2 Cent Tuesday: Ice Cube’s BIG3 Basketball

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog weighs in on the newly launched Ice Cube inspired sports league cleverly named BIG3 Basketball. The appropriately named BIG3 Basketball League combines rapper, actor, entrepreneur Ice Cube’s concept of former “big time” NBA players … Continue reading

MIKE on Sports Podcast Now on iTunes

My new MIKE on Sports! podcast is now available on iTunes. The MIKE on Sports! podcast is for every American sports fan who loves to laugh or learn something new about sports. Check out the podcast for clever quips and … Continue reading

NBC’s Bob Costas Among Sports Emmy Award Winners

Undersized Bob Costas came up huge again at this week’s 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards in New York City.

The NBC Sports broadcasting icon reigned in Emmys in two categories at the event honoring excellence in American sports journalism.

Not only did Costas receive the most coveted individual award as Outstanding Studio Host. But, he also joined fellow hosts Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison and Dan Patrick as NBC Sunday Night Football won the Emmy for Live Sports Series for the sixth consecutive year.

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Being Mike Tyson: The Real Deal Series Debuts on FOX Sports!

The six-part reality television series Being Mike Tyson: The Real Deal premiered Sunday on FOX. The show’s debut immediately boxed me into a corner and will force me to tune in for the second round of the retired fighter’s intriguing docudrama.

The initial episode lived up to its title as the iconic lead character Mike Tyson truly personified the real deal; i.e. engaging, broken, childlike, fragile, likeable and complex.

It’s only fitting that the conflicted Tyson appears unrefined and ineloquent as well as compelling and genuine in front of the camera. The former heavyweight champ, and once mega-rich athlete, unwittingly captivates viewers with raw, entertaining and guileless recollections. Tyson’s honesty is evident, especially his reunion with former foe Evander Holyfield. Yet, the series still begs for the former champ to reveal much more to an expectant FOX audience in the five remaining episodes.

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