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Archive for May, 2011

Sandy Alderson On Mets 2012 Payroll: “From my standpoint I think it’s lower then it certainly had been discussed with me.”

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Let's get one thing straight: Fred Wilpon is a self-made millionaire who started up his own real estate business while he was poor growing up in New York City. Wilpon made an enormous lapse in judgement as he decided to make a few off the cuff remarks about Jose Reyes, ...

Despite Nearly Missing Out on Indy 500, Marco Andretti Enters the Weekend Cautiously Optimistic

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The Andretti family, basically a yearly fixture at the Indy 500 for the past three generations of auto racing, nearly missed out on being a part of the most legendary races this year. Marco Andretti was bumped out of the field in the waning minutes of the final qualifying day ...

NFL Lockout News: Gary Kubiak Feels “My biggest concern is getting our defense going and taught as quickly as we can.”

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Every NFL fan out there is suffering due to the lockout. I'm pretty sure every fan is absolutely, positively, sick to their stomach hearing about the banter back-and-fourth by the two sides regarding who's at fault here. Over the past few months as sports radio interviews have become increasingly more creative ...

Jerry West Joins Golden State Warriors as a Member of Executive Board

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

If Jerry West has his way, the Golden State Warriors will be a smart, but risk-taking team. The NBA Hall of Famer joined the Warriors this week as a member of their executive board, but insists he's not just going to be some name on a list of board members. Rather, ...

Manny Acta Staying Humble Despite the Indians Hot Start

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

While the rest of major league baseball is waiting for the Indians to stumble and revert to the 69 win team they were a season ago, it’s just not happening and it is not going to any time soon either. The Indians are not a fluke. They have one of ...

Family of Bryan Stow Files Lawsuit Against the Los Angeles Dodgers

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

While Bryan Stow remains unconscious in a San Francisco hospital, his case and legal battles surrounding his brutal beating outside Dodger Stadium are progressing. Police made an arrest of suspect Giovanni Ramirez on Sunday and on Tuesday, Stow's family filed a civil suit against the Dodgers. The suit seeks unspecified damages ...

Matt Joyce Is Finally Getting His Chance and Making the Most of It

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Sometimes going through adversity can cause a team to crumble or sometimes it can bring them closer together. The latter has been the case for the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite losing Carl Crawford, Carlos Pena, and much of their bullpen in the offseason and then seeing Manny Ramirez retire abruptly, ...

Josh Hamilton Claims He Will Slide Head First Again If The Situation Calls For It, Recaps First At-Bat Home-Run Coming Off DL

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Are you kidding? This was my jaw dropping reaction along with plenty of other MLB fans after watching the highlight of Josh Hamilton's laser, line drive, solo home-run on the second pitch he saw from John Danks. The Texas Rangers desperately needed the tag team of Josh Hamilton and Nelson ...

Chad Henne Recognizes He Must Minimize “Boneheaded Turnovers,” Believes He Will Have To Compete For Starting Quarterback Position

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

The starting quarterback position in Miami may not have been the only area of controversy for the Dolphins after finishing up the 2010-11 campaign. Tony Sparano pretty much had the rug pulled out from under him during the start of the off-season while he awaited the verdict of his heading ...

New Yorker Jon “Bones” Jones Could Soon Be Fighting In His Home State

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Madison Square Garden in New York City has hosted some of the most memorable sporting events of all-time. It might soon be able to host a UFC fight as well. As it stands right now New York is one of just six states that still doesn’t regulate MMA. However, there ...