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How a Sports Fan Goes Green on Earth Day

It’s Earth Day today. Americans can thank the late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson for championing the need for our nation’s growing environmental awareness way back in 1970. The lawmaker’s vision subsequently spawned the Environmental Protection Act, the Clean Water Act … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Hockey’s “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky

  Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the greatest athletes of all-time. Regardless of the sport, the subject of great games, great teams and great players always triggers debate. However, no one will argue that only one great athlete … Continue reading

FREE Book: College Basketball Comics

Today is the most opportune day to offer my FREE book on College Basketball Comics. That’s because the wildly popular annual NCAA men’s national basketball championship tournament culminates in tonight’s championship game in Minneapolis. From mid March through early April, … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Remembering “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe

Today’s TBT sports blog remembers Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe. The godfather of modern day hockey – Gordie Howe – also checks in at #4 in my sports comic book highlighting my all-time Hockey Favorites. Here’s a chapter excerpt from my … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: FREE Sports Comic Book on Favorite Non-Athletes

Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls my FREE sports comic book Favorite Non-Athletes. Updated in 2017, the ebook reveals a different side of sports for inquisitive fans. If you’re as rabid a sports fan as me, you’ll agree that sports comprise … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Boxer Roberto Duran or “Hands of Stone”

  Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers world champion boxer Roberto Duran aptly nicknamed “Hands of Stone.” This Panamanian boxer regularly pummeled his opponents. With 70 career knock-outs, Roberto Duran punched with such power that observers claimed he possessed Hands of … 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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#TBT Sports Blog: Boston Bruins’ Bobby Orr

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

#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: Inauspicious Debut of the Super Bowl in 1967

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds football fans’ love affair with the NFL Super Bowl way back to January 15, 1967. That’s the day when the now most watched television event in American history made its inauspicious debut. The initial metrics … Continue reading