Remember this next time anyone tries to give the average American shit for not knowing who Xavi is or something.
The hair's great, but the best part of this very '80s commercial is how they try to sell this crappy-looking wind-up mini-table-hockey hybrid game as valuable for kids' physical and emotional development.
Bruce Bennett has spent 39 years photographing hockey. Tonight, on Long Island, he'll shoot his 5,000th game. Over on Getty Images' blog, Bennett picks his 10 favorite photos, and gives the story behind each.
Even though it didn't elicit the same level of condescension from host Alex Trebek, this is just as bad as the Roger Clemens fiasco from a few months ago. At least those wrong answers were in the right sport.
Two statues honoring Gretzky were unveiled Sunday in his hometown of Brantford, Ontario. One showing him raising the cup; the other showing a young Gretzky with his parents. Last night, someone took spray paint to the both of them. Bam! Right in the winged wheel. [CP]
The greatest hockey player of all time has a drunk face to match.
To say I was a Wayne Gretzky fan as a child would be like saying that my brother has a small gap in his teeth. The Oilers were my team and Wayne was my idol. When Chris and I played hockey in the basement, I was always Gretzky and he was always Mike Bossy. Two of the most creative offensive forwards of all time were…
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Meanwhile, the sides have not exchanged proposals in weeks.
Joe O'Connor of the National Post has written a wonderful story on Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne and "King of Hockey Dads." The 73-year-old Gretzky has battled hearing and memory loss for years and was just recently diagnosed with Parkinson's. Despite all that, he maintains a good spirit and had days' worth of…
The last time an NHL player had an eight-point regular season game (1988), Sam Gagner wasn't born yet. That he tied an Oilers club record held by legends like Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey makes his performance last night against Chicago that much more glorious. Since we can't depend on you having access to these…
We told you last week that she went away, ostensibly at her father's urging. But, just like that, 22-year-old Paulina Gretzky is back. While her new avatar is one of those holiday family photos of her and Mom and the other Gretzky children, her latest tweet includes what you see above. As you were. [@PaulinaGretzky,…
Paulina Gretzky, the 22-year-old daughter of The Great One, has closed her Twitter account. And it appears her father encouraged her to do so, at least according to this story in the Montreal Gazette:
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger stopped by XM Radio's NHL Live studios in New York for a half-hour interview on Friday morning. For a brief interlude, the host threw things to their correspondent in Boston. But the mics remained hot, at least for a few minutes available in the NHL.com podcast edition (to which…
The only part of this clip from today's episode of "The Talk" that's really worth watching is at the very beginning. The host asks for "somebody to help me out," as in, to make some noise, and a girl in the front row stands and holds her arm up in desperation; she's thinking she'll get to say something to Justin…
While the Greatest Hockey Player To Ever Live Not Named Ron Flockhart's name won't appear on the stat sheet for Florida International's 42-35 win over Louisiana Monroe [Miami Herald], he was clearly responsible for keeping them under 36 points.
The broheims over at UrbanDaddy interviewed a Las Vegas "industry lifer" who offered up one recollection in particular that makes me genuinely fear for the life of Wayne Gretzky.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Just because Oaks Christian High in Los Angeles never played a decently talented opponent this season is no reason to think that Nick Montana doesn't have a future as a quarterback. Or maybe it is.
Big game on Friday night in Westlake Village near Los Angeles, as Oaks Christian High (13-0) takes on visiting Gardena Serra (13-0) in the Northwest Division championship game.