Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Hockey isn't all glamour and cash.  When a newly-drafted, 18 year-old Mike Ricci came to the NHL, things looked bright.  A sniper in junior hockey and rugged, good looks.

15 years later and a gradual career change from a sniper to a grinder, Mike Ricci barely looks like the same man.  But who wouldn't want to go to war with a guy who looks like this... 

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fake Sports Card of the Day

The ever-cute Hayden Panettiere being frisky on her first date with the Stanley Cup.

'Staches, 'Fros, and Bad Do's

Have you ever noticed that professional athletes today often look much different from professional athletes from decades ago?  Case in point, these three cards from 1976-77 O-Pee-Chee:

Len Frig was a defenseman for the now defunct Cleveland Barons.  His hockey card states that "Len is an excellent skater".   However, Len is not excellent with his hairbrush. 

Jerry Korab was a defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres and his nickname was King Kong.  Love the 'stache, Jerry... and kudos on the necklace.

Ernie Hicke, a winger for the Minnesota North Stars "operates a hockey school in the off-season."  Ernie also operates with little regard to style.... another rockin' necklace and an afro for the ages.