The Worst From the World Cup: Flopping

American sports fans may revel in the histrionic antics of WWF, but the drama-queen dilettantes of 2014 World Cup soccer in Brazil are far too over-the-top for the American male.

Most American sports fans still can’t stomach soccer.

And, it’s because of the flopping that would make NBA stars LeBron James and Manu Ginobli beam with pride!

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#TBT World Cup Sports Blog: Diego Maradona’s Hand of God Goal

The most famous missed call in the history of World Cup soccer occurred on June 22, 1986 in front of 114,850 fans in Mexico City’s Estadia Azteca.

Known by the divinely inspired nickname the Hand of God, the controversial goal has never been forgotten and has been forever memorialized in sports blogs like these for the past 28 years.

During the 1986 World Cup quarter-final match-up between Argentina and England, Argentina’s Diego Maradona illegally punched a loose ball in the box into the back of the net. Maradona’s obvious handball goal should have been immediately disallowed by Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser. However, the goal stood and eliminated an angry English team from further competition in the tournament.

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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

Friday Sports Funny: NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain’s Quote

Today’s Friday Sports Funny recalls one of my favorite sports quotes from NBA Icon Wilt Chamberlain. “Nobody ever roots for Goliath.” ~ Wilt Chamberlain’s response to how basketball fans often treated him Wilt’s incredible dominance as an NBA player prompted … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Rash Bruce Bowen

Known by his itchy nickname the Rash, Bruce Bowen scratched, clawed or chafed his way to become an NBA Champion. Bruce Bowen is my pick for today’s #TBT sports blog. Not only did fans love Bowen’s clever nickname the Rash, … 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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Friday the 13th Sports Funny: Sudden Death Overtime

Today’s Friday the 13th Sports Funny – Sudden Death Overtime – should prod revelers to get into the spirit of this month’s Halloween celebration. The ominous sounding sports expression – Sudden Death Overtime – is that designated period of time … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: The Worst Mascot in Sports

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog states the obvious. The post reveals my choice for the undisputed worst mascot in sports. Sure, I know my pick will ignite a furor of controversy. Zealots across the globe will vow retribution for … Continue reading

International Podcast Day: Celebrating The Sports Bra! Yup!

To celebrate International Podcast Day, I’m happy to share my most popular podcast ever. It’s available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. The monologue is simply named The Sports Bra. That’s right – The Sports Bra – that essential piece of … Continue reading

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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