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The Stylish One

In today’s world, we all worry about our appearance – hockey players are no different. To the blind eye, when watching a hockey game, the equipment players wear is solely for protection. But, to many, these articles mean so much more. They are a way to express one’s self while in action, and, in hockey, […]

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The “most winningest” team in sports

A recent conversation I had with Chris Pope included the phrase “most winningest”. Despite the grammatical tornado that this phrase is, I put it into Google. The results were astounding. “Most winningest” is used all over the sporting world,¬†and not just by our editor Austin Kent when talking about his best fantasy basketball league performances […]

Baseball

The Montreal Expos: Five years later

September 29, 2004, was a somber day in Montreal. The Expos, a summer fixture for over 30 years, were playing their final game. The mood changed several times inside the Olympic Stadium that night. There was a sense of celebration as a banner was unfurled and acknowledged the Expos as baseball’s best team in 1994. […]

Baseball

The Washington Nationals: Five years later

A professional baseball team in Washington D.C. seems like a natural fit. It only makes sense for “America’s pastime” to have representation in the U.S. capital. But ironically, there has been very little success for baseball fans in Washington to enjoy; and as the Washington Nationals prepare for their fifth season, they must strive to […]

Basketball

Pick-up ball goes Global

This summer, one basketball-obsessed global visionary has an idea that could change the context of international basketball as we know it. On June 10, 2009, Sean Smith – a Canadian Sport Management professor at Brock University – will present Global Village Basketball 2009. In hopes of engaging the world in a planet-wide game of pickup […]

Baseball

The Arm that Nobody Wanted

Greg Allen Harris (not to be confused with Greg Wade Harris of the same era) was a pitcher who played in the major leagues from 1981-1995 with eight different ball clubs. Harris faced 6,293 batters in his career. He threw left-handed to two of them. That’s right, Harris was ambidextrous. What made him an extraordinary […]

Basketball

The True King of New York

Speculation continues to swirl around the possibility of LeBron James relocating to New York City in the summer of 2010, and while the prospect of King James moving his throne to the league’s largest market is an exciting possibility, the city’s treatment of kings passed does nothing to enhance their appeal to the association’s unquestioned […]

Basketball

Passion and Sports in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

It’s just past two on a sunny New Orleans afternoon when, “I’m going to stop here, but if you still want to go, just keep going down St. Claude and turn left at the lights. I ain’t going in there.” These are the words of our escort – if you’d call her that – as […]

Basketball

Gilbert Arenas: Internet killed the NBA star

Let’s get this straight, in 1991 the first web browser was invented. Though still far from the hands of the common public, this modern blueprint would put the ball in motion for a concept that would go on to overrun our society. As the number of North American households with access to cable and other […]

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The ACC: Ten years later

When the Toronto Maple Leafs left Maple Leaf Gardens in 1999, the promotional slogan was “Memories and Dreams.” This tagline not only reflected on the moments that occurred in fabled hockey arena, but also the moments that would occur in the Leafs’ new arena, the Air Canada Centre. It has been 10 years now since […]