OJ Simpson Dead at 76


If you don’t know who OJ Simpson is, you should go back and do some research. OJ Simpson was one of the greatest running backs in the history of football. He played 11 seasons in the NFL and is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The second chapter of his life after football is one that you can’t even make up. He passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76.

OJ Simpson Dead at 76
OJ Simpson at the “trial of the century.”

In 1994, Simpson was charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman. The two victims were found outside Brown Simpson’s condo in the Brentwood neighborhood in Los Angeles on June 12, 1994. What would transpire afterward would make for a ton of best selling books, TV movies, and more. 

OJ Simpson – The Athlete

OJ Simpson grew up in the projects in San Francisco. He was a member of a gang as a youth and got into plenty of trouble. A chance meeting with San Francisco Giants star Willie Mays helped turn OJ Simpson onto the right path. He became a high school football star at Galileo HS.

He became a junior college All-American running back at City College of San Francisco before moving on to USC. Under legendary head coach John McKay, OJ Simpson led the nation in rushing in 1967 and 1968. After the ‘68 season, OJ Simpson was awarded the Heisman Trophy.

OJ Simpson Dead at 76
Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968.

OJ Simpson would go on to become the first pick in the 1969 AFL-NFL draft. He was the first pick of the Buffalo Bills and in his first three seasons Simpson never rushed for more than 750 yards. That would change in 1972 with the hiring of Lou Saban as the Bills head coach. 

In 1973, OJ Simpson would become the first player in NFL history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. Simpson finished with 2,003 yards and did it in just 14 games. His 143.1 yards per game is still an NFL record. 

OJ Simpson was the NFL MVP in 1973. He was a five-time first-team All-Pro and played in the Pro Bowl five times. OJ Simpson led the NFL in rushing four times and was the AFC Offensive Player of the Year three times. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.

The Other Side of OJ Simpson

The Juice, as he was known, was always interested in acting. He did a number of commercials during his heyday, including the famous Hertz ads on TV. Even during his NFL playing days, Simpson had some small parts in TV shows and movies.

After his playing days, Simpson really got into TV and film. He was a commentator for Monday Night Football and for The NFL on NBC. OJ Simpson also starred in the Naked Gun trilogy as Detective Nordberg. 

OJ Simpson Dead at 76
Simpson played Detective Nordberg in the Naked Gun movies.

In 1994, OJ Simpson was set to become the lead in a series entitled Frogmen. It was about a group of former Navy Seals. The pilot had just finished filming two months before the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murders, but was sued by the Goldman family in civil court. The Goldmans won a $33 million judgment against Simpson. The Juice would then essentially commit to a life of crime, the biggest of which was a failed robbery attempt in Las Vegas. Simpson and a friend tried to rob a sports memorabilia dealer. OJ Simpson was convicted and sentenced to 33 years in prison. He served nine and got out in 2017.

No OJ Simpson Drama on the Leaderboard

Yeah, no drama here. Just good hard work rewarded with wins and a fatter bankroll. SWJ Sports was the big winner yesterday and, once again, Sas Insider was among the Top 5. The Insider continues to crush the books. Sports Hub members would be wise to check out what Sas Insider is betting on every day.

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OJ Simpson Dead at 76
Sas Insider continues to roll this month!

Take the Sas Insider as an example. Yesterday…9-5 on 14 picks with earnings of $375. Over the last 14 days? Up $1694. For the month? Up $3691. That could be you, but you need a Sports Hub membership. Click the orange button at the top of this page to get started.

Here’s how yesterday played out on the leaderboard.

