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Weekly Nickel 10-10-2011

Photo courtesy of throughthefencebaseball.com. Ryan Braun (left) and Prince Fielder (right) are doing all they can to lead Milwaukee to the World Series in what may be their last year as teammates.

By Josh Kramer

It is blatantly obvious to anyone not living under a rock that the sporting world is absolutely rocking right now.  The MLB Playoffs are in full swing.  The pigskin is getting tossed around at all levels.  NBA labor negotiations are finally heating up.  And even the NHL is back in action.

Here are the events you should keep an eye on this week. Continue reading

First Half of 2011: The ball is over

Photo courtesy of The Epoch Times. 2011 started off with a fantastic BCS National Championship Game. Things have really gone sour with the NBA lockout beginning last night at midnight.

By Josh Kramer

We are at the half way marker of the year 2011. It is definitely hard to believe.  But 2011 has been an absolutely phenomenal year in the sporting world thus far.  Yet for every up, there has been a down sadly.  Here is a further look:

BCS National Championship Game (January 10th) Continue reading

Weekly Nickel 6-20-2011

Photo courtesy of draftpacks.com. My main event for this week in the wide world of sports is none other than the NBA Draft, set for Thursday night.

By Josh Kramer

Last week was absolutely wild.  A Stanley Cup Game 7.  Riots in Vancouver.  A 22-year-old making a mockery of golf on the big stage. Plus there was continued hope,  and then loss of hope from the NFL regarding a possible CBA.  What should you be looking forward to this week? Continue reading

Bruins walk into Vancouver and walk away with the Cup

Photo courtesy of rtrsports.com. Tim Thomas (pictured above) was magnificent in holding a potent Canucks offense to 0 goals in Game 7.

By Nick Craddock

Tim Thomas finally stole a game in Vancouver. Turns out, it was the only game that mattered.

Thomas, who became only the second American-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs’ most valuable player, completed his stellar series (make that season) by backstopping the Boston Bruins to a 4-0 win in game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals and their first championship since 1972.

Thomas played phenomenal in the previous three games in Vancouver, but his team only managed two goals versus his topsy-turvy counterpart Roberto Luongo. Luongo, normally a rock at home, was suspect in game 7. The Bruins’ second and third goals were particularly chintzy, and it appeared that Luongo may have had more of a hand in putting those goals in his net rather than keeping them out. Continue reading

Bruins bombard Luongo (again), force game 7

Photo courtesy of Online Gambling Blog. We head towards a winner take all Game 7 for the rights to the Stanley Cup.

By Nick Craddock

Roberto Luongo has let in two goals in the three games that have been played in Vancouver during these Stanley Cup finals.

He’s been less than stellar away from Vancouver, but surely it wouldn’t get any worse for him with a chance to clinch the cup in game 6 in Boston. Well…

Luongo let in two goals in a 35-second span in the first period, three goals on eight shots and after four Boston goals in 4:14 — a record for the shortest time to record four goals in Stanley Cup history —game 6 was effectively decided before the midway mark of the first period. 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

Bruins facing must-win game going home

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

Bruins even the series with another blowout

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Tim Thomas (pictured above) has been outstanding and a main reason why Boston has been able to get back into the series.

By Nick Craddock

We have a series again.

After the Bruins dismantled the Vancouver Canucks 8-1 in game 3, which didn’t even require a blog post (mainly because I was out enjoying the summer weather — I can’t stay Canadian and pale forever, you know?), the Bruins thoroughly outplayed the Canucks en route to a 4-0 victory in game 4. Now, the series becomes a best-of-three for the right to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. 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

Burrows wins game 2 in OT for Canucks

Photo courtesy of The Hockey News.

By Nick Craddock

I’m so tempted to start this post with a cheesy line. The temptation is too strong, here goes nothing: Alex Burrows took a bite out of the Boston Bruins in game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night.

Burrows probably shouldn’t have been in the lineup for game 2 after biting Boston’s Patrice Bergeron’s finger in game 1; however, the NHL didn’t suspend Burrows because the league’s disciplinarians ruled that there was inconclusive video evidence proving Burrows’ guilt. Clearly, the NHL couldn’t handle the truth. Continue reading