Pexels - CCO Licence Whether youve been lifting for a while or youre relatively new to the amazing body sculpting sport, there are a few things you can do to shake up your routine and up your lifting game. Taking ... Continue reading
This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA If you spoke with an American sports fan today, and said that a win in 1980 over the Soviet Union Ice Hockey team was an amazing achievement, they would not ... Continue reading
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. Muhammad Ali was an African-American descendent of slaves in the pre-Civil War South. Humble Origins Ali grew ... Continue reading
If youre looking for sports that are high-adrenaline, physically tough, and perfect for enhanced fitness, then look to the water. There are far more water-based sports than you might think. Many of them are now considered Olympic sports, others are ... Continue reading
Run Wilma! Run! An inspiring story about overcoming adversity. Wilma Rudolph was born in 1940 in Bethlehem, Tennessee, the second youngest of 22 siblings from her fathers two marriages. She was premature at just 4.5 pounds. She also born to ... Continue reading
The first American to win the all-round gymnastics medal at the Olympics, along with being one of the greatest gymnasts the country has ever produced, Mary Lou Retton will always have a special place in sports history. The 1984 Summer ... Continue reading
The Dream Team of 1992 brought gold medal glory to the United States in the mens basketball competition, and showed the world what kind of basketball talent resided in America. While the United States has always presented very good basketball ... Continue reading
One of the most famous and popular gymnasts the world has ever seen, Kerri Strug faced adversity head on ever since she was a child, and she always came out on top. Competing in the Atlanta Olympics back in 1996 ... Continue reading
As a sports family weve tried it all. My oldest went through the gauntlet of backyard baseball, intramural soccer, and finally tennis in middle school. He doesnt do anymore sports, but he does play with a golf simulator on his ... Continue reading
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]