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  • Friday Sports Funny: Pa-role Models in Sports
    Posted by MIKE on 08/18/2017 at 1:00 PM

    The subject of unwritten rules in sports will always stoke the embers of animated discussions among diehard sports fans. Some fans will immediately laud unwritten rules as time honored traditions that compliment the black and white regulations permanently etched in NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and FIFA rule […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs’ Mordecai Three Finger Brown
    Posted by MIKE on 08/17/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown of the Chicago Cubs. He’s one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. In the book Three Finger:The Mordecai Brown Story, Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs pitcher Ferguson Jenkins … Continue […]

  • 2 Cent Tuesday: Fighting Father Time in Sports
    Posted by MIKE on 08/15/2017 at 1:00 PM

    His stats are impressive. From time immemorial, his record remains unblemished. And, quietly, he’s posted an unrivaled unbeaten record in every sport. Though many athletes, including Hall of Famers, have risen to challenge him, no one has ever emerged victoriously. Father Time stands […]

  • Sports Comic Book: Favorite Sports Quotes
    Posted by MIKE on 08/13/2017 at 10:00 AM

    Favorite Sports Quotes combines 25 of my all-time favorite sports quotes with clever, individual sports comics. Each brief chapter offers a bit of history about the actual quote and the person responsible for it. Laugh when recalling a boxer who … Continue reading → The post Sports […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt
    Posted by MIKE on 08/10/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Philadelphia Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt. Voted in 1983 as the greatest player in franchise history, this slugger spent his entire 18 year career in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. More than 25 years … Continue reading → The […]

  • 2 Cent Tuesday: The Heckler: Irritating or Entertaining Sports Fan?
    Posted by MIKE on 08/08/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday blog focuses on the Heckler – the sports world’s most irritating and entertaining fan. Because I enjoy his antics, this big mouthed sports fan is an easy choice for my weekly post. This bumptious babbler has … Continue reading → The post 2 Cent […]

  • MIKE Sports Comic Book: MLB Favorites
    Posted by MIKE on 08/06/2017 at 9:00 AM

    Volume 2 of the MIKE Sports Comic Book Series focuses on my personal picks for all-time MLB Favorites. MLB Favorites transports readers through the Fall Classic months of October and even November. It also spotlights baseball legends from recently retired … Continue reading → The post […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks
    Posted by MIKE on 08/03/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Today’s #TBT sport blogs remembers Ernie Banks, the greatest player in Chicago Cubs history. To Banks, the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field served as home for 19 Major League Baseball seasons. Affectionately known as Mr. Cub, the soft spoken Ernie … Continue reading → The post […]

  • 2 Cent Tuesday: Favorite Baseball Cliches
    Posted by MIKE on 08/01/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Like the previous posts this week on favorite football clichés and favorite baseball cliches, this list captures the ridiculous, inventive and, at times, exaggerated way we report on America’s favorite pastime. Baseball fans instantly get these sayings. They’re spoken in the […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Former Baltimore Orioles Brooks “Hoover” Robinson
    Posted by MIKE on 07/27/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Today's TBT sports blog features a Hall of Fame athlete with a household appliance for a nickname. He played the hot corner better than anyone else in baseball history. Instead of an oven or a stove top grill, this third baseman was known as Hoover, short for the old American standard in vacuum […]

  • 2 Cent Tuesday: Ice Cube’s BIG3 Basketball
    Posted by MIKE on 07/25/2017 at 2:17 PM

    Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog weighs in on the newly launched Ice Cube inspired sports league cleverly named BIG3 Basketball. The appropriately named BIG3 Basketball League combines rapper, actor, entrepreneur Ice Cube’s concept of former “big time” NBA players … […]

  • Friday Sports Funny: Fans Are On Their Feet
    Posted by MIKE on 07/21/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Much like diehards from Boston, Oklahoma City, Green Bay and Munich, this comic captures similar enthusiasm. A figurative family of fans - box, portable, ceiling and oscillating – are all on their feet rooting on their favorite home team. The post Friday Sports Funny: Fans Are On Their Feet […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Wizard of Oz Ozzie Smith
    Posted by MIKE on 07/20/2017 at 1:43 PM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog features one of my favorite MLB players ever – former St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop Ozzie The Wizard of Oz Smith. If Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow were baseball fans, they’d be off to find … Continue reading → The post #TBT […]

  • Hey, Sports Fans, Happy National Hot Dog Day!
    Posted by MIKE on 07/19/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Hey, sports fans! Get out your mustard, ketchup and relish. It’s time to celebrate. Today, July 19th, is annual National Hot Dog Day. That’s right! Sports fans get to lift their glasses of iced tea and lemonade or even raise … Continue reading → The post Hey, Sports Fans, […]

  • Friday Sports Funny: Coach Pleading Case with Umpire
    Posted by MIKE on 07/14/2017 at 12:05 PM

    Today’s Friday Sports Funny depicts the obvious as a baseball coach is frantically pleading his case with an umpire. In spite of the large LCD screen in the background showing a clear replay of what just transpired on the field, … Continue reading → The post Friday Sports Funny: […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Boxing’s Raging Bull Jake La Motta
    Posted by MIKE on 07/13/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Most fighters would think twice before squaring off against an angry bull of a guy. But, for opponents in the ring facing the focus of today’s #TBT sports blog, no better nickname expressed the fear and intimidation he wielded as … Continue reading → The post #TBT Sports Blog: […]

  • 2 Cent Tuesday: Sports Cliches Need to be Retired
    Posted by MIKE on 07/11/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog bemoans outdated sports cliches that need to be retired. That’s because over the years, much has changed in sports. Super talented athletes have gotten bigger, faster and stronger. Player salaries have skyrocketed. And, ESPN … Continue reading […]

  • MIKE Sports Comic Book: Surprising Sports Favorites
    Posted by MIKE on 07/09/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Volume 9 of the MIKE Sports Comic Book Series focuses on my all-time Surprising Sports Favorites. And, they should surprise you, too! My diverse choices are called surprising because they’re not all the typically expected picks for a sports fan’s … Continue reading → The […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: English National Team’s David “Calamity” James
    Posted by MIKE on 07/06/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers former English National Team soccer goalie ignominiously named David “Calamity” James. Though David James may have not possessed the most flattering nickname in sports, this good natured goalie easily laughed off the unwarranted title of … […]

  • 2 Cent Tuesday: High Cost of Attending a Game
    Posted by MIKE on 07/04/2017 at 11:00 AM

    Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday Sports Blog cites the obvious. The high cost of attending a pro sports game is ridiculous. That’s because player salaries have soared. Franchise values have ballooned. And, television rights have skyrocketed to financial heights that no … Continue reading […]

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