Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards and the ’86 Mets

Chatham-Kent's all time best and favorite sports writer Mike Bennett was recently inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and when I heard the news, many memories of "Benny" came flooding back through my mind. His writing career was recently chronicled in a nice article by Mark Malone of the Chatham Daily News. Whenever … Continue reading Being Like Mike: MSG, Mouth Guards and the ’86 Mets

UFC 213 and TUF Redemption Finale: Canadians Set To Become Contenders This Weekend

Canadian Mixed Martial Arts fans need something and someone to get excited about, and this weekend's double dip of fight cards for International Fight Week in Las Vegas is set up perfectly to deliver on the goods. The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale will take place on Friday night July 7th, and UFC 213 will follow the … Continue reading UFC 213 and TUF Redemption Finale: Canadians Set To Become Contenders This Weekend

JCBL 50th Season Finally in Full Swing; Standings and Team by Team Analysis

After battling Mother Nature for the first two months of the season, the Japanese Canadian Baseball League is finally in the swing of things in their monumental 50th season. The combination of cold and thunderstorms from the beginning of May caused many of the first weeks of the season to be washed out and created an imbalance … Continue reading JCBL 50th Season Finally in Full Swing; Standings and Team by Team Analysis

Tim Hague: A Tribute to the “Thrashing Machine”

The combat sports world is reeling this morning from the tragic and sudden passing of long time Canadian fighter and Edmonton native, Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague. Details of the tragic story are abound on the internet and the latest can be found here on Sportsnet.ca. The details of the story say that Tim should not … Continue reading Tim Hague: A Tribute to the “Thrashing Machine”

2017 NHL Playoffs True or False?

The first round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs is over and in many ways, it seemed like an episode of the Twilight Zone with all the surprises, twists and turns. Once again, the second season has flipped the script on the many ways, truths and conclusions drawn out by the 82-game regular season. None of … Continue reading 2017 NHL Playoffs True or False?

The UFC Going The Way of Boxing

Let's imagine a future hockey world where the following scenario faces us; It is the year 2025, and the NHL is winding down it's season. The regular season is long over and the standings have been decided. The 16 teams that made the playoffs have all played off in the last month and a half and the final … Continue reading The UFC Going The Way of Boxing

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GSP Return Fills Canadian UFC Void

Canadian mixed martial arts fans are all elated at the recent news that Georges St-Pierre will be returning to the Octagon later this year. The news has injected some much-needed life into Canadian fans and fills a very big void that was created in the market when he originally left in November of 2013. Since the beginning … Continue reading GSP Return Fills Canadian UFC Void