Can Kershaw and Kemp Take Home the Hardware?

It’s no secret that 2011 hasn’t given us Dodger fans a whole lot to be proud of. The McCourts have made Al Davis look like the model of stability, resourcefulness and class. Ned Colletti continues to make other GMs look like geniuses. The team sits at 4 games under .500, hopes of a postseason berth practically gone. Even the little Dutch boy using … Continue reading

Moreau a King

The Kings announced today that they have signed Ethan Moreau to a one year, $600,000 deal. I think I’m going to file this one under “Huh?” . Ethan Moreau: 35 years old 37 Games Played (injuries: bruised foot, broken hand, busted ribs) 1 goal, 5 assists +/- of -9 +/-/60 -1.54 -1.0 oGVT +0.5 dGVT -.5 … Continue reading

Back from the Dead

Welp, it’s been quite some time since I posted, and I apologize about that. School, work and life in general intervened and I haven’t had much time. Plus, with the NBA probably not having a season this year (contrary to what LeBron thinks), the Dodgers losing games in increasingly depressing ways, and the Kings in … Continue reading

100-Point NHL Seasons Going the Way of the Dodo?

I was sitting here reading an article about the Thrashers Jets and their demise, and I saw a mention of Dany Heatley and Ilya Kovalchuk being the team’s first bona fide superstars. Out of curiosity I clicked on their names to look at their stats while with the Thrashers and WOW. I had forgotten how crazy … Continue reading

My NHL Realignment Idea

With the Atlanta Thrashers moving to Winnipeg, it is clear to many that the NHL will need to realign its conferences and divisions. There has been talk for some time about how difficult the travel is for Western Conference teams, and how it doesn’t make sense for Detroit, Chicago or Columbus to be Western Conference … Continue reading

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TV Sports Theme Songs that Pump Us Up

Every one of our senses can elicit strong feelings of nostalgia by tapping into our most powerful memories. I can hear a song, smell a scent, or see a picture, and it will instantly snap me back to a specific time and place. I think this phenomenon is what makes the impact of sports theme songs so … Continue reading

Juan Rivera is a Dodger. Yawn…

This trade is so pointless, I don’t even want to get into the nitty gritty of the numbers on this one. Suffice it to say, Juan Rivera is barely better than Marcus Thames, and I’m pretty sure he’s not any better than Trent Oeltjen or Tony Gwynn Jr. This trade is so boring that the … Continue reading

Russell Martin: The All-Star Who Got Away?

The other day I went to the MLB website to see who was on the final rosters for the All-Star teams. I love to find the guys whose names look just a little out of place in an All-Star roster. Those guys always fascinate me. Are they a fluke? Are we seeing a potential perennial … Continue reading

Point Guard Help? Don’t Hold Your Breath

There were a lot of reasons the Lakers failed to finish as 2010-2011 NBA Champions – poor bench play, bad outside shooting, no reliable backup center, uncharateristic poor play by Pau Gasol among them. But I think most of us know the main culprit: poor point guard play. The truth is that the Lakers – … Continue reading

Highway Robbery! Martinez locked up for 2 years/$1.4 million

The Kings announced today that they re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Alec Martinez to a two year, $1.4 million deal, with a cap hit of $737,500. Martinez, who will be 24 later this month, had modest totals of 5 goals and 11 assists in 60 games last season – which is probably why the Kings … Continue reading