#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

MIKE on Sports Podcast: The Zamboni Driver

Driving this clunky ice resurfacing vehicle would satisfy nearly every hockey fan’s fantasy. Hoards of hockey fans have yearned to climb behind the wheel of this tractor and take charge of the ice. The baddest maintenance vehicle in sports with … Continue reading

The Great One Wayne Gretzky Featured in Best Sports Quotes

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” ~ Wayne Gretzky Hockey’s greatest player ever, who lays claim to the noble title of The Great One, shared this simple, but profound statement. Wayne Gretzky’s quote has served as motivation … Continue reading

On This Day in 2000: Super Mario Lemieux Returns to NHL

On this day, December 27, 2000, the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins did the unprecedented. Mario Lemieux announced that he would end his three-plus year retirement and return to the National Hockey League as a player again. Super Mario officially … Continue reading

Hockey’s Zamboni: Baddest Sports Vehicle on Planet

Driving this clunky ice resurfacing vehicle would satisfy nearly every hockey fan’s fantasy.

Who hasn’t yearned to climb behind the wheel of this giant tractor and take charge on the ice.

Perhaps the baddest maintenance vehicle in all of sports, whose top speed runs at just a mere 9 miles per hour, the Zamboni cruises in at #6 in Best About Sports.

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October: Best Time of Year to be a Sports Fan

October always ranks as the best time of the year to be a sports fan. The breadth of exciting games across multiple sports on television doesn’t get any better at any other time of the year. Summer is officially over … Continue reading

25 Years Ago Today: Wayne Gretzky Becomes All-Time NHL Scorer

25 years ago today, hockey’s Wayne Gretzky, simply known as The Great One, surpassed another hockey legend Gordie Howe as the most prolific scorer in NHL history. On the anniversary of that momentous event, allow me to share an excerpt … Continue reading