Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tonight, the Boston Bruins are in Philly for game six, but the big one of the night sees the Pittsburgh Penguins try to maintain their Cup defence with a game 7 hosting Montreal. The Habs are already playing with house money, and aren't making near the mistakes the Pens are on defence. Mix in a goalie playing out of his mind in Jaroslav Halak against one who looks terrified at times in Marc-Andre Fleury and you have to think an upset is somewhere from possible to probable. But, tough to go against any team with Sidney Crosby on it. Too close to call, but I'm going to say the Habs do it. If it goes OT, that pick changes to the Pens who would be a lot better four on four with the added room around Halak.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are now down 3-2 to the Boston Celtics after getting hammered at home 120-88 in a game where LeBron James didn't score til 30 minutes in, and shooting 3 of 14. Last home game for LeBron? Could well be.
Interesting thought on the NBA playoffs and how quick series have gone: the brevity of so many series will directly impact next year's salary cap negatively, so if a team like the New York Knicks was counting on an extra million or three in the pile to let them chase two max contracts, that is now under threat as the revenue pile won't be as large as it would in an average year's playoff run.
Who but the Cincinnati Bengals could be so quickly contemplating bringing in JaMarcus Russell already? That team is threatening to replace the Oakland Raiders for where a player ends up rather than being a destination you aspire to.
With the Toronto Blue Jays hosting of the Philadelphia Phillies June 25-27 moved to Philly thanks to the G20 - and isn't that a commentary on the state of baseball in Toronto? - New York Met Jeff Francouer is arguing the extra home games for Philadelphia aren't fair. He may have a point, but would love to hear his suggestion as to how you reschedule three interleague games. It isn't like the Jays were hosting a divisional rival where there are a lot more opportunities to make games up with the odd double header. That said, surely they could've gone to a neutral site to eliminate this discussion. Montreal, perhaps?
Curious as to how your NFL team drafted relative to the Dallas Cowboys draft board? Find out here, as the Cowboys board has been revealed. A few bargains for the Miami Dolphins, the Tampa Bay Bucs got a better player at #3 in the Cowboys estimation than the Detroit Lions at #2, the Bills took CJ Spiller right where Dallas had him, and the Cowboys nabbed Dez Bryant a lot later than the 11th pick they had him projected. Loads more at that link.
Maxim's annual Hot 100 is out. Katy Perry topped the list. Discuss.
The Bleacher Report weighs in with their take on the 25 worst uniforms. For my money, the Pittsburgh Pirates aren't checking in nearly high enough at #15, nor are the Toronto Raptors at #9.
Do yourself a favor today, go hit your fav record store - yes, they still exist - and grab Danko Jones "Below The Belt". You're welcome. Caught Danko last night in Toronto at the Mod Club, and Jennifer Hedger and hubbie Sean McCormick were beside me for the show. McCormick was jacked. Hedger seemed astounded at Danko's tongue.
Have a great day.
Posted by TB at 9:37 AM