The Olympic sport of gymnastics has always confused me.
I’m perplexed as to why the sport of gymnastics discriminates against bigger boned bodies.
Yes, I’m lamenting why larger ladies and girthier guys who would like to wear leotards, too, are getting shafted.
If boxing and wrestling have a myriad of divisions ranging from pint size featherweights to hulking heavyweights, why can’t the same be true of gymnastics? Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog recounts the 1972 ground breaking law known as Title IX that changed the landscape of women’s sports in our country. On June 23, 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the landmark civil rights … Continue reading
Today is International Happiness Day. To celebrate the world’s annual joyful holiday, I’ve compiled a list of the top 20 sights that make me happy as a sports fan. These splendid sights always bring a smile to my face. They … Continue reading
Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog highlights the best things I believe sports fans love to see whenever watching a big game. The following is my list of my 20 favorite sights in sports: 20. Lighting the flame in the … Continue reading
Like so many other Americans, I’m excited that yesterday marked the formal start to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Though my favorite all-time Winter Olympian won’t be competing, here’s a look back at the speed skater who became the most decorated American Winter Olympian ever. Continue reading
I’m absolutely crazy about clever nicknames! That’s why I penned Favorite Sports Nicknames. Who isn’t? You see, I grew up with Tiny – ironically the biggest kid in class. I played sports with Frankie “K” – short for his Polish … Continue reading
Volume 6 of the MIKE Sports Comic Book Series focuses on my all-time Olympic Favorites. My choices include six Summer Olympians and four noteworthy stars from the Winter Games. A few of my picks may surprise you. Eight are legendary … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog is a chapter excerpt from one of my sports comic books. It focuses on a tiny Olympic weightlifter who could effortlessly throw weights around in the gym.
Half of this clever nickname comes from Hercules, son of the Greek mythological god Zeus, who was known for his feats of strength.
The other half of this nickname comes from the tiny size of this amazing Olympic and World Weightlifting Champion.
Pocket Hercules showed uncommon strength for a person of his short stature. In addition, his interesting personal life story makes him one of the sports world’s all-time best personalities. Continue reading
Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog chronicles my all-time favorite epic performances in sports. Few things fuel the fire for bar stool banter like the subject of extraordinary feats in sports. Regardless of the sport, sports fans of every age … Continue reading
To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, allow me to acknowledge one of the greatest athletes of all-time. This amazing individual will soon be featured in the major motion picture Race, scheduled for release on February 19th. Before MLB’s … Continue reading