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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
If the NBA introduced its popular BIG Marketing campaign back in the late 80s, this former all-star, and Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boy, would easily have been nicknamed the Big Jerk!
That’s because saying his name immediately sparked agitation in basketball circles everywhere – except maybe in the state of Michigan.
One would think words like champion, all-star, terrific rebounder, rugged defender or great teammate would best describe this player. Continue reading
In-game entertainment varies by sport and venue.
However, all sports fans can agree that in-game entertainers can be especially creative to support the home team.
These entertainers range from perky cheerleaders to talented jugglers. They include dancers, twirlers and tuba players.
From Frisbee catching dogs on a baseball field to dunking gorillas on a basketball court, in-game entertainment absolutely enriches the sports fans’ experience at the park, stadium or arena. Continue reading
You don’t need to be a swami to predict this ESPN legend’s inclusion in my new sports comic book Favorite Sportscasters.
Check out this excerpt about one of my top talking heads in sports.
My choice for the #6 spot is arguably one of sports media’s most respected and decorated television broadcasters.
Synonymous with the ESPN brand, Chris Berman started with the then fledgling network way “back…back…back” in 1979. Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the greatest band of all time along with one of FIFA’s most amazing, yet troubled players.
2014 celebrates 50 years since the iconic boy band The Beatles first appeared in America on the Ed Sullivan Show.
It was also 50 years ago that Northern Ireland’s George Best became known as the Fifth Beatle. Continue reading
Today’s Friday Sports Funny features the “clean sheet” in soccer. That’s because no other sport flaunts its language with the poetic depictions and eccentric expressions like soccer or international football. Whether it’s a bookable offense for wayward defending, bringing one’s … Continue reading
Yes, the subject of sports stirs the embers of conversations from yesterday’s nationally televised game as well as from championship games from several seasons ago. Fans who can’t remember what they ate for lunch have amazing recollection of events on the ice, hardwood, pitch, end zone or home plate from decades back and always seek outlets to share their passion, opinions and angst. 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
Four-time Olympic gold medal winner and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie leads the 2015 women’s basketball Hall of Fame induction class which will be honored next June in Knoxville, TN.
Leslie is prominently featured in one of my sports comic books that I released earlier this year. Here’s a chapter excerpt that recognizes one of the finest female athletes of all-time…..
…..The WNBA could not have scripted a better person to become the “face” of its sport! She’s a slam dunk of a choice for the #6 spot in Favorite Female Athletes. Continue reading