We are thrilled to report that at last night’s 58th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards, Trophy Lives won Second Prize in the Individual Blog Category. Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club for the honor. I submitted the following posts to the LA Press Club for consideration: Royal Restoration: KC World Series Win in… Read More Trophy Lives Gets a Trophy
The Milwaukee Bucks had an NBA-leading record of 60-22, making them the 77th team in NBA history to post 60 or more wins. (See stats overview at the bottom.) It is quite an elite fraternity, as: 28 (36.8%) went on the win the NBA Finals; 37 (48.7%) reached the NBA Finals; 62 (81.6%) reached their… Read More Bucks Reach Elite 60-Win Status, Are NBA Finals Next?
On this day, Elgin Baylor set the NBA record for points in a Finals game (which still stands), baseball debuted in Canada and North Carolina State won the NCAA title on a last-second dunk. 1962 Elgin Baylor Sets NBA Finals Record With 61 Points Six players have scored 50 or more points in an NBA… Read More Apr-14: Elgin Baylor Scores 61, Expos First Home Game and NC State Stuns Houston the NCAA Finals
The Decline of the Canadian Empire One of the enduring signs of spring is the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the annual wave of stories about the 35-year absence of the Stanley Cup on Canadian soil. Not since the Montreal Canadiens beat Wayne Gretzky’s Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in 1993 has a Canadian… Read More Will Calgary, Winnipeg or Toronto End Canada’s Stanley Cup Curse?
Since the NHL expanded its season to 80 games in 1974-75 and then 82 in 1995-96: only two teams won 60 or more games – the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens (60) and the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings; only four teams have earned more than 125 points in a season – the 1975-76 (127), 1976-77 (132) and… Read More Tampa Bay’s Record Season in Context (Updated)
In the next to last week of the 1984 season, the two Western Conference division leaders – the Los Angeles Lakers (50-25) and Utah Jazz (43-34) were facing off in a rare game at Las Vegas’ Thomas and Mack Center where the Jazz played a few satellite home games. The Lakers had a comfortable 17-point… Read More Apr-5-1984: Kareem Skyhooks to History
On Saint Patrick’s Day, both Los Angeles teams faced New York opponents in games that came down to the final possession and the final seconds of each game epitomize each team’s 2019 season. We should start, however, with the pre-season expectations for both teams. It can be summarized as (i) “Showtime” was back now that… Read More Twenty Seconds That Summarize The Lakers’ and Clippers’ Seasons
There is a new normal in Storrs, Connecticut as the UConn Women’s Basketball team is ranked #2 in the nation and will be a top seed as it seeks its record 12th NCAA title, its men’s team will be watching the NCAA tournament for the 4th time in five years. That was not always the… Read More UConn Huskies Are Beasts No More
With spring training having begun in baseball and basketball and hockey seasons ramping up towards the playoffs towards, hope springs eternal for dedicated fans. For some fans, however, hope all is all they have had for too long. In our first installment, we covered franchise championship conference titles, conference finals, and playoff appearance droughts, with… Read More Ten Major Cities With Longest Championship Droughts
On International Women’s Day, the entire U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a gender discrimination suit against U.S. soccer in federal court in Los Angeles only 90 days before they defend their world cup title in France. The opening paragraph aptly summarizes the state of U.S. soccer: Despite the fact that these female and male players… Read More Entire US Women’s Soccer Team Sues US Soccer for Gender Discrimination
With spring training having begun in baseball and basketball and hockey seasons ramping up towards the playoffs towards, hope springs eternal for dedicated fans. For some fans, however, hope all is all they have had for too long. Even with the Cubs, Astros, Eagles, and Capitals finally winning titles in recent years, there are a… Read More Teams With Longest Championship and Playoff Droughts – 2019 Edition