This challenge is prompted by the song 19-Somethin’ by Mark Wills. You can hear the song here: https://youtu.be/UhSCeItgUEc
I don’t know if they were heroes, but I liked the 1972 Oakland A’s. I thought Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers were super cool names. But then, football, and Kenny Stabler and the inimitable Ray Guy from the Oakland Raiders became the sports legends I most loved. Wait, wait, Nadia. Every girl adored Nadia. She made us all believe we could be gymnasts.