Team of the Week: Fairbanks Ice Dogs

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs won their third North American Hockey League Robertson Cup National Championship in team history on Sunday as they defeated the Wichita Falls Wildcats, 2-0 at the Braemar Ice Arena in Edina, Minnesota. The North American Hockey League is a junior league with 22 teams in...

My Birthday Post #52

Today is my 52nd birthday.  Wow!  How did it get here so quickly?  It doesn’t seem real that I have reached this number so soon.   Here are some things I have learned along the way: You can cope with life better when you can adapt to change. I...

Friday Flashback:  American Basketball Association

On this date, 40 years ago the American Basketball Association (ABA) played their final game when the New York Nets defeated the Denver Nuggets 112-106 in game six of the ABA finals.  New York and Denver were joined by the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers in a merger...

Team of the Week:  Pensacola Ice Flyers

Location: Pensacola, Florida Sport: Ice Hockey  League: Southern Professional Hockey League Although known for their awesome beaches, Pensacola has become a hotbed for ice hockey. Pensacola loves their hockey team. The Ice Flyers were third in attendance with over 107,000 fans attending home games this season. The Ice Flyers...

Hawks Crash And Burn…..Again

If you have ever been a fan of the Atlanta Hawks, you are very well acquainted with disappointment. Year-after-year there are two things you can count on…taxes and Hawks losing. On Sunday, they completed yet another disappointing chapter when the Cleveland Cavaliers finished the sweep in their Eastern Conference...

My Mother’s Day Post

This is the first Mother’s Day since my mother passed away. It really won’t be much different than in recent years since we have had a strained relationship. I wish things could have been different. If I could talk to her today:  I would first tell her I am...

TEAM OF THE WEEK:  Georgia Swarm

Sport:  Lacrosse League:  National Lacrosse League The sport of lacrosse has grown over the past several years.  It has recently migrated into the south in both outdoor and indoor lacrosse.   In 2015, the Minnesota Swarm franchise of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) moved to Gwinnett County’s Infinite Energy...

How U-Haul Turns $19.95 Into More

Yesterday I had to rent a pickup truck to get a bed frame we had purchased on Craigslist.   After considering the options, I decided to rent a pickup truck from U-Haul.  I’m sure you’ve seen it like me when they say on their trucks that you see in...

FRIDAY FLASHBACK:  Kansas City Kings

With the National Basketball Association playoffs in full swing, we wanted to go back to the Kansas City Kings who played in Kansas City from 1972-1985.  During the first three seasons they were known as the Kansas City-Omaha Kings after their move from Cincinnati. The Kings had their most...

TEAM OF THE WEEK: AKRON RUBBERDUCKS

Sport:  Baseball League:  Eastern League (Class AA) The Akron Rubberducks play minor league baseball in Akron, Ohio.  Their home field is Canal Park.   They were originally known as the Akron Aeros from 1997 until October 2013 when they changed their name to the RubberDucks.   The nickname was chosen due...