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
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
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
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
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
The Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, and Green Bay Packers are traditionally recognized as NFL blue collar teams. They perennially field squads that embody the strong work ethic of their fans.
Plus, blue collar teams in the NFL have traditionally played smash mouth football. They regularly run the ball off tackle and boast stout, aggressive defenses. Continue reading
Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog highlights the best things I believe sports fans love to see whenever watching a big game. The following is my list of my 20 favorite sights in sports: 20. Lighting the flame in the … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the most powerful hitting teams in MLB history.
Here’s a chapter excerpt from my sports comic book MLB Favorites about the Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine…..
…..As famous for its color as well as its power on the baseball field, this big machine regularly bulldozed Major League Baseball opponents during much of the 1970s. Continue reading
The NFL two minute warning is another football oxymoron.
Like instant replay, the painfully protracted final two minute warning of an NFL game fails to live up to its simple description.
Calling this game ending sliver of time a two minute warning is anything but a 120 second admonition. Continue reading