Tag Archives: Wayne Gretzky

  • 11 Terrible Sports Statues

    11 Terrible Sports Statues

    A couple weeks back, the Pittsburgh Penguins officially unveiled a new statue of Mario Lemieux outside the Consol Energy Center. And while it’s not really a great statue, it certainly isn’t bad, either. That’s because the sculptor, Bruce Wolfe, adhered to the two basic principles for making a decent sports statue: it should be an […]

  • This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (March 23rd) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1994 that Wayne Gretzky scored his record breaking 802nd career NHL goal.  Gretzky surpassed his childhood hero Gordie Howe, whose record stood for almost 15 years. In the second period of a game against the Vancouver Canucks, Gretzky received a cross-ice feed from Marty McSorley and buried it into […]

  • The Greatest Athletes to Wear Each Number: No. 99 to No. 00

    The Greatest Athletes to Wear Each Number: No. 99 to No. 00

    You know a superstar athlete has become a legend when his name has become synonymous with his jersey number, and there’s a banner with that number on it hanging in the rafters of every stadium of every team he ever played for. Ninety-nine? That’s Gretzky. Ten? Pele, of course. Forty-two? Jackie Robinson. Twenty-three? Jordan. Duh. […]

  • Paulina Gretzky’s Sexiest Pics (Gallery)

    Paulina Gretzky’s Sexiest Pics (Gallery)

    Some of you may know Paulina Gretzky as the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, while others may know her as the hot blond babe that has taken the Twitter world by storm with her sexy images.  But no matter how you know her, you have probably seen Paulina Gretzky at some point, and if […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Gretzky’s Daughter Is A “Great One”

    Picture Of The Day: Gretzky’s Daughter Is A “Great One”

    Most people probably thought that Wayne Gretzky’s sperm would be capable of creating the next greatest hockey player to take the NHL by storm.  That hasn’t been the case.  Instead, what the Great One’s baby batter has created is a first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, and a lovely lady by the name of Paulina […]

  • Trick Shots With Wayne Gretzky (Video)

    Trick Shots With Wayne Gretzky (Video)

    Most of us have probably noticed the sudden influx of trick shot videos on the internet.  Heck, even Wayne Gretzky has noticed, but rather than sit back and watch in awe, “The Great One” decided to respond to the many amateurs athletes who have attempted to dazzle us with their trickery with some trickery of […]

  • This Day In Sports History (July 21st) – Wayne Gretzky

    This Day In Sports History (July 21st) – Wayne Gretzky

    It was on this day in 1996 that Wayne Gretzky signed a two-year contract with the New York Rangers.  The signing reunited Gretzky with long-time Edmonton Oiler teammate Mark Messier. Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier spent nine very successful years together in Edmonton winning four Stanley Cups.  However, their reunion in New York was short-lived, […]

  • 9 Instances When It Was (Sort Of) Okay for Athletes to Cry

    9 Instances When It Was (Sort Of) Okay for Athletes to Cry

    That title is a little misleading. I”m not sure it’s ever truly “okay” for athletes to cry. Sure, there is the drama of competition, and of course emotions run high, but it’s still somewhat uncomfortable to see these modern-day gladiators break down in tears. I understand it, but I really don’t like it. Fortunately it […]

  • 9 Sports Record Holders Every Guy Should Know

    9 Sports Record Holders Every Guy Should Know

    There’s only so much room in our feeble human minds to retain all the knowledge we come across as sports fans. So how do we decide what to keep and what to throw out? That’s easy. Listen to us at TPS. There is no shortage of athletes who merit remembering, but since you can’t keep […]

  • 11 Creepy Wax Statues of Great Athletes (and Gilbert Arenas)

    11 Creepy Wax Statues of Great Athletes (and Gilbert Arenas)

    This piece might as well be titled “11 Wax Statues.” “Creepy” and “wax statues” go together like beer and pizza. It appears that Madame Tussaud’s is simply giving away wax representations of athletes and celebrities these days (Gilbert Arenas? Really?). But as long as rube tourists are willing to shell out $20 a pop to […]

  • Wayne Gretzky Trivia FAIL (Pics)

    Wayne Gretzky Trivia FAIL (Pics)

    Someone really dropped the ball on this one.  I sure hope there wasn’t some great prize on the line, like a car or $1,000,000.  After all, how could someone get such a question wrong?  The answer has to be 800 games, doesn’t it?  I mean, I know Gretzky was a magician on the ice, but […]

  • Ready for Prime Time? 9 of the Best SNL Athlete Hosts

    Ready for Prime Time? 9 of the Best SNL Athlete Hosts

    In honor of the announcement that SNL is moving every SNL episode to Netflix this week, we at TPS decided to run through the collection of athletes good enough to host the late-night sketch show. While there have been more misses than hits with athletes, the low expectations set by putting jocks on stage can […]

  • Greatest NHL Player: Wayne Gretzky vs. Mario Lemieux (Infographic)

    Greatest NHL Player: Wayne Gretzky vs. Mario Lemieux (Infographic)

    Who is currently the best player in the NHL?  Such a question would likely bring about a few different answers.  While most would opt for Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, others might deviate from the norm and say Jonathan Toews, Steven Stamkos, or maybe even Henrik Sedin.  It is not an easy choice, but what […]

  • Miami Hurricanes Interested in Wayne Gretzky’s Son

    Miami Hurricanes Interested in Wayne Gretzky’s Son

    Yes the Hurricanes are interested in Trevor Gretzky, 17-year-old son of “The Great One.”  However, contrary to what most would likely believe, this Hurricanes team is not from Carolina, and the sport is not hockey.  Instead, it is the University of Miami who have shown interest in Trevor.  As for the sport, that would be […]