1. Ilya Bryzgalov Deal Signals Flyers' Willingness to Blow Up Future for Top Goalie

    Paul Holmgren finally saw the elephant standing in the middle of the room. More to the point, Paul Holmgren finally DID something about the elephant standing in the middle of the room...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 3 years ago 1,002 reads 8 comments

  2. Penn State Basketball Program Hits Reset Button Again

    The last thing that Tim Curley expected last week when Ed DeChellis walked into his office was that the basketball coach had his letter of resignation in hand...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 3 years ago 940 reads 11 comments

  3. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Colin Campbell Fails Head Shot Test Again

    Just when you thought that the ugly spectre of head shots in the NHL had been buried until after someone took the Stanley Cup home for the summer, it jumps front and center into the first round of the playoffs...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 3 years ago 309 reads 5 comments

  4. NHL Stakes Future with NBC and Slams Door on ESPN in New TV Deal

    That giant deflating sound that you heard yesterday afternoon was all of the air being let out of the ESPN balloon all at once. For once, the boys in Bristol didn't put a contract in the win column...

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  5. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Why Your Team Isn't Going to Win Again This Year

    Each NHL season ends with this picture. Players have spent their whole lives dreaming of being in it. Grown men of character and skill have wept being part of it. Every fan on planet earth is sure this is the year...

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  6. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: No Sid, No Chance? Not So Fast

    When Dan Bylsma handed over his lineup card Sunday afternoon in Atlanta , there was one glaring number that was missing from his handiwork. No, not No. 87 or even No. 71—the number was 350...

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  7. 10 Most Likely Sites For The NHL Winter Classic

    Now that we've proven the NHL Winter Classic is more than a passing fad and has become a marketing monster, it's time to gaze into the snow globe and see where the game might be headed in the future...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 3 years ago 651 reads 3 comments

  8. NHL: 2011 Winter Classic Wasn't Pretty, but Proved Powerful

    At this rate Dan Craig could find his name on the short list of candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physics...

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  9. NHL: Mother Nature Is About To Melt the Winter Classic in Pittsburgh

    Back when we were kids, there was always that day when the outdoor portion of the hockey season ended. You and your buddies showed up at the pond, but your sheet of dreams had ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 3 years ago 616 reads 6 comments

  10. Penn State Football: Like It or Not, Joe Paterno Announces Return in 2011

    Joe Paterno announced the obvious Tuesday at his weekly press gathering at Beaver Stadium: The 83-year-old legend said that he would be back for the 2011 season...

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  11. Jeff Reed: Pittsburgh Steelers Kick Their Kicker To the Curb

    Jeff Reed went off in the Steelers locker room Sunday night moments after his team was throttled by the New England Patriots at Heinz Field. When he was done fragments of his career were found scattered about his locker...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 3 years ago 1,891 reads 3 comments

  12. Pittsburgh Pirates: Are They Striking Out in the Search for a New Manager?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates confirmed on Thursday that they are in the home stretch of finding their next manager. After nearly two months of conversations, the team appears to be down to two men to lead the ball club in 2011...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 3 years ago 1,043 reads 14 comments

  13. Pittsburgh Penguins: Ray Shero's Moves Look Better As Players Fail Elsewhere

    One of the questions that Penguins GM Ray Shero had to field most often this past summer was "Are you bringing Billy Guerin back?" Guerin had become a local folk hero of sorts ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 4 years ago 620 reads 8 comments

  14. John Russell Dumped by Pirates, but No Sign of Real Change in Pittsburgh

    As expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates showed manager John Russell the door late Monday morning. No matter the reasons or excuses, you just cannot lose 300 games in three seasons and expect to keep your dugout job in any level of baseball...

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  15. 10 College Football Coaches Who Can't Catch Joe Paterno's Record

    Even in the era of steroids and Congressional investigations, there are records in the sporting world which remain untainted and virtually unattainable. They stand alone on the mountain top of achievement in their sport...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 4 years ago 2,309 reads 10 comments

  16. Penn State: Joe Paterno Makes Bold(en) Move

    Never is a very long time. For Joe Paterno never reaches back to the days when face masks were a new invention and freshmen teams were the norm. So to say that Paterno has never done something is just this side of earth shaking...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 4 years ago 685 reads 0 comments

  17. Penn State: Could Nittany Lions Kick Themselves in 2010?

    Anthony Fera arrived in Happy Valley from the deep heart of Texas and seemingly headed straight to the head of the line for the Nittany Lions kicking duties. No kicker had ever arrived on campus with more hype than the kid out of the Houston suburbs...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 4 years ago 1,241 reads 5 comments

  18. Penn State Just Reloads at Linebacker

    The NFL draft says something about the quality of your defense. That your defensive coordinator and head coach aren’t sweating bullets over who is going to replace that trio says a great deal about the depth of your program...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 4 years ago 581 reads 3 comments

  19. Penn State Football: QB Battle Still a Three-Horse Race

    The quarterback who was supposed to lead the Nittany Lions against the defending National Champions on September 11th checked into his dorm ten days ago and began preparations for his senior year...

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  20. Joe Paterno and the Penn State Nittany Lions: Has the End Begun?

    Joe Paterno has had one of those summers that he would rather forget. For a guy who hates doctors, he’s seen one too many of them this summer. For a guy who likes some down time at his beach house in the summer, he hasn’t had enough of it...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about almost 4 years ago 1,727 reads 15 comments

  21. NHL: Why Gary Bettman Had to Blow Up the Ilya Kovalchuck Deal

    The NHL was up against the wall headed into the 2004-05 season. Only three or four teams made money the previous year. Some had lost more than $25 million. Projections were that nobody would make money two years hence...

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  22. No Tears for George Steinbrenner Outside of New York and Tampa

    The nuns who came equipped with long oak pointers and steel edged rulers used to say that you must always speak well of the recently deceased...

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  23. NBA: David Stern Still Making All the Wrong Moves After 'The Decision'

    David Stern sat behind the microphone Monday afternoon with the look of a man without a real trouble in the world. Oh, if that were only the case...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 1,112 reads 17 comments

  24. World Cup 2010: FIFA Should Be Red Carded Over Officiating Blunders

    Frank Lampard scored a goal yesterday that could well have changed the outcome of the 2010 World Cup. A reasonable percentage of the world’s population have now seen the replay of the first half shot in the England vs...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 384 reads 0 comments

  25. Texas Big 12 Conference: Longhorns Get Cake and Eat Expansion Too

    In the end, the earth trembled but did not give way. B uildings swayed but did not crumble. The tsunami that was supposed to wash away college athletics as we knew it was barely a high tide on the beach in Maui...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 287 reads 9 comments