Monday, February 4, 2013

Happy XLVII Barry

Red Velvet Cake Roll
It's my husband's birthday and he is the same age as the Super Bowl! Today, we will be celebrating 47 years! He is 17, 155 days old or 411,720 hours old or 24,703,200 minutes old!
We will celebrate with his favorite Red Velvet Cake - just a slightly different version - basically the same recipe, different style! I ran across the Red Velvet Cake Roll and thought I would give it a try - it's not perfect, but I think it will be tasty!
Happy Birthday to the BEST husband, Daddy, sportswriter and statistician!
We love you, Barry!
In honor of your birthday, here is some sports trivia that you didn't have to research - enjoy!
In the world of sports in 1966:
Jan 2nd - Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL Championship game

Jan 12th - Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

Jan 15th - AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19

Jan 15th - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7

Jan 27th - Wisc State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966
Feb 11th - SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
Feb 14th - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
Feb 28th - Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers

Mar 19th - 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65
Mar 29th - Muhammad Ali beats George Chuvalo in 15 for Heavyweight boxing title
Apr 11th - 30th Golf Masters Championship: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288

Apr 11th - Emmett Ashford becomes 1st black major league umpire

Apr 12th - Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2
Apr 22nd - Atlanta Braveswin their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4
Apr 24th - Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee)
Apr 26th - Arnold "Red" Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
Apr 28th - 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
May 1st - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf

May 5th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
May 5th - Willie Mays hit his 512th HR
May 7th - 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
May 12th - St Louis' Busch Stadium opens, Braves lose to Cards 4-3 in 12 inns
May 21st - 92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4
May 21st - Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
Jun 6th - NFL & AFL announce their merger
Jun 7th - NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1
Jun 8th - NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970
Jun 9th - 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
Jun 14th - Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
Jul 1st - 80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)

Jul 2nd - 73rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Frasier (63 36 61)
Jul 12th - 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
Jul 12th - All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
Aug 5th - 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
Aug 6th - Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for Heavyweight boxing title
Aug 17th - Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list
Aug 26th - Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
Sep 4th - Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
Sep 22nd - Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
Sep 25th - Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1

Oct 2nd - LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years

Oct 6th - Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
Oct 9th - Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series

Nov 1st - NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
Nov 5th - Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
Nov 8th - Pres Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
Nov 12th - Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
Nov 14th - Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for Heavyweight title
Nov 20th - Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

Nov 27th - In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41Nov 29th - 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
Dec 8th - A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
Dec 11th - Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
Dec 12th - US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to
Dec 20th - NBA awards Seattle SuperSonics a franchise for 1967-68 season

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