Remembering NFL “Sweetness” Walter Payton on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, sports fans!

On this special day in which we acknowledge the sweethearts in our lives, I thought my sports blog today should remember the extraordinary athlete known as Sweetness.

Allow me to share this excerpt from my Favorite Single Named Athletes book to honor the late NFL Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears.

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#TBT Sports Blog: NFL Punt Returner Devin “Anytime” Hester

With blazing speed, keen vision and an innate talent to juke the drawers off would-be tacklers in the open field, Devin Hester perfectly personifies his nickname – Anytime.

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Friday Sports Funny: William “The Refrigerator” Perry

Today’s Friday Sports Funny recalls these words uttered by former Chicago Bears’ legend William The Refrigerator Perry. “Even when I was little, I was big.” No one really knows who gave Perry his Refrigerator nickname. But, it’s not hard to … Continue reading

Remembering the NFL’s Sweetness on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day each year, we traditionally remember our sweethearts with flowers and sweet gifts like specialty chocolates, roses or jewelry. It’s only fitting that on this special day, we remember one of the NFL’s greatest players ever. Simply and … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: William The Refrigerator Perry

Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls mammoth former Chicago Bears DT William The Refrigerator Perry by sharing this exerpt from my sports comic book – Favorite Big Things in Sports. Here ya go….. “Even when I was little, I was big.” … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Bears’ Sweetness Walter Payton

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers an immensely talented and super tough Hall of Fame running back simply known as Sweetness. Ironically, the adjective “sweet” should probably never apply when talking football. Except, that is, when referring to Chicago Bears great … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: William “The Refrigerator” Perry

Today’s #TBT sports blog focuses on my favorite football “appliance” of all-time who once uttered this clever phrase, “Even when I was little, I was big.” These words were spoken by the likeable, extra-large William The Refrigerator Perry, one of … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: The Galloping Ghost Red Grange

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.

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Cheeseheads or Green Bay Packers Fans: Best NFL Nickname

Originally meant as an insult, the Cheesehead nickname now ranks as one of the highest forms of professional football flattery.

In 1987, Chicago Bears fans believed they were mocking Green Bay Packer rivals from the dairy state of Wisconsin.

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