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Sports Comic Book: Favorite Single Named Athletes 3rd Edition

My sports comic book Favorite Single Named Athletes celebrates the top icons in sports who only need one name to be identified. Throughout history, singers, politicians, philosophers and spiritual leaders impacted societies to such a degree that a single name … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: On This Day in 1972 Title IX Became Law

Today’s #TBT sports blog recounts the 1972 ground breaking law known as Title IX that changed the landscape of women’s sports in our country. On June 23, 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the landmark civil rights … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Italy’s FIFA Star The Berlin Wall

Today’s Throw Back Thursday FIFA sports blog should bring a little cheer to disheartened Italian soccer fans who witnessed their beloved Azzurri get eliminated this week from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Italy’s exit came at the heels of 1 – 0 losses to a powerful Uruguay side and to an upstart Costa Rica team.

So, let’s throw back time eight years and remember a rock solid defender who thwarted all opposing strikers with sites on goal.

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Friday Sports Funny: New York Yankees Babe Ruth’s Famous Quote

Today’s Friday Sports Funny focuses on this famously funny quote uttered by New York Yankees icon Babe Ruth. “No, I had a much better year than him.” ~ Babe Ruth When questioned if his huge 1927 baseball salary, which amounted … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Showtime Lakers

Watching the ESPN 30 for 30 doc Best of Enemies has prompted me to pen today’s #TBT sports blog. My post remembers a talented tinsel town team that perfectly fit the Hollywood hype of its spot on Showtime nickname. This … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Pitcher is Getting Shelled

When they don’t have their best stuff, pitchers can easily get knocked around – or shelled – by the opposing team. This can happen during an MLB, NCAA, high school or even a Little League game,

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A LeBron James Post NBA Finals Rest Is Warranted – For Sports Fans!

An eagerly anticipated LeBron James post NBA Finals rest is warranted – for sports fans!

Sure, the four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion is more than likely exhausted from advancing with the Miami Heat once again to the NBA Finals.

But, just think how fatigued fans have become. We can’t pick up a newspaper, turn on a television, look at our phone or log onto the internet without being bombarded by news about LeBron James.

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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: MLB Big Hurt Frank Thomas

Congrats to Major League Baseball’s Big Hurt.

Along with pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, former hard hitting first baseman Frank Thomas, known as the Big Hurt, got inducted yesterday in baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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