By Paul Bartosz aka wogman56
This Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, 211 young men will hear their names called from the podium, marking the start of a new chapter in their lives. This year’s draft has potential to be one of the best in decades, combining a mix of young North American and international talent. The Colorado Avalanche possess the first overall pick in Sunday’s draft. The Avs are widely being rumored to take stud center Nathan MacKinnon from the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL. MacKinnon has drawn many comparisons to a previous #1 overall pick from his More >
By G. Kerry Webster aka windmortal
Last week, 9-year-old Dominick Havens was beaned in the forehead with a fastball. It hurt. I know it did. He cried.
I don’t know Dominick. I never met his parents. But, I almost cried too.Seeing that little guy lying in the dirt near home plate, holding his head and sobbing made me feel helpless.
I never had children. I don’t know what it would feel like to see something like that happen to my own son or daughter. But, for two hours, three or four nights a week, I do have kids. Usually about two dozen of them.
I’m More >
By Gregory Sanchez aka sugarpooper
On February 7, 1996, What is believed to be one of the worst trades in NHL history occurred. What seemed to be an already utterly gloomy year for Winnipeg Jets fans got even worse. After the rising NHL market in the United States forced small market teams like the Winnipeg Jets to sell their franchise to American businessmen Steven Gluckstern and Richard Burke, fans in Winnipeg were still shocked to hear their star player was traded for a couple of promising young players. The relocation of their team didn’t seem to hurt as much as seeing More >
By Rob Holt aka robholt91
The ever changing phrase; “It was better in my day”… Are our views subjective or is there truth to that? You always hear older guys talk about the good old days in football, guys taking huge hits, no face masks, hardly any penalties, and let alone any rules. Yes, I’m sure that was great, a bar room brawl on the gridiron squaring up huge guys and smashing them together, but where is longevity in that? The commissioners of the NFL have gone to great lengths to protect their investments and their brand. With the amount of More >
By Gregory Sanchez aka Sugarpooper
Although I have not had the privilege to watch some of the cult classic sport films from the 1970s and 1980s, I do however know that some amazing sports movies have been produced in my generation’s time. I personally feel that I would be doing a disservice to all those great movies from the past if I named this list the top five greatest sports movies of all time. So without further ado, here is my take on the top five greatest sports movies of Generation Y!
#5 – Love & Basketball
What better way to start the More >
By Ethan Shippen aka TheBoxBreaker
My alarm clock went off at exactly 1 AM. The day I had waited for had arrived, May 14th 2013. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. To understand why this game was so important to me, let’s back up a bit, shall we? The year was 2004 and I was a 9-year-old boy in Denmark who just realized that there was a sport out there greater than any other: hockey. I started playing hockey myself and loved to play NHL 2005 on the old PlayStation More >