A for Athlete


Have been USA Today's hockey writer since 1986.

I covered my first NHL game in 1982-83. I believe Gordie Howe is the greatest player of all time only because he added a physical element to his skill. But I believe Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux are 1B, 1C and 1D. Gretzky was the greatest passer I've seen and Lemieux was the greatest scorer.

I would take Betty over Wilma, Scooby Doo over Family Guy and my family believes that I can find at least something redeeming about every movie I see.

My favorite sports movies of all time are[]

1. Field of Dreams;

2. Hoosiers;

3. Rudy;

4. Brian's Song;

5. Miracle;

6. Angels in the Outfield (the 1951 version);

7. Bull Durham;

8. The Natural;

9. Slap Shot;

10; The Longest Yard (1974 Version).

11. Rocky;

12. Bang the Drum Slowly;

13. Jerry McGuire;

14. Breaking Away;

15. Chariots of Fire;