2018 NHL Playoffs: The non-hockey fan’s guide to this year’s Stanley Cup Final – CBSSports.com

Yes, Vegas has a hockey team that is just four wins away from a Stanley Cup.  USATSI

Yes, Vegas has a hockey team that is just four wins away from a Stanley Cup. USATSI

Source: 2018 NHL Playoffs: The non-hockey fan’s guide to this year’s Stanley Cup Final – CBSSports.com

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Bright lights, casinos and home for Golden Knights | KSNV

To celebrate the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team making it to the Stanley Cup playoffs in their inaugural season, New York New York Hotel & Casino dressed their Statue of Liberty in a Vegas Golden Knights jersey. Friday, April 13, 2018. CREDIT: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau

To celebrate the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team making it to the Stanley Cup playoffs in their inaugural season, New York New York Hotel & Casino dressed their Statue of Liberty in a Vegas Golden Knights jersey. Friday, April 13, 2018. CREDIT: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare didn’t know what to do as he browsed in the grocery store. Fans were admiring the native Frenchman and center for the Vegas Golden Knights, but he had become star-struck himself.“I’m pretty sure I saw Steffi Graf,” Bellemare said.

Source: Bright lights, casinos and home for Golden Knights | KSNV

Inside Olympic Village Life at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang: The Condoms Are Only the Beginning | E! News

Olympic Village, Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Olympic Village, Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It’s safety first every time the world’s finest athletes end up sharing close quarters for two and a half weeks, but the accommodations are just as full-service for those who prefer to stay dressed

Source: Inside Olympic Village Life at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang: The Condoms Are Only the Beginning | E! News

Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men’s basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater :: The Daily Tar Heel

Photo by Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel

Photo by Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel

Rewind back to that moment: How, in the midst of a funnel of navy blue shirts and with an entire orchestra of boos serenading the North Carolina men’s basketball team, the most unlikely of players found himself with the ball.

#CoolHandLuke

Source: Unlikely hero Luke Maye sends UNC men’s basketball to Final Four with buzzer beater :: The Daily Tar Heel

Westminster Dog Show: Rumor The German Shepherd Takes Best In Show : NPR

Great to see this breed win again, for only the 2nd time.. maybe “popular” dogs are coming back into championship prominence over the “exotic” breeding champions of recent years.. grand win, go Rumor! There some related links under the main post…


Rumor the German shepherd, named for the Grammy-winning singer’s “Rumor Has It,” was named best in show on Monday night at the Westminster Kennel Club. She’s just the second from her breed to win.

Source: Westminster Dog Show: Rumor The German Shepherd Takes Best In Show : NPR

http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/sports/2017/02/15/german-shepherd-rumor-celebrates-winning-westminsters-best-in-show/97932570/

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/02/westminster-dog-show-2017-best-in-show-scouting-a-winner-photos

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/02/14/best-in-show-westminster/

Los Angeles and the Reintegration of the NFL | Los Angeles Public Library

In 1995, after playing in Southern California for nearly 50 years, the Los Angeles Rams left the West Coast for the Midwest, to become the St. Louis Rams.  They would stay there for 21 years, winning one Super Bowl title and losing in a second, before coming back to the Southland last year.  With that, L.A.’s original NFL team had returned to the city.  However, what many may not remember, is that this was the second time that the Rams had left the Midwest for Los Angeles.

Source: Los Angeles and the Reintegration of the NFL | Los Angeles Public Library

The Untold Story Of Any Given Sunday | Complex

On my TiVo, this film.. well-written behind-the-scenes article about the Oliver Stone movie, “Any Given Sunday” .. fits with Super Bowl weekend.. and insightful tale about filmmaking.. as an NFL fan for years, I sometimes question my football attraction –too brutal, too violent– players exchanging their bodies for money and fans, our attraction to our version of the Roman Coliseum.. I’d give it up, but I’d miss the ritual, the tv, the news about x, predictions, follow-ups, salsa, chips, lazy Sundays with the game on.. about the LI game on Sunday, I will be there, rooting for the underdog again.. there’s a message there somewhere, for me…


Oliver Stone’s set had partying, fighting, and general chaos, yet 16 years later the film is as relevant as ever.

Source: The Untold Story Of Any Given Sunday | Complex