As I have said many times on this blog before, the MLB always has one surprise team that finds their way into postseason baseball. A team that nobody outside of the home city (and even most in the home city) could … Continue reading
In the biggest surprise on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected Jake Locker (pictured above) with the 8th overall pick.
The first round of the NFL Draft is in the books. It only took a little over 3.5 hours, but it is was well worth it. The always exciting event started with a bang with the introduction of a record number of invitees to the actual event (25), and this year’s Hall of Fame Class. Following the introduction of all the players, Goodell took the stage to some loud and pronounced boos. As if nobody saw this coming. People in New York are generally unforgiving to begin with. With the current state of the NFL, I was surprised that the boos did not last even longer. Either way, Goodell handled it well. He and the owners want football too. I think we will have it come September. Continue reading
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Earlier today, highly touted JUCO star God's Gift Achiuwa (pictured above) out of Erie (N.Y.) Community College committed to St. John's for next season.
I realize that the NFL Draft is only a few hours away. I will be glued to my television set just like everyone else in hopes that my team will set themselves up well for the future. Lets hope that future is sooner rather than later (things are beginning to look that way). But in College Hoops today, Steve Lavin and the Johnnies received a big time commitment. Continue reading
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have not exactly had a story book season thus far. Really not much has gone right on or off the field. Surprisingly though, the team has not completely flopped. Or at least not yet. Sitting at 13 and … Continue reading
Do not be surprised to see former Florida Gator Head Coach Urban Meyer (pictured above) patrolling the sidelines in Columbus in the near future. It is turning into a real possibility as more Tressel allegations continue to arise.
What is not going on in sports this week? Playoffs, MLB Action, NFL Draft Mayhem. It is a crazy week in the world of sports as was noted in yesterday’s version of the “Weekly Nickel.” But here are the main topics that have been catching my eye.
Could it be Meyer Time in Columbus? Continue reading
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This is the big week for ESPN NFL Draft gurus Mel Kiper (left) and Todd McShay (right). You will be hearing these two go at it all week and into the weekend.
It is another Monday in the wide world of sports. We have a stellar week ahead full of exciting action across the board. Lets take a look at what the key events of the upcoming week will be. Continue reading
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Tagged Aaron Harang, AL Central, Atlanta Hawks, Barry Melrose, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Dallas Mavericks, ESPN, Jered Weaver, Kansas City Royals, March Madness, Matthew Barnaby, Mel Kiper, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, NBA, NCAA Basketball, NFL Draft, NHL, NL Central, Orlando Magic, Portland Trailblazers, Ryan Braun, San Antonio Spurs, San Diego Padres, Todd McShay, Troy Tulowitzki, Zach Randolph
Portland Trailblazer's star Brandon Roy (pictured above) was back to his old tricks yesterday in leading Portland to a huge Game 4 victory over Dallas.
I will admit that I am not typically the fairy tale guru. I also am not the type of guy that likes to cry at cliché moments or during tear jerker movies. But yesterday in Portland, was truly a thing of beauty regardless of if you are a fan of the Trailblazers, the Mavericks, or some other NBA team. Continue reading
Former NFL Head Coach Jon Gruden (pictured on the far right) has become a key member to the ESPN Monday Night Football Crew and the ESPN NFL Team in general. He is already rising to the pinnacle of the NFL Analyst Game.
After watching the second year, of the extremely entertaining ESPN Special, entitled, “QB Camp,” I got to give the former NFL Head Coach and current ESPN analyst some major props. Jon Gruden is a great football analyst and a real asset to the ESPN/ABC Team. So what if the guy does not look particularly comfortable in the flashy ESPN suit attire. The man knows football inside and out. He is vastly entertaining. Plus, he does not cross the line by being inappropriate, yet he also also does not cross the line by being too boring either (maybe he should teach Charles Barkley how to do this). Continue reading
Philadelphia PG Jrue Holiday (pictured above) has flourished into a great pro. I completely underestimated the 2nd year player's abilities.
Miami has the series against Philadelphia in the bag. Last night, Philly had a legitimate chance to win the game at home, but they could not keep the relentless Heat off of the offensive glass. No team has ever came back from a 3 to 0 deficit in the NBA Playoffs. I do not see this 76ers team putting an end to that definitive stat. Continue reading
Though we are not even a full month into the MLB Season, there are so many exciting storylines already in this brief season. But one storyline has really stood out to me. The emerging stars upon us. Many guys look … Continue reading