Want to make America great? How about we get back to basic decency and tolerance…

It was late October, 1956. A cold rain was falling and the playground at William Cullen Bryant school (named after the 19th century poet and editor of the New York Evening Post) was a labyrinth of mud puddles. We were perhaps a week away from the presidential election that pitted the eminently decent Adlai Stevenson … Continue reading Want to make America great? How about we get back to basic decency and tolerance…

On Claude Julien, an astonishing play and the great Lewis Hamilton

Y’know, boys and girls, we here at MMQB Central have been watching sports longer than most of you have been around. Since Rocky Marciano was heavyweight champ and Hank Aaron was a rookie. So long that when Cassius  Clay won his gold medal at the Rome Olympics, I felt inspired to go climb the fence … Continue reading On Claude Julien, an astonishing play and the great Lewis Hamilton

Those loyal Sabres fans get taken in – this time by Taylor Hall

When I first came to hockey during the 1970-71, the Canadiens (here’s a surprise) were my team. They had a few players you might recognize: Jean Béliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Henri Richard, Serge Savard, J.C. Tremblay, then Frank Mahovlich and Ken Dryden. Sometime after that, I adopted a second team: the Buffalo Sabres. Something about the … Continue reading Those loyal Sabres fans get taken in – this time by Taylor Hall