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#TBT Sports Blog Remembers NBA Bad Boy Bill Laimbeer

If the NBA introduced its popular BIG Marketing campaign back in the late 80s, this former all-star, and Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boy, would easily have been nicknamed the Big Jerk!

That’s because saying his name immediately sparked agitation in basketball circles everywhere – except maybe in the state of Michigan.

One would think words like champion, all-star, terrific rebounder, rugged defender or great teammate would best describe this player.

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#TBT Sports Blog Remembers The NBA Mailman Karl Malone

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the basketball’s greatest players ever –  The NBA Mailman Karl Malone. This Mailman never deposited letters in a mailbox or drove a United States Postal Service truck. For Utah Jazz fans, however, his … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski

Today’s #TBT sports blog looks back on Carl Yastrzemski – one of the top 10 Major League Baseball players ever. He was simply known as Yaz. He’s also #7 in my FREE sports comic book Boston Sports Icons. Yaz proved … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA’s Portland “Jail Blazers”

Today’s #TBT sports blog looks back on one of the best, but most dubious nicknames in sports history – the NBA’s Portland “Jail Blazers.” Professional sports team management often turns a blind eye to the bratty behavior of their athletes … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NHL Golden Jet Bobby Hull

Like an easy open net goal, former Chicago Blackhawks great Bobby Hull effortlessly skates into today’s #TBT sports blog. If you’ve ever visited Chicago’s United Center, you’ve seen his bronze statue standing proudly beside Bulls legend Michael Jordan and fellow … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: FREE Comic Book – Best About Sports

Yes, the subject of sports stirs the embers of conversations from yesterday’s nationally televised game as well as from championship games from several seasons ago. Fans who can’t remember what they ate for lunch have amazing recollection of events on the ice, hardwood, pitch, end zone or home plate from decades back and always seek outlets to share their passion, opinions and angst.

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The Masters at Augusta National: A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Each spring, tradition abounds at Augusta National Golf Club. Sportscaster Jim Nantz’s instantly recognizable words, “a tradition unlike any other,” eloquently capture the essence of the golf’s most prestigious event. One of four United States major golf tournaments held each … Continue reading

FREE Book: College Basketball Comics

The wildly popular NCAA men’s national basketball championship tournament descends upon fans every year. From mid March through early April, college basketball fans are smitten by the sports world’s most popular annual event that the NCAA has brilliantly Trademarked March … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: March Madness’ The Admiral David Robinson

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the game clock back to 1987 when David Robinson was the rage during that year’s NCAA March Madness tournament. The highest rank in the U.S Navy that he ever held was Lieutenant Junior Grade. However, … Continue reading

#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