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No Comments | Posted by Bill on June 22, 2017

And The Horst Era Begins

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“I’m not excited”, “it’s a safe pick”, “there isn’t a wow factor here”, “where’s John Hammond when we need him” and finally “LOVE IT”….these are all the things that were said via twitter immediately after the Bucks took D.J. Wilson (PF from Michigan) with the 17th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Short of the John Hammond comment, those were my thoughts exactly. This isn’t a flashy pick but what do you expect, in reality, when you’re picking at 17?  The Bucks are needing solid scorers, defenders and hopefully they end up with the rim protector that’s so desperately missing but this is about adding pieces around Giannis, Middleton, Thon and Parker.… Read the rest
No Comments | Posted by Matt on June 8, 2017

Need U.S. Open apparel? We have all the details!

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06/08/17: Mary Lopuszynski, Merchandise Director for the U.S. Open, has all the information on how you can get your hands on the coolest Erin Hills’ collectables. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRead the rest
No Comments | Posted by Bill on June 6, 2017

Language Can’t Be A Barrier

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Should players who come from other countries, to the United States. to play professional sports, be forced to learn the language? That’s a recent discussion when it comes to baseball and some foreign players. Phillies CF Odubel Herrera and Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka both have very little understanding of the English language and thus when on the field, they require translators to accompany the coaches. Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy has a problem with that. On Tuesday Remy said in regard to Tanaka, “I think it should be illegal. Learn baseball language. Learn — it’s pretty simple. You break it down pretty easy between pitching coach and pitcher after a long period of time.” Phillies Hall of Famer, Mike Schmidt, has apologized for stating that the team couldn’t build around the talented outfielder Herrera because he can’t relate to his teammates.… Read the rest
No Comments | Posted by Bill on May 30, 2017

D U tIger

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Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel. That seems to be a bit an appropriate metaphor for his career in the current day wouldn’t ya say? While Golf’s former world #1 wasn’t drunk, as a matter of fact he blew a 0.00, he was indeed impaired and he had to have known it…or at least had some idea.  Woods did cooperate with police and did admit to mixing prescription pain medications. What chapter will this be written as in the life and times of one of golf’s greatest players is yet to be decided but you have to ask yourself, how much farther can Tiger fall? … Read the rest
No Comments | Posted by Bill on May 30, 2017

Harper’s Cockiness Makes Him A Target

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The Harper / Strickland brawl that sparked the benches clearing between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants was one of the better fights that baseball has seen in a while. However, there are a few points to note regarding this melee.
1.  When the Nationals Bryce Harper charged the mound and attempted to throw his helmet at the big right hander, he threw his helmet more towards the second baseman instead of the pitcher.  That was embarrassing.
2.  Harper, who’s become a cocky target, was his in the hip by a 98 mile an hour fastball.  If you’re going to receive any kind of retaliation, Strickland threw a perfect pitch. … Read the rest
No Comments | Posted by Bill on May 23, 2017

Warriors Clinch History

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When Steph Curry brought the ball up the court, had a crossover dribble to the left, then spun to the right around the Spurs Jonathan Simmons and capped off the highlight move by miraculously hitting a layup, high off the glass, as he fell to the floor….well, it was over and the Spurs looked as if they knew it. While it was only 4 minutes and change into the game, the Warriors had clinched history.  The Warriors are the first team to ever go 12-0 entering the NBA Finals since the league went to it’s current format back in 2003. The Cavs have had a mis-step vs.… Read the rest
No Comments | Posted by Bill on April 25, 2017

The Big Beard Of Power Is Clean

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The Brewers Eric Thames has come back to Major League Baseball in a big way.  He has slugged 11 home runs and we’re still in April my friends.  Now, he’s owned Cincinnati Reds pitching with 8 of those dingers but that’s beside the point.  After slugging in obscurity in the Korean Baseball League, and now his wall banging success in the bigs, rumblings are beginning to surface about the possibility of “enhancements”, whether in Korea or current. Well, here are 3 reasons that you can seemingly rest easy if you’re a Brewers fan.
1.  Thames was tested numerous times in Korea, and not by the KBL but by the same independent agency that tests their Olympic athletes and all of Thames tests came back negative.… Read the rest
Comments (5) | Posted by Bill on April 24, 2017

With The 29th Pick In The 2017 Draft

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Ted Thompson’s recent drafts haven’t really produced that special player, at least not yet.  Now, those last 2 draft classes really can’t be judged for another year or two but one thing we can say is that Aaron Rodgers’, Nick Collins’, Clay Matthews’ type talent hasn’t surfaced. The Packers are in desperate need of pass rushers and corners defensively and a running back and a guard offensively. With those thoughts in mind as the 2017 draft approaches, what specific need do the Packers fill with their first pick? I know it’s an unpopular answer for many of you but if I’m Ted, I take the best player available.… Read the rest
No Comments | Posted by Bill on April 19, 2017

Mommy Serena Will Be Back

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The big story of the day, Aaron Hernandez killed himself.  Move on, nothing more to see here. So let’s talk about the positive, the success and the good in life…..or life in general.  At the age of 35, the 23 time major champion, Serena Williams has announced that she’s pregnant.  In addition to the photo of the baby bump, the mom-to-be will not play tennis again this season.  Williams is also engaged to be married. While Williams did announce that she will return in 2018, you have to wonder; with more money that she’ll ever know what to do with, major championships in her back pocket, a new born and the joys of motherhood on the horizon, how much fire to play the game that has given her so much will she have?… Read the rest