Image Source Its no secret there are many different sports that kids can follow and enjoy as they grow up. Popular sports like baseball and soccer are just two examples of youth sports that interest children from an early age ... Continue reading
Baseball is Americas favorite pastime and can be an exhilarating sport to participate in. It is a very physically demanding sport that requires players to be in good shape. If you play this thrilling and physically demanding sport, you should ... Continue reading
There are a lot of hobbies that people enjoy, and some of them keep you active. Sporting hobbies are more varied than people think. With things like coaching kids teams, fantasy baseball or football and even just watching it. There ... Continue reading
By Unknown -  Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 bekijk toegang 2.24.01.04 Bestanddeelnummer 924-3060, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, Link As a sportsman, you can occasionally find yourself in times of apathy and distress. This ... Continue reading
Most families spend between $100 and $500 per month on youth sports. This may sound unbelievable, but when you start to think about equipment, league fees, uniforms, travel expenses, and all the other things that go into keeping a kid ... Continue reading
Picture Credit Baseball is an extremely popular team sport that the majority of us have engaged with at some point or another - whether we have played it ourselves, or have watched professional games on the television. However, if you ... Continue reading
Little League Baseball, watch out! Soccer is on the rise in suburbia. In the last decade, soccers popularity among youth of all ages has tripled in Americas backyards, school playgrounds, and town parks. As with so many other things, as ... Continue reading
The phrase `swing and a miss is usually only heard in the sport of baseball. But you can also hear it in golf when someone misses their long drive swing. Granted it's purely to tease the opponent but perhaps it's ... Continue reading
One of the most bitter rivalries in the history of sport lies between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The two teams have been playing against each other for over 100 seasons, and the baseball games are ... Continue reading
Wikimedia Every athlete is aware that they are on borrowed time to an extent. So it's vital that they have something to move on to after their sports career stalls. A lot of players go into coaching or managing upon ... Continue reading
In the first two months of the college basketball season, no one has improved his NBA Draft stock more than Oklahomas Trae Young. The record-setting freshman responsible for accelerating the Sooners' rebuild leads the nation in both points (29.6) and assists (10.7), helping vault the Sooners from an 11-20 record last season to an 11-1 [...]
The most important job of an MLB manager (the head coach in any sport, really) is to exude calm and confidence. Handling a bullpen? Incredibly important. Bonding with players? Considering the fragile state of millennials, also vital. But remaining coolheaded when adversity strikes outweighs everything else. As a field general, Dusty Baker was no Patton, [...]
We're here for the long-awaited boxing chat, perfectly timed to prime you for Saturday's super-fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin. In the blue corner, we have our returning TheLeadSports boxing champion, staff writer, David Monroe. And in the red corner, we have the challenger, a frequent TLS contributor and also the namesake [...]
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 [...]