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#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs Fan Steve Bartman

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

Friday the 13th Sports Funny: Sudden Death Overtime

Today’s Friday the 13th Sports Funny – Sudden Death Overtime – should prod revelers to get into the spirit of this month’s Halloween celebration. The ominous sounding sports expression – Sudden Death Overtime – is that designated period of time … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Mr. October Reggie Jackson

It’s only fitting that Major League Baseball’s Mr. October Reggie Jackson leads off today’s #TBT sports blog. This Baseball Hall of Fame slugger wore the colorful uniform of the Oakland A’s and the traditional pinstripes of the New York Yankees. … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: The Worst Mascot in Sports

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog states the obvious. The post reveals my choice for the undisputed worst mascot in sports. Sure, I know my pick will ignite a furor of controversy. Zealots across the globe will vow retribution for … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: NCAA Football’s Galloping Ghost Red Grange

Today’s #TBT Sports Blog features Red Grange – one of NCAA football’s greatest players of all time. My post recalls Grange – an incomparable college football player with the unforgettable nickname – The Galloping Ghost. In 2008, ESPN.com called Red … Continue reading

International Podcast Day: Celebrating The Sports Bra! Yup!

To celebrate International Podcast Day, I’m happy to share my most popular podcast ever. It’s available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. The monologue is simply named The Sports Bra. That’s right – The Sports Bra – that essential piece of … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Major League Baseball’s Shoeless Joe Jackson

Way back in 1906, a heckling fan at an amateur baseball game in Anderson, SC coined the nickname Shoeless. It happened as Joe Jackson ran to third base while only wearing his socks.

Joe Jackson’s Shoeless nickname is not the only thing for which this 12-year Major League Baseball star is immediately and infamously remembered.

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#TBT Sports Blog: R.I.P. Boxing’s Raging Bull Jake La Motta

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers boxing’s legendary Raging Bull – Jake LaMotta – who passed away this week at age 95. Most fighters would think twice before squaring off in the ring against an angry bull of a guy. But, … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Heavyweight Division in Gymnastics

The Olympic sport of gymnastics has always confused me.

I’m perplexed as to why the sport of gymnastics discriminates against bigger boned bodies.

Yes, I’m lamenting why larger ladies and girthier guys who would like to wear leotards, too, are getting shafted.

If boxing and wrestling have a myriad of divisions ranging from pint size featherweights to hulking heavyweights, why can’t the same be true of gymnastics?

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#TBT Sports Blog: Two-Time Heisman Trophy Winner Archie Griffin

College football’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, Archie Griffin, effortlessly rushes into today’s #TBT sports blog. A former standout for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Archie Griffin led the Big Ten in rushing for three consecutive seasons. The 1974 and … Continue reading