2 Cent Tuesday: High Cost of Attending a Game

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday Sports Blog cites the obvious. The high cost of attending a pro sports game is ridiculous. That’s because player salaries have soared. Franchise values have ballooned. And, television rights have skyrocketed to financial heights that no … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Broad Street Bullies’ Bobby Clarke

Even though my favorite hockey player ever once played for a team appropriately named the Philadelphia Flyers, it’s still difficult for me to fathom how quickly time can fly by.

Seems like yesterday that Bobby Clarke was skating effortlessly up and down the Spectrum Arena ice in Philadelphia in his orange, black and white #16 Flyers jersey.

But yesterday, I learn that the former NHL star, who hailed from tiny town of Flin Flon, Manitoba, celebrated his 65th birthday.

As a way of wishing this three-time NHL Most Valuable Player, I’m honoring Clarke today by making him the subject of my Throw Back Thursday sports blog.

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#TBT Sports Blog: The NHL Golden Jet Bobby Hull

Like an easy open net goal, former Chicago Blackhawks great Bobby Hull effortlessly skates into today’s #TBT sports blog. If you’ve ever visited Chicago’s United Center, you’ve seen his bronze statue standing proudly beside Bulls legend Michael Jordan and fellow … 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

#TBT Sports Blog: Former NHL MVP Super Mario Lemieux

Since the Stanley Cup Finals should officially begin next week, it’s only fitting that today’s Throw Back Thursday sports blog focuses on a former Stanley Cup champion and incredible overcoming athlete.

Today’s #TBT centers on former Pittsburgh Penguins center Super Mario Lemieux. Let’s take a look back at this hockey hero.

…..The likeable hero of the top selling video game series of all time was introduced during the rookie season of one of the most admired National Hockey League’s players ever.

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History of the NHL Stanley Cup Trophy

Since the 2014 NHL Playoffs officially started last night, I thought I’d share the storied history behind the sports world’s most prized, tradition rich championship trophy – the Stanley Cup.

Hockey players may not be able to touch this venerable silver chalice before earning it. However, they can certainly read about it here.

Considered the most revered championship trophy in all of professional sports, this coveted Canadian cup was originally advocated by a genuine British royal.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Remembering Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe

As hockey fans find themselves on the brink of another exciting Stanley Cup Final, I thought it was only fitting today to remember Mr. Hockey Gordie Howe in my weekly #TBT sports blog. The godfather of modern day hockey – … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Former NHL Embalmer Alf Pike

My latest Throw Back Thursday sports blog post takes a look back into the NHL at former New York Rangers’ player Al Pike.

Most hockey fans who did not know Alfred Pike would think he was just a goon or on the ice because of his creepy nickname.

The New York Ranger was called The Embalmer.

During the off-season, this NHL player worked as a licensed mortician preparing the dead for burial.

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#TBT Sports Blog: NHL Great Mario Lemieux

NHL great Super Mario Lemieux is my choice for today’s #TBT sports blog. The back story behind his Super Mario nickname, coupled with his personal overcoming story, make for a compelling read. Here’s an excerpt on Lemieux from my book … Continue reading

NBA Finals & NHL Stanley Cup Final Make a Case For New Harris Poll

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday blog brings me back to a story I came across in early 2014. Now, 18 months later, I still have difficulty in believing what I read. Last year, ESPN business reporter Darren Rovell cited a Harris … Continue reading