Sports Blog

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Olympic Champion & DWTS Favorite Apolo Ohno
    Posted by MIKE on 02/15/2018 at 9:00 PM

    Like so many other Americans, I’m excited that yesterday marked the formal start to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Though my favorite all-time Winter Olympian won't be competing, here’s a look back at the speed skater who became the most decorated American Winter […]

  • Friday Sports Funny: NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain’s Quote
    Posted by MIKE on 02/09/2018 at 2:55 PM

    Today’s Friday Sports Funny recalls one of my favorite sports quotes from NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain. “Nobody ever roots for Goliath.” ~ Wilt Chamberlain’s response to how basketball fans often treated him Wilt’s incredible dominance as an NBA player prompted … […]

  • Boston’s Beanpot Hockey Tournament
    Posted by MIKE on 02/07/2018 at 2:51 PM

    Boston’s legendary Beanpot Hockey Tournament faced off this week at the TD Bank Garden. It was the 66th time Boston’s top four college hockey programs took to the ice for this annual event. The Beanpot Hockey Tournament may not be … Continue reading → The post Boston’s […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Rash Bruce Bowen
    Posted by MIKE on 02/01/2018 at 2:34 PM

    Known by his itchy nickname the Rash, Bruce Bowen scratched, clawed or chafed his way to become an NBA Champion. Bruce Bowen is my pick for today’s #TBT sports blog. Not only did fans love Bowen’s clever nickname the Rash, … Continue reading → The post #TBT Sports Blog: The […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: The Late NFL Minister of Defense
    Posted by MIKE on 01/25/2018 at 3:30 PM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the late Reggie White, an ordained pastor and Hall of Fame lineman, who brilliantly embodied his Minister of Defense nickname. During a storied 15-year NFL career, this imposing defensive lineman known as the Minister of … Continue reading → The […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: The Old Boston Garden
    Posted by MIKE on 01/18/2018 at 3:00 PM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the old Boston Garden. Though the storied arena was demolished in 1998, its lore lives on and remains a beloved part of Boston sports history. In addition to playing host to Stanley Cup Finals and … Continue reading → The post #TBT Sports Blog: […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: New York Rangers Mark Messier
    Posted by MIKE on 01/11/2018 at 2:52 PM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the greatest NHL players ever – Mark Messier. This former New York Ranger earned his fitting nickname – the Messiah – in the Big Apple during the 1994 NHL Playoffs. The Messiah moniker … Continue reading → The post #TBT […]

  • “Spiritual” NCAA Nicknames in Best About Sports
    Posted by MIKE on 01/10/2018 at 2:57 PM

    Nicknames are especially defining in sports, and there’s certainly no shortage of them. 300+ NCAA Division I and hundreds of Division II and III athletic programs all have their own nickname and mascot. Clever nicknames and mascots capture the essence of a team and they also personify a […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain
    Posted by MIKE on 01/04/2018 at 4:00 PM

    This immovable football wall stood stoutly as the best defensive team ever assembled in the history of the National Football League. It blitzes into today’s #TBT sports blog. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain defense of the 1970s totally tyrannized opposing … Continue […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: NFL Immaculate Reception
    Posted by MIKE on 12/21/2017 at 4:00 PM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls the Immaculate Reception – arguably the greatest play in NFL history. That’s because in two days December 23 will mark 44 years since this legendary heavenly heave inexplicably became one of the most controversial plays … Continue reading […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Remembering “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe
    Posted by MIKE on 12/14/2017 at 4:16 PM

    Today’s TBT sports blog remembers Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe. The godfather of modern day hockey – Gordie Howe – also checks in at #4 in my sports comic book highlighting my all-time Hockey Favorites. Here’s a chapter excerpt from my … Continue reading → The post […]

  • The Heisman Trophy: A Brief History
    Posted by MIKE on 12/09/2017 at 1:28 PM

    Standing 13.5” tall and weighing in at a hefty 25 lbs., the iconic Heisman Trophy is unquestionably the most prestigious award in college sports. The big bronze trophy easily stiff-arms all other potential choices to be the focus of today’s … Continue reading → The post The […]

  • Best About Sports: FREE Book & Favorite Football Cliches
    Posted by MIKE on 12/03/2017 at 12:04 PM

    These ridiculous and sometimes exaggerated expressions capture the way we like to describe teams, plays and games. They’re all couched in the language of metaphors and hyperbole, but sports fans easily relate. How funny would it be if these figurative football clichés were actually […]

  • Friday Sports Funny: NBA Icon Isaiah Thomas on Bill Laimbeer
    Posted by MIKE on 12/01/2017 at 12:00 PM

    Today’s Friday Sports Funny unearths a hilarious quote by former NBA champion Isaiah Thomas about Detroit Pistons teammate Bill Laimbeer. “If I didn’t know Bill, I wouldn’t like him either.” ~ Isaiah Thomas Teammate and friend Isaiah Thomas said this … Continue […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Boston College’s Doug Flutie
    Posted by MIKE on 11/23/2017 at 2:00 PM

    The subject of today’s #TBT Sports Blog, Doug Flutie of Boston College, almost never got the chance to prove what he could do on the football field with a pig skin in his hand. Boston College was the only Division … Continue reading → The post #TBT Sports Blog: Boston […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Former NY Jets QB Broadway Joe Namath
    Posted by MIKE on 11/09/2017 at 3:04 PM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls one of the NFL’s most outspoken players – former New York Jets Super Bowl III winning QB Broadway Joe Namath. Jazz singer George Benson crooned about the neon lights shining bright on Broadway. But, New … Continue reading → The post […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Mr. November Derek Jeter
    Posted by MIKE on 11/02/2017 at 4:07 PM

    Another New York Yankee tops the charts as one of Major League Baseball’s most admired and respected players ever. This famous shortstop became known as Mr. November through unique circumstances surrounding the postponement of the 2001 World Series. The post #TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Mr. […]

  • Happy Halloween: “Deadly Sports Stuff” Comic Book
    Posted by MIKE on 10/31/2017 at 1:00 PM

    Happy Halloween! To celebrate today’s holiday, I just released my 3rd edition of the sports comic book Deadly Sports Stuff. It’s available for safe downloading on Amazon for just 99 cents. Click HERE. Here’s my intro. It should give you … Continue reading → The post […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Lou Holtz & ESPN College Game Day
    Posted by MIKE on 10/26/2017 at 2:15 PM

    Lou Holtz’s ESPN College Game Day sterling studio schtick earns him a spot in our living rooms each fall weekend. Sure, little Lou looks like he never played a lick and probably couldn’t bench press a broom. For cryin' out loud - as this charismatic old coaching codger likes to say - I […]

  • #TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs Fan Steve Bartman
    Posted by MIKE on 10/19/2017 at 1:21 PM

    Today’s #TBT sports blog painfully recalls the Windy City’s most infamous sports personality – who just happens to be a baseball fan. On October 14, 2003, a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan named Steve Bartman unwittingly found himself in the national … Continue reading → The […]

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