Archive for: May, 2009

Around the World of Sports

MLB is in high gear as is NASCAR and the PGA. Plus, the NBA and NHL playoffs are entering their final rounds. And sooner than later NFL and NCAA football will be prepping for another season. Here’s a look at what’s going on in the world of sports. The Magic of the Magic The clock […]

Five Things That Surprised Me This Weekend

Sports never cease to surprise me. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what is going to happen in games or events, and I like to think that I am right from time to time. Sometimes, though, I am truly surprised by things that happen, or by stats that I read. This […]

No Rachel – Bird Rematch

The Belmont Stakes got a lot less interesting from the public perspective on Friday with the news that Rachel Alexandra will not be running in the race. Though I was beginning to hold out hope because the decision was taking longer than expected, this is pretty much exactly what I was expecting since about 12 […]

It’s Friday!

Three quick thoughts to end the week: Joe Torre said today that he doesn’t think that Manny Ramirez should play in the all-star game if he gets voted in. I’d go a step further – if the fans vote Manny into the all-star game then MLB should immediately ban people from entering every stadium in […]

NBA Eastern Conference Finals Critical Game Six

The Cleveland Cavaliers, down three games to one, survived one more day by beating the Orlando Magic 112- 102 in game five.  That’s old news by now. The news on the Eastern Conference front will be made Saturday when these two teams meet again. The Magic have seen some fine play from small forward Hedo […]

Bad Day For Kentucky

I find myself writing about Kentucky basketball way more than any single program deserves in the offseason, but so much of what is going on there is just so compelling that I can’t help it. It’s rare that a team goes through such a complete overhaul in an offseason, never mind an iconic program like […]

Three Topics For Hump Day

As a baseball fan I love this time of year. Actually, I love different parts of the season for different reasons. This time is great because it’s when hot young prospect typically get called up by teams that can’t wait to see what they have on their hands any longer. The biggest gem of this […]

Americans and Clay Do Not Mix

It continues to amaze me just how bad the American tennis players are on clay. The latest disaster came today in the French Open when James Blake was beaten in straight sets by a 22 year old Argentinian qualifier making his grand slam debut. Mardy Fish is out as well after a first round setback […]

Sometimes Sports Make No Sense

How in the world are the Padres doing what they are doing?!? I look up and down that roster and I see very little that stands out as impressive – a couple of pitchers and a position player or two. Not only that, but they have no payroll, and they are looking to dump much […]

Lazy Sunday Thoughts

It’s amazing to me how uncompetitive this round of the NHL playoffs is. I felt confident that the finals this year was going to be a rematch of last year, but I thought that Detroit and Pittsburgh would at least have to fight for their berth. The game this afternoon was so one-sided it wasn’t […]

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