Performance of the Week – 3/2-3/8

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.

World Baseball Classic 2009

This article marks a couple of firsts for the Pickin’ Splinters site: the first ever post written from outside of the United States, and the first collaboration between two different contributors to the site. This evening, Chas and Smitty are joining forces and writing about their experiences in Toronto at the opening round World Baseball Classic game between Team USA and Canada.

Crazy Time!

If you turn on your TV and flip to your favorite show, you could watch a thriller, a sad depressing episode, a surprising bone-chiller, or an ugly display of skill on any given night. The same can be said for any Big East game this year. The conference is like a TV station and has a potpourri of effects on its audience.

Tuesdays with Smitty: Winners & Losers of NFL Free Agency

It is hard to believe March is here already. While it may have snuck up on us, it has certainly started off with a bang. First March has brought us a new release from the Irish rockers, U2 ( ‘No Line on the Horizon’). But March has also brought us the beginning of NFL Free Agency. I must admit, writing an article while listening to a brand new release is the way to go! Earlier this year it was Bruce Springsteen – this week – it is U2 reminding us why they remain a force to be reckoned with. I must admit ‘Moment of Surrender’ has been the first song to grab me – but many of the other songs are quickly moving up the board.

Studying the Stats: Assists to Turnover Ratio

Assists to turnovers – a tricky stat to decipher. As Pete surmised when studying assists: “Teams don’t make the assist, assists make the team. You can’t have a style that emphasizes the assist, your style must generate assists as a by-product, at least if you want to win.” So a team can’t set out (or at least appear to set out) to accumulate assists and hope to be successful over the long haul.

Performance of the Week (2/23-3/1)

Performance of the Week (2/23-3/1)

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.

The Orange Coats are Coming! The Orange Coats are Coming!

  by Patrick ‘Rey’ Reynell   I loved war history in high school. The most intriguing would have to be the Revolutionary War. The idea of an underdog defeating its predecessor and claiming its independence had so many sports equivalents to me. One particular image that sticks in my mind is the “Red Coats.” Those […]

The Mount Rushmore of Sports

ANYWAY, the real subject of this post is to ask YOU, the readers, to offer up your own personal Mount Rushmore of Sports. There aren’t really any rules … you can base yours on who you think ought to be on EVERYONE’s list … you can base yours purely on who is most meaningful to YOU.