#TBT Sports Blog: Broad Street Bullies’ Bobby Clarke

Even though my favorite hockey player ever once played for a team appropriately named the Philadelphia Flyers, it’s still difficult for me to fathom how quickly time can fly by.

Seems like yesterday that Bobby Clarke was skating effortlessly up and down the Spectrum Arena ice in Philadelphia in his orange, black and white #16 Flyers jersey.

But yesterday, I learn that the former NHL star, who hailed from tiny town of Flin Flon, Manitoba, celebrated his 65th birthday.

As a way of wishing this three-time NHL Most Valuable Player, I’m honoring Clarke today by making him the subject of my Throw Back Thursday sports blog.

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2 Cent Tuesday: Sports Needs a Reincarnation of Yogi Berra

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog articulates my very own personal plea for a reincarnation of Yogi Berra of sorts in sports. While watching both the NBA and NHL Playoffs this past weekend, I yearned for a star player to … Continue reading

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#TBT Sports Blog: In Game Entertainment & Music by DeMonae

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Attending a big game is always exciting.

Feeling the excitement of the action or experiencing the pulsating pressure only steps away from the court, field, pitch or ice are definitely reasons to celebrate.

Professional sports teams and big-time college athletic programs are rapidly evolving into modern day versions of the famed Barnum and Bailey Circus. These pro teams and college programs eagerly compete for sports fans’ entertainment dollars.

Lots of time, talent, creativity and money are invested to ensure fans at the big game enjoy the experience and feel compelled to return to these modern sports world’s big top known as arenas and stadiums.

This chapter highlights my top choices for In-game Entertainment.

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2 Cent Tuesday: Bigger NOT Always Better in Sports

Best About Sports is another book I penned entirely about undersized athletes. The book allows me to refute a common misconception that “bigger is always better.”

It’s not always true – especially in sports. That’s why I wrote the book specifically touting my all-time favorite Undersized Athletes.

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Boston Marathon’s Heartbreak Hill Represents Boston Strong

Since 1897, the Boston Marathon has been recognized as the world’s oldest and most respected long distance running race.

Today, the revered race returns to a once shaken city that suffered through two horrific finish line bombings a year ago.

The tragic events took lives, maimed victims and shed an unwelcome, ponderous pall over a proud and marvelous city.

As all Americans adopt a Boston Strong spirit today to honor the victims stricken in last year’s tragedy, I’ve chosen to feature the race’s famous Heartbreak Hill in my daily blog.

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The Masters at Augusta National: A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Each spring, tradition abounds at Augusta National Golf Club. Sportscaster Jim Nantz’s instantly recognizable words, “a tradition unlike any other,” eloquently capture the essence of the golf’s most prestigious event. One of four United States major golf tournaments held each … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: North Carolina vs. Gonzaga NCAA Title Game Ugh!

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday blog bemoans the surprisingly sloppy play in last night’s NCAA title game between North Carolina and Gonzaga. Ugh! Even before the completion of the Tar Heels’ 71 – 65 trudging victory over the Bulldogs, the luster … Continue reading

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: NBA Hypocrisy

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog unmasks recent NBA hypocrisy. Yesterday, NBA EVP of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced that Golden State Warriors star forward Andre Iguodala was fined $10,000 for inappropriate comments made during a media interview. Caught on … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Overly Zealous Father LaVar Ball

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog focuses on LaVar Ball, the overly zealous father of UCLA college basketball freshman star Lonzo Ball. But first, let’s search ESPN annals to discover the genesis for today’s rant. Many years ago, ESPN’s Page … Continue reading