Since the Stanley Cup Finals should officially begin next week, it’s only fitting that today’s Throw Back Thursday sports blog focuses on a former Stanley Cup champion and incredible overcoming athlete.
Today’s #TBT centers on former Pittsburgh Penguins center Super Mario Lemieux. Let’s take a look back at this hockey hero.
…..The likeable hero of the top selling video game series of all time was introduced during the rookie season of one of the most admired National Hockey League’s players ever.
NHL great Super Mario Lemieux is my choice for today’s #TBT sports blog. The back story behind his Super Mario nickname, coupled with his personal overcoming story, make for a compelling read. Here’s an excerpt on Lemieux from my book … Continue reading
On this day, December 27, 2000, the owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins did the unprecedented. Mario Lemieux announced that he would end his three-plus year retirement and return to the National Hockey League as a player again. Super Mario officially … Continue reading
If you’ve ever played team sports, you’ve certainly heard the timeless coaching cliché there’s no “I” in team.
Boo hoo! Cry me a river, New York Rangers.
I just heard the radio reports, read all the sports sites and watched ESPN Sports Center.
Sure, I know your legs were heavier than usual last night as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat you 3 – 0 to take a 2 – 1 series lead.
However, I really don’t care if you played five games in seven nights. Nor am I interested in listening to your moaning about fatigue or speculating about your team’s recent scheduling snafu. Move out of Madison Square Garden if you can’t use your home ice on the nights you prefer.
Wow! You worked five times in seven days. How tough must that be?