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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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

The Heisman Trophy: A Brief History

Standing 13.5” tall and weighing in at a hefty 25 lbs., the iconic Heisman Trophy is unquestionably the most prestigious award in college sports. The big bronze trophy easily stiff-arms all other potential choices to be the focus of today’s … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Keep Politics Out of Sports

Today’s Friday Sports Funny dusts off one of my original MIKE on Sports! iTunes podcasts. It’s titled: Keep Politics Out of Sports! You see. I’m a sports guy, not a political pundit. I’m also a firm believer that it’s our … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford’s $135 Million Contract Extension

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog questions the enormity – and absurdity – of Matthew Stafford’s whopping five-year $135 million contract extension with the Detroit Lions. Wow, a $135 million contract extension! That’s a lot of jack for an NFL … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Pa-role Models in Sports

The subject of unwritten rules in sports will always stoke the embers of animated discussions among diehard sports fans.

Some fans will immediately laud unwritten rules as time honored traditions that compliment the black and white regulations permanently etched in NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and FIFA rule books.

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2 Cent Tuesday: Fighting Father Time in Sports

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.

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A LeBron James Post NBA Finals Rest Is Warranted – For Sports Fans!

An eagerly anticipated LeBron James post NBA Finals rest is warranted – for sports fans!

Sure, the four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion is more than likely exhausted from advancing with the Miami Heat once again to the NBA Finals.

But, just think how fatigued fans have become. We can’t pick up a newspaper, turn on a television, look at our phone or log onto the internet without being bombarded by news about LeBron James.

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Friday Sports Funny: Unwritten Rules in Sports

Today’s Friday Sports Funny examines the two schools of thought relating to unwritten rules in sports. Some fans love unwritten rules. They revere them as time honored traditions that compliment the black and white regulations permanently etched in rule books. … Continue reading