Oh god what am I doing. The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and we’ve had a couple days to let the dust settle. It was a fairly slow deadline overshadowed by the prospect of the best defenseman in the NHL being traded by his skinflint owner. Which, of course, never happened. But we have trades, trades, trades! To CBJ: Ian Cole To OTT: … Continue reading Brief Comments on Every Single NHL Deadline Trade
The men’s portion of Olympic Hockey gets underway Wednesday (very early) morning here in North America. There’s no NHL players at this year’s games, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a fun tournament that still has quite a few very good players, and a number of guys casual hockey fans might recognize. Continue reading Men’s Olympic Hockey Preview
I know, I know. It feels like it happened so fast, you barely noticed it and you feel like you got left behind. I get it. But hockey is a stats game now. Sure, there are some holdouts in certain mostly western Canadian media markets, but teams are increasingly being built using spreadsheets and giant dweebs who never Played The Game. To be sure, nobody … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Hockey Analytics
Hi, y’all! It’s time to discuss everyone’s favorite thing that does not matter and only makes us mad!
Pro sports individual awards! Which are normally dumb, but are doubly so when they’re just subjective opinions based only on the first half of the season.
What fun! Let’s go! Continue reading Just Slightly Too Late NHL Midseason Awards
As we wrote previously, the NHL announced earlier today that Kid Rock will be the headline act at the All-Star game at the end of the month. Which is dumb for so many reasons, all of which could arguably on their own be enough to dissuade a more intelligent company from booking him as entertainment. Yet, the dumb people went ahead with the dumb thing … Continue reading Why Kid Rock is the perfect NHL decision
It’s no secret to fans that the NHL is a group of skin-flint tightwads who could teach a 400-level class on “One step forward, two steps back.” However the league reached a new level of pathetic today when it donated $200,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Every cent matters, and anything is better than nothing, but the $200k donation is, generously, a pittance compared to … Continue reading The NHL is donating a few bucks to Hurricane Harvey relief.
So this is a series I’m doing that explores a hypothetical future in sports where I make extremely bad/bold predictions and format it like it’s a present day news article. Don’t be afraid to sling suggestions at me. Continue reading FAKE NEWS — MLS Adopts Pro/Rel in 2025
The controls are unresponsive, there are no gameplay modes beyond exhibition, the receivers couldn’t catch a cold in Edmonton in January, the controls are needlessly different from Madden, and there’s one damn music track that plays during every play selection screen. Continue reading Canadian Football 2017 Review
Greetings! This is part of a series on the unique and interesting stories behind the uniforms we see in sports today. Disclaimer: The following account has not been officially confirmed anywhere I can find, but has been reported in enough places that I tend to believe in its authenticity. It has also not been officially denied by any party. In a literal sense, a sports … Continue reading Shirt Stories — The History of County Cork’s Blood Red Uniform