No one ever talks about the assistant coaches.: A head coach is always important, but what about the support staff? For every great coach, there is a Defensive Coordinator, a Goaltending Consultant, or a Pitching Coach who goes largely unrecognized. Here's a list of the top 10 second fiddles in sports.
National Geographic article: about a beautiful game.
You can win $1000 for defeating Lennox Lewis.: In a game of chess. Huh?
Soccer Flash Friday: I thought I had World Cup Fever but it turns out it was just syphilis. Again. Here's a neat little flash volley-kicking soccer game anyway. Enjoy.
Something Awful weighs in on Kromwell and ESPN.: As cool as the other side of the other side of Stewart Scott.
From Start to Finish: , you need to hurdle, play soccer, swim, dribble a basketball, and keep your motorcycle going as fast as possible. Crap gameplay, but beautiful graphics. Some sort of prize is available, but only to those of you who live in the UK.
Chris Chelios, : a possible future Hall of Famer, just made the worst blunder of his career, and it wasn't even on the ice. According to TSN, Chelios said that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman (who is Jewish) should "get the gas" for his treatment of the players. Poor choice of words? Taken out of context? Just being a jackass? No matter what, Chelios just F-ed himself in the B.
College Hockey goalie Jordan Sigalet has been nominated for an ESPY as "Best Comeback Athlete" for 2004-05.: Why? He's been diagnosed with Multiple Schlerosis, and still went on to become Bowling Green's all-time leader in SV%, as well posting the second-best ever GAA. New England Hockey Journal has a nice little article on him here.
I wish the best for the guy, and it would make a great story if he ever made it to the NHL. How many athletes have managed to make it to the pros while battling a degenerative disease like this?
Five a side football.: A nice little timewaster.
Think you're Eddy O'Sullivan?: Think you're Irish? Think you're a rugby player? Think you know anything about kicking anything other than a keg, you dirty micks? If so, try Patrick O' Something's Kicking a Thing across another Thing Game.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
It's the IIHF World Juniors!: Finally something for hockey fans to be excited about. (more inside)
Boston Globe writer Kevin Paul Dupont said Joe Thornton should relinquish the "C" just before game seven against the Habs. Kind of a dick move, right? Here's the thing, though: he explained his reasons on a public messageboard a few days ago. I was pissed about his column when it was published, but he makes some sense here.
Kudos to the dude for addressing the issues people had with his article. I love that a writer realizes that talking straight to internet nerds is important.
Al Secord is interviewed on his career as a hockey pugilist. Whether you like the rougher parts of the game or not, his comments show the human side of the enforcer's role and bring to light some of the weird set of rules that hockey fighters live by.
A good read for non-hockey fans who wonder about the people who are involved int the uglier parts of the sport.
If you're like most NFL fans, you're passionate about your team. You own caps, jerseys and pennants. You may even dye your hair or paint your face in team colors. But whether you're heading to the stadium or just your favorite chair in front of the TV, you're not truly geared up for the game until you suit up your eyes with NFL Crazy Lenses®!
Divealanche.com. Hey, I repect the Avs and all, but this is funny stuff. Be sure to check out the player profiles and the comics.
It looks like Dany Heatley is going to be charged with vehicular homicide now that teammate Dan Snyder has passed away as a result of injuries suffered while catching a ride in Heatley's car. Sad news all around.
Theo Fleury just vowed to return to the NHL. Mario’s almost definitely playing for the Pens next year. And now there’s talk of Mark Messier playing out the rest of his days in Edmonton. Sort of reads like a "Where are they Now?" list for former all-stars, except for some reason they’re still here. For God’s sake guys, just hang ‘em up!
Colorado is signing both Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. Should we even bother playing next year, or just give them the cup and start negotiating the CBA?
A freaking monkey: is apparently smarter most of us here on Spofi. Not all that surprising, really. Maggie the monkey has been on a tear with her playoff predictions, and she's picked the Devils to beat Ottawa in the Eastern conference finals. I think Maggie is dead wrong. Who's right - me or that banana loving poo-flinger?
Intermittent NHL Report
It's playoff preview time! I know it's a bit early and there could be some changes before the second season starts, but I wanted to get this posted before the big websites steal my thunder. (Disclaimer: before the season started, I picked San Jose to win the cup.)
Remember a few years ago when that clown who was taunting Tie Domi and ended up falling into the penalty box where Domi was waiting for him? Well, he's suing everybody for damages. Everybody except the Flyers, that is.
While looking for an annual report for a company profile I'm working on, I stumbled upon a bizarre shockwave game that's supposed to combine the fun of bowling with the pressure of a hockey penalty shot. You play the part of a tiger on ice skates.
Somebody at Kellogg's smokes a lot of pot.