18 May 2012

Kyrie Irving as an old man dunking on people is pure gold

The folks at Pepsi Max were in Bloomfield, NJ pretending to watch a pick-up hoops game featuring some kid named "Kevin." The man who stole the show was his "Uncle Drew," who's portrayed damn well by young Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving. He pulls off one really solid old man. And when he starts dunking on folks, that's just greatness. Let's go to the videotape.

17 May 2012

2012 MLB on FOX Announcers & Distribution: May 19th

Interleague baseball has returned and with that also comes the first primetime slate on FOX Saturday Baseball. The featured game will be Red Sox-Phillies with other games being the intercity showdown of the White Sox and the Cubs, a Mid-Atlantic match in Orioles-Nationals, a Texas-sized Astros-Rangers meeting with Diamondbacks-Royals rounding out the coverage. Continue reading for distribution splits plus announcing assignments for MLB on FOX in primetime.

16 May 2012

This Mariners pitcher has one unfortunate last name

H/T Uni Watch
And the spacing on the jersey of Mariners pitcher Charlie Furbush certainly does not help the cause. Have not seen a last name that doubles as somewhat of a double entendre in a real long time.

14 May 2012

Are the Baltimore Orioles for real?

Orioles manager Buck Showalter is feeling pretty good these days and it's not because his club is wearing those awesome new hats but rather because his club has been the surprise team in the 2012 MLB season thus far. This is a team that was widely expected to finish in the cellar in what was considered to be a really tough American League East that sits right now in first place in their division and the second best record in the Junior Circuit. So is this just the byproduct of a fluky hot start or is this team a real contender?

13 May 2012

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Finals TV Schedule & Announcers

We have seen the great hockey that we saw in the conference quarterfinals continue on, for the most part, to the conference semifinals and those series have resulted in two clubs remaining in each conference. The winners of the two series will meet in the Stanley Cup Finals. Here's the television schedule plus announcing assignments for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Finals Predictions

There are four clubs left in the fight for Lord Stanley's Cup. In the Eastern Conference, we have the (New York Rangers and the) New Jersey Devils (and the Washington Capitals) and in the Western Conference, we have the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings. Who will advance to the Stanley Cup Finals? Here are my predictions.