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An Ode to Robin Roberts

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

It is a truly sad day in Philadelphia. No, not because the Flyers are down 3-0 in their series against Boston. And not because some other idiot ran onto the field at a Phillies game and got tasered. That would just be funny. It's because former Phillie standout and Hall of Fame ...

Once Again, Sidney Crosby Outdoes Ovechkin

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

First, let's start with a general premise: National Hockey League playoff series are often unpredictable and sometimes just flat out wild. That doesn't mean anybody thought the top-seeded Washington Capitals would choke away a 3-1 lead to the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, culminating in a 2-1 loss in ...

How to Deal with a Heckler by Duncan Keith

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

So you might have heard that they Chicago Blackhawks rallied dispatched the Nashville Predators on Monday to move onto the Western Conference semifinals against Vancouver. That's good news. You also might have heard that Chicago defenseman Duncan Keith is a finalist for the Norris Trophy, which is awarded annually to the ...

The Rumors and Rants Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Has it really been that long since we last met to discuss these fine playoffs? Well I guess so. There was the weekend. And that whole virus thing we had going on here, but other than that things are swell. So, back to the hockey. Lots of great games to go ...

The Rumors and Rants Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Here we are, back again for the Stanley Cup roundup. The best is yet to come for those of us that live around the Chicago area and are ready to see what the Blackhawks are going to do. But seriously, there have been some great...GREAT...opening games in the conference quarterfinals. Odds are ...

The Rumors and Rants Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Here's the question, if it's not on national television like, say, ESPN, do you even notice the Stanley Cup Playoffs are going on? We're going to go out on a limb and say you do, barely. But just in case you're not paying particularly close attention to what Barry Melrose has ...

Welcome to the Playoffs, Chicago Bulls

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Well this should be fun. The Chicago Bulls clinched the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a win over Charlotte on Wednesday and earned the right to play LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Isn't that just dandy. Because, seriously, even though the Bulls went 2-2 against the Cavs ...