The Worst From the World Cup: Flopping

American sports fans may revel in the histrionic antics of WWF, but the drama-queen dilettantes of 2014 World Cup soccer in Brazil are far too over-the-top for the American male.

Most American sports fans still can’t stomach soccer.

And, it’s because of the flopping that would make NBA stars LeBron James and Manu Ginobli beam with pride!

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New MIKE on Sports Podcast on Trash Talk

Tough athletes play hard and talk just as tough.

My favorite tough talking athletes are legends Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Joe Namath, Larry Bird and Babe Ruth.

These iconic athletes used their own smattering of smack to gain a psychological edge over opponents. Their brash babble gave them an athletic advantage over rivals and added to their lore as tough, confident competitors.

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MIKE’s FREE Football Comic Book Features “Gut Check Time”

You’ll never see an ESPN highlight reel with woefully out-of-shape football players like the ones pictured in this comic.

However, sports fans should immediately recognize how this comic brings to life the universally understood expression gut check time.

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MIKE’s FREE Football Comic Book Features “Blue Collar Teams”

Whether their uniforms are red, green, black or orange, blue collar teams can be found in every sport.

Blue collar workers are a blast from the past, a reference to those with jobs requiring physical brawn and a tireless work ethic.

Even today, when describing hard scrapple NFL teams, this sports cliché still resonates.

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MIKE’s 2nd Release of FREE Soccer Comic Book

Incredible athletes, iconic coaches and passionate fans cause both the wealthiest and poorest nations of the world to bask in the brilliance of the Beautiful Game.

In this FREE soccer book, you won’t need to fear the sport’s most frightening characters, aptly nicknamed Scarface and The Cannibal.

You’ll enjoy reading about the cleverly named and highly entertaining British soccer players Spice Boy and Calamity James.

You’ll even discover there really was a Fifth Beatle.

You’ll look up to the goal scoring exploits of taller, long-necked stars The Giraffe and Two Meter Peter.

You’ll relish in the allure of the Beautiful Game, the cleanliness of a goalie’s extra-tidy clean sheet and the “joie de vie” that a Frenchman named Va Va Voom exudes.

References to monarchs, leaders and twentieth century politics are captured by this sport. Expect to meet a Kaiser, a Child of the King and come face to face with soccer’s impenetrable Berlin Wall.

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Remembering The NBA’s and NCAA’s Admiral and All U.S. Veterans Today

The highest rank in the U.S Navy that he ever held was Lieutenant Junior Grade. However, this former U.S. Naval Academy basketball star will always be known by his notable nautical nickname, The Admiral.

Today, Veteran’s Day, is the perfect day to remember this exceptional athlete – perhaps the NBA’s most famous veteran. David Robinson stands very tall as an example of the mryiads of other men and women, whom we honor today, who have faithfully defended our nation.

In The Admiral’s case, not only did he distinguish himself as an officer in the U.S. Navy, but he also excelled on the NBA hardwood following his mandatory service in the military following an amazing basketball career at Navy.

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MIKE’s FREE NBA Sports Comic Book – Second Release

Enjoy the NBA comics. Memories of what they stand for will have you admiring, pondering, laughing, wincing and, in some cases, scratching.

Here’s why . . . .

You’ll want to immediately scratch some body part when you read about one of the NBA’s most accomplished – but irritating – defenders known as The Rash.

You’ll wince while recalling the recklessness of a ridiculously wayward team, The Jailblazers, and the thuggery of an NBA Championship Team’s center called His Heinous.

You’ll revel in memories of the Los Angeles entertainment juggernaut The Showtime Lakers and laugh when remembering Chocolate Thunder’s female interest from Planet Lovetron.

But there’s more.

Admire the consistent delivery on the basketball court of Karl The Mailman Malone and marvel how the immensely athletic Doctor J operated with a ball, rather than a scalpel, in his hand.

Get seasick thinking about Hakeem Olajuwon’s Dream Shake and wax nostalgic ruminating assorted Signature Shots like The Sky Hook, The Finger Roll, The Fade Away and The Step Back Jumper.

Shake your head trying to understand how a 5’3” guard named Muggsy could possibly play the same sport as the 7’1” Big Shamrock.

Ponder what all basketball fans missed by never witnessing this Helicopter play in the NBA.

Gush over the brilliance of Magic and the dominance of The King.

You may go mad remembering how one of Vinsanity’s insane, last second shots beat your team.

And, you’ll probably get agitated recalling how the NBA Playoff heroics of Bird, LeBron, Durant, Magic or Kobe eliminated your favorite squad.

So, before The Black Mamba bites you or The Microwave heats up in a hurry, check out this book.

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MIKE’s FREE Book Worst in Sports: Unwritten Rules

The subject of unwritten rules in sports will always stoke the embers of animated discussions among diehard sports fans.

Some fans will immediately laud unwritten rules as time honored traditions that compliment the black and white regulations permanently etched in NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and FIFA rule books.

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