On this day 40 years ago – February 22, 1980 – hockey’s Miracle on Ice happened. It marked a national day of pride in America. The 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team birthed a miracle in the highly competitive arena of … Continue reading
Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the greatest athletes of all-time. Regardless of the sport, the subject of great games, great teams and great players always triggers debate. However, no one will argue that only one great athlete … Continue reading
Today’s Friday Sports Funny blog on the Hat Trick is a no brainer. That’s because jubilant number seven in the blog’s comic has two reasons to celebrate. One – he just slipped another puck passed the goalie and recorded his … Continue reading
In all of sports, this 10′ by 4′ glass enclosed structure stands alone as a unique piece of real estate. Not only is hockey’s penalty box – or sin bin – the subject of my latest podcast, but it also … Continue reading
Every living member of the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team returned to Lake Placid, NY this week to celebrate the “Relive the Miracle Reunion” of perhaps the greatest upset in team sports history. 35 years after an underdog USA hockey … Continue reading
Driving this clunky ice resurfacing vehicle would satisfy nearly every hockey fan’s fantasy.
Who hasn’t yearned to climb behind the wheel of this giant tractor and take charge on the ice.
Perhaps the baddest maintenance vehicle in all of sports, whose top speed runs at just a mere 9 miles per hour, the Zamboni cruises in at #6 in Best About Sports.Continue reading
As we head into the height of hockey season, there’s something that I’ve always yearned to know about the sport. I understand that in hockey games two blue lines proportionately divide the rink into three equal zones, thus separating the … Continue reading
In all of sports, this 10’ by 4’ glass enclosed structure stands alone as a unique piece of real estate.
While fans watch the 2014 conference finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, they’ll witness penalized players from all four teams banished to the penalty box.
Since hockey the only professional sport to tout such an unusual place, I’ve included it my book Hockey Favorites.Continue reading
Here’s a sneak peak at one of my chapters in my next FREE sports comic book entitled: Favorite Non-Athletes in Sports!
He’s the Zamboni driver – a dream job for hockey fans everywhere.Continue reading
Watching NBC Sports’ extensive hockey coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics and the NHL has sparked my interest in the origin of the sport’s blue line.
I understand that in hockey games two blue lines proportionately divide the rink into three equal zones, thus separating the offensive and defensive ends from the center-ice neutral zone.
I’m also aware that these blue lines are important in determining whether a player is off-sides. That occurs when an offensive player crosses the opposition’s blue line and enters the offensive zone before the puck arrives.
However, what I didn’t know always bugged me.
Why paint these lines blue? And, what specific shade of blue are they?Continue reading