Understanding Cricket, and a Case for It

Understanding Cricket, and a Case for It

Cricket is not commonly watched or played in North America, one cannot dispute this. But it is there if you look. I actually played a bit as a kid; the rugby club I was a part of also fields a cricket team and would hold "Cricket Camp" over the summers. I remember hitting in the cages and doing tests on all of the strangely-named positions on t...
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Birth of the Super Bowl

Birth of the Super Bowl

If there's one date on the North American sporting calendar that the masses will make time for, it's the Super Bowl. Even non-sports fans tune in (though much of the appeal may now be the half-time show and all of those crazy commercials). The game itself remains a spectacle, and regardless of why you're there watching, the Super Bowl has becom...
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Who Were They? The Class of '67

Who Were They? The Class of '67

Stop number two on our Who Were They? tour of the past is the National Hockey League's first big expansion, the "Class of '67." Spoked by rumours that the Western Hockey League – one of hockey's top two minor leagues – was plotting to declare themselves major, New York Rangers governor William Jennings too the proverbial bull by the horns in 19...
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Who Were They? The Original Six

Who Were They? The Original Six

It's a new year, which means it's time for a new blog series. And so, allow us to introduce Who Were They? a look back in time at some of the most important – yet less understood – terms, teams, and individuals of sporting history. First off is the National Hockey League's "Original Six." There is an unmistakeable mystique to the oldest franchi...
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What We're Thankful For

What We're Thankful For

It's that time again... time to fill up on turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy.  Time to gather 'round with family and connect. Time to watch football! Yes, if you're Canadian it's long over, but for those from the ol' US of A, today is the day: Thanksgiving. It's one of the best holidays; lots to chew and view, hopefully an extra day ...
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The Songs of Sport

The Songs of Sport

When out at a sporting event, there's certain songs you're bound to hear blasting from the jumbotron. "We Will Rock You," "Jump Around," and "YMCA" are major ones. The probing beat of The White Stripe's "Seven Nation Army" has been adopted by teams and their fanbases across the globe. Queen actually has two stadium hits, as what would a title w...
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