This slam dunk of my top 10 favorite basketball expressions come from my book Best About Sports…
…It would be crazy if the metaphoric and figurative ways we describe the game of basketball, whether in the NBA or at the NCAA level, actually came true. Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers an old sports cliché about a team “knocking at the door.” For me, this old adage has always screamed for further interpretation. It’s confusing, don’t you think?. Not even the most knowledgeable fan can fully … Continue reading
Today’s Friday Sports Funny features the “clean sheet” in soccer. That’s because no other sport flaunts its language with the poetic depictions and eccentric expressions like soccer or international football. Whether it’s a bookable offense for wayward defending, bringing one’s … Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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
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! Continue reading
His stats are impressive.
From time immemorial, his record remains unblemished.
And, quietly, he’s posted an unrivaled unbeaten record in every sport.
Though many athletes, including Hall of Famers, have risen to challenge him, no one has ever emerged victoriously.
Father Time stands undefeated, and this old guy shows no sign of relinquishing his perfect record. Continue reading
Like the previous posts this week on favorite football clichés and favorite baseball cliches, this list captures the ridiculous, inventive and, at times, exaggerated way we report on America’s favorite pastime.
Baseball fans instantly get these sayings. They’re spoken in the familiar lingos of metaphors and hyperboles that all sports fans understand. Continue reading
Today’s Friday Sports Funny depicts the obvious as a baseball coach is frantically pleading his case with an umpire. In spite of the large LCD screen in the background showing a clear replay of what just transpired on the field, … Continue reading
Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog bemoans outdated sports cliches that need to be retired. That’s because over the years, much has changed in sports. Super talented athletes have gotten bigger, faster and stronger. Player salaries have skyrocketed. And, ESPN … Continue reading