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 Edit
1. Field of Dreams;
4. Brian's Song;
6. Angels in the Outfield (the 1951 version);
7. Bull Durham;
8. The Natural;
9. Slap Shot;
10; The Longest Yard (1974 Version).
12. Bang the Drum Slowly;
13. Jerry McGuire;
14. Breaking Away;
15. Chariots of Fire;