Archive for the ‘Jack Johnson’ Category

TheBaker Picks Team USA’s Olympic Hockey Team

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I know hockey is a niche sport. But if you can’t get excited about Olympic hockey, then I question your sports fandom. It's the best Olympic team sport out there. Far superior to basketball, which is basically a three-team tournament (and that's only a new occurrence). On paper, the United States ...

Congress Pardons Jack Johnson; Health Care Still Not Solved

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

On the day before it adjourns for a summer break it hasn't earned, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for a pardon of boxing great Jack Johnson. Johnson was the first black world heavyweight boxing champion and held the title from 1908 until 1915. In 1913 he ...