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Peter Puck was a towering media figure in the 1970s

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Excellent job out of Fang's Bites rounding up these old Peter Puck episodes from the 1970s.

I quite enjoy Sundays in late February and early March. No NFL, no March Madness, no baseball. Nothing but cold drizzle and the numbing background noise that is the NHL, NBA and college hoops regular seasons.

Enjoy the Oscars tonight.

If we suspend disbelief and call pro wrestling a sport for the sake of argument, Mickey Rourke deserves a place among the top 10 sports-related movie acting jobs ever, alongside Robert DeNiro (Raging Bull), Bill Murray (Caddyshack), the Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Tatum O'Neal (The Bad News Bears), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Tom Hanks (A League of Their Own), Billy Dee Williams (Brian's Song), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and Paul Newman (The Hustler).

Ten honorable mentions: Gary Cooper (Pride of the Yankees), Gene Hackman (Hoosiers), Paul Newman (Somebody Up There Likes Me), Paul Newman (The Color of Money), Robert DeNiro (Bang the Drum Slowly), Denzel Washington (The Hurricane), Wallace Beery (The Champ), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Harold Lloyd (The Freshman).

Tags: peter puck , nbc , mickey rourke , hockey

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