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#TBT March Madness Memory: Northern Iowa’s Al Farokhmanesh

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the clock to 2010 when Ali Farokhmanesh of Northern Iowa emerged as that year’s March Madness Cinderella story. Paving the way for unheralded participants in this year’s Big Dance like diminutive guard KJ Maura of … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: University of Michigan’s Fab 5

Today’s #TBT Fab 5 sports blog recalls one of the best freshmen classes in the history of NCAA college basketball. Their Fab 5 nickname sounded more like the popular Beatles band from the 1960s. Instead, the catchy moniker heralded the … Continue reading

NCAA March Madness: College Basketball Bracketology Tips Off

Their pencils are poised.

Their erasers are ready.

And, their theories thought out.

Following last night’s selections, their brackets are filling out. They’ll be compared with those of friends, co-workers, loved ones and total strangers on the internet.

March Madness has descended upon a college basketball crazed America.

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#TBT Sports Blog: NCAA Basketball’s Phi Slamma Jamma

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Phi Slamma Jamma – the fabulous dunking fraternity that electrified NCAA college basketball fans in the early 1980s. NBA greats Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler teamed with long, athletic and talented basketball teammates at the … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: 1970 NBA Finals Hero Willis Reed

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the game clock to the 1970 NBA Finals. That’s when Willis Reed provided New York Knicks fans with perhaps the most memorable entrance in Big Apple sports history. 40+ years later, Knicks fans still vividly … Continue reading

#TBT 38 Years Ago Today: 1980 USA Olympic Hockey’s Miracle on Ice

On this day 38 years ago – February 22, 1980 – hockey’s Miracle on Ice happened. It marked a national day of pride in America. The 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team birthed a miracle in the highly competitive arena of … Continue reading

Ugh! Curling at 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea is nearing an end, but any memory of the Olympic winter “sport” of curling will be forever etched in my mind. It will haunt me like a fake Floyd Mayweather smile … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Olympic Champion & DWTS Favorite Apolo Ohno

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 Olympian ever.

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Friday Sports Funny: NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain’s Quote

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 … Continue reading

Boston’s Beanpot Hockey Tournament

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