On this day 40 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
It may not be podium favorite in Sochi, but the Jamaican Bobsled Team is certainly crowd a pleaser.
Led by pilot Winston Watts, the Jamaican Team returns to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia after failing to qualify in 2006 in Torino, Italy and in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.
In spite of losing their luggage in route to Sochi, the Jamaicans maintained their generally upbeat attitudes. They received their runners (blades for sleds), helmets, sliding suits and shoes yesterday and immediately took to the Sanki Sliding Center for practice runs.Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog features one of my NBA hardwood heroes. Mention the name Dr. J and sports fans will immediately recognize this basketball legend. “Dr. J,” or Julius Erving, revolutionized the game of basketball. He elevated it to a … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the clock to the 1989 and 1990 NBA seasons. During those back-to-back Detroit Pistons championship years, starting guards Isaiah Thomas and Joe Dumars were voted Most Valuable Players in the NBA Finals respectively. However, muscular … Continue reading
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
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Bobby Orr, the Boston Bruins’ most celebrated hockey player ever. In 1964 the Boston Bruins boldly gambled when signing a fresh freckle-faced 14 year-old from Parry Sound, Ontario. The Bruins’ pick is my #5 choice … Continue reading
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.Continue reading
More than 40 years ago this month a significant game changer in sports television viewing occurred. On December 7, 1963, CBS Sports introduced Tony Verna’s instant replay concept during the Army vs. Navy football game at the old Municipal Stadium … Continue reading
Even though my favorite hockey player ever once played for a team appropriately named the Philadelphia Flyers, it’s still difficult for me to fathom how quickly time can fly by.
Seems like yesterday that Bobby Clarke was skating effortlessly up and down the Spectrum Arena ice in Philadelphia in his orange, black and white #16 Flyers jersey.
But yesterday, I learn that the former NHL star, who hailed from tiny town of Flin Flon, Manitoba, celebrated his 65th birthday.
As a way of wishing this three-time NHL Most Valuable Player, I’m honoring Clarke today by making him the subject of my Throw Back Thursday sports blog.Continue reading
Lou Holtz’s ESPN College Game Day sterling studio schtick earns him a spot in our living rooms each fall weekend.
Sure, little Lou looks like he never played a lick and probably couldn’t bench press a broom.
For cryin’ out loud – as this charismatic old coaching codger likes to say – I absolutely love Lou Holtz even more now as a talking head and co-anchor with Mark May during ESPN College Game Day broadcasts.Continue reading