After we thought it was all said and done, the Sacramento Kings story has re-emerged with a vengeance. The shaky marriage between Maloofs and the NBA seems to be over and the state of the Kings’ future hangs in the balance. With so much drama, can a respectable basketball team emerge in the future?
The Bountygate story sweeping the world of football is taking on a life of its own, but its origins within the New Orleans Saints remains the focal point of most conversations. However, it’s what we’ve learned about concussions and head injuries that has really given life to this story, more so than the egregious behavior in games. Is this fair?
The MLB season is long. You know it. We know it. Despite that, many seem unable to stop themselves from basing their projections for the season on a handful of games. A lot of odd things have happened, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be the norm, so pace yourselves, fans, and enjoy the season for what it is.
A lot of people are pushing for Kevin Love to win MVP honors this year, but if you ask our Mark Milner, those people are nuts. Love him or hate him – LeBron James is performing at a level far beyond that of Love, and he’s doing it on a winning team, too. He breaks down the numbers for you.
In this era of the NHL, it’s more difficult than ever to score 100 points in a season, but it’s still being done. Malkin did it, Stamkos fell just short, and who knows where Crosby would have ended up. In the history of the league though, there’s no shortage of spectacular seasons which break down in many amazing ways.
Dewayne Wise was a spring training invitee of the New York Yankees, and while he was not expected to make the team, he’s hopeful that he’ll don Yankee pinstripes at some point this season. It’ll be a tough challenge to rise the depth chart, but the MLB veteran has a few tricks up his new sleeves.
Jeff Clement was one of the top draft picks in the 2005 MLB Draft but, unlike those selected around him, his career hasn’t gone according to plan. Several injuries and an embarassing trade has left the former high school record holder with a lot to prove – in Pittsburgh of all places – and he’ll have a heck of a hard time doing it.
*** Missed Part 1 of this feature? You should probably read it, too! *** Baltimore Orioles – Whitney The Orioles haven’t even sniffed the postseason over the last decade, failing to develop prospects, trade assets or create any semblance of a contender. And it’s never a surprise, everyone except for those wearing the uniforms or signing the checks know the team won’t succeed. Whitney’s unoriginal premise and bland jokes also seemed destined to fail, and…
The NHL playoff format is flawed. Teams who win their divisions are guaranteed a top-three seeding and this year, the problems with such a system are highlighted, as teams like Florida and whoever the hell wins the Pacific Division are guaranteed home ice for at least two rounds. Could the NHL be doing things better?
Baseball is great on television, but let’s face it: 162 games is a lot to take in in one season. Every team in the league shares some parallels with the best shows on TV, including The Sopranos, Seinfeld and even The Walking Dead.