#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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Philadelphia Sports Icons: New FREE Sports Comic Book

Since the Declaration of Independence was signed here in 1776, the City of Brotherly Love has nurtured a rich and diverse heritage. The home town of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall has also become synonymous with the birthplace of … Continue reading

FREE Sports Comic Book: Philadelphia Sports Icons

My newest FREE sports comic book chronicles the stories of iconic figures in Philadelphia sports history. In addition to its predecessors – Boston Sports Icons and New York Sports Icons – Philadelphia Sports Icons is third in a series of … Continue reading

Favorite Flyers in Sports: Broad Street Bully Bobby Clarke

With the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals scheduled to start this week, it’s only fitting that one of the chapters in my newest sports comic book features a former NHL MVP and two-time Stanley Cup champion.

My nostalgic choice is a creative addition to a sports comic book that highlights my favorite high flyers in sports.

The book touts the NFL’s Megatron, the NBA’s former Human Highlight Reel, a hovering Helicopter like pick-up basketball player, the NCAA’s fictional dunking fraternity, an Olympic champion known as the Buckeye Bullet and another soaring track star who broke the mold of what housewives were expected to do a generation ago.

My pick flew around the ice on skates donning a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. Check out the following excerpt from my book…..

…..This former Philadelphia Flyers hockey star hailed from tiny town of Flin Flon, Manitoba.

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New MIKE Sports Comic Book: Favorite Flyers in Sports!

My new sports comic book Favorite Flyers in Sports features ten assorted sports icons with unique airborne pedigrees.

Known for their ability to take flight during games, these famous flyers breathe rarefied air.

They’ve not only elevated over fans, but have also soared passed all would-be competitors on the hardwood, gridiron, track and asphalt.

Of the ten is pictured in the comic above. This choice is a gravity defying team that changed NCAA college basketball in the early 1980s as a fictional, but fabulous dunking fraternity.

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