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The Problems With Cross-Training

Breaking news from Matthew Hogan at the Bleacher Report: the NFL’s Terrell Owen signs with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After hearing of Chamberlain’s supposed signing to the Cowboys, Terrell Owens felt that the team was getting a little too crowded with publicity that wasn’t focused on him, so he went to the one place where publicity is never found:the NHL.

ESPN’s Barry Melrose had the chance to sit down and ask T.O. about his choice to join one of the NHL’s most historic franchises.

Barry (BM): So, I guess the first question has to be: Why Toronto?
Terrell (TO): Well, you know they was one of the Original Eight clubs…
BM: Six.

Read the rest to find out Owens’ reaction when Melrose explains the NHL’s salary cap to him.  Much fun.

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  Tags: nfl, satire, terrell+owens

Boston Must Be Stopped

imageQuoted in the AP today (via the Miami Herald), Jerry O’Connell has had enough:

“I’m sick of Boston winning so much. It’s like a monopoly,” the actor told The Associated Press on Saturday as he partied with friends at Maxim magazine’s sprawling pre-Super Bowl party.

O’Connell, who stars in ABC’s comedy “Carpoolers,” jokingly called for some serious intervention if Boston’s teams monopolize all sports championships.

“It looks like the Celtics are going to win the season as well,” O’Connell said. “If the Boston Bruins, the NHL team, wins, the federal government has to break them up. They have to take a team away - they have to.”

Geez… If he thinks Boston deserves the attention of the U.S. Federal government, just imagine how he’d feel if the Detroit Red Wings were on his radar…

(And they should be—O’Connell looked a bit like an Anaheim Ducks fan last June…)

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  Tags: boston+bruins, jerry+o'connell, nba, nfl, superbowl

Monday Top Ten

Top 10 Reasons Why Hockey is Better
Than Other Major League Sports

10. No one notices when you have a labor stoppage.

People say that it’s particularly bad for the NHL, of all sports, when they go off the air for an extended period of time. Well, that’s rubbish.  The only people that even know about NHL labor stoppages are hockey fans themselves. But if NFL goes on strike? People are liable to get genuinely freaked out about that.

The NHL is much better at keeping such things under wraps…

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  Tags: mlb, nba, nfl, nhl, top+10

There’s No Business Like NHL Business…

It’s definitely not a boring week in the hockey business when the very league we love—despite all the ways it drives us nuts—receives notification of a lawsuit filed against it by one of it’s own member teams, MSG and the New York Rangers. 

The lawsuit alleges that the NHL monopolizes control over team promotion.  The Rangers appear to be the only team left in the league that hasn’t handed over their website, as everyone else has followed the new standards. And that hasn’t sat well with the NHL:

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  Tags: marketing, nfl, nhl


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