A sport that involves 2 competitors du king it out with specially-designed swords? You may find yourself asking, What does any of this have to do with fences? Ironically, the answer is practically nothing! Fencing as a sport has existed ... Continue reading
Certainly not the least controversial sporting practice among humans, trophy hunting or hunting for sport is commonly defined as the stalking, trapping, and/or killing of wildlife by humans. It typically encompasses any predatory behaviors exhibited by humans towards wild animals ... Continue reading
We cannot deny the importance and roles of coaches in developing talented players. NFL has shown us a lot of great players so far and will continue to bring in new talented players in future as well. There are some ... Continue reading
Summer is commonly marked as a season of outdoor fun, longer days, and a rise not only in recreational sporting activities, but temperatures as well! Humans are mammals, which means they regulate their own body temperatures pretty well, even in ... Continue reading
Hectic, fast-paced, coarseall words that could describe the flow of gameplay in American Football. Theres no denying the intensity behind this renowned sport, but a critical element of success that is easily and frequently overlooked is the logic and planning ... Continue reading
For sports enthusiasts, sports events are the perfect day out. From days watching cricket to afternoons relaxing at a football match, watching sports is the ideal hobby. As well as watching sports, a lot of enthusiasts choose to take part ... Continue reading
The NFL is constantly looking towards the future for fresh, new talent. Players retire every season and young players take their place. So, now is the time to look at who the rising stars of the sport are. These players ... Continue reading
Tenerife has a wide range of diving sites where you can shipwrecks, unique rock formations and see stunning wildlife. For beginners, training and equipment is provided by local diving instructors and tour guides. Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, ... Continue reading
1 batter. 9 defenders. This has been, is, and will likely continue to be the standard in baseball. Like many sports, baseball is a game where possession of the ball is critical, and on a field so large, maximum coverage ... Continue reading
What is the most important part of athletes bodies? Is it their arms? Their legs? Does it vary depending on the focus and parameter of the respective sport? No! The most important part of any athlete (and any person, for ... Continue reading
For the first time ever, an athlete wrote some regrettable things on social media and didn't blame it on a member of his entourage or a group of Russian hackers. That's right: Kevin Durant admitted his own lanky fingers typed the now-viral tweets that matter-of-factly stated that he didn't like playing for the Thunder organization, [...]
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The NFL season is just hours away and we are previewing it the best way we know: with rap music. Here is actor/rapper extraordinaire and TheLead staff writer Joey Livingston with a lyrical preview of the AFC North
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 [...]