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What The Mighty Ducks Can Teach Us about the USA Women’s Hockey Team Losing Olympic Gold to Canada (Again)

Real quick, let us all remember three things that have happened in hockey, real or fictional. First, this: Second, this: And lastly, remember this: And read Katie Baker’s short, beautiful pieceĀ on GrantlandĀ about this absolute gem of a game. The game pictured above is why we play hockey, why we play sports, why we have Olympics. […]

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Summer & Winter U.S. Olympians by State Population & Temperature

Companion tables to the piece yesterday breaking down the current American winter Olympic athletes by state: U.S. Summer & Winter Olympians by State State Rank 2014 & 2012 Olympians Rank 2014 Winter Olympians Rank 2012 Summer Olympians CA 1 147 1 20 1 127 NY 2 53 4 18 2 35 PA 3 40 14 […]

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2014 U.S. Winter Olympic Team: State by State Breakdown

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics–or the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or something–are swinging, and snowing, or actually raining, as Sochi is apparently a seaside resort, but nonetheless they are happening and they are awesome. Over the weekend I watched nearly every second of NBC’s 15+ hours of coverage1, from Gracie Gold’s figure skating to Ole […]