Photo courtesy of sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Can Dirk Nowitzki (pictured above) get the Mavericks back on track this week?
By Josh Kramer
Happy New Year to all! 2011 has finally come to a close. And boy was it a busy year in the wide world of sports. In the words of the greatest rapper of our generation (Jay-Z), “On to the Next One.” 2012 will for sure be a memorable one with so much going on as we enter the first week. Plus, the word CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) has officially become a foreign term again in that no major sports agreements are expiring in the near future. Here are the events to keep an eye on this week.
5. The Miami Heat finally appear to be the “Unstoppable Force” that many envisioned a year ago. LeBron, Dwyane, and the “MonStars” are now 5 and 0 and straight cruising (they defeated the Bobcats by 39 yesterday). It is so nice to have the NBA back. What would SportsCenter be without a highlight featuring Blake Griffin and the newly formed “Lob City” on a nightly basis? Though there are many great games this week, my eyes are fixed in on a showdown in San Antonio.
Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs: Many of you are probably questioning my choice for the “NBA Game of the Week.” Why would anyone in their right mind choose a game that features teams with a combined record of 4 and 4? A matchup that pits the teams that occupy the cellar and the first place spot in the Southwest division? Well its simple frankly. This is the “Battle of Texas.” The Mavericks and Spurs have been perennial contenders for some time now and are two teams commonly vying for the Western Conference Championship. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of spartan-football.com. Will Kirk Cousins (pictured above) and the Spartans have enough gas left in the tank to escape with a victory against the Cornhuskers?
By Josh Kramer
It is safe to say that Week 8 was great. Riddled by blowouts and its fair share of upsets, fans were kept on their toes until the last second across the country (especially in East Lansing). As the nation continues to prep for what many are calling the “Regular Season National Championship” in Tuscaloosa, do not overlook Week 9. It has the makings to be mighty fine.
Here are the marquee matchups.
Michigan State at Nebraska: Cornhuskers by 3
Headline: After every high comes a low. The Spartans struggle in the cornfields of Lincoln. Continue reading
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Barry Melrose (pictured above) is the face of Hockey at ESPN these days. Expect the playoff excitement to continue with some great Conference Semi-Final matchups.
It is another top of the week in the wide world of sports. Last week was absolutely ludicrous from start to the dramatic finish in New York with the always entertaining NFL Draft. How couldn’t you enjoy the constant back and forth of Mel Kiper and Jon Gruden? It was pure entertainment.
Lets take a look at the top 5 for this upcoming week. Continue reading
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