Archive for March, 2015

Stephen Curry

If you’ve been ignoring the NBA this season for some reason, you’re missing out on watching Steph Curry develop into one of the biggest stars in the league.  His game has reached a whole new level.  He’s always been one of the best shooters since he entered the league.  Now it’s pretty safe to say he’s also got the best handle.  Watch Steph Curry break Chris Paul’s ankles in tonight’s game: Read the rest of this entry »

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Imagine the ballpark on a perfect sunny afternoon in mid-April. Fans stuffed into their chairs like sardines in a can, ready to erupt with the mighty swing of the bat. Then you hear that beautiful noise; the perfect crack of a bat when it smacks the ball just right. The runner is off with a shot in the gap. As he rounds second and digs for three you hear a second loud pop, see the player clutch a knee, and disappear in a crowd of concerned medical staffers.

Americans love the competition and intensity involved in sports, but there is nothing worse than when everything comes crashing down with an injury. However, in typical American spirit, athletes push through. They line up surgeries and physical therapists in hopes that one day their game will return to where it once was.

Dealing with an injury is a delicate thing. One of the most popular mistakes made with sports injuries is attempting to recover too quickly. This can result in the injury not healing properly, as well as other issues if you aren’t careful. The introduction of painkillers and other drugs into the healing process can have adverse effects on some athletes trying to get back into playing shape. One thing to remember; there are differences in the ways that casual athletes should come back from injury versus how professionals come back from injuries. Read the rest of this entry »

Elon v Duke

 

In November before any meaningful games had been played, I predicted the NCAA Final Four would be Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, and Gonzaga.  Halfway through the season, I dropped Arizona from my predictions and gave the nod to Wisconsin.  Lo and behold, all of those teams made the elite 8, and since Gonzaga and Duke were in the same region, only 3 of my mid-season predictions came true.  You don’t have to ask, I’m crushing it in my NCAA pools.  Here’s how I think the 2015 Final Four will shape up: Read the rest of this entry »

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Whoever is sending these tweets for the @SportsNation twitter account needs to just stop, and log off. I get that someone is trying to drum up conversation, but we are way beyond the point of stupid. Here’s the latest gem:

Why you hate me?

Why you hate me?

 

Bartolo Colon (Who probably won’t be on the Mets come August) will be your Opening Day starter for 2015.  Guess what? I don’t give a crap and neither should you. Opening Day is meaningless and you need to stop raging about it.  Read a book, hug your wife/kids.  This is not worth it.

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tremason

 

Tre Mason, running back for the St Louis Rams had a solid rookie season.  His twitter game needs some help though.  After his side-piece tweeted about hanging out with him all day, he tried to silence her by declaring his love for his main chick, Natasha.  Side-piece Meagan was having none of that.  Peep the Twitter exchange after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »

balotelli no shirt
We love a personality in sports. As fans, it gives us an insight into an athlete’s mind, and more often than not provides a little extra drama in what’s already the most exciting and entertaining industry on the planet.

From Richard Sherman’s infamous rant last year, to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Balotelli, and Floyd Mayweather who all light up their sports with their personalities. Particularly in a world where social media is a first port of call for most.

But having personality in sports is far from simply entertaining us. It’s as important as talent itself and can be the difference from being a champion and, well, not.
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk TKO’d Carla Esparza at 4:17 of round 2 at UFC 185 to become the UFC Women’s Strawweight champion. Early on, Esparza had ground control and had the upper hand. But, after about the first two minutes of the fight, Jedrzejczyk used Esparza’s face as a punching bag. Jedrzejczyk’s stand up game was just outstanding. Check out the TKO.
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09-24-12-Media-Day-Kurt-Busch-InterviewThree races into the season and NASCAR lifted the suspension for Kurt Busch after an alleged domestic violence incident. NASCAR has granted him a waiver to remain eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Joe Custer issued a statement welcoming the 2004 champion back to the team. Busch will return to the No. 41 car this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

Kurt Busch now will undergo additional steps to address the behavior for which he was penalized. Read the rest of this entry »

tavares
New York Islanders captain John Tavares seemed like he just wanted it.  After trailing 2-0 to start the third period and then 3-1, Tavares and company scored three goals in the third, and with under 30 seconds left in overtime, Tavares took the puck at center ice and put on his own personal highlight show.
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