Monthly Archives: August 2011

Gulbis going for gold

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Ernests Gulbis looked outstanding in his first round match at the US Open. Could this be his breakthrough tournament?

By Josh Kramer

I know we are only just starting Day 3 at the US Open and some players have still yet to play their first round matches yet.  But one major storyline of Day Two was Ernests Gulbis.  The 23-year-old wild man from Latvia straight cruised on his birthday.

Could Gulbis’ Michael Jordan year be his breakout year? Continue reading

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Food for Thought 8-29-2011

Photo courtesy of matthewvisinsky.com. Spencer Ware (pictured above) could be the difference maker in the marquee matchup of Week 1 in College Football.

By Josh Kramer

Thankfully Hurricane Irene has decided to leave the East Coast alone.  Sports are once again at the forefront.  MLB, NFL, NCAA Football, Grand Slam tennis and more.  Here is what has caught my eye.

Beware of Spencer Ware Continue reading

Weekly Nickel 8-29-2011

Photo courtesy of deadspin.com. The best rivalry in baseball continues on at Fenway on Tuesday night.

By Josh Kramer

Hurricane Irene has finally decided to leave the East Coast alone.  And sure there are damages and repercussions that will ensue for a while, but the sporting world continues to trek on.  Sports can act as a release for many of the people suffering ill effects in the wake of the vicious storm hopefully. Here are the main events for the week ahead.

5.  NFL Preseason football enters the fourth and final week.  Opening night is just around the corner, and the real “dress rehearsal” just occurred this past weekend.  But still, many guys are fighting for one of those 53 roster spots and will lay it all on the line for the preseason finale. Continue reading

Aside

By Josh Kramer Don’t look now, but the king of baseball is back.  One of the MLB’s most popular players and dynamic figures has dealt with heavy criticism for some time now.   Many of the murmering have gone like this: He … Continue reading

US Open Preview

Photo courtesy of lawntennis.org. Novak Djokovic (left) and Maria Sharapova (right) are my picks to take home the 4th and final Grand Slam of the year.

By Josh Kramer

All eyes in the tennis world will be focused on the Big Apple starting on Monday.  The year’s fourth and final Grand Slam tournament begins with many question marks.

-Can Djokovic continue his remarkable run?

-Does Federer have another Grand Slam in him?

-Can Mardy Fish bring America it’s first Grand Slam title in eight years?

-Without Clijsters in the  draw, who is the front-runner?

Can either Williams’ sister regain their old swagger?

-Is Maria Sharapova the best player on the WTA tour? Continue reading

NFL Preview 2011-2012

Photo courtesy of sports.popcrunch.com. Tom Brady (pictured above) has a great shot to capture the 4th Super Bowl Title of his career come February 5th in Indianapolis.

By Josh Kramer

After the longest lockout in NFL History, America’s most popular sport is back.  And luckily for all parties involved, no games were missed (outside of the Hall of Fame Game).  Last year was a year defined by storied franchises.  What is in store for the 2011/2012 season?

AFC East Champion:  New England Patriots

-Surprise, surprise right?  Teams that win a division are the ones that are able to maintain focus throughout the entire 16 game  (17 week) regular season.  The Patriots know what it takes to win a division title (they have won the East two straight years).  And though the New York Jets are going to be awfully tough this year, they still have not demonstrated the ability to maintain focus throughout the entire grind from September until February.  Could “Brady to Ochocinco” become a familiar catchphrase in Foxborough? Continue reading

College Football Preview

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Les Miles (pictured above) and the LSU Tigers last won a national title when they defeated Ohio State in the Superdome back in 2007. Will the Tigers be able to take home another title in the Superdome this year?

By Josh Kramer

College Football opening night is just a week away.  Hard to believe in that it feels like just yesterday that we watched Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers handle business in Glendale, Arizona.  When is College GameDay coming to your town?

Here are my predictions for the season ahead.

ACC Champion:  Florida State Seminoles Continue reading