The Olympic sport of gymnastics has always confused me.
I’m perplexed as to why the sport of gymnastics discriminates against bigger boned bodies.
Yes, I’m lamenting why larger ladies and girthier guys who would like to wear leotards, too, are getting shafted.
If boxing and wrestling have a myriad of divisions ranging from pint size featherweights to hulking heavyweights, why can’t the same be true of gymnastics? Continue reading
College football’s only two-time Heisman Trophy winner, Archie Griffin, effortlessly rushes into today’s #TBT sports blog. A former standout for the Ohio State University Buckeyes, Archie Griffin led the Big Ten in rushing for three consecutive seasons. The 1974 and … Continue reading
Today’s Friday Sports Funny dusts off one of my original MIKE on Sports! iTunes podcasts. It’s titled: Keep Politics Out of Sports! You see. I’m a sports guy, not a political pundit. I’m also a firm believer that it’s our … Continue reading
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. Continue reading
His stats are impressive.
From time immemorial, his record remains unblemished.
And, quietly, he’s posted an unrivaled unbeaten record in every sport.
Though many athletes, including Hall of Famers, have risen to challenge him, no one has ever emerged victoriously.
Father Time stands undefeated, and this old guy shows no sign of relinquishing his perfect record. Continue reading
Today’s TBT sports blog features a Hall of Fame athlete with a household appliance for a nickname. He played the hot corner better than anyone else in baseball history.
Instead of an oven or a stove top grill, this third baseman was known as Hoover, short for the old American standard in vacuum cleaners. He sucked up every baseball hit his way.
In the same way Hoover vacuums were the predominant household appliance of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Brooks Robinson was the undisputed best fielding third baseman who ever played the game. Named to Major League Baseball’s All Century Team in 1999, Robinson played third base for the Baltimore Orioles for an incredible 23 years. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
In addition to steroids, the public display of Adjusting the Fellas must be banished from baseball.
And yes, MLB fans, you know exactly what fellas I’m talking about. Continue reading
Watching the ESPN 30 for 30 doc Best of Enemies has prompted me to pen today’s #TBT sports blog. My post remembers a talented tinsel town team that perfectly fit the Hollywood hype of its spot on Showtime nickname. This … Continue reading
When they don’t have their best stuff, pitchers can easily get knocked around – or shelled – by the opposing team. This can happen during an MLB, NCAA, high school or even a Little League game, Continue reading