The Devil's Advocate: In Defense of the Philadelphia Fanbase

This past Sunday night Pat Hickey, a Canadian sportswriter from Quebec, left the Wachovia Center after watching the Montreal Canadiens lose 6-0 to the Philadelphia Flyers, only to find his car covered in beer cans and his tires slashed. Sadly this is not an isolated event. A news broadcast team from CBC was vandalized by … Continue reading

Best Picture of 2009

Showing some of the greatest baseball savvy anyone has seen in recent years, Johnny Damon stole 3rd base against a bewildered Phillies team who didn’t have anyone covering the bag due to the shift they had put on against Mark Texiera. The steal led to a run and the ensuing victory over the Phillies. Honorable … Continue reading

The Peoples' Champ, 2009: Manning, Jeter, Crosby, Bryant, etc.

Winner: Peyton Manning/QB/Indianapolis Colts 2009 should forever cement Peyton Manning’s legacy as a big-game quarterback and, perhaps, as the all-time the master of his position. Gone are the days when we would assume that Manning would choke in crucial games with victory nearly in hand. With the Colts’ recent victory on December 23, Manning and … Continue reading

Penguin Fans Confused

The biggest cheer of the night from Penguin fans didn’t even go to one of their own players. It went to opposing goalie Ryan Miller who didn’t even set foot on the ice. When asked to comment an anonymous fan said, “I don’t actually know where I am right now, do you think you could … Continue reading

America's Cup: Why Hockey Rules in Canada (and why we just don't get it)

Hey America, Venuist here. You still ballin’? Thought so. Catch that Canada/Team USA cage, err, grudge, err, championship match last weekend at the Olympics? Same here. It was pretty awesome. And here’s why you thought it was awesome, because for around 70 minutes, the best players in the world of hockey (if there is, indeed, … Continue reading

Hockey Geometry: Trapezoids

In high school math a trapezoid is a four-sided figure with one pair of parallel sides.  In hockey it’s a box behind the goalie’s net meant to keep Martin Brodeur from being more awesome than he already is.  The NHL implemented the rule after 2005, drawing lines outward from the net to the back wall … Continue reading

This man clearly does not appreciate that Greenman is totally saving his life right now, bro

ESPN’s War on Canada or, “Dear Hockey, I tried to care, but I’m in love with your cousin…”

Hey Canadians! [[Editors note: here’s looking at you, Malcolm Gladwell!]] Rejoice! Today an American-American (me) tried to care about Hockey! I know about as much about hockey as I do about neurosurgery. I know that blades are required and there is usually a significant amount of blood. Today I decided to dedicate a significant chunk … Continue reading

ESPN's War on Canada or, "Dear Hockey, I tried to care, but I'm in love with your cousin…"

Hey Canadians! [[Editors note: here’s looking at you, Malcolm Gladwell!]] Rejoice! Today an American-American (me) tried to care about Hockey! I know about as much about hockey as I do about neurosurgery. I know that blades are required and there is usually a significant amount of blood. Today I decided to dedicate a significant chunk … Continue reading

Boston Mayor asks scalpers to have a heart; they opt for cash instead.

    You can say many things about Boston, but you can’t say its citizens don’t take advantage of a good scalping opportunity. Seriously, us Bostonians love the fuck out of scalping—so much that we’ve even tried legalizing it. I literally used to work next to Fenway Park for the better part of three years … Continue reading