“Just Do It” has been the slogan of Nike since 1988. The words evoke visions of bold determination and inspirational challenges to be your best. Far from inspirational, the origin of the […]
Maryland is accustomed to not getting the respect it deserves. Its size (only seven states are smaller) means that it is often overlooked on a map, being crowded out by neighboring Pennsylvania […]
There is much about the game of basketball that is easy to understand. Beginners can grasp the basic concepts very quickly. There is one aspect of the game that, in retrospect, seems […]
Many people are lifelong sports fans. For some, their dedication is so strong that it carries on past death, including the need to get in one last dig against their favorite team.
David loved athletics of all kinds, but it was football and baseball that really drove him. Later in life, he would be remembered for other things. In those formative years, however, it […]
What do you do if you are an adrenaline junkie and you find such things are ironing your clothes far too mundane for your frenetic lifestyle? Why not combine them and take […]
The Olympic torch is one of the most recognizable and time-honored symbols in the world. Whenever it appears in a city, it is a time of rejoicing as we honor the international […]
Gaylord Perry developed a reputation as a world-class professional baseball player. His skills earned him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Those skills did not include a penchant for hitting […]
Avid baseball fans are said to live and die by the sport. For one team in the early years of the twentieth century, the outcome of the game was literally a matter […]
Fort Michilimackinac is an impressive presence on the northern-most point of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Now overlooking the mighty Mackinac Bridge, it once stood as a vital safeguard of the straights that connect […]
For any golfer, getting a hole-in-one is a momentous experience. For Japanese golfers, it can also be incredibly expensive.
The Harlem Globetrotters have accomplished much in the nearly-100 years since their founding. In addition to playing more than 26,000 exhibition games in 123 countries and territories, the team has also acquired […]
The NHL record for the most combined points by two brothers was earned by Wayne and Brent Gretzky. Wayne earned 2,857 points. Brent contributed a grand total of 4 points. Read more […]
What happens when two highly-competitive friends go head-to-head in the biggest competition in the world? Something has to give; will it be friendship or Olympic-sized dreams? When the world’s top athletes gathered […]
Most pitchers want to be known for throwing lightning-fast pitches. Ray Caldwell is remembered for something else related to lightning.