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.
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the greatest NHL players ever – Mark Messier. This former New York Ranger earned his fitting nickname – the Messiah – in the Big Apple during the 1994 NHL Playoffs. The Messiah moniker … Continue reading
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
With the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals scheduled to start this week, it’s only fitting that one of the chapters in my newest sports comic book features a former NHL MVP and two-time Stanley Cup champion.
My nostalgic choice is a creative addition to a sports comic book that highlights my favorite high flyers in sports.
The book touts the NFL’s Megatron, the NBA’s former Human Highlight Reel, a hovering Helicopter like pick-up basketball player, the NCAA’s fictional dunking fraternity, an Olympic champion known as the Buckeye Bullet and another soaring track star who broke the mold of what housewives were expected to do a generation ago.
My pick flew around the ice on skates donning a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. Check out the following excerpt from my book…..
…..This former Philadelphia Flyers hockey star hailed from tiny town of Flin Flon, Manitoba.