#TBT Sports Blog: St. Louis Rams’ Greatest Show on Turf

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the former St. Louis Rams football team before the franchise relocated to Southern California. The team entertained NFL fans with their amazing speed and ability to score quickly and often and earned a clever nickname … Continue reading

The Annual NFL Crucial Catch Campaign to “Intercept” Cancer

Today’s Sunday Special Sports Blog focuses on a priceless endeavor. It recognizes the NFL, once again, for making A Crucial Catch its annual initiative to raise awareness of, or as its slogan aptly states, to intercept cancer. The NFL’s Crucial … 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: College Football’s Two Death Valleys

Today’s #TBT Sports Blog tells the history of Death Valley – both of them. One of college football’s most daunting places for visiting teams to play, Death Valley rests peacefully in one of my favorite sports comic books –  Deadly … 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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#TBT Sports Blog: ESPN’s Chris Berman

You don’t need to be a swami to predict this ESPN legend’s inclusion in my new sports comic book Favorite Sportscasters.

Check out this excerpt about one of my top talking heads in sports.

My choice for the #6 spot is arguably one of sports media’s most respected and decorated television broadcasters.

Synonymous with the ESPN brand, Chris Berman started with the then fledgling network way “back…back…back” in 1979.

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2 Cent Tuesday: FREE Comic Book – Best About Sports

Yes, the subject of sports stirs the embers of conversations from yesterday’s nationally televised game as well as from championship games from several seasons ago. Fans who can’t remember what they ate for lunch have amazing recollection of events on the ice, hardwood, pitch, end zone or home plate from decades back and always seek outlets to share their passion, opinions and angst.

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#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