As baseball embraces a new golden age of long balls and strikeouts, we look back at some of the most potent, powerful, and downright scary offenses of the past 17 years. We did our best not to discriminate based on lack of a DH, steroid use, or Jeff Kent being a massive douche turkey. Let's [...]
In the latest episode of the Shooting the Shit podcast, Matt Keller and Tim Livingston spoke with ex-Kansas star and NBA player Scot Pollard. Among other accomplishments, Pollard was a key player on the late 90s/early 2000s Kings teams that came as close to anyone to beating the Shaq/Kobe Lakers. They spoke with Scot about [...]
There's nothing better than a good old fashioned sports feud. Who doesn't enjoy watching pure hatred play itself out in the most petty ways possible between two grown adults? Hate is a beautiful thing, and so are jealousy and envy. That being said, let's rank some of the greatest feuds in sports over the past 25 [...]
The Managing Editor of TheLeadSports.com sat down with the TheLead's Founder and CEO Tim Livingston to discuss Augusta National - where Tim just came back from after attending the Masters - and rank their favorite sports venues ever. They both ranked their favorite venues they have been to in person and then finished the episode by [...]
The Rangers agreed to a six-year extension worth at least $49.5 million with unfortunately named second baseman Rougned Odor. In the deal, the 23-year-old receives signing bonuses of two million dollars and two...horses? Well, this is new. Knowing of young Rougned's passion for all things equestrian, Texas GM Jon Daniels ponied up and tossed in the [...]
You'd think making a bronze statue of a man who looks like a bronze statue would be quite easy, but as proven by an artist's shall we say, unflattering rendering of Cristiano Ronaldo, that doesn't appear to be the case. The statue in question was unveiled at a ceremony celebrating the naming of the Madeira [...]
Authorities in Peru seized an estimated 85 million dollars worth of cocaine on Wednesday, most of which was in packages containing the name and picture of Lionel Messi. We know what you're thinking there'd be a whole lotta money in the athletes-sponsoring-narcotics market. Just us? Cool. Obviously, the greatest soccer player on the planet [...]
After cruising through the entire World Baseball Classic, Puerto Rico ran into a star-spangled buzzsaw in the final, getting crushed by the United States 8-0. Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman delivered six one-hit innings for the US, displaying a two-seam fastball that was harder to get good wood on than a termite-riddled lumberyard. Ian Kinsler, [...]
You pay good money to attend a Cavs road game with your basketball-obsessed child and instead of LeBron James, you get 48 minutes of Derrick Williams and Channing Frye. Currency flushed down the proverbial toilet? Basically. And that's why Adam Silver issued a memo to all NBA teams about resting stars. The NBA has zero [...]
In what's sure to become an unnecessarily long 30 for 30 and/or series of Trump tweets about why the wall needs to be higher, a former member of a Mexican tabloid, Mauricio Ortega, is being questioned as a person of interest in the disappearance of Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey. Locker room footage was leaked [...]
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 [...]