1. Italy vs. France: How I Got Through an Entire Game

    Well, with one of the biggest matches for Group C taking place this afternoon, even me—the least likely person on the face of the Earth to watch soccer, is hooked...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 654 reads 2 comments

  2. Takin' a T/O With BT: Was This Doug Gilmour's Last Chance at The Hall Of Fame?

    Yesterday, the 2008 inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame were announced. The list was comprised of Igor Larianov, Glenn Anderson, Ed Chynoweth, and Ray Scapinello. Unfortunately, for those on his side, Doug Gilmour was not on the list...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 628 reads 7 comments

  3. Takin' a T/O with BT: How Commercialism Killed the Toronto Blue Jays

    If you're a Jays fan, then this past weekend was pretty depressing. Despite taking the opener from the Chicago Cubs on Flashback Friday night, the Jays stumbled in the final two games and watched their record drop back below ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 592 reads 1 comments

  4. Takin' a T/O With BT: Wrapping Up the NHL Awards

    So last night was the big night—the NHL awards ceremony. The night where NHL'ers pretend to be red carpet stars, the absence of Sean Avery and the Hockey Night in Canada Theme ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 491 reads 11 comments

  5. Takin' a T/O With BT: Crouching Tiger Woods, Hidden...NHL?

    Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golfers to ever live. You'd climb over a mountain of scorpions to be able to drive like him, his spin and accuracy are the stuff of legend, he has an extremely ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 498 reads 6 comments

  6. Ron Wilson and the Blue and White Kool-Aid of the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Well, the Ron Wilson press conference is over and done with and, needless to say, I drank the Kool-Aid. It’s amazing what one press conference can do...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 572 reads 3 comments

  7. 2008 NHL Awards: Bleacher Report's Choice

    In light of the NHL Awards Ceremony being this Thursday, we here in the NHL Community came up with an original idea...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 599 reads 11 comments

  8. Takin' a T/O With BT: Dominik Hasek—Do It For Real This Time Please

    In what has become an all too common practice in today's sporting world, Dominik Hasek is preparing to retire—for the second time—from the NHL on Monday. I say good riddance...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 607 reads 16 comments

  9. Takin' a T/O With BT: Are The Nashville Predators Going To Get The Boot(s)?

    I won't lie to you—I'm probably the last guy in the world that should be talking about the legal system and how much trouble Will Del Biaggio is in. After all, I was the kid that thought 'law suit' was the style of suit people wore to court...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 1,850 reads 2 comments

  10. The Stanley Cup Finals: That's It For Another Year

    I was supposed to be indifferent and not care what happened. I wasn't supposed to have any ties to the series whatsoever. I was supposed to just strap myself in for some impartial hockey-watching between two of the best teams in the league...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 356 reads 1 comments

  11. Takin' a T/O With BT: Sorry About Your Luck Joba Chamberlain

    Well that was fun wasn't it? I mean, I was looking forward to watching the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays in hallowed Yankee Stadium last night, with Roy Halladay on the mound, and possibly looking for the Woz in the stands...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 393 reads 3 comments

  12. Ron Wilson, Welcome to the Maple Leafs' Soap Opera

    Leave it to the Toronto Maple Leafs to mess up something like this. Despite all of the trouble that the Leafs had gone through to try and talk to various front office candidates, after ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 672 reads 5 comments

  13. Takin' a T/O with BT: Everybody Needs Some Manny Sometimes

    Saturday night it happened—what we've been waiting for since the beginning of the season. Manny Ramirez joined the 500 home run club. Unlike what we've come to expect from Manny, there wasn't really much fanfare...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 477 reads 4 comments

  14. Takin' a T/O With BT: Gary Bettman North Of The Border

    I'm not sure if it's a two-part series when two different people write about it, however Jennifer Conway and I have decided to embark upon a little Canadian/American relation...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 785 reads 7 comments

  15. Luc Bourdon: Remember The Man He Was, Not The One You Assume

    As it seems happens far too often, a young promising sports star was taken from us yesterday afternoon. Luc Bourdon has been beckoned to join the Angels of Sean Taylor, Dan Snyder, ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 723 reads 1 comments

  16. Taking a Time Out for Luc Bourdon

    This afternoon, the NHL lost a member of its family. A teammate, a friend, and more importantly—a human being. We here at Bleacher Report are extremely saddened by the news of Luc Bourdon's passing at such a tragically young age...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 1,323 reads 14 comments

  17. Takin' a T/O with BT: The Real Reason the Pittsburgh Penguins "Suck"

    There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the fact that the Pittsburgh Penguins have seemingly collapsed during the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals—so much so, that it prompted ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 41 reads 19 comments

  18. Takin' a T/O With BT: Gary Roberts Can Only Do So Much for the Penguins Tonight

    The year was 2002, and as the Toronto Maple Leafs entered the playoffs, their roster became thinner than Paris Hilton's dance repertoire...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 517 reads 1 comments

  19. Takin' a T/O With BT: For the Stanley Cup Finals, the End is Near

    Well, the Stanley Cup finals—that time of year where the most glorious trophy in professional sports is finally handed out—is upon us...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 1,009 reads 3 comments

  20. Takin' a T/O With BT: Thanks For Thinking Of Us Mike Babcock

    As the Detroit Red Wings got off their plane which had just touched down in the Motor City, they were confronted with reporters—nothing out of the ordinary here...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 554 reads 4 comments

  21. The 2008 Stanley Cup Finals: How Do YOU Think It Will Happen?

    Do you yearn to have your opinion heard about the Stanley Cup Finals? Are you longing to predict a rousing Red Wings victory or be presumptuous about the Penguins march to the finals? ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 784 reads 1 comments

  22. Takin' a T/O with BT: Red Wings, Stars, and Penguins—The NHL's Final Three?

    Depending where your loyalties lie within the game of hockey, yesterday could have been one of the greatest days of your life. Or it could have been an afternoon that should have been spent doing something a lot more productive...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 677 reads 1 comments

  23. Takin' a T/O with BT: Ten Ways to Talk Sports at the Prom

    Well, as April turns into May, and spring turns into summer, there may be a buzz around your local high school. Not only is it the magical time where only the desperate to pass or the desperate ...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 1,049 reads 12 comments

  24. Judge Judy to Senator Arlen Specter: Sit Down and Shut Up, the NFL Doesn't Care

    Matt Walsh and Roger Goodell had their meeting, the Boston Herald apologized for publishing a false story, and the New England Patriots are now looking towards the 2008 season.You'd think that SpyGate can be put to rest...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 1,033 reads 20 comments

  25. Takin' a T/O with BT: The Resurgence of Eric Hinske

    Years ago, fans of the Toronto Blue Jays were begging for mediocre players to be shipped out, the General Manager to be fired, the manager to be replaced, and the team to finally start taking themselves seriously...

    xx yy Written by xx yy about 6 years ago 511 reads 2 comments