A few years ago, there were a lot of advertisements for quick-fix muscle-building products. They often came with a cartoon picture of a skinny guy getting sand kicked in his face by a muscle-bound hunk. No guessing who the girl ... Continue reading
By Rick212 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/icc-cricket/324545382/, CC BY 2.0, Link As the bitter pay dispute involving the Australian test sides and their federation continues to rumble on, Cricket Australia (CA) has insisted that it will look to independent arbitration sooner rather than ... Continue reading
The sport of fishing is perhaps one of the most primal, yet least discussed sports in the whole of popular culture. Nothing quite compares to the thrill of catching a giant bass or pike and comparing it to all-time records. ... Continue reading
Wimbledon has been and gone for another year. Roger Federer made history by winning Wimbledon for the eighth time, without losing a single set in the process. Spains Garbiņe Muguruza picked up her first Wimbledon title, after a nail biting ... Continue reading
Image source Sometimes it can seem like there just arent enough hours in the day to take up a new sport. However there is one form of exercise that will not only save you time and boost your fitness but ... Continue reading
Are you looking for a new competitive sport to play with your friends? Sick of going out, eating food, drinking beer, and doing other things that cost money and dont really benefit you in any way? Finding a competitive sport ... Continue reading
These athletes sure know how to handle a ball with their feet. Today were counting down our picks for the top 10 greatest football players of all time. 10. George Best (Years active: 1963-1984) With his speed, stability ... Continue reading
By Sam Waters As June wanes, MLB fans are tantalized by the standings. Four of the six division leaders have never won a World Series. Thats half the teams that have never won baseballs ultimate championship. It also includes one ... Continue reading
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The QB-heavy, top-heavy, unpredictable, intriguing, and guaranteed to be influential 2018 NFL Draft is actually within a reasonable amount of time from happening, live from Dallas and the house that the worst GM in the history of the modern NFL built. Jerry Jones's ACTUAL skills are in marketing and PR though, so it does actually [...]
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The Rocky franchise got out of hand. Rocky was never supposed to be the greatest boxer on earth. He was never even supposed to win a major fight. Sylvester Stallone took inspiration from the 1975 fight between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner. Wepner, an average fighter known mostly as his catchy and semi-insulting moniker The [...]
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 [...]