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Weekly Nickel 8-20-2012

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Dustin Johnson (pictured above) hopes to repeat as champion of The Barclays this weekend.

By Josh Kramer

In terms of preseason football, this week is as real as it gets.  Roger Federer continues to cruise as we gear up for the US Open, while Venus Williams continues to demonstrate some amazing fight.  The dog days of August baseball lead into September meaning manager firings, call ups of hot-shot prospects, and heated pennant races.  Last week was a great one, but this week will be entertaining in its own right.  Here are the events to keep an eye on.

5.  Start your engines folks as we head to Bristol.  After an exciting Sunday on the track at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR heads to Bristol for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Bristol.  The Chase is right around the corner with just three races remaining before the real party gets started at the Geico 400 on September 16th.

4.  In the golfing world, The Barclays will be the name of the game come Thursday.  After a fun event in Greensboro, the PGA Tour heads to Farmingdale, New York for the The Barclays.  After skipping out on the Wyndham Championship, Dustin Johnson will look to become the first back to back winner at The Barclays since Ernie Els accomplished the feat in 1996 and 1997. Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer 11 NL East titles.  3 NL Pennants.  1 World Series.  Want to know what all of these numbers have in common?  They are all things that the Braves accomplished during the Chipper Jones era in Atlanta.  Larry … Continue reading

Food for Thought 7-5-2011

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com.

By Josh Kramer

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  As is the case ever year, the sporting world does not stop for the holidays.  Sports have become embedded in the American holiday culture.

Here are the main items that have been on my mind.

Is eating really a sport?

We all know that people love to eat.  And in America, we really love to eat.  Sadly, according to today’s SportsNation poll (compliments of ESPN), over 81% of people agreed that competitive eating was not a sport.  That did not stop over 40,000 people from heading to Coney Island to watch the American hero, Joey Chestnut, the eating machine from California bring home the mustard belt for a 5th consecutive year.

According to Wikipedia, a sport is defined as follows:

“An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team
competes against another or others.” Continue reading

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So maybe the Home Run Derby has lost some of its luster.  Maybe even the actual All Star Game has lost of its appeal. Possibly the entire thought of the All Star Weekend is not as exciting as it once was.  But this … Continue reading