San Jose Sharks Sign Fan For A Day

Back in March of 2014, the San Jose Sharks really set themselves and the NHL apart from other professional leagues and teams in North America. The Sharks signed 17-year old (then) Sam Tageson to an official NHL contract with the organization for one day. Tageson had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and was toldContinue reading “San Jose Sharks Sign Fan For A Day”

Chip On My Shoulder, Priorities

“Mr. McKenna,” the specialist doctor said sternly, as he sat there observing my MRI. He shook his head from side to side and looked up at me. “I’m telling you, that you ABSOLUTELY cannot play any form of contact sports with this injured shoulder.” It was the summer of 2013. I had dislocated my leftContinue reading “Chip On My Shoulder, Priorities”

Inspiration vs. Motivation

How does one become “motivated” to achieve and pursue goals? Does one get inspired, or motivated to accomplish things in life and work? Does motivation drive you to succeed in a sport, professional setting, or school? I recently came across a piece labeled “Inspiration vs. Motivation” from Paid to Exist; while the author’s argument and pointsContinue reading “Inspiration vs. Motivation”

The Meaning Behind “The Little Thing5”

“Gentleman, listen up – it’s the little things we need to take care of out there if we’re going to be a successful team and win some hockey games…” This was something I heard over and over again for years while playing under and spending time with my old coach, the late Derek Percy. HeContinue reading “The Meaning Behind “The Little Thing5””

Opening Day In New York

The MLB season may be too long and seem to drag on forever, but whether you’re a baseball fan of any team or none at all, there’s one day that brings a unique atmosphere and excitement to cities all over the U.S. It’s a day that portrays pride, laughs, cheers, and spontaneous smiles. It’s aContinue reading “Opening Day In New York”

The New York Mets: How I Became A Fan

I recently found myself in the middle of an interesting conversation about sports and fanhood; why and how do people become fans of certain teams? Is it because of the area we live in; individual players we find ourselves rooting for; an organization’s colors and branded logo; etc. I found myself trying to explain whyContinue reading “The New York Mets: How I Became A Fan”

A Young Winnipeg Jets Fan Gives Girl Signed Stick At Game

Random acts of kindness always seem to not only amaze me, but inspire as well. What’s even more inspiring is witnessing young sports fans, hockey fans, do something extraordinary like nine-year-old Keaton Hamin displayed recently. Young Hamin was at a Winnipeg Jets game when he just so happened to have won a give away contest,Continue reading “A Young Winnipeg Jets Fan Gives Girl Signed Stick At Game”

Branded Apparel

Starting tomorrow “The Little Thing5” will have branded apparel available. T-shirts will be immediately available. Hats will be made available upon “style request” and size for the short term. The one above is equivalent to New Era’s 5950 style. You can email me at mckenna.kyle91@gmail.com, comment below, or contact me through social media. (All mediaContinue reading “Branded Apparel”

The Majestic: Stadium Series, Rangers-Devils

  Yankee Stadium, known for being the home of the 28-time World Series Champions, the New York Yankees. During the months of April through October, typically the Stadium is being used as a baseball venue with the white and blue Yankee pinstriped uniforms filling up the seats surrounding its baseball diamond. The sound of theContinue reading “The Majestic: Stadium Series, Rangers-Devils”

Jonathan Toews: Make a Wish Foundation

Last Season, Chicago Blackhawks’ all-star captain Jonathan Toews made one young fan’s dream come true during the Stadium Series which took place at Soldier field, Chicago. I admire the way Toews plays and carries himself both on and off the ice. He is a true role model for not only hockey, but all professional athletes.Continue reading “Jonathan Toews: Make a Wish Foundation”