Happy Gilmore’s still got it as Adam Sandler lets one

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Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the premiere of "Happy Gilmore," and despite that it's been a quarter century since the movie came out — who else feels old? — Adam Sandler showcased the trademark swing like it was yesterday. On a golf course, somewhere warm, Sandler paid homage to the character who was obsessed with becoming a professional…

Seven Flyers now on COVID list, and one of them,

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Oscar LindblomImage: Getty ImagesFriday was a rare night in the NHL with no games postponed due to COVID-19 … because there were only two games scheduled to begin with.The Philadelphia Flyers had been scheduled to play a night earlier and a night later, but both of those games are now off, as are two other…

Ducks GM Bob Murray resigns over abuse allegations, will enter

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Ducks executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray has resigned from the Ducks, the team announced on Wednesday. The move comes a day after Anaheim placed him on administrative leave amid allegations of longterm abuse inside the organization. In a prior statement, the team said it recently became aware of the accusations against Murray;…

Sabres start over without ever having finished

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Jack Eichel’s days in Buffalo are likely numbered.Image: Getty ImagesCan you technically rebuild something if you never built anything in the first place? It’s just a “build” then, right? This being the Buffalo Sabres, it’s even arguable that anything gets constructed in the first place. It’s just that building in your neighborhood that’s been four…

Aaron Rodgers returns to his cocoon

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Get over yourself already, Aaron.Image: Getty ImagesI guess it’s surprising that we didn’t find out that Aaron Rodgers was a galaxy-brained dope earlier, given all that is there to protect him from his own idiocy. We could have written his postgame press conference yesterday by memory, given how often we have heard similar after a…

The best fantasy hockey team names for 2021

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You may have heard, but the NHL is back on ESPN. We are very excited about this.But, I'll let you in on a little secret - in some ways, the NHL never left ESPN. Our Bristol, Connecticut campus, for example, is full of passionate hockey fans, always has been. I feel like it's split between…

Those who don’t know their history (from earlier in the

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He’s mum.Image: Getty ImagesBanner day for commissioners all around, as Roger Goodell couldn’t wait to get his whole foot in his mouth and possibly brain as well. Goodell announced that the investigation into the WFT’s culture won’t be released publicly other than a summary. This was on the same day, the SAME DAY, that an…

Do you believe in miracles? No! USA Hockey is an

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Ugh.Illustration: Getty ImagesYou would think that after the year they’ve had — after the past couple of weeks they’ve had — USA Hockey would want to steer clear of anything remotely controversial. The organization could cynically circle the wagons or engage in some reflection about its place in the sport’s toxic culture, but USA Hockey…

The agony of the feet: Why turf toe is such

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SEATED ON A cart, headed back to the Carolina locker room, a teary-eyed Donte Jackson rehearses what he wants to say to his big toe. Two weeks earlier, in Week 3 of the 2020 season, while leaping to defend a deep ball against the Chargers, the Panthers cornerback suffered one of the most dreaded and…

Kyrie is an agenda whether he likes it or not

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Some great company Kyrie is in these days.Image: APIt’s not that Kyrie Irving is wrong about everything, because he’s been right in the past. And he’s done good things. It’s just that he likes to huff his own farts. And when you’re someone who likes to huff your own farts, two things happen. A) You’re…