24 May 2014

2014 Indianapolis 500 Preview

"The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," it is the Indianapolis 500. It will be the 98th running tomorrow afternoon at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway as over 300,000 will pack the joint to watch the crown jewel of American open wheel racing. As usual, there are plenty of storylines to chew on with the biggest question of all being, who will be the one drinking the bottle of milk in victory circle?

23 May 2014

Fanatic Radio - 5/23/14 - Memorial Madness

Dermot Corrigan of ESPNFC and FoxSoccer.com join us from Spain to preview the UEFA Champions League Final between Spanish rivals Athletico Madrid and Real Madrid Saturday on FOX. It is an underdog story of Athletico Madrid against the economic juggernaut of Real Madrid, who is seeking its first championship in 12 years. Dermot breaks down the impact of Ronaldo playing in his first game in several weeks and what a win would mean to Athletico.
We also fight crime as the FRPD to talk rumors of the NFL Draft and the playoff expansion, the US Men’s National Team World Cup selection and preview the Greatest Weekend in Racing.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft: 1st Edition

For the second year in a row, and for the third time in four years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the draft lottery. How in the world that happened, nobody knows. Despite only 1.7% odds of getting the first selection, the Cavs will be the first team on the clock when the draft commences on June 26th.

Now that the draft order for the 2014 NBA Draft is all set, let's take a first crack at projecting the first round.

22 May 2014

Reacting to the 2014 US National Team World Cup squad

(USA Today)
After a week and a half of training at Stanford University, Jurgen Klinsmann made the surprising move to announce his 23-man World Cup squad, 11 days before the FIFA deadline, Thursday afternoon.
And after looking at the roster below, I have mixed feelings.

2014 MLB on Fox Announcers & Distribution: May 24th

Fox Saturday Baseball returns this Memorial Day weekend with a trio of primetime games. The Cardinals will take on the Reds in Cincinnati, the Nationals will take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh, and the Royals will take on the Angels in Anaheim. These games will follow Rangers-Tigers on Fox Sports 1. Coverage begins Saturday night at 7 Eastern. Continue reading for distribution splits and announcing assignments for the MLB on Fox.

21 May 2014

Watch the Indians defeat the Twins on a walk-off balk by Al Albuquerque

In all honest, who does not love when a game ends with a balk? Well, that is precisely what gave the Indians an 11-10 victory in the bottom of the 13th as Al Albuquerque, or Alberto Jose Albuquerque to some, balked on the mound with the bases loaded that forced in the winning run. Ryan Raburn loved it, we love it as well. Let's go to the videotape.

19 May 2014

Who will replace Steve Kerr at TNT?

(USA Today)
Much has been discussed about Steve Kerr's new job, he is the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors after passing up the New York Knicks' offer, but what about his soon to be former job as the lead analyst for the NBA on TNT? Who will Turner replace him with?

18 May 2014

2014 NBA Playoffs: Conference Finals Predictions

And then there were four. We had reached the conference finals stage of the 2014 NBA Playoffs which, for the first time since the 2005 NBA Playoffs, has the top two seeds in each conference still alive. Who will advance to the 2014 NBA Finals? Here are my predictions.