Stepping up to the plate in the #8 spot in my FREE sports comic book Boston Sports Icons is Boston Red Sox “Big Papi” David Ortiz. “Big Papi” is also the feature of today’s #TBT sports blog. The nickname “Papi” … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog dusts off the clever podcast I recorded a few years ago about one of the most famous women in sports – The Fat Lady. Definitely not an athlete and perennially out of shape, a popular chubby … Continue reading
Today is the most opportune day to offer my FREE book on College Basketball Comics. That’s because the wildly popular annual NCAA men’s national basketball championship tournament culminates in tonight’s championship game in Minneapolis. From mid March through early April, … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Bobby Orr, the Boston Bruins’ most celebrated hockey player ever. In 1964 the Boston Bruins boldly gambled when signing a fresh freckle-faced 14 year-old from Parry Sound, Ontario. The Bruins’ pick is my #5 choice … Continue reading
This slam dunk of my top 10 favorite basketball expressions come from my book Best About Sports…
…It would be crazy if the metaphoric and figurative ways we describe the game of basketball, whether in the NBA or at the NCAA level, actually came true.Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the old Boston Garden. Though the storied arena was demolished in 1998, its lore lives on and remains a beloved part of Boston sports history. In addition to playing host to Stanley Cup Finals and … Continue reading
Their pencils are poised.
Their erasers are ready.
And, their theories thought out.
Following last night’s selections, their brackets are filling out. They’ll be compared with those of friends, co-workers, loved ones and total strangers on the internet.
March Madness has descended upon a college basketball crazed America.Continue reading
Boston’s legendary Beanpot Hockey Tournament faced off this week at the TD Bank Garden. It was the 66th time Boston’s top four college hockey programs took to the ice for this annual event. The Beanpot Hockey Tournament may not be … Continue reading
March Madness ranks as the highlight of the season for every college basketball player.
However, not every great basketball player has participated in this incredible annual event.
NBA superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James chose to skip college and jump right into the NBA after high school.Continue reading
Nicknames are especially defining in sports, and there’s certainly no shortage of them.
300+ NCAA Division I and hundreds of Division II and III athletic programs all have their own nickname and mascot.
Clever nicknames and mascots capture the essence of a team and they also personify a school’s history, geography, tradition or playing style or, in this case, its religious affiliation.Continue reading