On this day 40 years ago – February 22, 1980 – hockey’s Miracle on Ice happened. It marked a national day of pride in America. The 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team birthed a miracle in the highly competitive arena of … Continue reading
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
More than 40 years ago this month a significant game changer in sports television viewing occurred. On December 7, 1963, CBS Sports introduced Tony Verna’s instant replay concept during the Army vs. Navy football game at the old Municipal Stadium … Continue reading
Lou Holtz’s ESPN College Game Day sterling studio schtick earns him a spot in our living rooms each fall weekend.
Sure, little Lou looks like he never played a lick and probably couldn’t bench press a broom.
For cryin’ out loud – as this charismatic old coaching codger likes to say – I absolutely love Lou Holtz even more now as a talking head and co-anchor with Mark May during ESPN College Game Day broadcasts.Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog focuses on FIFA star Franck Ribery. The former French National Team striker earned his nickname Scarface from the noticeable facial scars he suffered in a car accident as a child. For years, Ribery has displayed frightening … Continue reading
It’s only fitting that Major League Baseball’s Mr. October Reggie Jackson leads off today’s #TBT sports blog. This Baseball Hall of Fame slugger wore the colorful uniform of the Oakland A’s and the traditional pinstripes of the New York Yankees. … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers an old sports cliché about a team “knocking at the door.” For me, this old adage has always screamed for further interpretation. It’s confusing, don’t you think?. Not even the most knowledgeable fan can fully … Continue reading
Labor Day is traditionally a national day of rest for American workers. But, refs, umpires and hard working sports officials who oversee all the action on the playing field, basketball court, hockey ice, soccer pitch, etc. never seem to get … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog looks back at the 1927 New York Yankees championship team known as baseball’s Murderers’ Row. Baseball historians have called the legendary 1927 Yankees the best Major League Baseball team ever. Yet, back in the 1920s, fans, … Continue reading
Today’s TBT sports blog features a Hall of Fame athlete with a household appliance for a nickname. He played the hot corner better than anyone else in baseball history.
Instead of an oven or a stove top grill, this third baseman was known as Hoover, short for the old American standard in vacuum cleaners. He sucked up every baseball hit his way.
In the same way Hoover vacuums were the predominant household appliance of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Brooks Robinson was the undisputed best fielding third baseman who ever played the game. Named to Major League Baseball’s All Century Team in 1999, Robinson played third base for the Baltimore Orioles for an incredible 23 years.Continue reading