Rebounds & Put Backs (5/21)

Sit back and let Casey be your guide. Find yourself an article or two of your fancy. Don’t forget to tell ‘em who sent ya. Sporting News: Charles Barkley’s non sequitur machine dougvantyle: Horsin’ Around Sox and Dawgs: Videos Galore from Jon Lester’s No-Hitter Sox and Pinstripes: Why are the Yankees 20-24? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Lakers-Jazz […]

Of panic buttons, home runs, getting caught, and thongs

Little more than 30 minutes before tipoff and a few topics to consider. It’s only May, and are the Blue Jays pushing the panic button? Looking to keep pace in the AL East the Jays used ace Roy Halladay in relief last night. Toronto topped the Phillies 6-5. Halladay pitched two and a third and […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 5/12-5/18

So much to choose from this week. I’m going with David West’s performance in game 5 of the West Conference semi-finals. West scored 38, grabbed 14 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists as the Hornets erased a three-point halftime deficit and won 101-79. Who gets your POTW?

A Pair of 7s

NBA fans will get a double dosage of game 7 action as the Spurs travel to New Orleans to play the Hornets, and the Celtics host the Cavaliers. Something’s gotta give between the Spurs and the Hornets. Either the World Champion Spurs will exit early or the Hornets will surrender at home – something that […]

Friday Flick 1.6

28 years ago today Magic led the Lakers to the chan’ship. Check out the young and not so cool Pat Riley at the end. Enjoy! [youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=yYNDWaEmqto]

Tuesdays with Smitty: Baseball Hall of Fame and other Rumblings

Welcome to Tuesdays with Smitty – the late edition. Recently Casey posted an article talking about Greg Maddux and his pursuit of 350 wins. Recent research led me to appreciate just how significant getting to the 350 win marker really is. Outside of Roger Clemens, whose accomplishments have dimmed given recent events – the last […]

Home Sweet Home

Round 2 of the NBA playoffs is a great example of how important home court is to a team’s overall success. Other than a failed last-second attempt by Hedo Turkoglu home teams have taken 14 of 15 in the conference semis. And Turkoglu’s attempt seemed the result of a poorly designed set. Another example of […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 5/5-5/11

With the Jazz down two love to the Lakers, and Carlos Boozer looking pretty average for the first two contests, the Alaskan native gave a yeoman’s effort Friday night as he poured in 27 and grabbed 20 boards to lead the Jazz to victory. Who gets your POTW?

On the brink of milestones

When the San Diego Padres host the Colorado Rockies today, Greg Maddux will take the hill for the home nine. The 42-year-old right-hander will be looking for career win 350. Begs the question: who is the best pitcher of the last twenty years? Maddux is not the only major leaguer looking to surpass a milestone. […]