The Imminent Battle for the Quad Cities

Man, a real shame. It’s a bit old at this point, but the Quad City Mallards – a team that jumped around a few leagues before finding “stability” in the ECHL – folded earlier this season. Making the jump from the fringe International Hockey League, to the Central Hockey League – that I still forget lasted until the year I graduated High School – that contains … Continue reading The Imminent Battle for the Quad Cities

STATE OF THE FEDERAL: @NorthernFeds Battle Well in Season Opener

  The Federal Hockey League’s “newly added expansion team” showed out on their first-ever franchise game, taking on the Watertown Wolves on the road for the first of five games between the rivals. Fans were eagerly awaiting tonight’s long-anticipated puck drop, and showed up publicly to support their boys. Nobody knew what to expect from a ragtag team of former players/scratches – who fans were … Continue reading STATE OF THE FEDERAL: @NorthernFeds Battle Well in Season Opener

STATE OF THE FEDERAL: They Lost the Nationals…Now What? Doom!

In a shocking twist, the Federal Hockey League – hockey’s answer to Minor League…er, independent league… no, wait, remember that Amarillo all-online Baseball team? Yeah, that -has lost one of the few non-Soskin (Carolina, Port Huron, Danville; ironically the competitive attendance teams!) teams that it had remaining in it’s bittersweet six-team saloon. Cornwall Nationals, indirectly billed as the “new-direction of the FHL” (this means North, … Continue reading STATE OF THE FEDERAL: They Lost the Nationals…Now What? Doom!

The Problem with USA Hockey’s PK Rule Change

Hockey in the United States still sits in an idle place as the fourth most-popular of the four major sports. There’s a myriad of reasons why this could be the case, with most pointing to lack of exciting action, confusing and unfollowable play, and low scoring games that don’t mean anything until the third period. In case you missed it yesterday, @rovitz7 wrote an article … Continue reading The Problem with USA Hockey’s PK Rule Change

Confess Your Unpopular/Embarrassing Music Opinion: …Your boy Clay Aiken.

I grew up listening I three albums, we’ll say: Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf, Come On Over by Shania Twain, and yes, Measure of a Man by Clay Aiken. I don’t know, ask my mom. She was the one who drove me to my catechism classes on Tuesday nights playing these albums. Continue reading Confess Your Unpopular/Embarrassing Music Opinion: …Your boy Clay Aiken.

Adopt promotion & relegation and I’ll care more about sports

I don’t watch the English Premier League, so let’s use that as a disclaimer. However, I think the EPL is ahead of the curve with their usage of a system of saying bad teams suck and should feel bad, and good teams are nice and should be rewarded. It makes sport more exciting when you HAVE to care about if you’re essentially a professional team or a … Continue reading Adopt promotion & relegation and I’ll care more about sports

Today, Halo Burger Reinvents the Burger Game…Again.

Seven days without Halo Burger makes one weak. That’s what the Holy Cow logo says at least. If you’re not from the Flint-Metro area, you’ve probably abused your taste buds by never having the delicious, fresh, American-made taste of a Halo Burger hamburger. Started in 1923 by the genius himself, Bill Thomas, in Flint, Michigan, Halo Burger is a staple of the Vehicle City. With … Continue reading Today, Halo Burger Reinvents the Burger Game…Again.

Allow us to Ruin Your Easter Slightly with our Bad Opinions

We here at HOT SPROTS TAKES couldn’t miss the chance to make the hottest Easter taeks on the planets in lieu of the biggest upset in history: Jesus defeating death (no video replay though, this was long before games were televised). So, here we go. Allow us to take you away from your early Easter dinners and make you realize you probably wasted your time … Continue reading Allow us to Ruin Your Easter Slightly with our Bad Opinions