Category Archives: Scott Slant

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: At the dawn of Clemens’ checkered career

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: At the dawn of Clemens’ checkered career

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…May 20, 1984: Boston’s Roger Clemens records the first of his 354 career victories as the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-4. Two years later, Clemens won the first of his seven Cy Young Awards and took home American League MVP honors to boot in a season that…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Can Coors Field hold a baseball?

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Can Coors Field hold a baseball?

Presented by FRANZ WITTE GARDEN CENTER. This Day In Sports…May 19, 1999: The mile-high air of Denver brings a record-setting day at Coors Field. The Cincinnati Reds blasted the Colorado Rockies, 24-12, as the two teams broke a 76-year-old big league record with 81 total bases. The Reds pounded out 28 hits, 15 of them…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: Bronco Nation should see them in person sometimes

SCOTT SLANT: Bronco Nation should see them in person sometimes

Presented by FRANZ WITTE GARDEN CENTER. Wednesday Weekly: May 18, 2022. As college spring sports draw to a close, here’s what I think Boise State athletics needs: 1) a home men’s and/or women’s golf event, 2) a home track and field meet and 3) a home cross country meet (for the fall). It’s been a…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Celebrating the life of an Idaho icon

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Celebrating the life of an Idaho icon

This Day In Sports…May 17, 2011: The most prolific professional athlete ever to come out of the state of Idaho passes away at the age of 74. There was no brighter beacon from the Gem State in pro sports than Harmon Killebrew—on so many levels. He grew up in Payette, starring in multiple sports. In…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The GOAT (arguably speaking) is off and running

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The GOAT (arguably speaking) is off and running

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…May 16, 1985: A hint of things to come, as the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan is named NBA Rookie of the Year. After coming out of North Carolina following his junior year, Jordan was an instant sensation, landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated a month into his…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The sun sets on the old ABA

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: The sun sets on the old ABA

Presented by ZAMZOWS. This Day In Sports…May 13, 1976: In the last American Basketball Association game ever played, Julius Erving scores 31 points to help the New York Nets overcome a 22-point third quarter deficit and beat the Denver Nuggets, 112-106, to win the final ABA title. It also marked the retirement of the league’s…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A 55? Who is that guy?

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A 55? Who is that guy?

Presented by BBSI BOISE. This Day In Sports…May 12, 2012, 10 years ago today: Australian-turned-Oklahoman Rhein Gibson shoots a 16-under-par 55 at River Oaks Country Club in Edmond, OK, believed to be the lowest 18-hole score in history. Gibson recorded 12 birdies and two eagles during his amazing round, with six of the birdies coming…MORE

SCOTT SLANT: And so it begins for King Khalil

SCOTT SLANT: And so it begins for King Khalil

Presented by POOL SCOUTS. Wednesday Weekly: May 11, 2022. Khalil Shakir leaves today for Buffalo as his NFL journey begins. The Bills’ rookie minicamp is coming up Friday and Saturday, as the former Boise State star will be joined by Buffalo’s other seven draft picks, as well as undrafted rookie signees and players invited in…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Now the Mahre twins can retire for real

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: Now the Mahre twins can retire for real

Presented by BBSI BOISE. This Day In Sports…May 10, 1957: A twin birthday, as Phil and Steve Mahre are born in Yakima, WA. The brothers developed into two of America’s most accomplished ski racers in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Phil was World Cup overall champion from 1981-83—then won the gold medal in the…MORE

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A perfect game from an unlikely arm

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: A perfect game from an unlikely arm

Presented by COMMERCIAL TIRE. This Day In Sports…May 9, 2010: Forty-two years and one day after Jim “Catfish” Hunter does it, Dallas Braden throws the second perfect game in Oakland A’s history in a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay. It was the 19th perfect game in big league history, but only Braden’s 18th career victory in the…MORE