Apr 10 2014
Right Guard is at it again with their commercials. And in the landscape of deodorants what better way to campaign than to use sports? It’s kind of funny how they have a guy that kind of sets up his at bat like Ichiro Suzuki. Perhaps one day we’ll see Ichiro himself in one of these ads!
However, let’s just say if you happen to be playing baseball and you’ve got your Right Guard on then you can be rest assured that all is right in the world. Feel free to swing that bat freely and make sure you go for the fences!
Mar 28 2014
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Mar 27 2014
Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board, ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players under the College Athletes Players Association have the right to unionize, a decision that eventually could have far-reaching impacts on college sports.
The ruling comes less than two week after the university and CAPA submitted their briefs to Ohr for his consideration. Northwestern released a statement on the precedent-setting decision, saying that it is disappointed in the ruling and plans to appeal to the National Labor Relations board in Washington, D.C. [Continue Reading]
If you read this blog you know I am 100% anti-college players getting paid. I think it’s ridiculous. Yes, I understand that they generate millions of dollars for their respective schools, but it’s college. You have a scholarship and education. It’s just plain greedy. If you think it’s too much of a commitment go to school like everyone else these days – just ask the 35-year old still paying off his student loan.
Mar 26 2014
Ross Barkley justified his own hype in Everton’s 3-0 win at Newcastle, netting a goal of the season contender to open the scoring against Alan Pardew’s men. Showing off the pace, skill and confidence which has won him a regular starting berth under Roberto Martinez this season, Barkley picked up the ball inside his own half and didn’t stop running.The England man, who on this evidence looks certain of a plane ticket to Brazil this summer, proceded to travel almost the entire length of the pitch, powering his way beyond Paul Dummett and Cheick Tiote. [Continue Reading]
The kid is an absolute future star. I would keep him on the World Cup roster just in case you need an injection of energy and creativity. He’s also a clinical finisher. The future is bright for this kid.
Mar 25 2014
Mark Cuban thinks the NFL’s greed will quickly lead to its downfall. The Dallas Mavericks owner discussed the league in a pregame conversation with reporters on Sunday.
“I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. When pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way. I’m just telling you, when you got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always, always turns against you.”
Cuban was talking about the league’s new Thursday night television deal that will put games on CBS.
It’s hard to disagree with Cuban on this one. It’s also hard to fathom the money-machine known as the NFL would ever hit a point where it would reach trouble. It’s the most popular sport in the NFL and there are no signs of that ever changing.
Mar 24 2014
John Calipari stood frozen on the Kentucky sideline. Every player on the Wichita State bench held his breath. Everything seemed to stop inside the Scottrade Center as Fred VanVleet let loose with a 3-pointer that could have kept the Shockers perfect. When it bounced harmlessly off the rim, everything was set in motion once again.
Calipari spontaneously leaped into the air, bad hip and all, as the eighth-seeded Wildcats poured off their bench to celebrate their 78-76 victory over the Midwest Region’s top seed. The boys from Wichita State slumped to their seats, their faces buried in their jerseys. [Continue Reading]
A lot of times the good guys don’t always win. Wichita State’s loss to Kentucky wasn’t just the end of a great season it was a loss for college basketball as a whole. There was no doubt that Kentucky had more athleticism and talent on the floor and as long as that can win it’s going to stay like that. Kudos to the guys at Wichita State. There are so many reasons to commend that team. Regardless, it was a great season and we, just like each one of you, wish it ended differently.
Mar 21 2014
It took about two hours for most of America’s billion-dollar dream to end. After the first game in the billion-dollar perfect bracket challenge insured by billionaire Warren Buffett, four out of five would-be winners were already finished, thanks to Dayton’s upset of No. 6 seed Ohio State. On Yahoo’s Tourney Pick ‘Em game, 83.7% of users took the Buckeyes. (Those poolers aren’t necessarily entered in the Quicken Loans Challenge, but any fluctuation would likely be minor.) Last year, none of the 11 million entrants on ESPN.com were perfect after the first day of games and only four went 15-for-16, so it was a matter of when, not if, most of America busted out. The ending for most just happened to come earlier than anyone expected. [Continue Reading]
I would be one of those 80%. I didn’t even really LOOK at that game. And not to toot my own horn, but I did go 15 for 16 on the first day. Warren Buffet isn’t a gazillionaire for nothing. I must say, it really does irritate me that completing a successful NCAA bracket is so damn hard and some chick in your office who doesn’t even know the first thing about basketball wins. It’s irritating and awesome at the same time.
Mar 20 2014
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman suffered fractures to bones in his nose and left eye while taking a line drive to the face Wednesday night. Chapman was carted off the field and transported by ambulance to a hospital and would be kept overnight for observation, the Reds said on their Twitter account. The Reds said Chapman was originally taken to Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City, Ariz., where tests indicated the facial fractures. He was then transferred to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he was to undergo further testing. Reds manager Bryan Price said Chapman was conscious and talking as he was taken off the field during the game against the Kansas City Royals. [Continue Reading]
We’re glad to here that Chapman is doing OK despite the facial fractures. The situation could be a lot worse so hopefully the breaks is all that results of this terrible incident. The crappy irony of the situation is last night I had my fantasy baseball draft. Once of my closers – Aroldis Chapman. My starting catcher – Salvador Perez. Already tension in the clubhouse.
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