2 Cent Tuesday: My Favorite Sounds in Sports

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog lists my all-time top 20 sounds in sports. While consuming terrific NBA Playoff action this week, sports fans can also feast on the many baseball, soccer and hockey games available on television. In addition … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Soccer’s Unique Language & Other Oddities

After watching Euro2016 and Copa America games over the past two weeks, I feel compelled to post this 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog about the unique language and other oddities associated with the sport of soccer. Known as football throughout … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: ESPN’s FIFA Commentator Ian Darke

Today’s #TBT Sports Blog recognizes one of the sports world’s greatest commentators – global soccer’s Ian Darke. ESPN recently signed Darke to a well earned contract extension to cover FIFA, EPL and international football matches for the network. This velvet … Continue reading

Germany Stomps Brazil in World Cup Semi Final

The spectacular Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janiero’s stunning beaches welcomes all visitors to Brazil.

In yesterday’s World Cup semi final contest, Germany took the statue’s metaphoric greeting quite literally.

A powerful, organized and talented German side immediately made itself at home on the favored host nation’s home pitch in Belo Horizonte and thoroughly dominated the match.

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World Cup 2014 & Soccer’s Unique Language

Tomorrow officially kicks off World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

However, American sports fans may need a dictionary, a thesaurus and a basic Soccer for Dummies book to understand the nuances of this beloved global sport.

Known as football throughout the non-American sports universe, soccer boasts its own unique language, eccentric expressions and unparalleled personalities.

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ESPN’s Ian Darke: The Velvet Voice of the 2014 World Cup

The velvet voice of international football’s (soccer’s) Ian Darke may still not be as universally popular in the United States as in other parts of the globe.

However, thanks to a new ESPN commercial, filmed in collaboration with the creative agency The Vault, Darke should immediately become better known in scores of American households in time for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this June.

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The Peculiarities and Unique Language of FIFA Soccer

As international football, or soccer, grows in popularity here in the United States, it seems as if a translator or glossary of terms is necessary for the American sports fan to understand the sport.

With that in mind, allow me to share this chapter excerpt from my new sports comic book Confusing Stuff in Sports.

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