On the latest episode of the Going Deep podcast, Managing Editor Matt Keller and Editor-in-Chief Tim Livingston are joined once again by ex-NBA player Scot Pollard to discuss Kyrie Irving, the rest of a wild summer in the NBA, and Scot's movie The Profit, which recently screened in Sacramento. They then wrapped up the episode [...]
MLK Jr. (and Theodore Parker and, more recently, President Obama) told us that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." The line can be interpreted many ways, but the way the 44th president - and I - understand it is that while the cost to get there may be [...]
The NFL issued their response to the damning CTE report unveiled by Boston University and as expected, sincerity, remorse, and answers were distant afterthoughts. We learned Tuesday that the cover-up was already underway, and with cover-up comes foundation, if you go to Sephora's 2-for-1 Summer Sale! JK, we're not sponsored by a makeup store...yet. With [...]
Just when we thought the NBA offseason was finally ready to simmer down, Kyrie Irving came out of nowhere and demanded a trade from the Cavs. This isn't one of those half-serious trade demands either, where the team humors the player but never really intends to pull the trigger. By all accounts, the Cavs appear [...]
Early this morning, Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted a picture of a naked woman (he was probably hacked, but nothing is off the table with this guy), supporting the argument that his account needs to be archived and put in the Smithsonian. He has given the world some of the best internet content of the [...]
On this episode of the Shooting the Sh*t podcast, host Matt Keller welcomed fellow Celtics fan Nick Rudman from DRAFT (aka the only Daily Fantasy site that doesn't screw you over) to talk about the NBA Draft, Jayson Tatum, and where the Celtics go from here. Any fan of the NBA should enjoy this discussion [...]
This isn't about who had the best career. This is about the best players, period. We won't punish anyone because of their weak competition, but if newer players have the advantage of humans getting bigger and faster and better over time, then too bad for the old guys. This is basically a giant pickup game [...]
This article is for Cleveland Indians fans who have spent the last five years consuming somewhere between three and 27 adult beverages every time Trevor Bauer takes the mound. It's almost the end of June and despite having better stuff than 92% of major league hurlers, Bauer sports a 5.50 ERA and has just four [...]
Russell Westbrook is officially the 2016-17 NBA MVP, and the vote wasn't even close. But that doesn't mean we would build a team around him. Before you flip out, know the criteria. This isn't about stats, or selling tickets, or who's the most talented or impressive player. It isn't about regular season wins or MVP [...]
Do you judge people based on how they tip? If you go out on a date with a guy and he leaves ten percent, does that mean the sex is gonna be terrible? Probably. Selfish people are rarely great in bed... Athletes who make millions and tip like peons are the worst we'll get to [...]
Hunting is a very popular sport all over the world, and its easy enough to see why. After all, it is a way to spend time in the great outdoors, getting plenty of physical exercise and generally having a good ... Continue reading
By Erik Drost - https://www.flickr.com/photos/edrost88/51402744025CC BY 2.0,https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=112215971 No sooner had Odell Beckham Jr completed the first touchdown of Los Angeles Rams' successful Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals than he had suffered a torn ACL that saw him miss ... Continue reading
Are you excited about your recent tax refund? If youre into sports, you might want to splurge on a fun, sports-related purchase! You can find plenty of inspiration on The Sports Archive Blog. Here are a few suggestions for spending ... Continue reading
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 [...]