Today’s #TBT sports blog focuses on one of the greatest athletes of all time – Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson.
His amazing athleticism was captured in an ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentary titled “You Don’t Know Bo” which became the sports media giant’s highest rated documentary ever.
As the doc’s title suggests, sports fans may not have completely known the film’s star Vincent Edward Bo Jackson. Continue reading
My #TBT sports blog features an incomparable running back and kick returner with a fantastic nickname. ESPN.com called The Galloping Ghost Red Grange the greatest college football player ever. Continue reading
On August 24, 2014 Major League Baseball records will reluctantly reveal that on that date 25 years ago Pete Rose was formally banished from America’s favorite pastime.
It’s hard to imagine that so many years have passed since that fateful day when MLB commissioner Angelo Bartlett “Bart” Giamatti banned the game’s all-time hits leader for life.
Recently, Rose has made headlines once again and has asked for forgiveness for his gambling transgressions because he wants back in the game he loves.
In today’s #TBT sports blog, I choose to acknowledge Pete Rose for the incredible player he was during his 24 years in Major League Baseball. So, I’ll let baseball fans and media critics argue whether or not baseball’s all-time hit king should be reinstated. Continue reading
Just in time for tonight’s NBA Finals, today’s Throw Back Thursday sports blog features a now struggling NBA franchise that was once a dominant and exciting fixture in nearly every NBA championship series during the 1980s.
This talented tinsel town team perfectly fit the Hollywood hype of its Showtime nickname.
With their quick paced form of fast break basketball, the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s electrified NBA fans. Their style of play entertained the many movie, music and television celebrities who attended their home games at the old Great Western Forum. Continue reading
Mention the name Bird to any basketball fan and the name invokes instant memories of step back jumpers, swishing nets, non-stop jabbering and long white legs in short green shorts.
Most importantly, his single name recalls multiple NBA banners hanging above a parquet wood basketball court and a dominant all-star who regularly appeared in NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics.
Larry Joe Bird, also known as Larry Legend or the Hick from French Lick (IN) or simply Bird, ranks as one of the most revered basketball players in history. No first name or explanation is needed to identify the species of this particular Bird. Continue reading
Today’s Throw Back Thursday sports blog will transport you back in time more than 100 years.
In a sport where a team’s batting average normally dictates its success, the 1906 Chicago White Sox’s improbable World Series Championship stands today as a statistical oddity.
With only seven team home runs and a woeful .230 team batting average during the regular season, the Chicago White Sox became known as the Hitless Wonders in the Chicago media. Continue reading