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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

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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

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By Josh Kramer Everyone is well aware of a few things in the American League this year.  Number one, the two favorites to represent the League in the Fall Classic reside in the AL East.  Number two, the AL East … Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer After another wild weekend, the sporting world is full of action yet again this week.  Here are some of the main items that have caught my attention. The Mysterious Reds Sure the Reds found themselves out of … Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer Derek Jeter has often been referred to as “Mr. November” over the years for his uncanny ability to make clutch plays in the post season.  Now they may need to start referring to him as “Mr. 3,000.” … Continue reading

Food for Thought 6-21-2011

Photo courtesy of USAToday.com. Albert Pujols (pictured above) will be out at least a month. St. Louis will really miss their star and will struggle to remain in contention without his big bat.

By Josh Kramer

A 22-year-old just made a mockery of one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments.  The best tournament in tennis just began.  And the NBA Draft is set for Thursday.  There is so much going on in the sporting world.

Here is what has caught my attention.

Lack of the “Machine” spells trouble for St. Louis Continue reading

Weekly Nickel 6-13-2011

Photo courtesy of DugoutHats.com. One of the main events of the week will take place in Omaha with the opening of the College Baseball World Series.

By Josh Kramer

It is another Monday in the wide world of sports.  Another great week has passed.  But we have a great week to look forward too.  Here are the items you should be keeping an eye out  for this week.

5.  Can you imagine the celebration that is going to ensue in Dallas?  Mark Cuban has stayed quite the entire playoffs.  He deserves this moment.  Very well deserved for a franchise that he brought into the spotlight and relevance in general.  Also the majority of the country is smiling.  Good defeated evil.  The Miami celebration will have to wait at least one more year. Continue reading

Weekly Nickel: 6-6-2011

Photo courtesy of MLB Blogs Network. Asdrubal Cabrera (pictured above) has been the only Indian hitting the ball as of late. The Indians, experiencing their first losing streak of the year will get to demonstrate their ability to bounce back in the Bronx later this week.

By Josh Kramer

Another wild week has come to a close in the wide world of sports.  The French Open had an epic conclusion, the playoffs have been filled with down to the wire finishes and epic comebacks, and the MLB has been full of excitement.  There is not really much more a sports fan could ask for.  It is Monday and time to start another exciting week.  Here are the top 5 items to keep an eye on for the week.

5.  The WNBA is back in action.  Now I fully realize that this League struggles to put butts in the seats and is a project that has never really taken off.  But it is new and fresh at this point, with the season tipping off this past Friday.  And regardless if you are a fan of women’s hoops, you have to admit that Candace Parker and Maya Moore can really play.  It was fun watching two of the game’s biggest stars in the season opener will their respective teams. Continue reading

“Weekly Nickel”

Courtesy of ABC News.

By Josh Kramer

Another great week of sports is in the books.  And now we look ahead to the next big thing.  What are the things you should be keeping an eye out for this week?  Lets get to it.

Here is this week’s top 5.

5.  So what if the entire CBA situation is a big joke.  I am right there with the rest of you.  I really am not too fascinated by the labor talks.  Until there is an agreement, please hold the applause.  Without games on Sunday’s come September, bad things could happen.  Just ask Ray Lewis.  But in reality, many entertaining things are still occurring.  Players have entirely too much time on their hands.  They are trying out for soccer teams, riding bulls, waiting tables, and debating  on wrangling snakes.  Publicity stunts can be entertaining  Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer Many remember Boston’s infamous start to this season.  And if you don’t, well you have some real short-term memory.  To catch you up to speed.  They began the year 0 and 6 (2 and 10 after 12 games).  … Continue reading