2020/07/10

DeafDigest Sports – – July 5-10, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— the Cousy middle name

— audio on NFL team websites, no captions

— college deaf

— athletic director position openings (2)

— Gallaudet athletes are also scholars

— one of the worst major league defensive players

— all-decade volleyball team

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athletic director position openings (2)

position openings
Athletic Director
Youth Athletics Coordinator
California School for the Deaf
Fremont, CA

for more information on either position, contact
lgonzales@csdf-cde.ca.gov

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Gallaudet athletes are also scholars

Gallaudet places 64 student-athletes on the 2019-20 NEAC Scholar-Athlete list

LATHAM, N.Y. – Gallaudet University placed a record 64 student-athletes on
the 2019-20 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Scholar-Athlete list
as announced by the conference. Each student-athlete was required to
accumulate a 3.4 or higher grade point average for the fall and spring
semesters combined.

full story at:
https://www.gallaudetathletics.com/news/2020-21/neac-allacademic

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audio on NFL team websites, no captions

Many of us root for our NFL teams.

All NFL teams have their own web sites. The
audios (basically interviews with present and
past players and coaches and GM) are not captioned.

ADA violation? Possibly, but do read on.

DeafDigest Sports editor contacted one NFL
team about their non-captioned audios.

The NFL team responded, saying that:

#1 – the team discussed it with the NFL Digital staff

#2 – the team has no control over captions as the
NFL digital group handles it (for all 32 teams)

#3 – the digital group told the team it takes
24-72 hours for captions to appear on a video.

#4 – the NFL team told the digital people that
24-72 hour wait is not acceptable.

#5 – the NFL team looked at its own audios and
learned that these were not captioned at all.

#6 – the NFL team promised to follow this up with
the league. A suggestion was hiring a third party
vendor that provides captions.

note: this is not just for DeafDigest Sports
editor’s wish, but for all of you that love
pro football.

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the Cousy middle name

Cousy is Bob Cousy, NBA’s #1 point guard
with Boston Celtics during the fifties and
sixties.

Old timers know who he is. Younger fans most
likely never heard of him.

Harvey Goodstein, who played Gallaudet
basketball as the point guard during the
sixties, idolized Bob Cousy even to the
point of adding C to his middle name
(legally or illegally, whatever).

His wife, Astrid shared with DeafDigest
Sports editor this tale:

And I must add a funny story here.  You mentioned that Cousy was Harvey’s
middle name during Gallaudet.    He even added that name to his driver’s
license when young and got away with it.    And for years afterwards, he
was stuck with it. Even when we moved to AZ and he applied for a new
driver’s license at the local MVA, he requested that the middle name be
removed (finally!),  they refused.   Finally several years ago after much
hassle–with proof of his birth certificate, etc.  it was removed.   Our
boys and grandkids do still call him Cousy affectionately whenever they
play basketball.

note:
Do keep in mind that the late John Perry idolized Larry Bird,
again with Boston Celtics, that he added Bird as his
middle name (legally or illegally, whatever)

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one of the worst major league defensive players

part of a posting

Worst MLB Defensive Players of All Time

Pete Browning

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1882 to 1894. He played
primarily for the Louisville Eclipse/Colonels, becoming one of the sport’s
most accomplished batters of the 1880s.

Playing in spite of serious medical afflictions which rendered him
virtually deaf and subjected him to massive headaches

Browning made 414 errors in 13 seasons

note:
baseball historians have said Browning was by far a much better
hitter than Hoy.

Hoy was deaf all his life and went to Ohio School for the Deaf.

Browning became late-deafened in life, and for that reason
the Deaf Community does not “count” him as deaf!

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all decade volleyball team

part of newspaper posting

ordan Kohl, San Angelo Central, Class of 2014

Kohl was a record-setting 6-foot-3 outside hitter. She was the 2013
All-West Texas MVP and a TGCA all-state selection. In addition to 76.5
blocks, the Texas State signee established a new single-season program
record with 505 kills while leading Central to a second straight 30-win
season and back-to-back bidistrict titles. The southpaw was the District
2-5A Outstanding Hitter of the Year. In 2016, she played in the World Deaf
Volleyball Championships in Washington, D.C.

note:
she played two seasons at Texas State and was one of the team’s core
players. She did not play since then. Do not know why?

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college deaf athlete

Missy Sadler

senior

softball

St. Thomas Aquinas (NY, NCAA-II)

while she was on the team roster, according to the team web site
she has not appeared in any of the team’s 10 games before Covid-19
cancelled the season

Was she injured or was it coaches’ decision not to use her or
did she leave college or did she quit the team?

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random deafsports thoughts

Dummy Hoy made his major league debut in 1888.

Pete Browning (see story above) made his major
league debut in 1882.

Did they face each other in a major league game?

This is a task for baseball historians to do research
on.

Hoy did face deaf pitcher Dummy Taylor in one game.

Both Hoy and Taylor were accepted as part of the
Deaf Community.

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http://GallaudetAthleticsStore.com

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Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

a vlog is at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQFMZ-d7dvc&feature=youtu.be