In this first of a two-part Pickin’ Splinters series previewing the 2009 Major League Baseball season, Chas will be discussing each of the 16 teams in the National League. Tomorrow, Smitty will be providing some analysis of the American League.
Hansbrough’s trophy case filled with All-Americans, a Wooden, a Naismith, and countless other Player-of-the-Year Awards lacks one thing: a national title. He can only achieve true satisfaction if he and his Tar Heel teammates walk from the Ford Field court as NCAA champions.
In retrospect. Looking at some stats.
I’m sorry Jay Wright. I’m sorry Villanova. Most importantly, I’m sorry Philadelphia. I forgot for one single moment how important our allegiances are, not just to our school, but the places we call home. For a brief moment I turned my back on you. And for what? A silly, meaningless bracket.
Someone please get us started with a topic.
Just as college basketball is coming to an end – baseball is starting to kick into full gear. As far as I am concerned, April is the best month in sports. College basketball is close to annointing a king.. and queen, the Masters, NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs and more importantly – Major League Baseball is back. And with the start of the 2009 MLB season, Pickin’ Splinters is introducing the first ever ” Pickin’ Splinters Baseball Challenge”.
by Doug Potter Big, manly, giant, defensive monster, shot-blocking machine, human eraser. Those are some of the adjectives many people choose to describe the seven-foot-three 263 pound center for the University of Connecticut Huskies, and rightfully so. Let’s take a look, however, at Hasheem Thabeet Manka on a deeper level. The 22 year old […]
Have you seen a great sports performance this week – maybe on the national level or the local level? Was it a feat of athletic prowess, an incredible accomplishment, or an ultimate act of sportsmanship? Here’s the place to note that performance.
Rey and Casey discuss five important aspects of the Oklahoma – Carolina match up in the Regional final.
Beale Street will be bopppin’ tonight as the Sweet Sixteen comes to Memphis. Mark Few brings his number 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs (28-5) to town for a lip-smackin’ tilt with Roy Williams and number 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (30-4).