Your first kiss. The birth of a child. Your first big job. These indelible memories shape our identity. Great sports moments do that too.
Join one of America’s most prolific sports history writers and relive 15 spectacular sports moments that transfixed and inspired a nation.
David L. Hudson, Jr. is the author of over 40 books, an award-winning professor, and a judge for professional boxing events. In this audio series, he explores unforgettable sports moments spanning football, baseball, golf, basketball, tennis, soccer and more.
You’ll sit ringside as Muhammad Ali employs the “rope-a-dope” strategy to upset George Foreman in Zaire and cheer as Secretariat wins the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes by an astounding 31 lengths. You’ll gasp as Reggie Jackson leads the Yankees to the World Series Championship with three home runs and marvel as Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a single NBA game.
You’ll also take in moments of triumph whose significance transcends the realm of sports, such as Jesse Owens’ victory at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, which shattered Adolph Hitler’s noxious myth of Aryan superiority.
Hudson will reanimate your favorite moments in sports history and shed new light on the men and women who achieved them.
This course is part of the Learn25 collection.
With a seemingly photographic memory and a booming voice, David Hudson captures the excitement of some of sports most historic moments. I’ve debated his list of events with friends and family. You will probably agree strongly with some and disagree with others. But I love his insight and style. His description of the Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle is amazing. It’s amazing he can bring such insight into so many different sports. Highly recommend.
A Five Star Piece of Work!
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the achievements of our great American sports heroes!
You won’t be disappointed! Grab a big bowl of popcorn and your favorite adult beverage as you take a walk down memory lane. This is truly a wonderful historical perspective featuring some of our greatest athletes!
Hudson has picked a list of the most consequential athletes and sports moments over the past 100 years. This course covered it all, from horse racing in the 1920s to the peak of college basketball in the 1980s through the 2008 Wimbledon final. As a renowned legal scholar, Hudson often looks for bigger implications in these sports heroes, and how they impacted society at large. He’s also funny and an easy listen. Highly reccommend this one.