Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some Exclusive Company

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Have you ever belonged to an exclusive club with selected membership?

It must be a great feeling to be part of group that doesn't let just anyone in.

If you're one of the select individuals that has VIP access to high end establishments such as The Velvet Room then you'll know what I'm talking about.

There are several clubs world wide that are difficult for the Average Joe to be a part of. Here are a few examples of some of the most exclusive clubs across the globe.

Order of the Garter
Membership in the order is extremely limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, and no more than twenty-four members. The only way into this club is through an invite from the queen.

The Ejection Tie Club

Life membership of the Martin-Baker Tie Club is confined solely to persons who have ejected from an aircraft in an emergency using a Martin-Baker designed ejection seat, and thereby saved their life.

And finally...

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts honors exceptional basketball players, all-time great coaches, referees, executives, and other major contributors to the game.

On the next episode of The NBA Breakdown, Dave and I will give listeners an opportunity to hear from two members of this elite club.

The ever enthusiastic Dick Vitale. A longtime broadcaster and college basketball analyst with over 30 years of experience covering the game. Vitale called ESPN’s first-ever NCAA basketball game – Wisconsin at DePaul on Dec. 5, 1979 (a 90-77 DePaul win). Since then, he’s called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the 1983 and ’84 seasons. Vitale was enshrined in 2008.

The guy simply known as The Big E, Elvin Hayes was the original power forward. Hayes played in the NBA for 16 seasons. As a Baltimore/Washington Bullet, he teamed with Hall of Famer Wes Unseld to form a dominating frontcourt combination that led the Bullets to three NBA Finals and an NBA title over Seattle in 1978.

They both hang out with The NBA Breakdown crew for hoops talk, the way it should be!

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