5/21/2011

Thrashers Moving to Winnipeg, Good or Bad for the NHL?

It seems like all but certain that the Atlanta Thrashers will be playing next season in Winnipeg, Manitoba either as the new incarnation of the Jets (which they should be named) or as the Manitoba Moose (not feeling it). Now I'm more of a believer of more clubs in Canada, but is this relocation good for the league?

Shackleford Wins the Preakness Stakes, Animal Kingdom Finishes 2nd

Shackleford was at the front of the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes wire to wire and was able to hold off Kentucky Derby champion Animal Kingdom for the victory. This means that yet again there will be no Triple Crown winner, even thought Animal Kingdom made it a hell of a race coming down the stretch at Pimlico.
Here is the complete finishing order.

2011 Preakness Stakes Picks: Can Animal Kingdom Win Again?

The 136th running of The Preakness will be run at 6:20 today at Pimlico Race Course in the Queen City and all eyes are on the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Animal Kingdom, as he will try to keep the dream of a Triple Crown alive. Can Animal Kingdom win the the middle jewel today? Here are my Preakness picks.

5/19/2011

Great Moments from Awful Players: Omer Asik

In last night's game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals which the Miami Heat won 85-75 over the Chicago Bulls, Dwayne Wade looked to be headed to the rack for an uncontested lay-up when he finds Bulls scrub Omer Asik, who promptly says "No sir" and stuffs him. Both had battle wounds from the contact in the air.
And with that, this edition of Great Moments from Awful Players features Omer Asik for the Chicago Bulls.

MLB on Fox Primetime Schedule: May 21st

You know it's that time again, interleague baseball. In another primetime start for Fox Saturday Baseball, four great AL-NL matchups will be on centerstage. The primary game is the Subway Series as the Mets take the hike up from Flushing to the Bronx to play the Yankees, while the other games include the Cubs returning to Fenway Park to play the Red Sox for the first time since the 1918 World Series, the battle of the Bay Area as the Giants host the A's, and the Rangers head to the City of Brotherly Love to face the Phillies. 
Continue reading to find out who will be calling these special matchups and which one you can see in your neck of the woods come Saturday evening. 

5/17/2011

R.I.P. Harmon Killebrew

One of the most feared home run hitters in baseball history has died today. Harmon Killebrew played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, all but one with the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins, and hit 573 home runs, which is eleventh all-time and was at the time of his retirement the most hit by an American League right-handed batter in history until being passed by Alex Rodriguez. He is tied for second all-time in seasons with 40 home runs with eight, led the league in home runs six times and in RBI three times and he was named to eleven All-Star teams. No batter hit more homers than he did in the 1960's. Killebrew also helped the Twins win their first pennant in over thirty years in 1965 by hitting a game-winning two run homer to defeat the New York Yankees for the pennant. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the Junior Circuit in 1969. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1984.
Despite having the nickname "Killer," Killebrew was known for being a humble and quiet man.
Killebrew was 74 years old.

5/16/2011

Astros Fan Evades Police in Greatest Escape Ever

Everybody loves morons who run onto the field. Jerkoffs always are trying to get attention and when they liquored up on nine dollar beers, running onto the field is a great idea!
But this guy is different as he runs away from authorities as he clears the centerfield wall, then runs through the shrubbery then escapes into the night. Unbelievable. And somewhere Dan Dierdorf is smiling.
Let's go to the videotape before MLB pulls it down for copyright infringement.

Taj Gibson Has No Regard For Human Life

In case you missed Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals last night, in which the Chicago Bulls won 103-82 over the Miami Heat, the real star of the show was Taj Gibson, who threw down not one but two demoralizing jams. The first was on the finish of a fastbreak when he gets all over Dwayne Wade's stuff. And the second capped off the victory for the Bulls late with a monster putback jam with the one hand. PRetty awesome stuff.
And a matter of fact, we got both dunks on video for you folks out there. Enjoy.

5/15/2011

2011 NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals Predictions

Four teams are still standing and all four want a piece of the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But only two clubs will be able to play in the 2011 NBA Finals and they will have to win their respective conference finals. Who will be those fortunate teams? It's time for my NBA Playoffs Conference Finals picks.

What the Hell is Sage Steele Talking About?

So Sage Steele was telling the unfortunate viewers of Sportscenter this morning a story about how a squirrel in the bullpen of the San Diego Padres, only she made it sound even weirder than it already was. Especially the part about jerking him off. Can't make this stuff up folks. To the videotape. '

Matt Kenseth Wins the FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

Matt Kenseth took only two tires during the final pit-stop of the FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway and was able to hold off his mentor Mark Martin for his second victory of the season. And now Kenseth has the inside track on making the Chase for the Sprint Cup come September, provided he stays in the top 20 in the points as he is now tied with Kevin Harvick for most wins on the season. 
The race was dominated by Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson but they finished seventh and ninth, respectively. The top five was rounded out by Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch, who did start shotgun on the field due to an engine change, and Brian Vickers, his first top five since winning the 2009 Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway. 
Continue reading for more postrace coverage.

Sarah Silverman in the MLB on Fox Booth? WHY?

Not sure why anybody thought that it would be a great idea to have Sarah Silverman join Joe Buck and Tim McCarver in the broadcast booth last night for Red Sox-Yankees, but anyways it happened regardless. She joined the crew in the fifth inning, made some crappy cracks about pitchers using LSD and even gets bleeped out. Pretty terrible TV, to be honest.
Let's go to the videotape.

What's Next for Jorge Posada & the Yankees?

It has been well reported how Jorge Posada asked out of the lineup for last night's game against the Boston Red Sox after it was announced he was hitting ninth. There's no question how much Posada has been struggling this season at the plate, as his .165 batting average is the lowest amongst qualifying batters in MLB this season. But this is more than just his struggles at the plate, could this be signaling a divorce between the New York Yankees and one of its "Core Four?"

Chad Ochocinco + Bull Riding = Epic Fail

First he tried out for the MLS club Sporting Kansas City (is that a terrible name or what?) and failed. But Chad Ochocinco, the resident tool of the NFL, had something new and intriguing this time as he tries to bide time during the NFL lockout...bull riding. Yeah, safe to say it did not go too well.
To the videotape we go.

Shannon Brown Wants You To Know Something

So just in case that you heard the rumors that Shannon Brown slept with Pau Gasol's woman during the season, causing a confrontation that cause a massive rift in the Lakers' locker room, Brown wants you to know that IT'S NOT TRUE.
Now that that's settled...
I mean this is not as hilarious as this was, but this is still really hilarious.