Category Archives: Sports

Ready for the World Series?

“I led the league in go get ’em next time.“  Bob Uecker, Mr. Baseball Stanley Cup hockey has consumed my brain these past weeks, albeit the season is three months behind schedule.  When NHL hockey ends this week it’ll start … Continue reading

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Old Geezers are Just Boys with Wrinkles

(Hockey Player Magazine, May 2020) I’m getting older.  I guess my friends are getting older too. “Get on the list,” he texted. “What list?” “Geezer hockey, Friday morning, minimum age is 50.” “It’s been a while since I skated on … Continue reading

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New Wheels Help Baby Boomer’s Game

(Published in Hockey Player Magazine, December 2019) “I always liked speed.”  Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens They are not Ferrari fast.  But they’re quicker than my old Lego® block wheels. “Get decent wheels dude,” Tex advised.  A regular season Blazer teammate, … Continue reading

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Beer League Hockey Has No Free Agency

(Published in Hockey Player Magazine, April 2019) Zero, ten, two isn’t a bike lock combination.  It was last season’s hockey record.  My Blazers suffered more takedowns last Fall than MMA wrestlers.  The losses really sucked when we went 1-12 a … Continue reading

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Even Hockey Coaches Have Hearts

Published in the Chico Enterprise-Record, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph & Hockey Player Magazine (2012) Readers, a prologue: This article previously appeared in several newspapers and on my blog.  I share it again in memory of Eric Trivedi, a fellow hockey … Continue reading

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Old Hockey Player Forgets About Scoring Stats

(Hockey Player Magazine, October 2017) “A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.”  Wayne Gretzky Some scoring statistics are best forgotten. You’re not a hockey player until you’ve scored on yourself a saying goes, quoted by … Continue reading

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Eclipses, Baseball and the Dog Days of Summer

There sure is a lot of hype for a little bit of extra shade. I received an email at work last week about Monday’s eclipse, alerting me to conserve energy.  The message was relayed from the California Independent Systems Operator, … Continue reading

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Kid’s Quitting is Father’s Dilemma

She lasted 90 hours over three seasons.  Maggie was not an outlier.  Not in soccer. In Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell explains the “10,000 Hour Rule” which claims that the key to success is a matter of practicing a specific task for … Continue reading

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Young Referee Whistles While He Works

(Hockey Player Magazine, April 2017) “You can’t applaud a referee.” Alex Ferguson, Coach, Manchester United They are jeered, never cheered.  It’s black and white. Great referees are invisible to the general fan but invincible to the general jerk.  Officiating is … Continue reading

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The Dork

(Hockey Player Magazine, December 2016) Every team has one.  Whether its baseball, basketball or badminton, there’s always that one guy who doesn’t quite enmesh locker room society.  Maybe it’s his or her lousy jokes, bad breath, or that they wear … Continue reading

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