“ONE OF” THE GREAT ONES?….From a New York Times story about efforts to save the hockey season:

Wayne Gretzky…is generally considered the best player of his era and one of the best in hockey history.

“One of”? There have been plenty of great hockey players, but is there really any serious question that Gretzky is the greatest of all time by a pretty fair margin? Help me out, hockey fans.

On another note, this is bad news for LA. With the hockey season cancelled, we now don’t have a football team, a hockey team, or a basketball team. And baseball hasn’t started up yet. It’s a sporting Black Hole of Calcutta around here, I tell you….