22 June 2012

2012 MLB on FOX Announcers & Distribution: June 23rd

Baseball Night in America has been rolling on and continues this Saturday with a sextet of interleague action. The featured game for the second time in three weeks will be the Subway Series as the Yankees will visit the Mets in Flushing Meadows. Other games include the Braves heading up I-95 to take on the Red Sox, the Dodgers taking on the Angels in the freeway showdown, the Nationals battling the Orioles at Oriole Park, the battle for the Bay Area as the Giants cross the Bay Bridge to take on the Athletics and the Brewers heading south to take on the White Sox. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits.

19 June 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats hired whom?

The Charlotte Bobcats have made their head coaching hire and no, it is not who the finalists were said to be. Pacers assistant Brian Shaw was not hired. Lakers assistant Quin Snyder was not hired. Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan was not hired either. So who did the Bobcats hire? Mike Dunlap.

Wait, who the hell is Mike Dunlap? Well you may have known him at the guy who took over in the interim for St. John's when Steve Lavin began treatment for prostate cancer. So the Bobcats are hiring an assistant at the collegiate level for their head coaching job? Sounds terrible, right? It may not be as bad as you would initially think, but still is a head-scratcher.

18 June 2012

2012 NBA Mock Draft: 5th Edition

There is no bigger enigma in the 2012 NBA Draft than Connecticut center Andre Drummond. After all, this is a guy with the measurements that make scouts drool but the tape that makes them scratch their heads. Sam Amick lays it all out right here pretty well. Drummond is a top ten lock but will he go top five? My five mock draft may have an answer.

17 June 2012

Apparently Miami Heat fans do not like Jon Barry

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Apparently ESPN NBA analyst Jon Barry is not much of a popular guy in the "Magic City." Or maybe it's just that guy. But Barry is not exactly the most popular analyst in the league so who the hell nows.

Squawking British guy interrupts the U.S. Open trophy ceremony

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This was just so incredibly bizarre. During the U.S. Open trophy ceremony for Webb Simpson, who claimed the trophy at +1 at a really trophy course all weekend at the Olympic Club out in San Francisco, some oddball Briton in a rooster costume interrupted Simpson's interview with Bob Costas with some form of squawking before being pulled out of the shot. No idea how in the world this happens but it's just so utterly ridiculous. Let's go to the videotape.

Paulina Gretzky + Stanley Cup = Greatness

Paulina Gretzky is amazing in so many ways. The Stanley Cup is the best trophy in sports (I hope the ghost of Vince doesn't kill me in my sleep tonight. Put the two together and you get absolute greatness. Kinda like this:
And this:

Yes sir.

(H/T @PaulinaGretzky)

Why Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is now the Chase favorite after winning at Michigan

It had been four years and 143 races since Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had found victory lane in somewhat controversial fashion by breaking some rules in order to save fuel at Michigan until he won today, rocking a badass The Dark Knight Rises paint scheme to take the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan. Earnhardt led the most laps on the day, 95, and pulled away late in the race from Tony Stewart to take the victory and move within four points of the points leader, Matt Kenseth.

Earnhardt has been in the top five of the points all season long and looks to be a top contender for the title. In fact, I consider him to be the favorite as of right now and here is why.