12 June 2013

2013 MLB on Fox Announcers & Distribution: June 15th

Primetime baseball on Fox Sports continues to roll on as we hit the midway point of June. After a couple of slates dominated by the National League, this week's slate is dominated by the Junior Circuit with only one NL club in the mix. Most of the country will see the Yankees head out west to Orange County to play the Angels. Others may see Mariners-Athletics, Nationals-Indians, Tigers-Twins or White Sox-Astros. Continue reading for distribution splits and announcing assignments for this week.

Watch Diamondbacks-Dodgers descend into a nasty brawl

It got ugly last night in Chavez Ravine. The fireworks started when Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy nailed L.A. phenom Yasiel Puig right in the grill. Puig remarkably stayed in the game and simply wiped blood swirling out of his nose. Therefore, the Dodgers responded with Zach Greinke hitting Miguel Montero at the top of the next inning. The benches emptied thereafter but it was relatively harmless and play continued.

But one inning later, Kennedy was not finished and went right after Greinke and then, as they say, it hit the fan. Let's go to the videotape.

11 June 2013

2013 NBA Mock Draft: 4th Edition

Two of the key cornerstones behind Indiana's resurgence are expected to go high in a few weeks in the 2013 NBA Draft. Victor Oladipo has been one of the top rising prospects and looks like all but a lock for the top five, and Cody Zeller looks to be a solid bet as a lottery selection. Any chance Tom Crean sheds a tear on draft night? Yeah, I didn't think so. Here's my fourth mock draft.

10 June 2013

Why the Patriots are a good fit for Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow, remember that guy? Well, he is finally getting that chance that he has been craving as he is going to sign with the New England Patriots, as reported by my friend Ed Werder. He is being signed as a quarterback and will participate in the club's minicamp action tomorrow. Tebow has been looking for a club since being released by the New York Jets back in April but had been left without any offers, save to potentially work as a TV analyst.

Is this a good move by New England? Is it a publicity stunt? Is it both? Is it neither? Personally, I really like the move and here is why.

Watch Hank Azaria announce the Dodgers lineup with Simpsons voices

Hank Azaria is awesome. Among the many great things he has done during his career, at the top of the list may have to be his voice work on the Simpsons. Azaria is the voice of over 30 characters on the FOX staple, including some classics such as Apu, Moe and Chief Wiggum. Therefore, that makes this video of him announcing the starting lineup of the Los ngeles Dodgers from yesterday's game against Atlanta glorious. Let's go to the videotape.

09 June 2013

2013 Stanley Cup Finals Predictions

As the saying which I use so frequently goes, and then there were two. Just as your humble correspondent predicted, the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks remain in the fight for Lord Stanley's Cup. Somehow, these two Original Six clubs have never met in the Cup Finals. That changes on Wednesday. So the question we've all been waiting for, who will win the Cup? Here are my predictions.

Watch LeBron James STUFF Tiago Splitter

LeBron James. Tiago Splitter. Greatness. This, my friends, is one of the greatest blocks I have ever seen. Not to mention that this is what you will be talking about tomorrow at the watercooler. Let's go to the videotape.

2013 Stanley Cup Finals: TV Schedule & Announcers

The NHL is happy, the folks over at NBC Sports are happy, you are happy, I'm happy, there have you. We've got a good matchup in this year's Stanley Cup Final, one that league and TV executives can enjoy with a pair of Original Six clubs, Chicago and Boston. Here is the complete television schedule.