Photo courtesy of fsurugger.wordpress.com. Many expected the Tampa Bay Rays to make a run at the World Series last year. Could they shock the world this year?
By Josh Kramer
There are only about 10 games left in the MLB regular season. College Football Week 3 is in the books. And the second week of the NFL season is nearly complete. Last week was great, but you better believe that this one is going to be every bit as good.
Here are the events that you should be aware of. Continue reading
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Tagged ACC, Atlanta Braves, Big East, Boston Red Sox, Jimmie Johnson, Justin Verlander, MLB, NASCAR, NCAA Football, New York Yankees, NFL, Pittsburgh, St. Louis Cardinals, Syracuse, Tampa Bay Rays, Tony Larussa
Photo courtesy of cleveland.com. Joe Bauserman (pictured above) and the Ohio State offensive attack proved to be extremely one dimensional yesterday. Can they straighten this issue out in time for a rugged Big Ten conference slate?
By Josh Kramer
All is right in the College Football world. Notre Dame finally won a game. On a Week 3 slate full of potential, many of the games failed to live up to the hype, while others exceeded expectations. We are starting to get an inkling of an idea of who is who in the College Football landscape this year. And I for one am very excited. Here are the highlights from the Week 3 games.
Test one has been passed
-America’s preseason number one is still undefeated as we get ready for Week 4. Many had the September 17th date circled on their calendars as the one where the Sooners would falter and once again prove that Bob Stoops and Co. were overhyped. Well, they took care of business in a hostile Tallahassee atmosphere and appear to be on their way to a possible National Title Game appearance. I know that I should slow my horses, but OU plays most of their major Big 12 tests at home, and we all know how the Sooners play at home, considering they are currently on a 37 game win streak at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
-Kenny Stills was a “Fabulous Freshman” last year. Now he is none other than a “Sensational Sophomore.” Continue reading
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Tagged Big East, Big Ten, Bob Stoops, Brian Kelly, Cincinnati Bearcats, Iowa Hawkeyes, Joe Bauserman, Kenny Stills, Kentucky Wildcats, Landry Jones, Louisville Cardinals, Maryland Terrapins, Miami Hurricanes, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ohio State Buckeyes, Okahoma Sooners, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Panthers, Ryan Broyles, SEC, South Florida Bulls, Syracuse, West Virginia Mountaineers
Photo courtesy of http://www.lyngsat-logo.com. With the expected departures of Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the ACC, could we be looking at the end of the Big East?
By Josh Kramer
When the MLB went on strike in 1994, nobody ever thought the game would reach its once seemingly unprecedented popularity heights (little did we know at the time what heights sports could reach in terms of popularity). Fast forward to 1998, and the infamous Big Mac McGwire and Sammy “I never took steroids” Sosa pursuit of 62 home runs. The popularity returned to America’s pastime. And sure baseball is no longer thriving the way it once did, recently being leaped by both the NFL and NBA in terms of popularity, but it returned.
The NFL just experienced its longest labor strike ever. No regular season games were missed, and only one preseason game was missed. No harm no foul. The NFL’s popularity continues to soar to unimaginable heights as we head into Week 2. Currently the NCAA is in shambles. Or so it seems. Major programs on probation. Recruiting scandals. And just all out chaos. Nobody seems to know the difference between what is wrong and right. Now it appears the major college athletics conference realignment that we expected last summer is inevitable. Continue reading
I expect the clock to strike Midnight tomorrow night for the Jimmer Show.
The madness resumes tomorrow evening with 4 big time games. And it cannot come soon enough. Out of the 8 teams that play tomorrow, I correctly picked 6 of them in my bracket. Plus all 4 of the teams I predicted to move on to the Elite Eight in my bracket are still in tact. Here is a closer look into each of tomorrow’s matchups. Continue reading
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Tagged Arizona, Big East, Big Ten, Billy Donovan, Bo Ryan, Bobby Knight, Brad Stevens, Brandon Davies, Butler Bulldogs, BYU, Connecticut, Derrick Williams, Duke, Elight Eight, Florida, Isiah Thomas, Jimmer Fredette, Kemba Walker, March Madness, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA Basketball, Nolan Smith, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, San Diego State, Sean Miller, SEC, Shelvin Mack, Sweet 16, Washington Huskies, Wisconsin Badgers
The brackets are out. Let the journey to Houston begin!
The Brackets are finally officially set. No more speculation. No more bracketology. I will admit that what ESPN Bracketology specialist Joe Lunardi does is pretty remarkable. But it is made out as if his bracket is more important than the real thing some times. I will take the bracket presented by the CBS Selection Show every day of the week over Lunardi’s. Anyways, after watching the Selection Show this evening, here are a few initial items that really jumped out at me: Continue reading
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It feels like OSU Senior David Lighty (pictured above) has been in Columbus for an eternity. Well he will partake in his last home game come Sunday. And you better believe he wants to go out with a victory.
Tonight we are in for a special treat. We have yet another new writer out of Columbus. His name is Grant Freking and he is a certified “Sports Freak.” Grant will serve as our Ohio State correspondent from here on out.
Grant Freking is a Lantern (OSU Newspaper) sports writer. Ology magazine managing editor. OSU football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. High school football reporter for Newark Advocate. You can follow him on Twitter @GrantFreking.
To borrow a Godfather axiom, Ohio’s State game Sunday against Wisconsin is not just business, it’s personal. Continue reading
Posted in NCAA Basketball
Tagged Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Dallas Lauderdale, Dana O'Neil, David Lighty, Duke, Eddie Days, ESPN, Grant Freking, Jared Sullinger, Jon Diebler, Kansas, Kansas State, Kyrie Irving, Madison, Mountain West, NCAA Basketball, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue Boilermakers, Texas, Thad Matta, Wisconsin Badgers
Can the NFL solve their issues by late Thursday night? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (pictured above) is doing all in his power to ensure that their is no labor strike.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of March. Hard to believe. But anybody who does not live in the South or on the West Coast is begging for spring time. You know what March means though. “Its the most wonderful time of the year.”
Here is a look at the top 5 for this upcoming week though. Continue reading
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