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Sports Broadcasting Legend Jim McKay Dies

I will always remember his enthusiasm during his coverage of the Olympics, truly a great man.

posted by kickerofelves at 03:17 PM on June 07, 2008

World's tallest pro basketball player?

The Discovery Health special is highly recommended, it outlines not only his pituitary gland tumors, but also his basketball development. Watch a clip.

posted by kickerofelves at 10:03 AM on February 02, 2007

More Pro Teams Starting Own TV Networks

This reminds me of when Ted Turner bought the Braves. he said it was expensive for a baseball team, but cheap for a television series.

posted by kickerofelves at 08:15 AM on January 07, 2006

American hockey fans! Get ready to watch the most widely-awaited game in years... oh. Perhaps not.

The article points out that college basketball and football could not be bumped from the schedule, and both draw many more viewers than hockey, unfortunately. I'm not sure that the heritage game would be a good fit for ABC Family...

posted by kickerofelves at 09:20 AM on November 22, 2003

Mario Lemieux is the pity for the Pittsburgh fans... his only concern is dollar signs.

posted by kickerofelves at 11:13 AM on November 12, 2003

Lemieux will play for his own financial reasons. If he plays, the team has more value and a better chance at securing a new arena from the city of Pittsburgh. Plus, the man can still play when healthy. Theo needs a change of scenery, he's burned his bridges in Chicago. He can still be a vital part of a team, especially if he doesn't have to shoulder the burden of being the "go to" guy. Mess needs only a couple of points to pass Gordie Howe for second on the NHL points list, I'd love to see him do it in Edmonton then hang up the skates. Even with his diminished skills he's a powerful force in the locker room and could teach a young team much.

posted by kickerofelves at 04:58 PM on July 29, 2003

Tverdovsky will more than make up for the Leafs' loss of Svehla (when Svehla is finally bought out), Wesley leaves a bigger hole that will have to be filled from within the system or by trade.

posted by kickerofelves at 12:33 PM on July 21, 2003

Sometimes he's even hated by his own teammates and coach, just ask the Avs and Marc Crawford.

posted by kickerofelves at 09:27 AM on January 18, 2003

It pays to watch Norwegian soccer.

The NHL's Nashville Predators promised to refund their season ticket price increase this year if the team fails to make the playoffs.

posted by kickerofelves at 02:21 PM on July 16, 2002

Flyers the GM next?

I agree, Clarkie will stay and there will be a major shakeup (hopefully a speedy offensive dman and an end to the goaltending controversy). Barber should go, he's lost the respect and control of the team. I don't think the players are as much underachieving as they are overrated. Anyone who saw them play this year could tell you the defense was suspect (see: Therien, Desjarduns and McGillis, and Johnsson wore down towards the end of the year) and the team was held together (again) by strong goaltending. Roenick is not going to bring you a title...

posted by kickerofelves at 02:54 PM on April 27, 2002

The first major deal (Bure to the Rangers)

The Rangers make another deal, moving Mike York to the Oilers for Rem Murray and the beleaguered Tom Poti. This is a great chance for Poti, who was a scapegoat in Edmonton, to understudy with Brian Leetch. It's a sideways move for York, though.

posted by kickerofelves at 02:12 PM on March 19, 2002