The most famous missed call in the history of World Cup soccer occurred on June 22, 1986 in front of 114,850 fans in Mexico City’s Estadia Azteca.
Known by the divinely inspired nickname the Hand of God, the controversial goal has never been forgotten and has been forever memorialized in sports blogs like these for the past 28 years.
During the 1986 World Cup quarter-final match-up between Argentina and England, Argentina’s Diego Maradona illegally punched a loose ball in the box into the back of the net. Maradona’s obvious handball goal should have been immediately disallowed by Tunisian referee Ali Bin Nasser. However, the goal stood and eliminated an angry English team from further competition in the tournament.
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.
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers the old Boston Garden. Though the storied arena was demolished in 1998, its lore lives on and remains a beloved part of Boston sports history. In addition to playing host to Stanley Cup Finals and … Continue reading
(Satire) It’s Earth Day today.
To celebrate, I’m going green.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not a left leaning, hybrid driving, granola crunching, tree hugging environmentalist. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
I’m going green the way a true sports fan should go green.
Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls my FREE sports comic book Favorite Non-Athletes. The ebook reveals a different side of sports for inquisitive fans. If you’re as rabid a sports fan as me, you’ll agree that sports comprise the best form … Continue reading
Happy Halloween! To celebrate today’s holiday, I just released my 3rd edition of the sports comic book Deadly Sports Stuff. It’s available for safe downloading on Amazon for just 99 cents. Click HERE. Here’s my intro. It should give you … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT Sports Blog tells the history of Death Valley – both of them. One of college football’s most daunting places for visiting teams to play, Death Valley rests peacefully in one of my favorite sports comic books – Deadly … 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
It may not be the best location in a baseball stadium. However, any seat in Pigeon Heaven is worth the price to some fans.
Whether you look upon Pigeon Heaven as a heavenly blessing or a hellish curse, the 300 and above levels in baseball stadiums are still desirable seats.
Fans who really want to attend a game and can’t afford a pricey ticket closer to the field consider these seats manna from heaven.