17 May 2014

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Finals Predictions

And just like that, we are down to four in the race for Lord Stanley's Cup. Two teams in the Eastern Conference, two teams in the Western Conference remain with their dreams of the Stanley Cup intact. Who will advance to the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals? Here are my predictions.

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Finals TV Schedule & Announcers

The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue to roll on as the conference finals kick off this weekend. Both series will be on either NBC or NBCSN every game. Continue reading for the television schedule as well as announcing assignments for the 2014 Stanley Cup Conference Finals.

16 May 2014

Fanatic Radio - 5/16/14

We are joined by David Wharton of the LA Times to talk the Donald Sterling case from a Los Angelean perspective, where do the Clippers go from here and the Anaheim Ducks' Stanley Cup hopes. Paul Page, the Voice of IndyCar joins us as well, as we are weeks away from the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. He talks on if an American can win again, his memories from decades of covering the sport and the state of IndyCar.  Fanatic Radio also talks Cleveland Browns, World Cup news and Dallas television disaster.

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2014 Preakness Stakes Picks

This Saturday afternoon will be the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes and all eyes will be on the winner of the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome, as he continues on the quest for the Triple Crown. Can he get that second jewel at Pimlico or will we have to wait for at least another year to see another horse make a go at the crown? Here are my picks.

2014 NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals TV Schedule & Announcers

The conference semifinals round have concluded, which means that we are moving on towards the conference finals. Each series will be covered exclusively by either ESPN/ABC, who will cover the Eastern Conference Finals, or TNT, who will cover the Western Conference Finals. Continue reading for the television schedule and the announcing assignments for the conference finals.

14 May 2014

Why did Steve Kerr pick the Warriors over the Knicks?

Just when it looked like Steve Kerr was getting close to becoming the next coach of the New York Knicks, it turns out that Kerr will instead become the next coach of the Golden State Warriors on a sweet five year, $25 million contract. Even as it was reported that the lead analyst for the NBA on TNT was deciding between the Knicks and the Warriors, few thought that Golden State had much of a shot so this was definitely a stunner.

Thus the question must be asked, why did Kerr accept the Golden State's offer and not New York's?

13 May 2014

MLS's new TV contract with ESPN & Fox Sports is a big win for the league

A new television deal for Major League Soccer has been reported to be very close as far back as January but now it is official as of yesterday as MLS has signed an eight-year contract with ESPN, who have been a partner with the league since its inception, and Fox Sports, who were a partner from 2003 until 2011. This is by far the biggest television deal that MLS has signed, the total contract including ESPN, Fox and Univision (who acquired the Spanish language rights) is five times the value of the previous contract, and it is safe to say that this is a major moment in the history of the league.

12 May 2014

2014 NFL Draft Team Grades

(USA Today)
The 2014 NFL Draft has concluded. How did your team do? Here are my grades for every team's draft.

11 May 2014

2014 NFL Draft: Best picks of Day 3

(USA Today)
Today was the final day of the 2014 NFL Draft and while rounds four through seven do not carry cache the first three, these rounds are vital for building a good football team as any scout or personnel executive will tell you. Without further ado, here are the best picks of Day 3.