1. Los Angeles Stadium May Never Be Built

    A month ago, I wrote an article recounting the only black eye the NFL has received since the 1960's, the lack of a team in the United States' second biggest market, Los Angeles...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 230 reads 1 comments

  2. Too Many Americans Still Want To Believe Myths

    One of things I am still trying to adapt to since I started writing on Bleacher Report is now I am writing for Americans as well as Canadians, and coming from Canada, being an "outsider," ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  3. World Baseball Classic Proves Americans Are Getting Suckered

    Major League Baseball may rue the day that it ever helped start the World Baseball Classic. The results of both the 2006 and 2009 tournaments along with most of the American results ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 250 reads 1 comments

  4. The End of a Killer in the Sports World

    Recently I exchanged comments with a writer who wondered if athletes should be allowed to take steroids in the future...

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  5. You Can't Separate Sports from "Real Life"

    After writing 25 articles for Bleacher Report, one "truth" has become more and more plain to me: You can't separate sports from the world around it...

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  6. No Shame at the Americans' Early WBC Exit

    Author's Note: This is the logical follow-up article to my previous one, American Championships End At Their Borders. This morning, I got my usual e-mail from the Yardbarker Blog...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 116 reads 3 comments

  7. American Championships End At Their Borders

    Recently, when perusing Bleacher Report, I came across some articles deriding the current World Baseball Championship. Since some of the games are being played in my home city of Toronto, Canada, I decided to read them...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 72 reads 3 comments

  8. 20 Ways To Save the NHL Franchises

    In this age of charities and bail-outs, with 10 NHL teams (St. Louis, Carolina, New York Islanders, Nashville, Columbus, Tampa Bay, Florida, Phoenix, Atlanta, New Jersey) facing dire financial ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 449 reads 1 comments

  9. Do NHL Trade Deadline Moves Portend the Future of the Money-Losers?

    The recent NHL trade deadline is of particular interest so far as the ten money-losing franchises are concerned...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 143 reads 1 comments

  10. Lost NHL Teams: What To Do with Winnipeg, Quebec, Hartford, and Hamilton

    Doing research and chatting with responders about my articles on NHL expansion, I have come face to face with the problems of the ex-NHL cities of Winnipeg, Quebec, Hartford, and, for good measure, Hamilton...

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  11. The Day the Bells Rang Out in Winnipeg (Fairy Tale)

    It was the best of times, the day of days. It was the end to the greatest season in Winnipeg Jets history. In a few minutes, NHL commissioner Bobby Hull would come down the red carpet ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 208 reads 4 comments

  12. New Stadium in L.A.: Let the Bidding Begin for a New NFL Franchise

    It appears that construction will be approved for a new 75,000 seat stadium in Los Angeles. This is the news that the NFL has been waiting to hear for almost 15 years. There is a website set up showing images of the new stadium...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 950 reads 20 comments

  13. Why an NHL Expansion into Hamilton Would NOT Spell the End of the Buffalo Sabres

    When writing about NHL expansion to Canada, in particular to the Hamilton area, a topic that frequently arises is the territorial compensation issue because on either side of Hamilton is Buffalo and Toronto...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 165 reads 7 comments

  14. Far More At Stake in Expansion to Quebec City By The NHL And CFL

    In my first article for BR, I stated that Quebec City was one of the leading cities for immediate CFL expansion. I also stated in my series of articles about NHL expansion to Canada that Quebec was the best city to expand to after Hamilton...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 957 reads 3 comments

  15. The Only Blemish on the NFL: No Team in L.A.

    Since the 1960's, the NFL has walked on water. It has been the most successful league in North America, if not the world...

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  16. NHL's Treatment Of Hamilton Hurt ALL Expansion

    The other day, I watched a 21-year old video tape I had made of the last game of the 1987 Canada Cup in which Wayne Gretzky played with Mario Lemieux...

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  17. The 10 Greatest Sports Events Not on DVD

    Lately I’ve noticed lots of lists being posted by fellow Bleacher writers so I thought I’d compose one of my own...

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  18. Sports Breed Hatred

    "It’s only a game." "Father, forgive them; they do not know what they are doing." - Jesus Christ being nailed to the cross. From the Gospel of St. Luke "Heavenly Father, forgive me, I am a sports fan...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  19. The Future Is Now in Winnipeg

    Author’s Note: This article is a sequel to the previous articles "The Orwellian Nightmare Of Professional Sports In The Future" and "The History of NHL Expansion to Canada Part ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 247 reads 3 comments

  20. The Failure of International Hockey

    In my last article, "Which Direction Should The NHL Go?", I mentioned that if the NHL expanded to Europe, hockey would be taking a step towards making it the No...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 340 reads 0 comments

  21. Which Direction Should the NHL Go?

    In consequence of the increasing evidence and reports that several NHL franchises are in trouble, it may mean that a major policy shift will have to be implemented...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 254 reads 2 comments

  22. The Orwellian Nightmare Of Professional Sports In The Future

    Author's Note: The author believes the greatest threat to mass enjoyment of major professional sports is the growing elitism both in sports and society. The audience for major league sports is becoming more and more limited...

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  23. Why Winnipeg Can't Support Another NHL Team—Yet

    Judging by my articles on NHL expansion and Gary Bettman, I am the most hated man in Winnipeg because I keep pointing out why the new Winnipeg Arena is unsuitable for NHL expansion...

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  24. Gary Bettman Continues To Defend American Losers

    At the NHL All Star festivities, Gary Bettman continues to defend the current status quo of American money-losing franchises...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about over 5 years ago 324 reads 9 comments

  25. The History of the NHL Expansion to Canada No. 5: Where Should the NHL Expand?

    Author's note: This is the last in this current series of articles on NHL expansion to Canada. At present day, there are six NHL Canadian franchises and ever since Jim Balsille appeared on the ...

    Steve Thompson Written by Steve Thompson about almost 6 years ago 1,083 reads 5 comments