On This Day in Sports in 1972 Title IX Became Law

Today’s sports blog recounts the 1972 ground breaking law known as Title IX that changed the landscape of women’s sports in our country. On June 23, 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the landmark civil rights legislation … Continue reading

The Masters at Augusta National: A Tradition Unlike Any Other

Each spring, tradition abounds at Augusta National Golf Club. Sportscaster Jim Nantz’s instantly recognizable words, “a tradition unlike any other,” eloquently capture the essence of the golf’s most prestigious event. One of four United States major golf tournaments held each … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: Makeable Putt in Golf

Watching this weekend’s incredible coverage of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA immediately brought back painful memories of my own golf game.

As a career duffer, I have a bad short game and my putting is worse. I struggle at times to make the simplest shots on the golf course.

That’s why I’m sharing one of the chapters from my FREE book Clever Sports Comics. It features one of my favorite sports comics ever.

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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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Serena Williams Wins 20th Grand Slam Trophy

Today’s French Open championship victory over Lucie Safarova inched Serena Williams, the world’s #1 women’s tennis player, a little closer to surpassing Steffi Graf for most career Grand Slam titles. Williams exhibited tremendous fortitude in rallying several times over the … Continue reading

Today in 1988: Steffi Graf’s Tennis Grand Slam

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.

It’s easy to understand why Steffi Graf was labeled with the enviable tennis nickname Frauline Forehand and why sports fans around the globe who admired her knew this German simply as Steffi.

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Is Serena Williams the Greatest Female Athlete Ever?

In her USA Today Sports’ column this afternoon, columnist Christine Brennan raises the question whether tennis star Serena Williams should be considered the greatest female athlete ever with a win tomorrow in the US Open finals in New York.

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US Open Women’s Tennis: A Very Loud Sport!

Never thought tennis was such an obnoxiously loud sport until I watched coverage of the US Open Women’s action last night.

I always thought tennis, especially professional women’s tennis, was dignified, cultured and relatively quiet with polite clapping for pretty pony-tailed girls sporting shapely short skirts.

Well, that’s NOT the tennis I experienced while watching a couple pretty girls square off against each other at the US Open. The normally distracting drone of JFK jets overhead couldn’t drown out the irritating racket on the court below.

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Golfing Nightmare: When Your Tee Shot Finds Water

The red faced golfer in the comic above reminds me, well, of me!

Plus, I’m sure plenty of readers of my blog more than likely relate to this golfer, too.

I’m a duffer and have never been any good at golf.

However, at times, I love the links even though…..

I’ve embarrassed myself so many times on the golf course that I lost count years ago.

I’ve topped countless tee shots, while exhausting all offered mulligans on every round of golf I’ve ever played.

I’ve four-putted from 10 feet from the cup.

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Augusta’s Amen Corner Featured in “Spiritual Sports Favorites” Comic Book

As golf fans celebrate this weekend’s Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Course, allow me to share an excerpt from my sports comic book Spiritual Sports Favorites.

In addition to the Hail Mary Pass, the Immaculate Reception, Touchdown Jesus, the Minister of Defense and Pigeon Heaven, Amen Corner easily chips into the book.

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