Pete Blackburn


An explainer for the very confusing 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, which will include two phases

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has outlined a complicated plan for the 2020 Draft Lottery

What to know and expect with the NHL moving toward Phase 2 of its return-to-play plan

What is Phase 2 and what does it mean for the NHL's restart plans? Let's break it down

NHL's return to play plans could be complicated by international travel restrictions

There could be logistical headaches for the NHL if North American travel restrictions carry into July

'The Last Dance': Michael Jordan met Leonardo DiCaprio in the locker room after winning his sixth NBA title

Cameras captured Jordan and DiCaprio meeting for the first time after Game 6 in Utah

Ranking the most iconic NBA jerseys of the 1990s

NBA uniforms were a different beast in the '90s

Bundesliga guide for soccer dummies: Answering questions for American fans new to German league

The Bundesliga is back this weekend and it's one of the few sports back so early from the coronavirus shutdown

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel to leave Ferrari after 2020 season, report says

The four-time world champion has effectively been forced out the door at Ferrari

Air Jordan rankings: A guy who knows nothing about sneakers ranks all 34, from worst to first

Money, it's gotta be the shoes! A non-sneakerhead offers fearless rankings on all 34 Air Jordans

What a 24-team Stanley Cup playoff format could look like, and what questions still need to be answered

The NHL may expand the postseason to 24 teams if they can't finish the regular season

NHL says team facilities could re-open in May, 24-team playoff format reportedly favored

Hockey may be returning this summer but with some major twists

Blackhawks fire president, CEO John McDonough in shocking shakeup

The team won three Stanley Cup titles and became one of the league's most successful franchises under McDonough's leadership

How Isiah Thomas' explanation for the Pistons walk-off has evolved over the years

'The Last Dance' showed that Michael Jordan isn't buying Isiah's new spin on the infamous 1991 Detroit walk-off

Pete Blackburn is from Boston, so there's a good chance you don't like him already. He has been a writer at CBS Sports since 2017 and usually aims to take a humorous and light-hearted approach to the often all-too-serious world of sports media. When not suffering from crippling loneliness, he shares a love-hate relationship with the NHL.