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Remembering Manute Bol: NBA Gentle Giant and Humanitarian

June 19th, 2010
Death is never easy to grasp, especially when it comes unexpectedly, much like today’s passing of former NBA center, Manute Bol at the age of 47. I had no idea Bol was even sick but apparently the seven-foot-seven gentle giant became gravely ill in May with kidney problems and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, ...

Wings, Pizza and a Slice Of History: Observations From Sports Heaven

May 16th, 2010
I was in the Boston Garden back on April 20, 1986 when a blooming super star by the name of Michael Jordan dropped a playoff record 63 points on Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics. I was there at the Igloo (Melon Arena) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 20, 2000 ...

Ed Snider: Taking A Flyer On Inner-City Hockey.

December 19th, 2009
The 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Hockey Classic between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins at Fenway ParkĀ is just a few weeks away and yet for a group or aspiring inner city hockey players, those few weeks must feel like a lifetime. Back in 2005, Flyers owner Ed Snider ...