Posts tagged "hockey"

Putting the "Play" Back in "Playing Sports"

Putting the "Play" Back in "Playing Sports"
“Mental, mental. Tennis is mental”, Coach Joe used to say at practices during my days as an eighth string junior varsity member of our high school tennis team. Joe was not just the best dressed janitor working for our school, with his Coca-Cola rugby shirts and his suede Docksides. He was a great tennis coach.... Read more »

"We All Dress Like Our Fathers"

"We All Dress Like Our Fathers"
      The following is part of a series called Short Short Sports Stories which are real life stories and things that happened around 1000 words. Follow @MySportsComplex My dad never played sports, and never really cared about sports. Except for gardening, which is sort-of a sport, if you consider The Iron Chef a... Read more »

Why Soccer Will Never Not make it in America

Not long ago I got into it at a bar with a Boston Red Sox fan. Not “into it” as in a bar fight, nor was I cheering for the Yankees. He had just driven 14 hours and had lots to talk about. For one, he went on about how Ultimate Fighting is (allegedly) America’s... Read more »
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Blackhawks Fans, You Are No Angels.

Blackhawks Fans, You Are No Angels.
As the Blackhawks close in on the playoffs again, a year after their Stanley Cup triumph, fans are jubilant and gracious. They cheer the Hawks and the possibility of another championship to underscore the greatness of the city we all love. Moving here from Philadelphia to Chicago several years ago I started to notice a... Read more »