Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sports Figures at RNC

Turns out I wasn't the only high profile sports figure at the RNC Convention last week. Aside from avid outdoors-woman/sportscaster/high school hoops standout, Sarah Palin, I observed the following...
  • Church of LDS member and former Jazz/T-Wolf Thurl Baily gave the opening night invocation.
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  • Olympians Ryan Berube, Mitch Gaylord, Brittany Hayes, Barbra Higgins, Larsen Jensen, Elle Logan, Marcus McElhenney and John Naber lead the Thursday night Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Mother of former Seattle Seahawks running back Mack Strong, Rose Strong, was a Washington State alternate delegate.
  • Miles McPherson, pastor of The Rock Church and former San Diego SuperCharger, spoke on the topic of "Character."
  • NFL Hall of Fame Coach & NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs gave a closing night prime-time-ish speech.


Rusty said...

My fellow Hugger . . . i'm truly saddened at the missing accolades for our first name on this list.

"LDS Minister and former Jazz/T-Wolf Thurl Baily "

First, it's Bailey.

Second, you left off his most memorable accomplishment. Thurl was a forward on the 1983 NC State Wolfpack Men's Basketball Team. A team that shocked the world in THE CINDERELLA STORY by beating Olajuwan and Phi Slamma Jamma for the championship. The Cardiac Pack, they were called.

Surely, "Big T" mentioned his championship pedigree in Minneapolis.

MMayes said...

An even bigger accomplishment for Bailey was assisting Cozell McQueen's ugly ass to sit on the rim with a (fudge)PACK poster after one of their miraculous wins.