Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Marian Gaborik (pictured above) has led the Rangers to the top record in the Eastern Conference.
By Josh Kramer
Contrary to popular belief, College Basketball is not the only thing going on in the world these days. Though it may seem that way at times, plenty of other things are going on in the sporting world as well. The “Peyton Manning Sweepstakes” continue to heat up. NBA basketball treks on with the “Trade Deadline” in the rearview and Dwight Howard’s version of “Gossip Girl” on hold for at least another year. Last week was totally awesome baby with a capital A, but this week is sure to be great in its own right. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. Sid “the kid” Crosby is back in the flesh. New York, Boston, and Pittsburgh are running the show in the Eastern Conference, while the West has turned into St. Louis and Vancouver’s playground. We are nearing the end of the regular season, with right around 10 games to play. It is hard to believe, but I know all of you remember how exciting the NHL playoffs were last year when Game 7’s became almost a given. This week my attention is focused on a matchup at Madison Square Garden tonight.
New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers: Who can remember the last time these two bitter rivals were relevant? We may have to reach back to the prime of Patrick Ewing’s career. We are living in the now though. And though New Jersey is not a top-tier team, they still are capable of making noise in the postseason. The Rangers on the other hand are looking to bring back some Mark Messier type of memories. Perhaps Marian Gaborik can help make this a reality? Both of these rivals are coming off of a loss. Something that has been a rarity for the Rangers this year. Don’t get used to it though. Not only are the Rangers one of the NHL’s best teams, they also are one of the best at home. Tonight, they will defend their home ice. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Kentucky super freshman Anthony Davis (pictured above) has quickly become the frontrunner for the Naismith National Player of the Year Award.
By Josh Kramer
For the first time since the beginning of September, there will be no organized football games to speak of. America’s favorite sport will now go into hibernation until training camp and spring ball begins. After last night’s “Super” spectacle in which Eli Manning outdid Tom Brady, watching the pigskin get tossed around every Saturday and Sunday will be sorely missed. But on to the next one. Here are the events to keep an eye on.
5. Despite much indecision and turmoil in the form of a 130 day lockout leading up to the 92nd NFL season, the 2011/2012 NFL season did not disappoint by any means. If anything, the sport grew in popularity. ESPN proclaimed this the “Year of the Quarterback.” I think without question, next year should be the “Year of the Tight End.” Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of NHLSnipers.com. Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo (pictured above) posted a shutout tonight after consecutive horrific performances in games 3 and 4.
By Nick Craddock
The home cooking in the Stanley Cup finals continues to be one of, if not the most, decisive factor in the quest for the Cup.
There’s really no other reason to explain the discrepancies between both teams (Boston goalie Tim Thomas is still an exception to the rule affecting all the other players on the ice) when playing on home versus on the road. Continue reading
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