The Heisman Trophy: A Brief History

Standing 13.5” tall and weighing in at a hefty 25 lbs., the iconic Heisman Trophy is unquestionably the most prestigious award in college sports. The big bronze trophy easily stiff-arms all other potential choices to be the focus of today’s … Continue reading

Best About Sports: FREE Book & Favorite Football Cliches

These ridiculous and sometimes exaggerated expressions capture the way we like to describe teams, plays and games.

They’re all couched in the language of metaphors and hyperbole, but sports fans easily relate. How funny would it be if these figurative football clichés were actually taken literally!

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#TBT Sports Blog: Boston College’s Doug Flutie

The subject of today’s #TBT Sports Blog, Doug Flutie of Boston College, almost never got the chance to prove what he could do on the football field with a pig skin in his hand. Boston College was the only Division … 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

#TBT Sports Blog: Lou Holtz & ESPN College Game Day

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.

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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

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

#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

2 Cent Tuesday: Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford’s $135 Million Contract Extension

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog questions the enormity – and absurdity – of Matthew Stafford’s whopping five-year $135 million contract extension with the Detroit Lions. Wow, a $135 million contract extension! That’s a lot of jack for an NFL … Continue reading