Daily Archives: June 2, 2011

NBA Finals: Game 2, Snapshot Preview

Photo courtesy of opposingviews.com. Spoelstra and the Big 3 appear poised to take home their first championship.

By Josh Kramer

To the disdain of nearly the entire country, Miami handled the Dallas Mavericks in game one with relative ease in front of a crazed South Beach Crowd.  Sadly, I must state that tonight is the beginning of the end for the Dallas Mavericks.

A good friend recently told me that you there are two types of friends in present day:  Your normal sports fans and those who like the Miami Heat.  And I have to admit, though a bit of an overstatement, it is not that far-fetched.  Since last July, the Heat have taken on the role as the NBA’s version of the MonStars.  They have been a villainous figure that the majority of the country has rooted against all year long.  Well I hate to say it, the bad guys not only will win tonight, but they will win the series. Continue reading

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Canucks rip game 1 from Thomas, Bruins

By Nick Craddock

Courtesy of WestCoastKid.blogspot.com.

Tim Thomas was so close to stealing game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. For 59 minutes and 41 seconds, the Boston Bruins’ goaltender stood on his head and looked to be leading the charge to an unlikely road victory to open the series.

However, being close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and heart surgery. No, wait, scratch the latter.

With 18.5 seconds left in the game, Canucks tough guy Raffi Torres broke a 0-0 deadlock on a bing-bang play made possible by nifty passes by Ryan Kesler and Jannik Hansen. Continue reading