Articles by Mark Farmer


Senseless in Seattle: Pete Carroll’s illogical leap back to the pros

Coaching in any sport is a difficult job. Generally, when a coach moves from one level to another in a given sport, pieces of the game change. The basic philosophy, however, typically stays the same. Hockey is still hockey, basketball is basketball; it’s the gaps off the field that are the most significant adjustments. In football, when one transitions from the ranks of the NCAA to the NFL, they have to conduct themselves completely differently…


Tyler Toffoli: The Total Package

At this time of year comparisons run ramped in the NHL. With a new crop of draft picks heading into the NHL entry draft, every hockey fan is looking for a current NHLer to compare their team’s next pick to. Ottawa 67’s winger Tyler Toffoli hasn’t modeled his game after any specific player, but already has put a heavy weight on his shoulders. “There are a lot of people that I’m compared to,” says Toffoli….


Tradition-rich NCAA football returns

You see the students slowly start to file out of their dorm rooms, and head toward what will be their home for the next day. They start the tailgates at seven in the morning, even though the game isn’t scheduled to begin until later that night. You can hear the faint sound of the marching band off somewhere in the distance, practicing their new formation and song, and hear the fans in the parking lots,…

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Turnberry Resort’s Ailsa Course: History revisited

For the fourth time in history, the grounds that once served as the holding for the Lords of Galloway during the Middle Ages, will play backdrop to golf’s most historic tournament as Turnberry Resort’s Ailsa Course hosts the 138th Open Championship this week. Turnberry Resort’s Ailsa Course first hosted the Open Championship in 1977 with then-Masters champion Tom Watson and then-14-time major championship-winner Jack Nicklaus squaring off in what would go on to be dubbed…