  • Baseball & hockey picks: SWJ Sports put together one of the more impressive days on the Sports Hub daily leaderboard, going 10-6 overall to win $770 total. SWJ Sports went 5-2 on seven MLB picks. Keep that in mind as baseball season rolls on.
  • NBA picks: Randall Dickelman was next on the board yesterday, hitting five of six picks, all of which happened to be on NBA games. The wins added $405 to Randall’s bankroll. Speaking of the NBA, don’t forget to enter Sports Hub’s NBA Playoffs Bracket Contest for the chance to win up to 1,000 points. 
  • Consistency: Sas Insider continues its rampage on the sports betting industry. Yesterday, the Insider went 9-5 and added $375 to the coffers. Over the last month, Sas Insider has won 54.8 percent of his picks, which equates to profits of  $3691.
  • Knup’s back: Knup Sports is another model of sports handicapping consistency here at SportsHub. Knup went 11-8 yesterday and won $304. Knup Sports is No. 2 on the 7-day baseball leaderboard with $921 in winnings. No. 1, of course, is Sas Insider ($1601).
  • Chicago fire: Chicago’s own James Anderson, another Sports Hub expert, lit a fire yesterday with a 3-1 record and $290 earned. It was another solid day at the top of the leaderboard.

Kentucky Has a New Head Coach

After a number of high profile head coaches turned down Kentucky, the Wildcats have a new head basketball coach, one who is very familiar with the program. A former NFL star talked about a comeback and an NHL great hits another milestone.

Let’s check out what’s trending in sports.

  • Mark who?: It’s not the flashy hire. Dan Hurley, Scott Drew, and a host of others turned Kentucky away when asked about the job left open by the departure of John Calipari. BYU head coach Mark Pope led the Cougars to back-to-back NCAA tournament berths and he’s a former Kentucky player. He’ll be the new head coach at his alma mater, where he was the captain of the Wildcats’ 1996 national championship team.
  • Brady doesn’t rule out comeback: Retired NFL legend Tom Brady said he would not be opposed to a return to the NFL. Brady was on the Deep Cuts podcast and mentioned that he would not be opposed to a late-season NFL return with a team that needed a quarterback due to an injury.
  • Crosby hits 1,000: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby became the 14th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists last night in the Penguins 6-5 win over Detroit. He also moved into 10th on the all-time NHL scoring list. More importantly, the Penguins moved into the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

What to Bet on Today

The Masters continues today after some delays yesterday. There are a ton of options on the betting board and you’ll find a number of picks from our top golf handicappers in the members area. Golf is not the only thing happening today. 

Let’s check the schedule.

  1. Weekend series start: It’s Friday in MLB and that typically means the start of new weekend series. Apple TV+ will carry Milwaukee (8-3) at Baltimore (8-4) at 7:05 p.m. and the Chicago Cubs (7-5)  at Seattle (5-8) at 9:40 p.m. 
  2. Final days of the NBA: We’re down to the final two days of the 2023-24 NBA regular season. All 30 teams will play tonight, take tomorrow off, and then all play again on Sunday to close the season. Tonight’s NBATV doubleheader features Milwaukee at Oklahoma City and Phoenix at Sacramento in the late game.
  1. International soccer: Some of the world’s top leagues have matches today. Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A all have a single match on the schedule. The rest of the schedule features lower tier leagues around the world.
  2. Race for the wild cards: As mentioned earlier, the Pittsburgh Penguins jumped into the second wild card spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The Blues are still alive in the Western Conference. St. Louis hosts Carolina tonight. Game time is 8 p.m. ET.
  3. The Masters: The second round of the Masters is underway. Bryson DeChambeau shot a 65 to take the first round lead. Tiger Woods was eight shots back with a 1-over 73. Check out the picks database throughout the day for our Masters picks.
  4. ATP Tour: No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic is in action right now in the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in Monaco. Jannick Sinner and Stefanos Tsitsipas have already won their quarerfinal matches. Casper Ruud meets Ugo Humbert in the other quarterfinal today.

Whether it’s the Masters or tonight’s NBA action, do yourself a favor and check the Sports Hub picks database for the best sports predictions on the planet. Members can search our database and see for themselves. Our cappers are the best at what they do. 

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