Archive for January 2014

Is it spring (training) yet? Let's get the vortex outta here!

Polar vortex or no polar vortex major league teams are getting prepared to begin that annual ritual of spring. In less than two weeks pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training complexes in Florida and Arizona. And that will herald in the coming of yet another season change. Finally. So, as we here in... Read more »

All in all the Pro Bowl entertained us

I have never been a big fan of the Pro Bowl. The NFL’s game played to showcase it’s biggest stars. Having said that I decided to watch the beginning of last night’s game. Doing so with every intention of turning to the Grammys or some more simplistic fare after it became unwatchable. But a surprising thing happened... Read more »

Willie O'Ree: The NHL's Pioneer

The hockey world changed forever on January 18th, 1958. That was the day Boston Bruin winger Willie O’Ree made his NHL debut. And almost no one reported it. Willie Eldon O’Ree was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on October 15, 1935. At the time of his birth there was only one other black family living... Read more »