Marc Elliott

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Marc Elliott is a free lance sports opinion writer. Elliott recently wrote “The Masked Fan Speaks” column for the Lake County News Chronicle for the past ten years.

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Thu. Jan. 8th, 2015

Team Woes Worry Wild Worshippers….

Marc Elliott

The travails of the Minnesota Wild are continuing to be a source of despair and desperation for many fans, scribes and those associated with the team.

Wed. Dec. 31st, 2014

Let’s Go To The Rink!

Marc Elliott

SILVER CLIFF… ’Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house… Hey, that’s about all I can remember from that little ditty, and it’s probably incorrect, too,

Wed. Dec. 24th, 2014

Some End Of The Year Random Sports Thoughts And Other Minutae…

Marc Elliott

Should I get that emotionally attached to a sporting team or event? Why not? We should all have something in our lives that we truly love and care about, and the world of sports can run from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other.

Thu. Dec. 11th, 2014

Ferguson MO And The ST. Louis Rams…

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WINTER HAVEN… If there is one symbol to emerge from the abyss of Ferguson that has remained in the public consciousness, it has to be that of the Ferguson protesters and the “Hands up—don’t shoot” gesture.

Wed. Sep. 24th, 2014

The Future Of The NFL…

Marc Elliott

Wait! Who in the H-E-double hockey sticks are these guys? Well, these are rostered players out on a day pass from lockup so they can play in Sunday’s game!

Thu. Sep. 4th, 2014

Stanley Cup Odds Continued And The Incorrigible NFL!

Marc Elliott

PALISADE HEAD…. It’s hard to believe, but then again it’s not. The NFL, the most financially successful sports business in the history of the world, should be held in high esteem for their business acumen.

Thu. Jul. 24th, 2014

Sports, Politics And Other Random Thoughts…

Marc Elliott

The best part of the Bruins-Habs series for me, of course, was when the Habs ended the Bruins’ season in the playoffs and I got to watch all over again the B’s exiting the ice, heads down, that lousy feeling permeating the hockey soul for a few days

Thu. Jun. 19th, 2014

2014 Stanley Cup Tourney Creme De La’ Creme!

Marc Elliott

Then it was time for the regular NHL season to kick in. I had to start getting into the College D1 pre-season info. High school was just under a couple of months away unless you watch some of the fall stuff going on.

Thu. May. 22nd, 2014

Postgame Handshakes Gone Wild!

Marc Elliott

The NHL playoff’s post-series formal handshake line is a historic tradition. The NHL is still the only one of the four major sports to do this.

Thu. May. 8th, 2014

Sports, Racism And Idiots, And Not Necessarily In That Order….

Marc Elliott

I can safely tell you that as a hockey guy, I would rather be writing about the ongoing Stanley Cup tourney in our midst. And there is a good chance that this column may wander into the abyss of our current political state.

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

NHL Playoffs Continue And The Saga Of Matt Cooke!

Marc Elliott

In the West, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues this aft to take the series 4-2. This marks the second year in a row that STL has won the first two games of a first-round series only to end up losing the next four tilts.

Thu. Apr. 24th, 2014

Minnesota Wild Season On The Brink And More!

Marc Elliott

ST. PAUL…. The Minnesota Wild find themselves in the unenviable position of being down 2-0 in their NHL playoff series versus the Colorado Avalanche.

Thu. Feb. 13th, 2014

Who Will Get Hockey Medals In Sochi? I Already Know!

Marc Elliott

With it’s inclusion into the Winter Olympics in 1998, these two countries have dominated the sport with the USA taking one Gold, two Silver, and one Bronze medal. I am not going to profess to be an expert on the Women’s game but with two schools

Fri. Jan. 31st, 2014

Outdoor Hockey, Indoor Hockey! Hockey, Hockey, Hockey!

Marc Elliott

I have got to say that the National Hockey League has got IT all going on right now. With the regular season going full bore, the Winter Classic behind us, the Stadium Series kicked off this weekend and the greatest tournament of every four years