2013-14 NHL Awards

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The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs kick off tonight (see my predictions here), so let's mark the occasion by handing out some hardware. Here are my awards for  the 2013-14 NHL season, just for you and you only.


2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 1st Round Predictions

The path towards Lord Stanley's Cup begins this Wednesday as the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs starts this Wednesday. This year's playoffs will have a little bit of a different look thanks to the realignment that took place before the season with the relocation of the Detroit Red Wings and the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Eastern Conference, and both are in the postseason.

Here are my first round predictions for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Joe Buck & Greg Norman to call the 2015 US Open on Fox

The news that the US Open was headed to Fox Sports come 2015 came as a shock to many, particularly as Fox has never aired golf before. One of the core questions was in regards as to who Fox would put together as their commentator crew. Now, thanks to the great John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, that crew will be Joe Buck and Greg Norman.

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 14th Edition

Hey, we are within the one month warning until the 2014 NFL Draft! Yes, the draft is later than usual this year but you know you'll watch and you know I'll watch. Keeping that in mind, here my latest mock draft.


2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 1st Round TV Schedule & Announcers

The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs kicks off this Wednesday and just like the last two years, four networks, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network will team up to show every game in the first round. Here is the television schedule for the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as announcers for each game. Enjoy.


Why Brendan Shanahan is a great choice to run the Maple Leafs

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The Toronto Maple Leafs may still be the biggest name in the NHL but they have also been one of the league's biggest enigmas at the same time. They have only made the playoffs once since the 2004-05 lockout, with that coming last year, and looked like a strong contender for the playoffs this year before fading badly down the stretch. Now they have a new sheriff in town to run the organization and it's NHL director of player safety Brendan Shanahan, as first reported by the Toronto Star. I think this is a strong hire and here's why.


Fanatic Radio 4/11/14 - The Masters

The Masters is among us and the boys break it down. Mike & Ben finalize college basketball talk with UCONN and where Calipari goes from here. We break down the NBA Playoffs and we pay homage to Hank Aaron's anniversary of his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's mark. Our Weekly Conversation is Marlon Cricker aka M. Craft, an up and coming hip-hop artist. Check out M. Craft Music.

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Watch Fox & MSNBC anchors confuse the NCAA with the NAACP

Apparently, some cable news anchors have had some struggle with a couple of notable and somewhat similar acronyms in the news this week as the NCAA is in the news for the conclusion of March Madness while the NAACP is in the news thanks the upcoming 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And to keep it down the middle, we have culprits from both Fox News Channel as well as MSNBC to enjoy.

First up, and I know you have probably seen this one before, we have Heather Childers from Fox and Friends First.

Tony Reali to join Good Morning America

Of all the folks part of the vast ESPN empire, the so-called "Worldwide Leader in Sports" if you will, one of the more underrated talents at the network is Tony Reali, the host of Around the Horn since replacing Max Kellerman in 2004 and the afectionately-labeled "Stat Boy" at Pardon the Interruption since joining the show in 2001. But now his star will continue rise as The Hollywood Reporter broke the news this morning that he will be adding a regular role on ABC's Good Morning America.


ESPN's Mike Greenberg loses a bet, subsequently gets pooped on by a cow

The hosts of ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning are known for making their yearly wagers on the NCAA Tournament bracket challenge, and that the loser has to undergo some sort of action as a result. Once again, co-host Mike Greenberg lost the challenge and thus, as part of the bet, had to milk a cow (again). He milked said cow this morning, and then got pooped on. Luckily, or unluckily, we have got video of it which we know you will enjoy. Let's go to the videotape.


2014 Masters Preview

It is that time again when all eyes will be focused on Augusta National Golf Course down in Georgia for the 78th edition of the Masters Tournament. It is the first major of the PGA Tour season as well as the most prestigious, and the ability to put on that green jacket is a sign of future immortality for any golfer? Who will be that golfer that will win the 2014 Masters?

2014 NFL Mock Draft: 13th Edition

It is time for another one of my mock drafts for the 2014 draft cycle, I know you folks out there have been eagerly awaiting it. This is the 13th edition, enjoy it.