Soccer Splinters | July 22, 2009

by Patrick ‘Rey’ Reynell >Carlo Ancelotti newest Chelsea manager, already seeing transfer strain of EPL financial woes Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti left AC Milan to become the most recent manager at Stamford Bridge. This is Chelsea’s fifth manager since hiring Jose Mourinho away from FC Porto in 2004. While Mourinho brought the club two Premier […]

The EPL in May: My Favorite Time of Year

by Patrick ‘Rey’ ReynellThe question arises every sports season. When is the best time of year in the sports world? Football fans, January and February probably seems like heaven. The BCS bowls and National Championship followed by the pinnacle of the pigskin: The Super Bowl. Maybe you’re a baseball fan. The best times of year […]

Thumbs Up for…

…the NHL. Gary Bettman and his crack staff are busy discussing the possibility of another Winter Classic. This should be an annual event. …the NBA who will hand out fines next year for ‘flopping’. I love soccer, but flopping is easily the worst part of the game. I don’t need to see it on the […]

NCAA Hoops is Living Up To Its Maddening Reputation

February is living up to its reputation here in the northeast. Single digit temperatures combined with forty mile per hour gusts have denizens shivering. Mix today’s weather conditions with Saturday’s air in the forty degree range, and my yard has become a sheet of glass – anyone for a little back yard hockey? Also living […]

Happy non-official Holiday!

As I wrestled through the aisles of my local Fortune 500 grocers, I was reminded how today is the most holiday-like of non-holidays. Usually Sunday-morning grocery shopping is a rather tranquil affair. Not today – people with overflowing grocery carts and a few women looking a little too stressed about the day’s preparations. I could […]

Conference Play the Remedy for Complacency et al

Anyone concerned that the College Hoops’ season was beginning to become predictable need not worry. Conference play offered the right dosage to ward off any complacency. Three of the top nine and eight of the top twenty-five fell to conference opponents on Saturday. Gary Williams and his Terrapins proved to be giant killers once again, […]

Giants Make It Three In A Row

Adding to the mounting argument of parity versus mediocrity in the NFL, the New York Giants have managed to qualify for the post-season a third consecutive time. Buoyed by an opportunistic defense and spirited running attack the Giants fended off the feisty Buffalo Bills, 38-21.Despite another lackluster performance by Eli Manning the Jints punched their […]

The Casey Report

In light of last week’s developments in the MLB Casey is taking time to reflect on what is good in sports. Instead of those athletes involving themselves with covert activities in hopes to elevate their status in the eye of the public, this list focuses on the athletes who have competed for the pure enjoyment […]