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
Today’s sports blog spotlights five remarkable stories surrounding March Madness; i.e. this year’s NCAA national championship tournament. Without doubt, incredible story lines that typically pervade March Madness coverage focus on last second finishes, heroic feats and dominating individual performances. College … Continue reading
Not all of today’s NCAA and NFL players aced the Wonderlic test or scored perfectly on their SAT’s. Some players with more brawn than brain may struggle in understanding the complexity of these diagrammed plays.
But, this exaggerated XOXO comic can give every football fan a laugh. Continue reading
Today’s Friday Sports Funny pokes fun at the old sports cliche – the ref swallowed his whistle. It’s easy to see in this blog’s comic that the screaming coach and the agitated players are incredulous that the ref hasn’t blown … Continue reading
Penning today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog is easy. I’ve chosen to simply add Villanova’s Kris Jenkins to Philadelphia sports lore. If you witnessed last night’s epic finish in the NCAA National Championship Game, would you even think about challenging … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the clock several years to a satirical piece I penned in 2011 about Nike recalling Tim Tebow’s new cross training shoes. Many Tebow fans may have genuinely believed the former Florida Gator’s new Nikes really … Continue reading
In this scary comic, it appears as if the Lions team picked the wrong day to face the Gators.
However, this frightening figurative comic paints a perfect word picture for teams who are not properly prepared to play.
If a team is not ready for its opponent or lets down its guard defensively, the scenario of running into a buzz saw could easily happen in any football game at any level – high school, NCAA or NFL. Continue reading
Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday Sports Blog is an opportunity for me to personally share my favorite March Madness performance. And, it’s not about Christian Laettner’s last second dagger against Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional Finals. Nor is it The … Continue reading
The Stockton, Paul, Lillard and Curry twins need to make room for another pair of assist makers in the State Farm Born to Assist ads. Sue Bird and her fictional twin sister, Summer, step into the scenes of the new … Continue reading
During the recent holiday weekend, NFL and NCAA football games dominated sports coverage on television. It was impossible to miss the cliché laden language of those in the broadcast booth covering the games. The announcers’ exaggerated expressions, at times, poetically … Continue reading