refusing to apologize to the 6-foot-3, 240 pound Taylor, a 34-year-old Bigelow challenged the 1986 AP NFL MVP to fight. Accepting a chance to scrap the Asbury Park native, Taylor, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year and … Continue reading

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Memorable sports moment of the week – Standout Washington Redskins free safety Sean Taylor is murdered by five thugs

Five years ago this Tuesday on November 27, 2007, bruising Washington Redskins free safety Sean Taylor succumbed to a gunshot wound that penetrated his femoral artery during a botched burglary inside his lavish home in Palmetto Bay, Florida. The 6-foot-2, 212 pound Taylor, who Washington selected out of the University of Miami with the fifth pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, reported that his place of residence was ransacked a mere eight days before being slain by the same posse of lowlife thugs. While yellow journalists and badass Internet gossipers speculated that the former Hurricane was targeted due to his … Continue reading

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Notorious New York Yankees bust Brien Taylor is sentenced to 38 months in prison for peddling rock

After pleading guilty to distributing crack cocaine in August, shopworn New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor was sentenced today to 38 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Louise W. Flanagan in New Bern, North Carolina. The 40-year-old Taylor, a southpaw who the Yankees selected with the first overall pick in the 1991 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, was pinched in March peddling boatloads of rock to undercover narcotics agents working for the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office. Taylor, who was named after the primary character in the classic flick Brian’s Song, consistently threw 99 mph and many scouts … Continue reading

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