LWOS Roundtable: ESPN's NBArank

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ESPN has spent the last few weeks announcing its greatest 100 players of all time according to its best and brightest analysts. It’s a cause for debate, as each and every individual NBA fan has his or her own personal greatest ever list in their own mind. The writers at Last Word Hoops are no […] READ MORE


Jackie Robinson Not the Only Headline in 1947

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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 you are […] READ MORE


Stanley Cup Win Ratio

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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 you are […] READ MORE


Standing in the Shadow of History: Bethlehem Steel FC

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Bethlehem, PA (August 20th, 2015) – To hear Nick Sakiewicz tell it, the move to bring professional soccer back to the tiny Pennsylvania town of Bethlehem represents an extraordinary opportunity. ” In the end, we’ve chosen an extraordinarily great soccer community in the Lehigh Valley that is underserved for professional soccer. Combining our club’s culture […] READ MORE


The Presbyterian and Four Horsemen Who Invented the Hail Mary in Football

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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 […] READ MORE


Last of the Dinosaurs: RFK Stadium and American Soccer

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For the first time last week, I did something that all North American soccer fans should do.  I attended an MLS rivalry match in a historic venue, one that has seen more meaningful soccer played in it than any of the new, shiny MLS 3.0 Soccer Specific Stadiums™. It is a place both celebrated and […] READ MORE



Peculiar Side of Sports: How the Touchdown Has Evolved

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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 […] READ MORE