SPORTSICLES

A SPORTS BLOG

North American Time Zones and Sports

Time Zones in North America can often affect the performance of the players of sports teams both physically and mentally, as well as causing fans to lose sleep and sanity and due to late start times of games in different time zones. Let’s dive a little deeper on how time zones in North America affect sports. Why were time zones created in the...

North American Time Zones and Sport

Athletes Sponsored by Adidas and Endorsed by Nike

Why companies like Nike and Adidas sponsor athletes and a list of famous sponsored athletes What benefits do companies get from endorsing and sponsoring athletes? Companies like Nike and Adidas sponsor athletes for two main reasons: the first is to showcase their products and expand the potential customer base for the brand, and the second is...

athletes sponsored by adidas and athletes endorsed by nike

This is What’s with Toronto Raptors Fans

The Toronto Raptors are currently in the 2019 NBA Finals. They have never had a problem bringing fans to games but during the 2010-12 seasons the Raptors had attendance lows of 16,000 -17,000 people at games. Now that they have made the finals they sell out the arena and have 20,000 or more attend Jurassic park. The problem with having so many...

Idiot Raptors fans

Is the New Orleans Pelicans situation that bad?

The New Orleans Pelicans haven’t had the best of luck lately. They drafted Chris Paul with the 4th pick of the 2005 draft and for 6 years he was the star of the team. Pelicans couldn’t get far in the postseason and without a solid owner in 2011, the NBA took charge of the team. They decided to block Chris Paul from being traded to the Los...

Pelicans Bad Team

Top 10 African Basketball Players in the NBA

What does it mean to be a top 'African' basketball player in the NBA? Who are the top African basketball players in the NBA? Great question. We have the answers. In this article, we will look at players that were either born in the continent of Africa or who have parents of African descent? There have been many well-known names who have been...

top African basketball players in the NBA

What Does a Free Agent Mean?

How Free Agency Works If you like professional sports, you have probably heard the term, “Free Agent”. What does that mean though? It does not mean you get the player for free! In fact, free agents are the people who usually get the most money. Here I will tell you all about what free agents are, the history of free agency, how you become a...

What does it mean to be a free agent? restricted vs unrestricted free agent

Time is Now for Lesser Known NBA Players to Get a Apparel Deal

When it comes to NBA players they work hard to get shoe deals. The top NBA players such as LeBron James, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Steph Curry all have the NBA’s top shoe deals. The top brands who have been dominating shoe deals include Nike, Adidas, and Under Armor. As of 2018 there have been new players in the shoe deal game which...

NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA draft lottery is for NCAA players and European stars who are looking to take their talents to the next level. This years draft includes 3 unique players who can change the direction of whomever gets lucky with the magic lottery. In this year's lottery, Zion Williamson is expected to go number 1. Zion has amazing talent and as some...

McGill Athletics Takes a Step in the Right Direction

Recently, McGill University chose to no longer have their sports team name be the "Redmen" despite the nickname's historic status. This decision was based on the offensive cultural associations that this name, as Redmen had been consistently used in team imagery to evoke images of Indigenous individuals. Despite that not being the name's...

What is Sportsicles?

Sportsicles is a sports blog created by sports lovers for sports lovers. We cover the latest news and trending stories in the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, Golf, Tennis, and European Football. Our aim isn’t to speculate about sports transactions or to spread rumors about which players are getting traded or going free agent. Instead, we aim to offer a new perspective on sports happenings by sharing thoughts from different members of the sports community, including fans, sports managers, and even league organizers and executives. Sports news doesn’t have to be one-sided. Get a 360 view of what’s going on in your favourite sports leagues.

About Our Founder

My name is Brandon Elson, and I’m a self-proclaimed sports fanatic. My experience playing basketball as a child is what first sparked my interest in sports. I went on to play baseball, ultimate frisbee, and soccer. Beyond participating in sports, I was also obsessed with sports news, studying NBA players with razor-like precision, memorizing facts about league players, and amassing an impressive collection of basketball cards—a collection that, to this day, amazes both my friends and family members with its size and careful organization.

What began as a childhood hobby grew into career path. I attended Brock University and decided to pursue my passion for sports full-time. I studied Sport Management and participated in an exchange program at Northern Arizona University, which allowed me to experience Division 1 Sports firsthand. I was incredibly grateful for the learning experience, and it further fueled my passion for sports. I can’t imagine myself ever getting bored of this dynamic and fast-paced industry. I hope you join me on this journey to learning more about the world of sports. I’m excited to have you!