It's one thing to hear about a prospect you haven't seen play much, but a comparison to a current NBA player is usually more illuminating, not to mention fun. As a rule, we can assume that the worst case scenario for each of these players is being a total bust and washing out of the [...]
On this episode of the Shooting the Shit podcast, co-hosts Matt Keller and Tim Livingston were joined by contributing editor Zac Koufakis for a detailed, humorous preview of the NBA Draft. They discussed all the top prospects and covered a lot of over/unders - guessing at everything from Lonzo Ball's career assist average to how [...]
The Sixers have officially moved up to the No. 1 overall slot and appear poised to select Markelle Fultz No. 1 overall to combine with Ben Simmons and (a hopefully healthy) Joel Embiid, to create a super team of the future. Beyond that is when things start to get very interesting... 1. Philadelphia 76ers This [...]
While we are at least a year away from being able to judge the 2017 NBA Draft class, we are more than happy to judge previous draft classes. Here are the best players in NBA History for each draft slot in the first round... 1. LeBron James (2003) Now that folks are starting to open [...]
With point guards for the Cavs and Warriors leading the way, we're entering a golden age of ball-handling rivaled only by the Army doctors at Fort Bragg when they have to give rapid-fire physicals. The AND1 era has produced some incredible dribblers, but we haven't forgotten about the old school guys here are the [...]
The Yankees are famous for making big trades and big splashes in free agency. But since Brian Cashman became GM in 1998 a few players have come up through the system who turned out to have a major impact. Here are ten of the best. Note: Signings of young international players count, but established players [...]
While you wallow in sadness as the NBA season comes to an end, remember this: the offseason is jam-packed with twists that would make M. Night Shyamalan jealous. When all is said and done, the NBA offseason is just like your favorite soap opera, only with real people. Here are ten fearless predictions for the next three [...]
Summer is an underrated time for live sports. The problem? Instead of your normal schedule, you're either traveling somewhere, stuck on a vacation with non-sports fans (or worse, no cable), away from a television at a BBQ or the beach, or at the (empty) office pretending to work. Whichever one it is, you need reliable [...]
A list of the worst picks in Knicks history could very well include every pick they've ever made outside of Patrick Ewing and Kristaps Porzingis, but we would be writing that article for the rest of time. Here are the 10 worst they have ever made: Honorable Mentions Charlie Ward Yes, you are seeing that [...]
The 2017 NBA Draft hasn't even happened yet, so for some it might be too early to start focusing on the 2018 NBA Draft. Those people don't work at TheLead. It is never too early to start speculating on who will end up where in a draft class that isn't as deep as 2017, but [...]
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
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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 [...]