01 January 2011

NHL Winter Classic: Possible Future Venues

There is no doubt that the Winter Classic has been a great success for the NHL. What was initially thought of as a gimmick has strengthened American interest in hockey while also scoring strong ratings for NBC. As we have seen the Winter Classic played in Buffalo, Chicago, Boston, and Pittsburgh this year, where could classics be played in the future?

My 2011 Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot

Now technically I'm not a voter so I really have no say on who gets into Cooperstown (which is a shame because there are so many clowns that are voters). Nonetheless, here is who I would vote for on Wednesday for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

31 December 2010

Garbage Excessive Celebration Call In Pinstripe Bowl Ruins Kansas State's Chances To Tie

With his team down 36-28 to Syracuse with 84 seconds left in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl, Kansas State's Adrian Hillburn scored a touchdown to bring the Wildcats within two. He then saluted the crowd and got flagged for an excessive celebration, which ruined his team's chances at tying the game and they ultimately fell to the Orange 36-34. Take a look.

30 December 2010

Dwight Howard Imitates LeBron...Somewhat

Before his Magic were to take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland, Dwight Howard decided to imitate LeBron James' famous chalk toss...somewhat. Take a look.

29 December 2010

2011 Pro Bowl Rosters

Rosters for the 2011 Pro Bowl have been announced. Did your favorite players make the cut? Do not forget that the 2011 Pro Bowl will be on January 30, 2011 on FOX, the second straight year that it has been held the Sunday before the Super Bowl.

28 December 2010

NFL Week 17 Picks

Alas it is the final week of the 2010 NFL season and while most of the playoff spots have been wrapped up already, there are still a few berths that are up in the air going into the finale.

  • AFC South Divisional Championship
    • Colts in with a win over the Titans (4:15, CBS)
    • Jaguars in with a win over the Texans (4:15, CBS) and a Colts loss
  • NFC West Divisional Championship 
    • Rams in with a win over the Seahawks or tie (8:20, NBC)
    • Seahawks in with a win over the Rams
  • NFC Wild Card: 6 Seed
    • Packers in with a win over the Bears (4:15, FOX) or a loss by the Buccaneers and Giants
    • Giants in with a win over the Redskins (4:15, FOX) and a Packers loss
    • Buccaneers in with a win over the Saints (FOX, 1:00), a Packers loss and a Giants loss
So who will make it to the playoffs? And who will go into the playoffs or the offseason with a victory in their finale?
It's time for my week 17 predictions.

27 December 2010

Dominic Raiola Told A Dolphins Fan To Do What?

After his club's victory over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium, Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola, who has never been shy about sharing his opinions, told a fan to do something that is considered inappropriate for most of America. Let's go to the videotape (viewer discretion is advised).

Mike Singletary Fired By San Francisco 49ers

Following a tough loss to the St. Louis Rams that eliminated his club from the playoffs, Mike Singletary has been fired as head coach from the San Francisco 49ers. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula will be the interim coach for the finale next week against the Arizona Cardinals.

26 December 2010

NFL Week 17 TV Schedule

The NFL has just released the week 17 schedule and the surprising change is that the Rams-Seahawks game that will decide the NFC West will be flexed to primetime on NBC. To be honest, I'm rather surprised that NBC chose not to flex Bears-Packers or Buccaneers-Saints.
Courtesy of Fang's Bites, here is the schedule for the final week of the 2010 NFL regular season.