Farmer Makes His Own ‘Field Of Dreams’, Plops $20K Ice Skating Rink In The Middle Of His Land

Farmer Makes His Own ‘Field Of Dreams’, Plops $20K Ice Skating Rink In The Middle Of His Land

If there’s a disgraced hockey team from days of yore that were lost and wandering in a cornfield for eternity, or maybe a pair of figure skaters who threw their performance and are doomed to regret it in the afterlife, they’ll be happy to know there’s a place for them to go, a la Field of Dreams: A farmer in Minnesota (because of course) has built his own ice skating rink in the middle of his land. [More]

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Just-Fired NHL Coach Sues Bank Of America For $3 Million

Peter Laviolette is probably still stinging after being given the boot as coach of my Philadelphia Flyers this morning, but perhaps he’s now pinned his hopes not on a Stanley Cup, but on a $3 million lawsuit against Bank of America. [More]

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Boston Hockey Fans Turn To Porn To Soothe The Sting Of Stanley Cup Loss

After all the pent-up excitement and the exertions of avid sports fans, what’s a Boston Bruins fan to do when his or her team lost the Stanley Cup to the Chicago Blackhawks? PornHub.com says it has the answer: Naked people, touching each other on the Internet for all to see.  [More]

Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Upset After JetBlue Pilot Hears Crying Baby, Asks If It’s Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins Fans Upset After JetBlue Pilot Hears Crying Baby, Asks If It’s Sidney Crosby

Some angry Pittsburgh Penguins fans are calling for a boycott of JetBlue after a pilot on a flight to Boston made a crack over the intercom equating Penguins star Sidney Crosby with a crying baby. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Branch Out, Visit 7-Eleven And Barnes & Noble

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Branch Out, Visit 7-Eleven And Barnes & Noble

The retail archaeologists known as the Raiders of the Lost Walmart tirelessly search the world’s retail outlets for the finest and longest-buried antiquities. What kind of ancient wonders did they turn up this week? Well, good news if you’re a time-traveling hockey scout. [More]

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Pittsburgh Bar Banning Sam Adams Because Hockey Finals Are The Most Important Thing Ever

Sports fans know that loyalties run deep, and there’s no question of giving your opponents any kind of edge. So if you live in Pittsburgh and love hockey, you won’t be surprised to hear that a bar there is banning Sam Adams beer while the Penguins are playing the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals. This, because beer and hockey go hand in hand and rivalries don’t have any room for confusion of loyalties. Better drink that traitorous brew while you can, Pittsburghians (Pittsburghites [ed. note: reader says it's Pittsburghers or Yinzers, awesome]?). [More]

Spa Offers Gift Certificate To Stanley Cup Rioters Who Turn Themselves In To Police

Spa Offers Gift Certificate To Stanley Cup Rioters Who Turn Themselves In To Police

It’s been several months since the Boston Bruins swept the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup, triggering riots in the Canadian metropolis. But with a new hockey season just begun, one Vancouver spa thinks it’s time that those involved in the riots soothe their souls by fessing up to the police, and soothe their sore muscles with a massage. [More]

AT&T U-Verse Sends NHL Network To Penalty Box

AT&T U-Verse Sends NHL Network To Penalty Box

Hockey fans who subscribe to AT&T U-Verse and were hoping to catch all the preseason minutiae on the NHL Network were out of luck this weekend. Due to an impasse between the channel and TV provider, the network is unavailable in the crucial days leading up to the start of the regular season. [More]

Boy Who Drilled Miracle Hockey Shot Denied $50K Prize

Boy Who Drilled Miracle Hockey Shot Denied $50K Prize

An 11-year-old boy and his dad are paying a heavy price for their honesty. On Aug. 11 at a charity hockey game in Minnesota, the boy’s identical twin was called to center ice to attempt a long-distance shot to win $50,000. Because his brother was headed outside to play with friends, the dad told the child he could take the shot in his place. The boy drilled the shot, but the dad confessed to the substitution afterward and the Reno, Nev. insurance company that covered the event refused to pay up. [More]

Atlanta Thrashers Season Ticket Buyers Still Waiting For Refunds

Atlanta Thrashers Season Ticket Buyers Still Waiting For Refunds

Back in May, we shared the news that the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers were still taking orders for season tickets right up until the announcement came that the team would be sold and move to Winnipeg. Disorganized and anti-consumer, sure, but as long as people who put down season ticket deposits for next season get their money back, everything would be okay. Yeah… about that. Fans who had already put down deposits for their season tickets are now getting a runaround, and the team owes each anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. [More]

Atlanta Thrashers Still Selling Season Tickets…After Move To Winnipeg Announced

Atlanta Thrashers Still Selling Season Tickets…After Move To Winnipeg Announced

Great news, hockey fans! Earlier today, you could still buy season tickets to watch the Atlanta Thrashers play during the 2011-12 NHL season. Even the best seats in the house are going to be pretty terrible, though, because the team announced this morning that it has been sold and is moving. To Winnipeg. Manitoba. Canada. Yet you could apparently still buy season tickets right up until the press conference. [More]

Lightning Fan Outsmarts HOA's No Sign Rule

Lightning Fan Outsmarts HOA's No Sign Rule

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan showed his support over his team getting into the Eastern Conference finals by putting a sign on his lawn that said “Go Bolts!” which was unfortunately in violation of his Homeowner Association’s “no signs” rule. They informed him of this violation via a letter with a picture of his house, a letter that also revealed a caveat. Security signs were allowed. So at the top of the sign he wrote in small letters, “Protected by:” and at the bottom he wrote “security.” Nice deke! [More]

Ticket Prices To Sporting Events At Madison Square Garden Will Soar Next Year

Ticket Prices To Sporting Events At Madison Square Garden Will Soar Next Year

In lieu of passing around a collection plate to pay Carmelo Anthony’s salary, Madison Square Garden announced Knicks ticket prices will rise by an average of 49 percent next year. New York Rangers hockey tickets will bump up 23 percent. [More]

PS3 Lets You Stream TV-Unfriendly Sport On Your TV

Picking the low-hanging fruit of the pro sports world, Sony has locked down a way to let owners watch NHL games on TV without having to find the Versus channel in the listings. [More]

Zombie Brands: Not Just For Retail Anymore

Zombie Brands: Not Just For Retail Anymore

We’ve followed the nationwide invasion of zombie retailers such as Sharper Image, Circuit City and Linens ‘N’ Things–brands that go bankrupt, then reappear on the web or in the same strip malls they originally roamed. Zombie brands don’t just exist in retail, though. Mainstreet.com rounded up a horde of re-animated brands that includes a magazine and a major-league sports franchise. [More]

DirecTV Viewers, Your Hockey May Be Melting

DirecTV Viewers, Your Hockey May Be Melting

DirecTV and Versus Network — which shows NHL games — can’t agree on terms, meaning hockey fans may be in danger of having their TV-unfriendly sport not showing up much on TV this season.

8 Banks Took $153.4 Billion In Tax Payer Money, Spent $845 Million On Naming Rights

8 Banks Took $153.4 Billion In Tax Payer Money, Spent $845 Million On Naming Rights

Should bailout out banks be buying naming rights? Dennis Kucinich doesn’t think so, and last week he urged the Treasury department to cancel one such deal between Citibank and the New York Mets. Now Bloomberg says that seven more bailed out banks are spending money on stadium rights.

UPDATE: Hey, Comcast! Where’s The Hockey?

UPDATE: Hey, Comcast! Where’s The Hockey?

Friday, we reported that Comcast — despite advertisements to the contrary — had no ability to supply you with the blade gougings and skate-sliced fingers of that sport of men, National Hockey.