#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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Friday Sports Funny: Clean Sheet in Soccer

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 international football. Whether it’s a bookable offense for wayward defending, bringing one’s side level … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: NFL Blue Collar Teams

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.

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2 Cent Tuesday: My Favorite Sights in Sports

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

#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Big Red Machine

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.

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2 Cent Tuesday: NFL Two Minute Warning a Football Oxymoron

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.

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2 Cent Tuesday: College Football’s Unique Mascots

College football officially kicks-off this weekend.

Fantastic individual performances and expertly crafted team play on the field make college football a wildly popular sport.

However, there exists more than spectacular catches, bone jarring hits and perfectly executed screen plays that contribute to the overall success of college football.

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#TBT Sports Blog: 5X U.S. Tennis Open Champ Steffi Graf

As the U.S. Open swings into its second weekend of action in Flushing Meadows, NY, allow me to share today’s #TBT sports blog on its only five-time women’s champion.

This statuesque blue-eyed blond burst onto the women’s world tennis scene in Germany in October 1982 at the ripe age of thirteen. She quickly began her dominance of the sport.

In addition to the poise, athleticism and enduring stamina that she displayed on the tennis court, Graf packed a powerful, precise serve to compliment an equally forceful forehand.

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R.I.P. Muhammad Ali

The Greatest, The People’s Champ, Mr. Phantom Punch and The Louisville Lip are several nicknames that Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. acquired during his time as a professional boxer.

But, when people hear the name Ali, there is only one man who immediately comes to mind. Appropriately, he floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee into the #11 spot in my sports comic book Favorite Single Named Athletes.

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Friday Sports Funny Features Cheers’ Sam Malone

Today’s Friday Sports Funny features fictional Boston Red Sox late inning reliever Sam Mayday Malone. If Italian Stallion “Rocky” Balboa is every movie fan’s favorite boxer, then Sam “Mayday” Malone must be every television viewer’s most popular relief pitcher. In … Continue reading