Jim Brown

James Nathaniel Brown is an American former professional football player, sports analyst and actor. He was a fullback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League from 1957 through 1965. Considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time, Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee every season he was in the league, was recognized as the AP NFL Most Valuable Player three times, won an NFL championship with the Browns in 1964, he led the league in rushing yards in eight out of his nine seasons, by the time he retired, he had shattered most major rushing records. In 2002, he was named by The Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever. Brown earned unanimous All-America honors playing college football at Syracuse University, where he was an all-around player for the Syracuse Orangemen football team, he excelled in basketball and field, lacrosse. The football team retired his number 44 jersey, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995. In his professional career, Brown carried the ball 2,359 times for 12,312 rushing yards and 106 touchdowns, which were all records when he retired.

He averaged 104.3 rushing yards per game, is the only player in NFL history to average over 100 rushing yards per game for his career. His 5.2 yards per rush is second-best among running backs. Brown was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, he was named to the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team, to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, comprising the best players in NFL history. In 2020, Brown was honored at CFP championship game as greatest college football player of all time, his number 32 jersey is retired by the Browns. Shortly before the end of his football career, Brown became an actor, had several leading roles throughout the 1970s. Brown was born in St. Simons Island, Georgia, to Swinton Brown, a professional boxer, his wife, Theresa, a homemaker. At Manhasset Secondary School, Brown earned 13 letters playing football, baseball and running track. Mr. Brown credits his self-reliance to having grown up on Saint Simons Island, a community off the coast of Georgia where he was raised by his grandmother and where racism did not affect him directly.

At the age of eight, he moved to Manhasset, New York, on Long Island, where his mother worked as a domestic. It was at Manhasset High School that he became athletic legend, he averaged a then-Long Island record 38 points per game for his basketball team. That record was broken by future Boston Red Sox star Carl Yastrzemski of Bridgehampton; as a sophomore at Syracuse University, Brown was the second-leading rusher on the team. As a junior, he rushed for 666 yards. In his senior year in 1956, Brown was a consensus first-team All-American, he finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting and set school records for highest season rush average and most rushing touchdowns in a single game. He ran for 986 yards—third-most in the country despite Syracuse playing only eight games—and scored 14 touchdowns. In the regular-season finale, a 61–7 rout of Colgate, he rushed for 197 yards, scored six touchdowns, kicked seven extra points for a school-record 43 points. In the Cotton Bowl, he rushed for 132 yards, scored three touchdowns, kicked three extra points, but a blocked extra point after Syracuse's third touchdown was the difference as TCU won 28–27.

More impressive was his success as a multisport athlete. In addition to his football accomplishments, he excelled in basketball and lacrosse; as a sophomore, he was the second-leading scorer for the basketball team, earned a letter on the track team. In 1955, he finished in fifth place in the Nation Championship decathlon, his junior year, he averaged 11.3 points in basketball, was named a second-team All-American in lacrosse. His senior year, he was named a first-team All-American in lacrosse, he is in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The Carrier Dome has an 800 square-foot tapestry depicting Brown in football and lacrosse uniforms with the words "Greatest Player Ever". Brown was taken in the first round of the 1957 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, the sixth overall selection. In the ninth game of his rookie season, against the Los Angeles Rams he rushed for 237 yards, setting an NFL single-game record that stood unsurpassed for 14 years and a rookie record that remained for 40 years. Brown broke the single-season rushing record in 1958, gaining 1,527 yards in the 12-game season, shattering the previous NFL mark of 1,146 yards set by Steve Van Buren in 1949.

In this MVP season, Brown led all players with a staggering 17 touchdowns scored, besting his nearest rival, Baltimore Colts wide receiver Raymond Berry, by 8. After nine years in the NFL, he departed as the league's record holder for both single-season and career rushing, as well as the all-time leader in rushing touchdowns, total touchdowns, all-purpose yards, he was the first player to reach the 100-rushing-touchdowns milestone, only a few others have done so since, despite the league's expansion to a 16-game season in 1978. Brown's record of scoring 100 touchdowns in only 93 games stood until LaDainian Tomlinson did it in 89 games during the 2006 season. Brown holds the record for total seasons leading the NFL in all-purpose yards, is the only rusher in NFL history to average over 100 yards per game for a career. In addition to his rushing, Brown was a superb receiver out of the backfield, catching 262 passes for 2,499 yards and 20 touchdowns, while adding

La Porrassa

La Porrassa is a small farm town in the municipality of Calvià on the island of Majorca, part of the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. It is adjacent to Magaluf on the south; the municipality's promenade, the Paseo Calvia, winds through La Porrassa. It has a population of 128 inhabitants; the army of King James I of Aragon camped in the La Porrassa area when he started the conquest of the island. There are only a few houses besides the large country farmhouse of the landowner; the farmhouse was built between 1616 with sandstone and stone masonry. It has a tower for defense; the tower remains in good condition, protected by the law of Spanish heritage. Its main chamber rises4 m off the ground and through a spiral staircase takes you to the next floor; the town has a nursery, a school and two water parks

Moore-Turner Garden

The Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens are located in Pioneer Park, Washington. Built between 1889 and 1932 as a residential garden for original property owner, Frank Rockwood Moore, on the grounds of his home, the property was acquired by United States Senator George Turner in 1896. Turner hired Hugh Bryan in 1911 to make improvements to the Victorian-influenced design following the popular Arts and Crafts movement. In 1945, the Spokane Park Board bought the property and combined it with the D. C. Corbin property to the east to form Pioneer Park; the gardens, maintained by the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, opened to public use in 2007 following a three-year restoration project funded through donations, a major donation from Myrtle Woldson. The gardens include plants introduced prior to 1915, a tea house, a rose garden, perennial garden, a pond; the historic garden is a contributing property to the Marycliff-Cliff Park Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places and in 2008, it won the Valerie Sivinski Award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

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