The fall of a sports dynasty isn’t all that dramatic

To view the demise of the Green Bay Packers dynasty of the 1960s through my Generation X lens is to picture something theatrical and dramatic. One day, the Packers defeated the Raiders in Super Bowl II, the next day, Vince Lombardi stepped down as head coach. Not long after that, the stands at Lambeau Field… read more

It was unreasonable to expect Connor McDavid to publicly accept Conn Smythe Trophy after losing Game 7

Sports fans and media members are weird. You can’t please them if you do, and you can’t please them if you don’t. As it pertains to NHL superstar Connor McDavid, his inaction left a lot of folks displeased after the Edmonton Oilers lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to the Florida Panthers at… read more

The Florida Panthers capture their first Stanley Cup with 2-1 win in Game 7

While they almost did the impossible (for sports besides hockey, anyway), the Edmonton Oilers failed to complete the reverse sweep and overcome a 3-0 series deficit to capture the Stanley Cup. That’s the negative way of looking at how Game 7 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final finished at Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida,… read more

The Oilers are on the brink of doing something extraordinary in the Stanley Cup Final

I recently wrote in this very space that both the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup Final were duds. I said this because the Boston Celtics had almost effortlessly taken a 3-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, while the Florida Panthers had done the same to the Edmonton Oilers in the… read more

The NBA and NHL Finals have been duds up to this point

I’m not going to lie, I thought both the NBA Finals and the NHL Stanley Cup Final had promise. On the basketball side, you had the top-seeded Boston Celtics, NBA royalty, going for their 18th title. Opposing them from the Western Conference were the Dallas Mavericks, a team that won 50 regular-season games and its… read more

Connor McDavid can cement his NHL legacy with first Stanley Cup

Remember the scene from the 2006 film, Rocky Balboa, when world champion Mason “The Line” Dixon is arguing with his promotor about fighting Rocky, and his promotor says (and I’m paraphrasing), “Don’t tell me you’re worried about your legacy. You know what’s better than having a legacy? Getting paid.” But legacies do matter to professional… read more

NHL players not touching the conference trophy is a stupid superstition

The Florida Panthers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final after defeating the New York Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals last Saturday night at Amerant Bank Arena. One night later, Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers also clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 victory over the Dallas… read more

The Panthers advance to the Stanley Cup Final yet again, as the state of Florida continues to dominate the Eastern Conference

Chants of “We want the Cup!” reverberated throughout the arena, as players, coaches, staff and even family members gathered around to have their picture taken with the NHL’s Eastern Conference Trophy on Saturday night. Where was this arena located? Toronto? Montreal? How about New York, Detroit or Boston? Try Sunrise, Florida, a principal city located… read more

The Toronto Maple Leafs may never win another Stanley Cup

The Bruins told the Maple Leafs to make like a tree and get out of there after a 2-1 overtime victory in Game 7 of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup playoffs at TD Garden in Boston on Saturday night. Speaking of the 1985 movie, Back to the Future, the citizens of Toronto… read more

The Penguins will miss the playoffs for a second-straight season

T.J. Oshie scored an empty-net goal to break a 1-1 tie with three minutes to go in the third period, and the Capitals went on to defeat the Flyers, 2-1, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. The win clinched the second wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference for Washington, who will face… read more


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