Archive for June, 2013

Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images

Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images

Matt Kenseth, who one year ago announced he was leaving Roush-Fenway Racing for Joe Gibbs Racing, is on pace for his best season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Kenseth won his fourth race Sunday in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky, 14 hours after the race was suppose to be ran but was postponed due to rain.

He snatched the victory that Jimmie Johnson had dominated. Johnson led 182 of 267 laps and seemed to have an answer for anything his competitors threw at him, breaking clear and pulling away into commanding leads time and time again. However, Johnson would lose control of his car entering turn, spin and bring out the last caution of the day on lap 246.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Nearly half way through the Major League Baseball season, the Pittsburgh Pirates 49-30 record is the best in the league.

Take that in for a second. The Pittsburgh Pirates, who haven’t been relevant for the past two decades, have the best record in baseball right now.

The Pirates started off last season strong as well, but ended the season losing 35 of their last 15 games and ended up missing the playoffs.

So the question is, is this year’s Pirates team good enough to win the World Series?

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Credit Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Credit Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The questions asked during NASCAR’s Sprint Cup qualifying on Friday afternoon where how many drivers would raise the Kentucky Speedway’s record and by how much.

NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., provided the answer of the eight that broke it, clocking in at 183.636mph to wrest the mark from Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Jimmie Johnson, and the pole for Saturday night’s Quaker State 400.

Junior’s speed was early 2 mph faster than Johnson’s from last June, which he needed to keep Johnson from keeping the record.  Read the rest of this entry »

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In a blockbuster move, the Boston Celtics have agreed in principle to ship Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for three 1st round draft picks (2014, 2016, 2018), Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans, Marshon Brooks, Kris Humphries, and Kris Joseph.

I’m a die-hard Nets fan, and I’ll be honest…I still don’t know how I feel about this trade.

At first I hated it, and then I liked it. Then the more I thought about it, I loved it, and then though about it some more, and then didn’t like it nearly as much.

So here are my thoughts on this Boston/Brooklyn NBA blockbuster move.

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Utah Jazz Official Facebook Page

Utah Jazz Official Facebook Page

The 2013 NBA Draft was very interesting. There were plenty of picks that I did not like, I am looking at you Charlotte Bobcats, but there were also some moves that I did like. I loved the Cleveland Cavaliers taking Anthony Bennett first overall. Bennett should thrive in the NBA with Kyrie Irving feeding him the ball. I liked the Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans trade for both sides. The 76ers are now in obvious rebuilding mode as they acquired Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first round pick to help with those efforts. New Orleans got all-star point guard Jrue Holiday, who will surely help their cause. I loved the Portland Trail Blazers pick of C.J. McCollum in the first round and they got a second round steal in Allen Crabbe. My favorite move of the night, was the Utah Jazz trading up and selecting Trey Burke.

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Charlotte Bobcats Official Facebook Page

Charlotte Bobcats Official Facebook Page

I think the Charlotte Bobcats, Hornets or whatever they are called are doing this on purpose. I mean come on, how can one franchise make so many bad decisions? Oh, that’s right Michael Jordan is in charge. There is no doubt in my mind that Jordan is the greatest basketball player to ever walk on this earth. That being said, he is pitiful when it comes to evaluating talent. The latest 1st round selection of Jordan’s, joining the star studded group including Kwame Brown, Adam Morrison and Bismack Biyombo, is Cody Zeller.

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Every year, the NBA draft is a epic mess of fashion faux pas, GMs falling all over each other to see who can out do each other in terms of making horrible picks, and fans going bat shit crazy when their GMs actually do make bad picks. This year, TSB has assigned Michael Lucas (@Mlukes14)  and Hasib (@BaggyDizzle) to handle the NBA Draft recap. Mr. Lucas handled the Best Picks, Worst Picks, and Draft Winners while Hasib touched on the Draft Losers, the WTF moments, and the things that were funniest from draft night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Via twitter user @MikeKing00

The Brooklyn Nets are going for it, there’s no doubt about that.  According to 2,348 sources, the Boston Celtics and Nets have agreed to a blockbuster trade with the Celtics sending Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry to the Nets for Kris Humphries’ expiring contract, Gerald Wallace, Tornike Shengelia, Reggie Evans and a sign-and-traded Keith Bogans, along with three first-round picks (2014, ’16 and ’18).  The details of this transaction keep getting tweaked slightly, so don’t be shocked if there are minor changes to the trade in the next few days. Read the rest of this entry »

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JaMarcus Russell was a special type of quarterback. At LSU, the bulky 6’6’ QB played with fierce tenacity and sported a cannon for an arm, compiling a record of 21-6 as a starter for the Tigers. He was named MVP for the 2007 Sugar Bowl and was drafted as the first overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. How did his career take a complete 180°? Read the rest of this entry »

Never saw it coming!

Never saw it coming!

This morning Aaron Hernandez found out there would be no high speed chase involving the police and a white bronco as he was arrested and formally charged with murder, not to mention the Patriots cut him from their roster.   In addition to murder he was also charged with several counts of unlawful possession of firearms, so even if the murder charge doesn’t stick they’re going to get him on something.  Hernandez joins a growing list of NFL players who have either killed someone or have been alleged to kill someone.   Read the rest of this entry »