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Friday Sports Funny: Raining 3’s in a Basketball Game

Today’s Friday Sports Funny once again lampoons the obvious by bringing to a life the overused basketball cliche of “raining 3’s!” In the comic, a huge umbrella appears to be protecting a group of defenders from an onslaught of 3 … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The Old Boston Garden

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

37 Years Ago Today: 1980 USA Olympic Hockey’s Miracle on Ice

On this day 37 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

2 Cent Tuesday: Bye Bye, Boogie!

Bye bye, Boogie! Farewell, DeMarcus Cousins. Sayonara, adios, auf wiedersehen, see ya! Can we help you pack? Happy to see you go. Need a ride to the airport? Wow, the energy around here sure feels lighter. That’s what Sacramento Kings … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: These Guys Own the Paint

Today’s Friday Sports Funny brings to life the oft overused sports cliche “these guys own the paint!” When a basketball announcer reports that guys own the paint, you know exactly what he means. Your mind immediately conjures up images very … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Former NHL MVP Super Mario Lemieux

Since the Stanley Cup Finals should officially begin next week, it’s only fitting that today’s Throw Back Thursday sports blog focuses on a former Stanley Cup champion and incredible overcoming athlete.

Today’s #TBT centers on former Pittsburgh Penguins center Super Mario Lemieux. Let’s take a look back at this hockey hero.

…..The likeable hero of the top selling video game series of all time was introduced during the rookie season of one of the most admired National Hockey League’s players ever.

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Remembering NFL “Sweetness” Walter Payton on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, sports fans!

On this special day in which we acknowledge the sweethearts in our lives, I thought my sports blog today should remember the extraordinary athlete known as Sweetness.

Allow me to share this excerpt from my Favorite Single Named Athletes book to honor the late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears.

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Friday Sports Funny: Clever Quote From FIFA Footballer George Best

“Maradona good. Pele better. George Best.” ~ painted on a mural in Belfast, Northern Ireland This funny, but clever quote is written on a wall to memorialize George Best, Northern Ireland’s flamboyant FIFA international footballer. George Best was also known … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Rash Bruce Bowen

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

Friday Sports Funny: There’s No “I” in Team

Today’s Friday Sports Funny – there’s no “I” in team – brings to life one of my favorite sports cliches. The well known cliche may be old and overused. However, if you’ve ever played team sports, you’re certainly aware of … Continue reading