NCAA Hoops: Rating the centers

Call ’em monstahs of the middle, backstops, or landlords. These are the guys who control the middle. Bring on the centers. Roy Hibbert – Senior/ Georgetown 13.6PPG 6.4RPG 2.4 Blocks – Hibbert brings a sense of calm to the Hoya attack. Beside his numbers did anyone catch the Georgetown/ Marquette game last week? Late in […]

I am 19 again – “closets are for hangers”

Picture this: JD and Casey standing in the aisle screaming the lyrics to ‘Rosalita’. It was not 1984 at Toronto’s CNE stadium; it was last night in Rochester – 23 years later. Once again – I AM HEALED by the power of rock ‘n’ roll. Until you have seen Bruce Springsteen live, you have not […]

If Casey got to pick what Springsteen plays tomorrow…

his set list would have the following: Jungleland It’s hard to be a saint in the city – with the extended dueling guitars Kitty’s back Tenth Avenue freeze out – “tear drops on the city – bad scooter searching for his groove” Pink Cadillac Mary’s Place I’ll work for your love Backstreets Because the night […]

Nazareth, Henninger, and Chugiak gettin’ the job done!

Taking time out from the national sports’ scene to acknowledge the accomplishments of kin and close friends. From sea to shining sea (well almost – New York to Alaska) we are getting it done. Cece Gotham (Casey’s kid) and the Naz Lasers: Jones helps Nazareth capture class B title Oh yeah check out #2 (formerly […]

Performance of the week (POTW) 2/24-3/1

Take a moment Clipboard readers to nominate your performance of the week. This can be an individual or team performance in professional or amateur sports. This doesn’t need to be a contest of who had the best performance of the week – rather a collection of highlights from the week past. Casey’s nomination: Jonathan Wallace […]

Mid-Season trades/acquisitions that made a difference

JD brings up a good point: many mid-season trades do nothing more than create hype. But some deadline trades have reaped great benefits. Please help me put together a list. (Not necessarily in order of importance) 1980: New York Islanders get Butch Goring from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Billy Harris and Dave […]

Is Gasol another McAdoo? another Thompson?

Good…no GREAT teams always have a knack for finding the missing piece to the chan’ship puzzle. The Los Angeles Lakers are no strangers to finding the missing piece. Is Pau Gasol the 2008 version of the Laker chan’ship piece? The ’80-’81 version of the Los Angeles Lakers was a talented group: Kareem, Jamal Wilkes, Norm […]

The Aud

JD happened upon this gem – thought all would enjoy. [youtube=]

NCAA Hoops: Rating the power forwards

Big guys with a mid-range game – these hoopsters can get it done with their backs to the basket, or they can step out and knock down the foul-line jumper. When Bill Raftery says: “with the kiss,” the shot usually comes from these guys: the POWER forwards. Tyler Hansbrough – Junior/ UNC 23.4PPG, 10.5RPG – […]