#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, who 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

“Spiritual” NCAA Nicknames in Best About Sports

Nicknames are especially defining in sports, and there’s certainly no shortage of them.

300+ NCAA Division I and hundreds of Division II and III athletic programs all have their own nickname and mascot.

Clever nicknames and mascots capture the essence of a team and they also personify a school’s history, geography, tradition or playing style or, in this case, its religious affiliation.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain

This immovable football wall stood stoutly as the best defensive team ever assembled in the history of the National Football League. It blitzes into today’s #TBT sports blog. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Steel Curtain defense of the 1970s totally tyrannized opposing … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: NFL Immaculate Reception

Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls the Immaculate Reception – arguably the greatest play in NFL history. That’s because in two days December 23 will mark 44 years since this legendary heavenly heave inexplicably became one of the most controversial plays … Continue reading

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