ESPYs

As many of you know, and probably saw, the ESPYs were on last night. For those of you that don’t know, the ESPYs is an annual awards show hosted by ESPN. This year Samuel L. Jackson hosted the show and did a pretty good job. There were funny parts and on the whole it went well but I think there have definitely been better ESPY nights in the past. We did get a small glimpse at what a day in the life of Peyton Manning is like, which was obviously my favorite part of the night. We also had some eye-candy on hand with two of my top three favorite super models being in attendance; Miranda Kerr and Marisa Miller. I would also like to add that Marisa Miller is a Vols fan, just to throw that out there.

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Thank You, Penguins!

Tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins saved the hockey world from another boring Stanley Cup champion.  I’ll be honest, I didn’t think the Penguins had a chance at the beginning of the series.  I thought their chances were even slimmer when Detroit won the first two games of the series.  Then, the Pens woke up.

This also means that Pittsburgh is now home to the Super Bowl and the Stanley Cup.  Now when the Pirates get going….ah never mind.

So since I’m not really a Penguins fan and I really hate the Red Wings, I’m going to let you all know a couple facts about Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals that you may not have realized.

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NHL Playoff Previews – Semifinals

I’m a little late on this since the Detroit Red Wings already downed the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in their opening game.  It’s a long series, though, so this is still a valid preview post.  Plus, I think this is going to mostly be about why I hate the Red Wings anyway.  Feel free to add your reasons in the comments.

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NHL Playoffs Round 2 Preview

Alright after a double dose of Game 7 last night, the first round of the NHL Playoffs has come to a conclusion.  In the preview of Round 1, I managed to pick six of the 8 series correctly and I got the game total corrent in four of them (Boston in 4, Carolina in 7, Pittsburgh in 6, and Detroit in 4).  I missed the Canucks’ sweep over my Blues and the Ducks upsetting the Sharks, though I almost picked that.  Too bad almost doesn’t count.  Anyway, on to Round 2. Continue reading

NHL Playoff Preview

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Playoff Ice

Tomorrow is the start of the two month haul known as the NHL Playoffs.  The first round presents us with some interesting match ups and I’m going to break them down for you.  Since there are only about eight people who watch hockey, I’ll try to keep it short.  No promises, though.

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NHL Trade Deadline

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Olli Jokinen

When the smoke cleared today on NHL’s trading deadline there had been 22 trades made.  Several high profile players were sent from bottom feeders to teams who were gearing up for a run to the Stanley Cup.

Perhaps the biggest news, though, were the players who stayed with their original teams to finish out the year. Continue reading

Next Year’s Winter Classic

The NHL’s Winter Classic is about to take place on New Year’s Day from Wrigley Field in Chicago. Featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. But I’m not here to talk about that game, as exciting as it will likely be. Now that game is all about the matchup. And the Blackhawks and Red Wings are pretty evenly matched right now (especially with how hot Chicago is – a franchise-record 9 wins in a row heading into tonight’s game).

The Winter Classic will take place next season (and probably season after season for a while). The outdoor hockey game is a cool thing no doubt, and brining in famous venues from other sports makes it all that more intriguing. Here are a few proposals I have for future Winter Classics. Continue reading

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