2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 15 – Charlotte

Day into Night, 600 miles at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 14 – Circuit of the Americas

New twists and turns for NASCAR!

Willie O’Ree and How It All Began

May 15, 2021 Willie O'Ree made his National Hockey League debut for the Boston Bruins in 1958.  Played two impact less games before being sent back to Quebec City.  He resurfaced three seasons later with the Bruins, played in 43 games and scored four goals.  Among them the first scored by a Black NHLer.  Those ...

Catering to the Rubberneckers…

May 8, 2021 Keith Magnuson was a defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks back in the 70s.  He led the NHL in penalty minutes as a rookie... specializing in losing fights.  One of my fondest hockey memories is of Boston's Derek Sanderson beating up on Magnuson... taking his uniform jersey.  Skating around the rink with it ...

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 12 – Darlington

Mother's Day with the Lady In Black..

When a No-Hitter isn’t…

May 1, 2021 So, Madison Bumgarner's 7-inning no-hitter doesn't officially count.  The definition is murky and this isn't the first-time baseball has been trapped by its own vernacular. In 1964 Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt 45s pitched a 9-inning complete game no-hitter against Cincinnati.  But lost the game 1-0 on an unearned run in ...

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 11 – Kansas

Are you ready...for the Buschy McBusch Race 400?

Greed Isn’t Always Good

April 24, 2021 In 1999 the Rochester Rhinos won the US Open Cup.  A soccer competition open to every organized team in the country, The Rhinos that year beat four MLS teams on the way to the championship.  An extraordinary feat performed in front of a handful of fans in Columbus Ohio and registered barely ...

2021 NASCAR Preview: Week 10 – Talladega

Fantastic weather and intense racing await!

Ambush Marketing

It's called ambush marketing.  The streaker with Duffy's name tattooed on his chest hoping to get some free publicity.  Wayne Player has been banned from the Masters golf tournament for just such a stunt.  In a manner of speaking.The son of golf legend Gary Player chose the tournament's ceremonial first tee shot to overtly display ...

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