TheBoy told me I would be remiss if I did not remind everyone that today is the birthday of Celtics legend and US gold medalist Bill Russell, considered to be one of the greatest basketball players ever (at least according to my son). The Celtics are the only sports team I've ever really followed, having come of age in the 1980s when the Celtics positively ruled the NBA, and Bill Russell was instrumental in building the team in the earlier years.
Olympian gold medalist, 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.Voted into the NBA Hall-of-Fame, 1975.
Led the Celtics to their first championship in 1957. Pretty darn impressive resume there.
Happy birthday, Mr. Russell.
That is all.