Well actually, getting snubbed from the All-Star Game is a good thing

What if I were to tell you that your favorite player(s) getting passed over for the All-Star Game is actually a good thing? Because it is, let me explain. Continue reading Well actually, getting snubbed from the All-Star Game is a good thing

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HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast: Episode 3, All-Star weekend and Taco Bell’s fried chicken taco!

It’s a down time in sports, it’s the bye week before the Super Bowl, but that means it’s time for All-Star games, with the NHL All-Star game, Pro Bowl and Senior Bowl all scheduled for this weekend. Episode 3 of the HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast is here, and this week we’re all about the All-Star games, as we rank the four major ones. ALSO! @theryanwalsh has tried … Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast: Episode 3, All-Star weekend and Taco Bell’s fried chicken taco!

Let’s remember the Glow Puck

This past Friday we missed the 21st birthday of one of the craziest things to ever happen in sports.

Those of you who follow hockey will probably know that I am of course talking about the Glow Puck, which debuted on Jan. 20, 1996 at the NHL All-Star game in Boston. That’s right, the Glow Puck is now old enough to have a beer. Sorry for making you feel old.

In honor of its 21st birthday, the folks at Sports Business Daily have put out an oral history of how the puck came to be.

Let’s take a look back at what the glow puck looked like in action.

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Ranking the all-star games

For the most part, all-star games are a waste of time. Players don’t really want to be there, fans at home don’t care, and outside of seeing all your favorite players there, the fun wears off pretty quickly, because it’s a sport-like substance featuring the world’s greatest athletes…playing at half speed and hoping not to get hurt.

Amazingly, this week we get not one, but TWO all-star games with the NHL version set for Sunday afternoon, and the NFL one to follow on Sunday night.

But which of the four major all-star games is the best?

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