#TBT Sports Blog: Former NFL Nigerian Nightmare Christian Okoye

NFL defensive players lost plenty of sleep the night before they faced this Enugu, Nigeria native on the football field. Unlucky for them, he’s the focus of today’s #TBT sports blog. He’s also #5 in my book Scary Sports Comics. Former … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: NFL Hall of Fame RB Jerome “The Bus” Bettis

Today’s #TBT sports blog highlights the career of former Pittsburgh Steelers great Jerome “The Bus” Bettis. The legendary running back deservedly got inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH in 2015. Here’s a chapter excerpt from one … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Jamaican Bobsled Team

It may not be podium favorite in Sochi, but the Jamaican Bobsled Team is certainly crowd a pleaser.

Led by pilot Winston Watts, the Jamaican Team returns to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia after failing to qualify in 2006 in Torino, Italy and in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

In spite of losing their luggage in route to Sochi, the Jamaicans maintained their generally upbeat attitudes. They received their runners (blades for sleds), helmets, sliding suits and shoes yesterday and immediately took to the Sanki Sliding Center for practice runs.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Fanny Blankers-Koen “The Flying Housewife”

Chances are pretty good that you’ve never heard of my #9 choice in this book on Olympic Favorites. However, after reading about how she dominated international women’s track and field events a generation ago, you’ll more than likely never forget … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Mr. November Derek Jeter

Another New York Yankee tops the charts as one of Major League Baseball’s most admired and respected players ever.

This famous shortstop became known as Mr. November through unique circumstances surrounding the postponement of the 2001 World Series.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Mr. October Reggie Jackson

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

#TBT Sports Blog: Racing Weenies at Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park

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.

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#TBT Sports Blog: Australian Olympic Swimmer Ian “The Thorpedo” Thorpe

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Australian sports icon Ian Thorpe. This Olympic swimmer’s powerful speed in the pool gave rise to his brilliant nickname. Known simply as The Thorpedo, Ian Thorpe ranks as one of the greatest swimmers of all … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Ozzie Smith or MLB’s Wizard of Oz

Today’s #TBT sports blog features one of my favorite MLB players ever – former St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop Ozzie Smith or The Wizard of Oz. If Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow were baseball fans, they’d be off to … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Major League Baseball’s Shoeless Joe Jackson

Way back in 1906, a heckling fan at an amateur baseball game in Anderson, SC coined the nickname Shoeless. It happened as Joe Jackson ran to third base while only wearing his socks.

Joe Jackson’s Shoeless nickname is not the only thing for which this 12-year Major League Baseball star is immediately and infamously remembered.

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