Examining My Issue with Sports Narratives

One of my biggest pet peeves when consuming sports (watching/reading/listening) is the tendency to insert seemingly meaningless statistics to create some sort of narrative. The Record Narrative The most annoying offender of the sports narrative for me is The Record.  You know what I mean – “This team is 2 and 25 when playing on […]

Ottawa Senators vs Sports Media

The Ottawa Senators are up 2-0 in their round 2 playoff series vs the New York Rangers; but when it comes to sports media in Canada at least, it feels to some fans like they’re in a hole 0-3. For the Senators, it’s always been an uphill battle for respect in the league.  They’re roughly […]

The NHL – 2016 Mirror Universe

I recently found a free hockey simulator called “Hockey GM“, which is an off-shoot of Baseball GM, which itself is an offshoot of Basketball GM.  It’s a fun text-based simulator where you run a team, and control everything from ticket prices to player movement.  I uploaded a fan-created NHL database to Hockey GM, and ran […]