2016 is an entirely new year for the whole planet, and there is no better time for self- improvement than the start of it! Many such new years resolutions revolve around having more patience for others and improving ones own ... Continue reading
The 2015 regular season for the National Football League is rapidly coming to a close, and it will not be long before a handful of the teams with the best records are selected to compete in the 2015 playoffs. While ... Continue reading
It is perhaps not difficult to understand how some might be afraid of diving. The dark depths of the ocean, concerns about breathing and even a fear of sharks can all be daunting prospects for the novice diver. However, ... Continue reading
MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, is a skirmish-focused sport, the primary characteristic of which is the incorporation of multiple, various fighting and melee combat-oriented techniques. It stands out from other modern combative sports due to its focus on removing ... Continue reading
Fishing is a talent that requires a multitude of skills and attributes, high on that list is the need for patience, persistence and most of all, knowledge. As youll likely know by now, sticking just any old bait on the ... Continue reading
The National Football League is gearing up for its 50th Super Bowl at the end of the 2015 season and the stakes are, as usual, lofty! Competition is fierce throughout the league and adversarial relationships are forming between opposing team ... Continue reading
Go out there and show everyone what youre made of! This battle-cry can sometimes be heard spouting from the lips of a sports teams resident coach. The implication of such a statement is that, by making known the contents and ... Continue reading
Some sports stand entirely alone, while others exist as deviations on other popular competitive activities; a few alterations to how a game is played, if made in the right place, can make an entirely different sport! Perhaps one of the ... Continue reading
One of the most authentic elements of competitive sports is how unique the experience is to each individual. A die-hard baseball fan with little-to-no interest in football (or, in America, soccer) will, for instance, generally forgo spectating and discussing the ... Continue reading
Lets just get this out the way: being too committed to your sport or working out is better than the alternative. You would rather be passionate about your fitness than not interested at all, which can cause plenty of health ... Continue reading
In the this edition of our new micro-podcast, The Quickie where we break down everything you need to know about any given topic in 12 minutes or less editor-in-chief Tim Livingston and staff writer Joey Livingston break down the 2017 MLB Trade Deadline.
In the first edition of our new micro-podcast, The Quickie - where we break down everything you need to know about any given topic in 12 minutes or less - managing editor Matt Keller and editor-in-chief Tim Livingston break down Bones Jones' beating of Daniel Cormier and look forward to a possible match with Brock Lesnar.
Over the weekend in Cooperstown, NY ex-Montreal Expos leadoff hitter extraordinaire Tim Raines was finally inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (along with a few others). It is almost a certainty that the often overlooked and incredibly patient Raines would have never been inducted (in his 10th and final chance) if it weren't for [...]
Hello Again, whilst researching for a book i am writing i came across this little article in a Winnipeg newspaper from 6/12/1912 it reads: RINK OPENING IN TORONTO DELAYED. An ice making expert W.J. McGee arrived from New York Monday and after a thorough examination declared that the piping at the Arena would all have to be taken up and relaid.
This meant that the ice already formed would have to be thawed out and hot water was forced through the TWELVE MILES of pipe with that end in view. The pipes will have to taken up and relaid properly. This will delay the skating and hockey practices for another week at least.
Above: The Arena. Right: This is the programme from the final game at the Arena Gardens in 1930 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Montreal Maroons.
My love of hockey started many moons ago, I suppose my brother David is to blame, he used to take me to watch football first and Sunderland were our team, after the game we headed back into town to the leisure centre and watch some Ice-hockey. The home team were the Crowtree Chiefs and one of my first games were against the Billingham Bombers it was a local derby and quite a feisty game I remember. Although I seemed to enjoy watching the Chiefs I definitely saw a big difference in quality when we visited our other local team the Durham Wasps (O`Conner, Brebant, Smith`s, Crapper etc....). The best matchups had to be against the Whitley Warriors many a time we went to see a fight and a hockey game broke out. These were memorable times and i loved travelling around the country visiting other rinks. But my love for the game cranked up a gear when Channel 5 started televising live NHL games. I was in total awe of what I was seeing, so began my fascination for this breath taking sport. I had to find out more about all of the different uniforms, logos and nicknames. I have read masses of books and magazines and will not be getting involved in where it began or who started this game. I am interested in the hockey logo and what it represents to the fans that follow it, hence the blog. I wanted to show people the interesting logos and try to find out about other ones that could end up lost through time. Hopefully with my readers help I can gather enough information to fill a book perhaps. I know through my research their are some great works out their already ( SIHR Sweater museum, and logo database). I want to find out about the grass roots of hockey the amateur leagues [...]