2 Cent Tuesday: Bigger NOT Always Better in Sports

MIKE Comic 3 Pocket HerculesToday’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog allows me to refute a common misconception in sports that “bigger is always better.

It’s simply not always true.

That’s why I not only penned this post, but I also wrote a sports comic book specifically touting my all-time favorite Undersized Athletes.

The undersized athletes that I feature in my book easily support my claim that bigger is NOT always better in sports!

You see, if we used the same logic that “bigger is always better,” then we’d want bigger headaches, bigger holes in our pockets and even bigger cases of jock rash. Follow me? That’s why I say, Bigger is NOT always better in sports!”

Always a fan of the little guy, I can relate to shorter, smaller athletes. These mighty mites were probably overlooked as kids every time teams were picked on the asphalt, soccer pitch or football field.

Being spurned when you know you can play becomes a tremendous impetus to improve and play really big – in spite of your shorter stature.

As a little guy myself, I’ve personally been called a pipsqueak, a squirt and an ankle biter. But, I never allowed those names to squash my drive. They only propelled me to do what others thought I couldn’t.

My Undersized Athletes Sports Comic Book Proves That Bigger is NOT Always Better in Sports

My book about Undersized Athletes features a diverse collection of stories chronicling my all-time ten best little tikes whom others may have once overlooked because of their smallish size.

Favorite Undersized AthletesYou’ll admire the strength of a pocket-sized weightlifter (pictured above) with Herculean strength and marvel at the speed, quickness and basketball skills of the NBA’s shortest player ever.

You’ll get a kick out of the “dwarfish” size soccer player’s magical skills and respect the brilliant career of an undrafted, undersized slot receiver who’s become a huge NFL star.

You’ll be awed by the dangerous acrobatic move of a barely five foot tall Russian gymnast and smile at the hitting mastery of Major League Baseball’s tiniest player ever.

You’ll enjoy Heisman Trophy success stories of two outstanding, but undersized, college football players who stood only 5’9” tall.

Finally, you’ll applaud the sterling careers of two smallish athletes who’ve dominated their respective sports inside the ropes and outside on the soccer pitch.

The stories in my Undersized Athletes book confirm that you can never measure the heart, will or desire of the vertically challenged – because “bigger is NOT always better.”

Champions come in all sizes, shapes and colors and these Undersized Athletes prove they stand very tall in a class all their own – no matter what size they actually are.

Enjoy the read and write me if I unintentionally left out one of your undersized  favorites that you think should have made it into my book.

And, that’s my 2 cents!

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MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!

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