Thursday, December 3, 2009
I decided to take a different route with this post. Everyday I watch the TV show around the horn at 3:00 before I go to work. For those who have never heard of the show it is a panel of 4 sports writers that debate the most current sports topics and they get points and as the show goes on they get voted off until there is a winner. Two of the writers that are on the most often are Jay Mariotti and Woody Paige. Mariotti is a writing for the Chicago Sun Times and Paige for the Denver Post.
However these two have a huge rivalry. You can always sense ill feelings between the two especially when they are the last two standing facing off in the showdown. This is a great rivalry and it is very interesting to watch and funny at times. They always just try to out do each other and I think they dont mind losing as long as the other doesn't win. I think Mariotti takes things a little more serious and gets mad when he loses.
It is amazing to me how a TV show of sports writers can be so competitive when they don't play for anything. The winner is granted 30 seconds at the end to talk about whatever he wants without interruption. If you like sports and have not checked out this show, then you should definately do so and chances are you will get hooked.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Michael Jordan scored 63 points in a 2 OT game against Boston in 1986. An NBA record.
Michael Jordan had 60 consecutive games of 20 or more points. Three better than Kareem who was in second.
Elgin Baylor with 11, holds the record more most consecutive 30 point games.
Karl Malone holds the record for most made free-throws in a game without a miss at 18.
Wilt Chamberlain grabbed 41 rebounds against Boston in 1967 to set the NBA record for most in one game.
John Stockton and Magic Johnson are tied at 24 for most assists in one game.
Allen Iverson holds the record for most steals in a single game at 10.
Did you know that Robert Horry holds the record for most playoff games played at 244 and the Michael Jordan scored 10 or more points in every playoff game of his career which has the total of 179.
Who are the oldest and youngest players in NBA history(not just playoffs) to record a triple-double?
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Game 2 in the Pitt-Carolina series started out with a bang. There were 5 goals scored in the first period. The Pens started out with the first goal and not long after the Canes tied it back up and thats how the first period went the the score being 3-2 for the Canes at the break. Early on in the second the Pens tied it up and then took the lead just to have it evened again not much time after that. When the game was tied up at 4-4 Malkin took over scoring two goals within a 4 minute span.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I think that Kobe is definately the better shooter, but that is all he has on LeBron. LeBron can drive to the basket more effectively and has better ball handling skills. LeBron plays better defense and has more of a desire than Kobe, who rarely plays defense. LeBron is more of a team player and that shows as he averages more assists per game than Kobe. LeBron is a better leader and the proof is that they had the better record this year even though the Lakers may be the team with overall better players.
So who is better? In my opinion, I would say LeBron James. Kobe is a great shooter, but when it comes to all the other aspects of basketball LeBron has an advantage over Kobe.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
There are many reasons why Favre should stayed retired. He is 39 years old and currently has a torn biceps tendon and he refuses to have surgery. He only wants to play for minnesota so that he can play against the Green Bay Packers as they did not have a happy parting last year. He has some of his ability and is not as good as he once was. He has always been a great passer, but yet always throws a ton of interceptions. The Vikings have a good quarterback in Tarvaris Jackson and need not spend their time and money on Favre as it may only last one season like it did in New York.
Favre is a great quarterback and a fun player to watch. He has a very stong will to win and be the best, but there is a time in every athletes life where they must face the facts and just retire and that is what Favre needs to do. He needs to move on from his football career and if he wants to be around football so bad, i'm sure that he wouldn't have a problem being hired as a quarterbacks coach somewhere.
Throughout the game Chelsea had many chances to really put away Barcelona and stretch their lead to two goals, but Barcelona played some stellar defense and held their cool just enough to make their way to the final. Now we must wait until May 27th to see the final and it should be a good one. These are two great teams, but I think that Man U has the advantage because of the red card to Eric Abidal and an injury to Thierry Henry. However, Man U might be ripe for an upset as Wayne Rooney is making sure that everybody knows that Man U is the best team in the world, but we will have to wait until May 27th.
Prediction: Manchester 3 Barcelona 1
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The champions league final should not disappoint no matter who plays. The final usually consists of the two best club soccer teams in the world. That would be no different this year as Man U is at the top of their league and Barcelona is atop in their league, with Chelsea coming in the top 3 of theirs. It should be an exciting game and I am hoping that Barcelona makes it so we can see some of the best players in the world battle it out for the championship. The game could consist of players, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi and Thierry Henry. Good luck to both of the teams that reach the final and as a sports fan I can only hope for a great game.
The NHL is thriving right now with those two players in a seven-game series as well as the other series that are taking place. In the NBA the series haven't been too close, minus the Bulls-Celtics. In the NHL the series and each game individually are more intense. For example, game 7 of the Devils and Hurricanes when the Canes scored to goals in the final two minutes to take game 7 on the road. Conrats to the NHL for outdoing the other sports at this time with great games to watch. Let's hope that games continue to get better as they appear that they will.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Alex Rodriguez has done some major damage to himself in the latest allegations on the use of steriods. A-Rod is the player that most people think has the best chance of breaking Barry Bond's home run record. Let's imagine that he does break the record, what will it mean? Does he deserve to have an asterisk as most people think that Bonds should? If Barry Bonds does not make the Hall of Fame then A-Rod has no chance as well. They are both known for being home run hitters and good, not great fielders.
The difference is that A-Rod has been caught for his use and was caught lying in an interview. I don't doubt that Bonds has taken steriods, but he has never been caught with a positive test and until he is then we must all just sit and wonder and assume whether or not he has used steriods. If Bonds makes the Hall of Fame with his allegations on steriods then A-Rod will make it as well, but if not then A-Rod is out of luck.
However, it is not just those two. I am sure that a big chunk of Major Leaguers use steriods and baseball will never be 100% clear with steriods. It is truly saddening that baseball has come to this. Hopefully the sport can move on and increase the amount of tests that players receive year round so that this is not an issue.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
So why was Rondo not suspended? The main and possibly only reason were the ratings. The NBA wanted game 6 or 7 to be just as exciting as the rest of the series and without Rondo playing things would have been different. Mr. David Stern was just concerned about ratings, because the first round series usually don't get the best ratings. It was a money making decision that the NBA didn't want to pass up and probably couldn't with the current economic situation.
Let's just hope that Mine That Bird will run in the Preakness. It would truly be a shame if he did not race in the Preakness and wash away all hopes at the Triple Crown, afterall that is why people watch horse racing. If he doesn't win the Preakness then don't run him at Belmont. There should always be the chance for the Triple Crown and this horse deserves to run.