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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2 Cent Tuesday: Epic Performances in Sports

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

Tonight’s ESPY Awards Kicks Off Caitlyn Jenner Media Circus

The media circus officially kicks off tonight at 8pm EST on ABC. NBC Sports’ Bob Costas has referred to it as crass exploitation and a tabloid play, and I couldn’t agree more. While attempting to become our country’s moral compass, … Continue reading

Bolt Featured in MIKE Sports Comic Book: Favorite Single Named Athletes

This Jamaican born sprinter bolted out of his starting block with the raw power and fury of his nickname, The Lightning Bolt. Universally known by his fitting last name Bolt, this dynamic sprinter effortlessly jogs into the #23 spot in … Continue reading

Relive the Miracle Reunion: Hockey’s 1980 Miracle on Ice

Every living member of the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team returned to Lake Placid, NY this week to celebrate the “Relive the Miracle Reunion” of perhaps the greatest upset in team sports history. 35 years after an underdog USA hockey … Continue reading

Black History Month: Honoring Former WNBA Star Lisa Leslie

The WNBA could not have scripted a better person to become the “face” of its sport! I’m happy to honor this statuesque beauty in my latest Black History Month post. Considered the greatest player in WNBA history, the beautifully poised … Continue reading

Black History Month: Remembering Jesse Owens

Before MLB’s Jackie Robinson, the NFL’s Jim Brown, the NBA’s Wilt Chamberlain or boxing’s Joe Louis, track star Jesse Owens was regarded as the USA’s first ever African American sports icon. In celebrating Black History Month, let’s remember this extraordinary … Continue reading

Black History Month: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

As we celebrate Black History Month, let’s recall the stunning athletic and physical accomplishments of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. In 1990, Sports Illustrated named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the greatest female athlete of the 20th Century. At that time, no one challenged the Sports … Continue reading