NCAA March Madness: College Basketball Bracketology Tips Off

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.

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Boston’s Beanpot Hockey Tournament

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

#TBT Sports Blog: The Old Boston Garden

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

“Spiritual” NCAA Nicknames in Best About Sports

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.

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Best About Sports: FREE Book & Favorite Football Cliches

These ridiculous and sometimes exaggerated expressions capture the way we like to describe teams, plays and games.

They’re all couched in the language of metaphors and hyperbole, but sports fans easily relate. How funny would it be if these figurative football clichés were actually taken literally!

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FREE Sports Comic Book on the “Beautiful Game” of Soccer

Check out this FREE sports comic book on the “Beautiful Game” of soccer. Known as football throughout the non-American sports universe, soccer boasts its own unique language, eccentric expressions and unparalleled personalities. Soccer is the world’s most popular sport by … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Pa-role Models in Sports

The subject of unwritten rules in sports will always stoke the embers of animated discussions among diehard sports fans.

Some fans will immediately laud unwritten rules as time honored traditions that compliment the black and white regulations permanently etched in NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and FIFA rule books.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Philadelphia Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt. Voted in 1983 as the greatest player in franchise history, this slugger spent his entire 18 year career in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. More than 25 years … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Favorite Baseball Cliches

Like the previous posts this week on favorite football clichés and favorite baseball cliches, this list captures the ridiculous, inventive and, at times, exaggerated way we report on America’s favorite pastime.

Baseball fans instantly get these sayings. They’re spoken in the familiar lingos of metaphors and hyperboles that all sports fans understand.

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Friday Sports Funny: Fans Are On Their Feet

Much like diehards from Boston, Oklahoma City, Green Bay and Munich, this comic captures similar enthusiasm.

A figurative family of fans – box, portable, ceiling and oscillating – are all on their feet rooting on their favorite home team.

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