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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: 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: 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

#TBT Sports Blog: The Late NFL Minister of Defense

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the late Reggie White, an ordained pastor and Hall of Fame lineman. White brilliantly embodied his Minister of Defense nickname. During a storied 15-year NFL career, this imposing defensive lineman known as the Minister of … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Former NY Jets QB Broadway Joe Namath

Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls one of the NFL’s most outspoken players – former New York Jets Super Bowl III winning QB Broadway Joe Namath. Jazz singer George Benson crooned about the neon lights shining bright on Broadway. But, New … Continue reading

Best About Sports: Favorite Basketball Cliches

This slam dunk of my top 10 favorite basketball expressions come from my book Best About Sports…

…It would be crazy if the metaphoric and figurative ways we describe the game of basketball, whether in the NBA or at the NCAA level, actually came true.

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