Archive for May 2010

Chicago Blackhawks Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals, 6-5

Hawks capture game 1, 6-5 Wow. Who would have expected that game? Saturday night’s Stanley Cup bout featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers showcased everything that is wonderful about hockey. This was a fast-paced, back-and-forth, punch-for-punch battle that consistently kept you on the edge of your seat. Tomas Kopecky, filling in for the injured Andrew... Read more »

Moving Randy Wells to the Bullpen is the Dumbest Move the Cubs can Make

Do Not Move This Man I thought the initial move of Zambrano to the pen was ridiculous. I found the Cubs comments and reasons to move him back into the rotation made them sound increasingly stupid (though putting him back to the rotation he should have never left was a good move). Now, with Z’s... Read more »

Thought of the Day 5/26, NFL: New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper Proposes to Help Brett Favre Retire

While NFL fans await further news on the continuing soap opera that is Brett Favre and his lack of commitment to retirement, Saints’ safety Darren Sharper has given all of us Favre-haters a reason to actually root for his return. Last Friday, Sharper commented on Favre’s probably return and the opening game for the 2010-11 NFL... Read more »

The Chicago Blackhawks: History Will Be Made NHL Playoff Videos--MUST SEE

As the Hawks roll along in the playoffs, these brilliant NHL commercials have only become more enjoyable for me. Although I didn’t like the Hawk-related ones played too early in the playoffs, due to Cubs-related mental paranoia of jinxes, these commercials seem to have some other-wordly effect on me now. We will all be talking... Read more »

Blackhawks are NHL Western Conference Champs! Series Wrap-up Slideshow

We all knew it would happen… but now it has. The Blackhawks defeated the San Jose Sharks today, once more in comeback fasion, and will advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1992. Dave Bolland and Dustin Byfuglien continued to torment the Sharks, as they scored the game-tying and eventual winning... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks One Win Away from Stanley Cup Finals

What a perfect idea for a weekend the NHL had for us all. By scheduling two off days between game two in San Jose and game three last night at the UC, the scheduling wizards of the NHL playoffs created a perfect weekend; one begun by and ended with some Shark-shalacking. The mighty mighty Blackhawks... Read more »

Thought of the Day 5/19: Chicago Cubs Zambrano Tetris Continues

And the ridiculous journey continues… Announced yesterday, the Cubs have labeled Carlos Zambrano as the new “long man” out of the bullpen. Looking to stretch the starter-turned-set-up-man back out to return to the rotation, Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry announced that Big Z would be used in two to three long relief appearances before returning... Read more »

Blackhawks Spear Sharks; Take 2-0 Series Lead in NHL Western Conference Finals

The Blackhawks are two wins away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals The Blackhawks do not need a bigger boat. Luckily for Joe Quenneville, the Hawks are not lead by Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, but by Kane, Toews, and Hossa, along with the rest of the immaculately deep Blackhawk lineup. The... Read more »

SLIDESHOW: Chicago Stadium Sunsets/Moons

Okay, so it may be a little hokey, but for any Chicago sports fan who has admired any of the stadiums in town, there can be few things more glorious than a perfect sunset over your favorite stadium… except maybe a wicked moon perched in a black night sky. Here’s some of the better views... Read more »

Tick-Tock: The Hawks Await 9 o'clock

     Niemi said “NO!” After winning their first game one of a playoff series since last year’s dousing of the Calgary Flames in round one, the wait in between games one and two in San Jose has seemed long and slow. The Blackhawks were lead by a startlingly profound performance by Antti Niemi, who blocked... Read more »