#TBT Sports Blog: ESPN’s Chris Berman

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.

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#TBT March Madness Memory: Northern Iowa’s Al Farokhmanesh

Today’s #TBT sports blog rewinds the clock to 2010 when Ali Farokhmanesh of Northern Iowa emerged as that year’s March Madness Cinderella story. Paving the way for unheralded participants in this year’s Big Dance like diminutive guard KJ Maura of … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Big Red Machine

The Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine ruled as Major League Baseball’s best team from 1970 – 1976. The Reds captured four National League pennants in 1970, 1972, 1975 and 1976. They also won back- to-back World Series titles in both 1975 and 1976.

Bob Hertzel of the Cincinnati Enquirer originally used the Big Red Machine nickname in 1969.
Many believed the talented Reds team churned through opponents like a giant combine driving through a wheat field’s crop.

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#TBT Sports Blog: MLB Hit King Pete Rose

On August 24, 2014 Major League Baseball records will reluctantly reveal that on that date 25 years ago Pete Rose was formally banished from America’s favorite pastime.

It’s hard to imagine that so many years have passed since that fateful day when MLB commissioner Angelo Bartlett “Bart” Giamatti banned the game’s all-time hits leader for life.

Recently, Rose has made headlines once again and has asked for forgiveness for his gambling transgressions because he wants back in the game he loves.

In today’s #TBT sports blog, I choose to acknowledge Pete Rose for the incredible player he was during his 24 years in Major League Baseball. So, I’ll let baseball fans and media critics argue whether or not baseball’s all-time hit king should be reinstated.

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