4/19/2014

Raptors GM Masai Ujiri: "F*** Brooklyn"

Masai Ujiri is in his first year as general manager of the Toronto Raptors and he has done a tremendous job as the club has increased their win output by 14 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008. They are in a first round matchup with the Brooklyn Nets and in a pregame rally in front of fired-up Raptors fans, Ujiri showed how pumped up he was. This is awesome, let's go to the videotape.

4/18/2014

Fanatic Radio 4/18/14 - John Buccigross on FR

ESPN anchor and Mr. #Cawlidgehawkey, John Buccigross is our Weekly Conversation as he breaks down the NHL Playoffs and talks about being the voice of the Frozen Four. SB Nation reporter Satchel Price joins us to talk about the Washington Wizards' first playoff appearance since 2008. Mike and Ben also talk Masters and the rise of Bubba Watson and Jordan Speith and the forensics team is on the case for Good Cop--Bad Cop.



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4/17/2014

2014 NBA Playoffs: 1st Round Predictions

The NBA Playoffs kick off this Saturday afternoon. Yes, this has been a hit-or-miss season for the most part in some aspects, but the playoffs should still be wild and can't miss. You are excited, I am excited, we all are excited. Should be a good one.

Here are my predictions for the opening round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

2014 NBA Playoffs: 1st Round TV Schedule & Announcers

The NBA Playoffs kick off this Saturday. The networks of TNT, ESPN, ABC and NBA TV will be there to provide you the coverage of the opening round of the playoffs. Here is the television schedule as well as announcers for the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

4/16/2014

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.

4/15/2014

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

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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.

4/13/2014

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.

4/12/2014

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.

4/11/2014

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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4/10/2014

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.