The Los Angeles Kings took 45 years to win their first championship. One Kings fan wished and hoped for this day to come for 25 years. That’s one huge sigh of relief for one Edward de la Fuente.
Good reads last week: Porn at the L.A. Coliseum, a day with the Stanley Cup, Johan Santana, the inner workings of the NBA Draft Lottery, Dustin Penner, the wizardry of Doc Emrick, awesome hockey video and the greatest voicemail known to humanity.
Every diehard fan base appreciates new fans, but if you’re going to be an obnoxious fair-weather jerk, you’re welcome to fall off the bandwagon. Now. Don’t displace the diehards.
Celebrating good reads this past week: A beautiful tribute to baseball, hockey vs. sexism, the ultimate infographic, Susie Wheldon, the intensity of John Tortorella and beer pong.
Young athlete gets drunk and does dumb things in public? Not shocking. In the end, they’re just people and susceptible to the same lapses in judgement and the same proclivity towards stupidity that we all are.
Celebrating good reads this past week: Greg Oden, suicide awareness, two guys named Ilya, the amazing Photoshopped Patrick Kane and other hilarity.
An ode to my husband, a long-suffering Los Angeles Kings fan. It’s great whenever a team that hasn’t had a lot of success goes on a surprising run.
Celebrating good reads this past week: Junior Seau, hockey stereotypes, a look back on the L.A. riots and hoops, violence in sport, and dumb internet commenters.
Gary Bettman, apparently wistful for the days of the Sutter brothers, Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier winning four straight Stanley Cups (a period in which Bettman worked for the NBA), opined that the team should remain on Long Island lest they re-locate a half-hour into the biggest city (and media market) in America. Oh, and geographically is on the same island.