21 April 2012

Philip Humber has thrown the 21st perfect game in MLB history

For only the 21st time in the history of Major League Baseball, and for the third time in the history of the Chicago White Sox, perfection. Philip Humber, who took a no-hitter into the 7th a year ago, has thrown a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners today. Humber threw an incredible 96 pitches, 67 of them for strikes, with nine strikeouts, the final out being when Mariners pinch hitter Brendan Ryan swung on a dropped third strike (even though he did check his swing). The last perfect game came on May 29, 2010 as Roy Halladay got one against the Florida (now Miami) Marlins. The last White Sox perfect game came from Mark Buerhle on July 23, 2009 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Here is the final at-bat, courtesy of SportsGrid. After that, Dave Sims and Eric Karros, who called the game today on FOX, have the game recap.

20 April 2012

Why Jim Irsay may be my favorite NFL owner

When you talk about NFL owners, there really is not much difference between most of them. Extraordinarily wealthy, not often in the spotlight, always rocking a suit. Even with the fact they all have their own differences, for the most part they all seem to be the same guy. With the exception of the man pictured above, Colts owner Jim Irsay, who is slowly but surely becoming my favorite owner of any National Football League club.

Bucks forward Larry Sanders will take on all of the Indiana Pacers

Apparently, Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders was really pissed off in last night's loss to the Indiana Pacers. It is not often that a player tries to fight multiple players of the other team but Sanders lost his mind last night after fouling out by trucking Danny Granger and then tried to scuffle with George Hill and David West. Let's go to the videotape.

19 April 2012

2012 MLB on Fox Announcers & Distribution: April 21st

No, these two clubs really do not like each other. Whenever the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox match up, you know something is going to happen. Like baseball, for example. And so as they are playing this weekend, they are the featured game on Fox Saturday Baseball. The secondary game is White Sox-Mariners or a game that nobody gives any care about. Here are the announcers and distribution splits for the MLB on Fox this Saturday.

18 April 2012

Why the SMU Larry Brown hire is a budding disaster

Southern Methodist University made some waves by hiring to lead their men's basketball program the well-traveled Larry Brown. And quite frankly, I think this is a terrible hire. Here's why.

2012 NFL on CBS schedule

As the schedule for the 2012 NFL season was just released, here is a look at the schedule for the NFL on CBS, who will broadcast Super Bowl XLVII from New Orleans in February. As like last year I will include commentators for each and every game this season on this page as well as for every week during the season, in which I will also include distribution splits. Let's take a look.

17 April 2012

2012 NFL on FOX schedule

As the schedule for the 2012 NFL season was just released by the league, here is a look at the schedule for the NFL on FOX, in its 19th season. As like last year I will include commentators for each and every game this season on this page as well as for every week during the season, in which I will also include distribution splits. Let's take a look.

2012 Thursday Night Football schedule

The big changes for Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network in the 2012 season is the expanded schedule, as thirteen games from spanning week 2 through week 15 with the exception of Thanksgiving night. Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock return as the broadcast crew. Here's the full schedule.

2012 ESPN Monday Night Football schedule

As the NFL just released the schedule for the 2012 season, we now know the full slate for ESPN Monday Night Football for 2012. MNF returns with its usual week 1 doubleheader on September 10th with the first game being (insert teams here) and the second game being (insert teams here). Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be the broadcast crew with Lisa Salters reporting from the sidelines. Let's take a look at the schedule.

2012 NBC Sunday Night Football schedule

The NFL schedule for the 2012 season was just released by the league and so let's take a look at the schedule for NBC Sunday Night Football. NBC's coverage starts on Wednesday, September 5th as the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford. And for the first time ever, the SNF crew will work a Thanksgiving game as the primetime game on Turkey Day is now a part of the NBC package. Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth return as the announcers in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sideline.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: 15th Edition

We are now officially one week until the 2012 NFL Draft is opened and the Indianapolis Colts are put on the clock. As the weeks now turn to days until the show gets on the road seven days from this Thursday, here is my fifteenth mock draft.

Last night, Delonte West gave Gordon Hayward a wet willie

This has to be one of the most bizarre things I've ever seen an NBA player do. As someone who has given their fair share of wet willies, I have no idea what Delonte West was doing here when he gave Gordon Hayward one. And apparently, neither did West who says he has no problems with Hayward but he apparently got "caught up in the game" and thus earned a technical. Let's go to the videotape.

16 April 2012

You shouldn't even try to score from third on Rick Ankiel's arm

As a converted pitcher, Rick Ankiel has a gun so hold the phone, ladies. So when Carlos Lee hit a fly ball to centerfield, one in which Jordan Schafer normally would tag at third, we all thought that we could see a heck of a play at the play because of Ankiel's arm. One problem, Schafer didn't even try. Let's go to the videotape.

Barring a miraculous series comeback, is Canucks coach Alain Vigneault in danger of getting fired? UPDATE: Vigneault is safe

After game 2 with the series favoring the eighth seeded Los Angeles Kings up two games to zip for the Vancouver Canucks, who had the best record in the regular season in the NHL, I wrote that the Canucks were in serious trouble as anybody would tell you. Now after losing a tight game 3 in Los Angeles, now the Canucks are in serious danger of getting swept, which would only be the second time in Stanley Cup Playoffs history that the one seed would be swept plus the Canucks have the dubious distinction of being the only team ever to have the best record in the regular season and be down in the quarterfinals 3-0. So barring a miraculous comeback where Vancouver rallies to win this series, is head coach Alain Vigneault in danger of getting the ax?

UPDATE: Vigneault is safe in Vancouver.

15 April 2012

Watch Aaron Asham's and James Neal's cheap shots against the victorious Flyers

Game 3 of the Pittsburgh Penguins-Philadelphia Flyers series in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals was a war of attrition as emotions ran very high for much of this contest, with even Sidney Crosby getting in the mix in a scrap in the first period. The Flyers ended up winning 8-4 with a chance to sweep their hated rivals on Wednesday night. But will be remembered from this game will be two disgraceful cheapshots by Arron Asham and James Neal in the first period and late in the third period, respectively.