Peculiar Side of Sports

Jake Aferiat - May 1, 2016

Ted Turner, for whom the Braves field is named, once attempted to manage the Braves and as a result, ruined it for any other owner with the same idea.


Four Horsemen
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Jun 29, 2015

If you are a fan of Sports History, check out the other articles I have written in my column Peculiar Side of Sports. The Hail Mary—not just any old play, but rather one that that tells a story of desperation and hope. The mere mention invokes a feeling like no other in sport. Doesn’t every […]

Scott Habiger - Jun 11, 2015

FIFA, the IOC, and NCAA all profit from ugliness in sport, but nothing is more venal than punishing the young for their innocence, vigor, and beauty.

Scott Habiger - May 18, 2015

“Walt Whitman once said, ‘I see great things in baseball. It’s our game, the American game. It will repair our losses and be a blessing to us.’” – Annie Savoy in Bull Durham. Who is this guy? He talks about books, wine, and liberal arts. He gets around town on a bike or in a 1956 Chevy BelAir. […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Apr 8, 2015

Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports. Every so often something in sports perplexes me. So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nauseam for the answer by any means necessary. The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay the results to you. If […]

Nickolai Vincelli - Feb 2, 2015

Why didn’t the Seahawks hand off the ball to Marshawn Lynch? Why did they throw the ball? That is something many of us will be asking for a long, long time. It was a head scratching moment in sports history and that moment has inspired this article, where we look at some of the head […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Jan 8, 2015

Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports. Every so often something in sports perplexes me. So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nauseam for the answer by any means necessary. The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay the results to you. If […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Jan 3, 2015

At what point was a captain and alternate first used in hockey? When were the letters “C” and “A” added to hockey jerseys?

Steve Gifkins - Sep 26, 2014

Ottawa plays another home game this weekend in front of another capacity crowd. If you were like me, you were shocked when the team brass announced that they had decided to call their new football team the Redblacks. However, it did get me thinking about sports nicknames in general. There are a lot of perplexing nicknames out […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Apr 15, 2014

Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports.  Every so often something in sports perplexes me, and I just hate not knowing something.  So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nauseam for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay […]

Dummy Hoy
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Dec 5, 2013

It’s not often that we can credit someone for having completely changed a sport, but Dummy Hoy might be an exception.  The talented CF played for several teams during his career, but he is remembered not only for having been very talented, but because he is regarded as the best deaf baseball player in history. […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Oct 8, 2013

Read about how the World Series format has changed over time.

Hat Tricks Wayne Gretzky
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Jun 25, 2013

Ever wonder where the phrase “hat tricks” started? Here is a brief history of hockey hat tricks.

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - May 27, 2013

Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports.  Every so often something in sports perplexes me, and I just hate not knowing something.  So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nausea for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - May 20, 2013

Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports.  Every so often something in sports perplexes me, and I just hate not knowing something.  So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nausea for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay […]

Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - May 18, 2013

Welcome back to Peculiar Side of Sports.  Every so often something in sports perplexes me, and I just hate not knowing something.  So, I do what any normal, sane sports fan does – I search ad nauseam for the answer by any means necessary.  The good news is that I take all my hard work and relay […]



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It was announced on December 12th that nineteen-year-old Kaiden Guhle will represent Team Canada as its captain for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. The teenager is currently playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League. Guhle was traded to the Oil Kings by the Prince Albert Raiders on the very same […]

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Football s one of the most followed sports on the planet and has billions of loyal fans. While leagues like Serie A are very popular, the biggest draw is arguably the English Premier League. There are many reasons for this – with the fast-paced action and tough tackling being important. The Premier League is also […]

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Tom Cunningham, Editor - May 18, 2013

Not many fans knew the name Bruno Lage before he stepped foot in the Wolverhampton Wanderers technical area in the summer; nobody really knew what to expect. In all honesty, it all felt a bit ironic that once again, Wolves were turning to the Portuguese to oversee a change in fortune. It all felt a […]

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Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - May 18, 2013

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