Archive for 2011

Chicago Blackhawks Prospects Impressing At World Junior Championships

Chicago Blackhawks Prospects Impressing At World Junior Championships
The World Junior Championships have begun, and the Blackhawks have a number of prospects competing. On Monday, Adam Clendening, Stephen Johns and Brandon Saad all registered a point in the USA’s 11-3 win over Denmark. Johns scored a goal, Clendening had two assists and Saad was credited with one helper in the victory. Meanwhile, Ludvig... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks Christmas Grades: Forwards

Chicago Blackhawks Christmas Grades: Forwards
With the Blackhawks taking time away from the ice for Christmas, it’s a good time to look back at the first 35 games of the NHL season. The Hawks are 22-9-4, good for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference, and went to their break 8-1-1 in their last ten games. They’re 12-2-3... Read more »

Ohio State Punished By NCAA: Was It Enough?

Ohio State Punished By NCAA: Was It Enough?
On Christmas Day, 2010, a blog post sent Columbus, Ohio into a frenzy. Someone outside the Buckeye Bubble had the nerve to receive credible information, and publish a report that said Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel’s last game at OSU would be the Sugar Bowl. OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith tweeted that day... Read more »
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Cubs, Red Sox Finally Agree On Something

Cubs, Red Sox Finally Agree On Something
Other than hating the Yankees… Reports on Tuesday are that the Red Sox and Cubs have agreed to part of the arrangement that allows Theo Epstein to be part of the Chicago organization. Epstein will be prohibited from adding anyone else from the Red Sox for a period of three years. Earlier this week, the... Read more »

Chris Paul Headed to LA... Clippers

Chris Paul Headed to LA... Clippers
After the league… err, ownership… err, whatever David Stern is claiming to be with regard to the New Orleans Hornets right now vetoed a trade that would have sent superstar point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers, a trade has been consummated. Finally, Paul is headed to LA. But to the Clippers? The Clippers will... Read more »

Chicago Bulls Are Chasing The Wrong Former Piston

Chicago Bulls Are Chasing The Wrong Former Piston
Reports are that the Chicago Bulls will aggressively pursue former Detroit shooting guard Rip Hamilton in free agency. Unfortunately, he’s the wrong former Pistons guard. When the New York Knicks agreed to a three-team deal to acquire one-time Bulls center Tyson Chandler in a sign-and-trade with the Mavericks, they needed cap room to fit him.... Read more »
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Chris Paul Trade: How David Stern Ruined Everything

Chris Paul Trade: How David Stern Ruined Everything
On Thursday, southern California almost imploded. First, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim shut down the media circuit in the free world by signing Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $250M contract (they also signed CJ Wilson to a big deal that day as well). But baseball couldn’t hold all of the headlines. The Los Angeles... Read more »

White Sox Trade Sergio Santos, Begin Rebuilding

White Sox Trade Sergio Santos, Begin Rebuilding
On Tuesday morning, the White Sox surprised more than a few people by trading closer Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitching prospect Nestor Molina. Santos, 28, had 30 saves for the Sox last year. After the season ended, he signed an interesting, very team-friendly extension with the Sox. The base of Santos’... Read more »

Ron Santo Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ron Santo Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
On Monday, Cubs legend Ron Santo was finally elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame. I wrote almost exactly a year ago that I believed Santo deserved to be in the Hall, and now he is. But his election today makes me mad. How is it that a guy with such stellar numbers while he played... Read more »
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Alabama Strikes First Blow In BCS National Championship Fiasco

Late Sunday night, it appears someone more closely aligned with Alabama than LSU got their hands on one of the top online shops featuring the top-ranked LSU Tigers: LSUShop.net. These are screen shots of the front page of the LSU fan site. This is a pretty outstanding prank! Well done, Bama. The Tide appears to... Read more »