the Abbot


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In a fascinating post on the Players’ Tribune web site, ex-NHLer Jed Ortmeyer describes why he chose to continue his professional hockey career despite knowing that a rare blood disorder could literally kill him while he was on the ice. Ortmeyer broke in to the NHL with the Rangers in […]

“Without this game, who am I?”


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Well… my Scuttling Hogs team has struggled a bit, and the main difference between these dark days of early 2017 and the Hogs’ heyday of last fall seems to be only that I’ve been taking a more active management hand in things week to week. Sad but true. The sweeping […]

Hogs in the mud




Best Player in the World Necklace
Back in 2010, we posted a holiday gift guide to help our sports-obsessed subscribers foist their passion on loved ones. I just had a look at that old post and realized it’s still pretty timely – so here it is, below. Stay tuned for more – we know there’s no shopping […]

BP holiday gift guide redux





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The Scuttling Hogs sit comfortably atop two leagues – WPBHL and Best Player in the World – with Gameweek 12 mostly in the books. Despite sub-par showings from captain Aguero and expensive midfielder Sanchez (who has been underperforming of late and n.b., may soon find himself an ex-Hog), the team picked […]

Hogs resplendent