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  1. Stadium 50 salutes bygone sports venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    Some have hosted special speeches. Others? Major milestones. All of them: great games. And they're no longer with us. So, as we celebrate the biggest noncompetition moments in North American stadium history with the Playbook Stadium 50, and as ...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  2. Check it out: Playbook's holiday gift guide!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Christmas is fast approaching. Kwanzaa, too. And Hanukkah... hey! It's already gone! Luckily, there's still time (ever heard of a belated gift?). And double-luckily, Playbook's Holiday Gift Guide. Yes, once again, we have some ideas for your loved...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Nov. 27: Gordie Howe's day

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 27, 1960 and 1965: Gordie Howe must have had a thing for late November. On Nov. 26, 1961, he played in his 1,000th game -- a nice enough milestone, but hardly a significant as the two that happened one day later, date-wise. On this day 52 yea...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Oct. 14: Gretzky's first NHL goal

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 14, 1979: On this day 33 years ago, an 18-year-old Wayne Gretzky scored against the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL season's third game. It wasn't The Great One's first pro goal -- he spent the previous year in the WHA -- but it was his first in...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Sept. 23: Rheaume makes history

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 23, 1992: Months after helping the Canadians win the gold medal at the IIHF women's world championship, goaltender Manon Rheaume found herself in a rather different forum: Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla., where she became the first woman to play in an...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Sept. 16: The NHL lockout begins

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 16, 2004: Major League Baseball saw a similar scene, almost 10 years earlier to the day. Hockey might see it all over again, after Saturday's negotiations. Yes, at midnight on this day eight years ago, the NHL's collective bargaining agreement ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  7. Web Clips: Hockey player's crazy chin-ups

    Patrick Dorsey

    Ryan Wagner is a draft pick of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the United States Hockey League. Looking at this clip, strength won't be a problem for him. (Thanks to Connor Flahive for sending this in.) Web Clips features new, sub-viral and/or ...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  8. Creative video celebrates sports' big star

    Patrick Dorsey

    The ball. Without it, most sports would go nowhere. Filmmaker Daniel Mercadante noticed the visual power of this spherical object, in all its forms, and made a unique, 75-second film called "Ball," which features more than 800 blink-and-you'll-mi...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  9. Yearbook, Aug. 9: Gretzky becomes a King

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 9, 1988: This day 24 years ago shocked an entire nation, particularly a certain city in Alberta. That was when Wayne Gretzky -- he of four Stanley Cup championships and eight Hart (MVP) Trophies at the time -- was traded from the Edmonton Oilers...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  10. N.J. Devils make 'SportsCenter'-esque video

    Patrick Dorsey

    Inspired by ESPN's "This is SportsCenter" ads, this clip shows what one employee in the New Jersey Devils' office is doing to try to get on SportsCenter -- a la Martin Brodeur....

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  11. Shot of the Day: Hockey in the outfield

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the evening's ESPYS action, one great photo from the day: With baseball off for the day, the NHL took to Detroit's Comerica Park for a news conference on the 2013 Winter Classic. (Here's guessing they'll add ice before the Toronto Maple L...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  12. It's Playbook's 2012 ESPYS predictions!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who had the St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series? (If you did, be quiet for a second.) Or the Los Angeles Kings climbing from the No. 8 seed to Stanley Cup glory? Or the New York Giants even getting to the Super Bowl, let alone beati...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  13. Shot of the Day: Stanley Cup takes Slovenia

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one shot from the day ... The NHL's first Slovenian player became the NHL's first Slovenian Stanley Cup winner when Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings snagged the title last month. Then, on Friday, Kopitar ...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  14. History's many playoff brackets, reimagined

    Patrick Dorsey

    The bracket. It's an essential part of sports -- something that peaks during March Madness but marks nearly every sport's playoff. But is there a better way to view sports tournaments, especially ones that don't involve a visually pleasing 64 (or,...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  15. Yearbook, June 19: Brett Hull's goal

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 19 (and June 20), 1999: A pair of dates that, in Buffalo, N.Y., will live in sports infamy. And with them, a photo that too will live the same way. Was Brett Hull in the crease for this triple-overtime goal, the one that gave the Dallas Stars th...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. Yearbook, June 17: NHL picks Nashville

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 17, 1997: On this day 15 years ago, the NHL announced its expansion rollout plan, debuting Atlanta in 1999 and Minnesota and Columbus in 2000. But first, in 1998-99: the Nashville Predators, a team that since its inaugural game shown above has g...

    Blog | June 17, 2012