#TBT Sports Blog: Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian “The Thorpedo” Thorpe

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Australian sports icon Ian Thorpe. This Olympic swimmer’s powerful speed in the pool gave rise to his brilliant nickname. Known simply as The Thorpedo, Ian Thorpe ranks as one of the greatest swimmers of all … Continue reading

On This Day in Sports in 1972 Title IX Became Law

Today’s 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 legislation … Continue reading

Ugh! Curling at 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea is nearing an end, but any memory of the Olympic winter “sport” of curling will be forever etched in my mind. It will haunt me like a fake Floyd Mayweather smile … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Olympic Champion & DWTS Favorite Apolo Ohno

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.

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Friday Sports Funny: Heavyweight Division in Gymnastics

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?

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International Happiness Day: Sports Sights That Make Me Happy

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

2 Cent Tuesday: My Favorite Sights in Sports

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

MIKE Sports Comic Book: Favorite Sports Nicknames 3rd Edition

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

MIKE Sports Comic Book: Olympic Favorites

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

#TBT Sports Blog: Olympic Weightlifter Pocket Hercules

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.

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