Monthly Archives: April 2011

“Jon Gruden: Living the Good Life”

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

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“Exceeding Expectations?”

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

Aside

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

“Get the Man a Cape”

Dwight Howard (pictured above) has put on 2 consecutive Superman like performances in the early going of the postseason. Can he continue on his recent tear and lead the Magic back to the NBA Finals?

It appears Superman has officially landed in Florida.  And no I am not talking about Clark Kent or any of the Miami Heat terrific trifecta.  I am talking about none other than the man people have referred to as “Superman” for years now. Continue reading

“Food for Thought 4-19-11”

Cincinnati Reds 2nd year starting pitcher Mike Leake (pictured above) made one of the more bonehead decisions in recent memory. What could have been the reasoning and what will be the consequences?

It’s another Tuesday in the sporting world.  Playoffs are going on in the professional sporting realm.  The MLB Regular Season is heating up.  And College Basketball players are finally passing up on the next level due to an uncertain future.

Here is a look at some of the main headlines. Continue reading

“Weekly Nickel”

Travis Hafner (pictured above) is a main reason why the Indians are shocking the baseball world and sitting atop the AL Central. Can Cleveland keep it up through October?

“TheSportsKraze” has hit a landmark.  This is post #500.  Who would have imagined when this blog was started back in October 2009, that we would already be hitting our 500th post, even with a 6 week hiatus due to a Eurotrip?  What better way to celebrate post #500 than with another exciting edition of the “Weekly Nickel.” Continue reading

“Are the West’s 5-8 that Great?”

Allan Houston (pictured above) played a key role in helping lead the 8th seeded New York Knicks to the 1999 NBA Finals. Do not expect the Memphis Grizzlies, despite a big time win today, to roll all the way to the Finals. But the Western Conferences 5 through 8 teams are pretty solid.

2 shockers already on this first Sunday of the NBA Playoffs.  The top 2 seeds in the Western Conference went down at home.  Could the Spurs and Lakers legitimately lose these series and turn the NBA Playoffs into April/May Madness?  It would be totally awesome with a capital A, but it will not happen. Continue reading