Life, economics, politics, psychology, sociology, racism and other isms, law, history, journalism/media…all through the lens of sport.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

How to fix NFL's scheduling problem

There is a solution that would eliminate this and make all 16 games meaningful for the players and the fans, and it's found in rearranging the schedule.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Mecca of...something or other

Let's talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs. I'm not a fan, and I hate the notion that some attempt to call Toronto "the mecca of hockey."

Let's recap the last 43 years. No finals appearances. None. Natta. Mecca of hockey? What a joke.

Monday, April 26, 2010

I Love the Maple team, that is...

There are few better venues for a summer Sunday afternoon in the city than a Maple Leafs baseball game at Christie Pits.

Mixed Martial Assinine - the ballad of Anderson Silva and the Diaz Brothers

To all my fellow MMA junkies, listen up and listen close: regardless of Anderson Silva's clear talent in the cage, and the fact that he truly is another level of fighter compared to many others competing around him, he is terrible for the sport.

Not just terrible. I'm talking bloody awful.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Domination vs parity

I miss the good old days.

I liked following a team of destiny, knowing from mid-season who the team to beat was, watching contenders try and fail to take them down, watch them win the championship and then figure out how to do it again.

Odd hockey culture

It's not from arm's length that I am critical of the culture of hockey. Today, I'm specifically talking about the behaviour of players when one of their teammates is hit and collapses on the ice.
There's Hamhuis, lying there all alone, while his concerned teammates and fellow players do what hockey players do - ignore him and fight about it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

20 Years of 1st Round Mythology

Particularly since the inception of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement within the National Hockey League, there has grown a strong following of people who believe that the only way to get ahead in a cost-constrained environment that the NHL now represents is to bottom out for a few years, and collect some top 5 picks.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Why I like the Yankees

Any team, every team, wants to win. Any team, every team, would love to say they've won a championship. How many teams can say they've got more championships than anyone else? Just one - the New York Yankees are the winning-est franchise in North American sport, giving their fans more opportunities to cheer than any other on the continent. They are where every other team would love to be.