Yesterday I posted the NFLPA and Tom Brady’s “petition to vacate arbitration award” against the NFL, which is a legal-ish way of saying they want commissioner Roger Goodell to lift the four-game suspension he levied against the New England Patriots quarterback over deflate-gate. If you don’t know what deflate-gate is, you were probably looking for … Read more…
Here, once again, is a look at some of the sports-related patents granted by the U.S. patent office over the past couple of weeks. Bonus points if you can assemble it before your young child starts whining at you! Still in the headwear department, here’s a cap brim support device for mascots, which will probably … Read more…
Last week, I wrote up a post on a 1972 pamphlet that Air Canada prepared for Canadian hockey fans heading to the USSR to watch the Summit Series. It was buried in more than 3,000 pages of government documents, news clippings, team and player itineraries and other files obtained from the Canadian government under the Access to … Read more…
It’s 1972 and you, Joe Canadian hoser, wants to travel to the USSR to watch the Summit Series. Lucky for you, Air Canada has created a brochure to make sure you didn’t so something really stupid overseas, like take pictures of military installations from the plane or throw stuff on the ice because you’re mad … Read more…
Have you ever been out on the links on a beautiful summer morn and thought, “I have a whole bag here to carry golf stuff, but what if I had some footwear on which I could hang more golf stuff?” Well, one New York inventor has you covered. Behold the Golf Boots, one of many … Read more…
A lot of us kind of shook our heads when the National Hockey League started plopping teams down in the U.S. Sunbelt over the past couple of decades, but you have to believe it did more work studying those markets than it did the first time around. This diplomatic cable, obtained under the Access to Information … Read more…
It’s always tragic when a young athlete dies, but it was especially so in the case of former Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Dmitri Tertyshny. Tertyshny, who played 62 games for the Flyers during the 1998-1999 season, was already a married man at 22 years old, with a baby on the way. According to a report in the … Read more…
In documents, officials discuss ways Canada could pump up its medal count at the Olympics and Paralympics. A proposed strategy for the latter event is sure to raise some eyebrows.
One of the signature features of Winnipeg Jets playoff games — when they actually took place — was the Whiteout.
A quick look at the National Hockey League’s draft lottery odds.
Being an NFL player is a pretty nice gig if you can get it, even if you’re just a third-string scrub.
News broke today that the National Hockey League rejected Steve Moore’s $220,000 disability claim because he wouldn’t drop his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks.
When Bob Hartley finally hauls out his chequebook and scribbles down $25,000 (he has 10 days to pay his fine before even more discipline kicks in), it’ll probably sting a little. Even for NHL coaches making handsome salaries, that’s gotta suck.
You know that thing where an NHL team will give one of its legacy players like a painting or something when said player plays a legacy-ish number of games? There are actually a few rules around that.
Vaive files voluntary dismissal without prejudice.
Sometimes you’ll see references to the NHL Constitution in hockey coverage, mostly when commissioner Gary Bettman is meting out NHL justice.
It would be tempting for National Hockey League teams to make life as miserable as possible for visiting opponents by offering shoddy locker room conditions and fitness facilities that offer little more than a couple Shake Weights and an Abdoer.
In honour of the Nazem Kadri contract situation, here’s the cost associated with acquiring a player via offer sheet.
Here’s a little cheat sheet if you ever need to know what the minimum compensation in the NHL is through the 2022 season.
This is from the league’s recently-released collective bargaining agreement. I just thought it was funny NHL players are prohibited from endorsing fancy alcohol, but beer’s cool.
NHL players make a ton of money, and so too does the man running the league. Here is the most recent tax filing for the National Hockey League, which shows the most recent publicly available information on salary for top league brass.
And just like that, it’s over.
The NHL has filed a corporate disclosure statements as part of its lawsuit against the NHLPA, which shows what the companies that own your favourite teams are called.
There were some rumblings earlier in this lockout that the NHL was considering playing games on Christmas Day. While would be a giant pain in the ass for everyone involved (and the NBA is already pretty established on Dec. 25), it could still happen whenever the league announces a new CBA. For now though, these … Read more…
Really quiet week on the sports trade mark front.
Here’s the full document.
In my time as a student, employee and human, I’ve done the following …
The latest batch of U.S. trademarks were advertised for opposition today. Often when you see sports teams pop up here, it’s for logos that are already in use. But I haven’t come across this hockey team name or mark before.
The most beloved players in sports are the ones who excel when it matters most: Playoff time, baby. Walk away with the championship trophy and journalists will forever use the word “clutch” in articles about you.
So every week, the agencies that regulate trade marks in Canada and the United States publish a journal of all the ones that have been approved for “advertisement.” After that, interested parties can lodge their opposition, then there are some more studies and reports and blabity da.