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NY Islanders win first playoff series since 1993

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Captain John Tavares' game-winning goal in double-overtime of Game 6 propelled the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers Sunday night that clinched their first playoff series victory since beating the Penguins in the 1993 Patrick Division(!) Finals. The end of ridiculously long droughts allows for one ...

Saints commentator Hokie Gajan dies at 56

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

It has been an absolutely brutal and sad week for fans of the New Orleans Saints. Two days after former defensive end and team captain Will Smith was shot and killed in New Orleans, the team's longtime radio color commentator, Hokie Gajan, died at age 56 following a bout with cancer. ...

Big East basketball refuses to be killed off

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Grigory Rasputin was a certifiable Russian weirdo and certifiable Russian badass. The mystic/royal family whisperer known as the "Mad Monk" survived stabbing, poisoning, being shot three times and beaten with a dumbbell before he was finally drowned in a frozen river at the end of 1916. And in this way, Rasputin ...

Canada shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Woe, Canada. While many Americans are hanging on to their typical presidential election year promise to flee for the Great White North should such-and-such candidate be elected, they may want to reconsider. No one up there seems to know how to play hockey. With the Flyers beating the Capitals on Wednesday night, ...

Sweet 16 field proves football money matters even in hoops

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Even in March, college football matters when it comes to advancing in the men's basketball tournament. Not being good at football, of course, or Kansas wouldn't have even made the CBI. But having access to the revenue produced by it is a game-changer that makes a difference in powering power ...

It takes Donald Trump to make Bill Belichick smile

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Nobody likes the New England Patriots, at least outside of their natural constituency of Boston bonerboys the worst kind of bandwagon jumpers who have also been authentic Golden State Warriors fans since 2015. (They'd probably tell you they only root for teams not named for the city they play in, ...

Cubs owners latest entity threatened by Donald Trump

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The owners of the Chicago Cubs joined Mexicans, Muslims and Megyn Kelly on the lengthening list of things Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump does not care for on Monday. The voice of America's increasingly angry hordes of half-literates has taken exception to the fact members of the Ricketts family, which owns ...

Kobe Bryant pays homage to me with airballed skyhook

Monday, February 15th, 2016

I had no idea he knew, which makes it all the more flattering. In his final NBA All-Star appearance, Kobe Bryant paid homage to the worst shot ever taken in an organized basketball game by airballing a skyhook attempt.