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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Don't tase me, bro!

It took almost four periods, but we now have an officially documented Chicago Black Hawks sighting in their series with the Vancouver Canucks.  The 'nucks grabbed an early 2-0 lead last night before the Canucks got on the board late in the first, and then the rest of the game saw the Hawks find the gear they had been missing and roll to a 4-2 win to even that series.  The Boston Bruins grabbed a surprising - for me at least - 2-0 series lead on the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-2 win.

It appears that Manny Pacquiao is coming around to the drug testing that Floyd Mayweather is insisting on if they are to fight.  $40 million plus has a way of changing a mind, it seems.  Pac Man now says he'll submit to a blood test up to 14 days before the fight.  Mayweather had previously said 14 days was the magic number, though some contend he has insisted all along that it be anytime right up to fight time, so we'll see how that goes.  Here's a thought: 14 days before, immediately after.  Make it happen, Boxing.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post takes a look at the awesome Tampa Bay Rays, owners of the best record in baseball, and figures that with it making no difference in their woeful attendance, that maybe it is time they leave St. Petersburg.  Sherman lists Portland, Charlotte, San Antonio, Mexico City, Vancouver (!) and Connecticut as possibilities.

The Old Has Been has allegedly told a fellow player he is 100% certain that he'll "never put on pads again"Depends beg to differ, for a guy who has spent the last few years shitting the proverbial bed in the playoffs.  Those are pads, right?  Anyways, is there anyone anywhere, this clowns wife included, that believes a word he says?  I won't until he's taken out to the glue factory.

The great gambling site (so a warning for some of you reading at work) lists the five best sports conspiracy theories. 

Which starting pitcher had an uglier week last week?  Oakland A Ben Sheets (7 1/3 IP 19 hits 17 runs 5 HR) or Arizona Diamondback Edwin Jackson (6 1/3 IP 22 hits 18 runs 2 HR)?

How bad is the Kansas City Royals bullpen? Zack Greinke is winless in six starts but has an ERA of 2.27.

Not sure what is going on in the NHL playoffs this year with the too-many-men issues, but the count is now at 25, or 8 more than there were the entire playoffs last season.  Maybe it is the education of the players coming to the forefront, not too many post-secondary guys out there.

Philadelphia Phillies fan enters the playing field, Philadelphia Phillies fan introduced to taser,  Philadelphia Phillies fan goes down.

 Check out this truck job by the Barrie Colts Darren Archibald in the OHL Championship on Windsor's goalie Phillip Grubauer.  Of course, a brawl ensued and Archibald was suspended indefinitely, though I'm not sure he did anything against the rules.  Oh, wait...the "code".  Kudos to Grubauer for executing a brilliant dive, however.  Between Daniel Carcillo last night, and Evgeni Nabakov on Sunday, seems more than a few hockey players are doing wonders for the idea that hockey players don't dive.


gbvh said...


BigHeadedJerk said...

The goalie might have "embellished, but no denying the guy Archibald hit him. That reaction to jump archy is mandatory, and good for him, protecting your goalie is vital...

BronxBomber said...

For anyone interested, taken from the star:

Here are the top weekend sports offerings, according to BBM Canada overnight ratings:

1. NHL, Canucks at Blackhawks, Saturday, CBC: 2,887,000

2. NHL, Canadiens at Penguins, Friday, CBC: 2,476,000

3. NHL, Canadiens at Penguins, Sunday, CBC: 1,666,000*

4. NHL, Red Wings at Sharks, Sunday, TSN: 1,460,000

5. NHL, Hockey Night In Canada pre-game, Saturday, CBC: 1,045,000

6. NHL, Flyers at Bruins, Saturday, TSN: 833,000*

7. NHL, Sharks-Wings pre-game show, Sunday, TSN: 502,000

8. Boxing, Mayweather-Mosely special, Saturday, TSN: 433,000

9. Golf, PGA Quail Hollow Championship final round, Sunday, Global/CBS: 305,000

10. MLB, A's at Blue Jays, Friday, Sportsnet: 275,000

11. Auto racing, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Saturday, TSN: 257,000*

12. MLB, A's at Blue Jays, Sunday, Sportsnet: 251,000

13. NBA, Lakers at Thunder, Friday, TSN: 246,000

14. MLB, A's at Blue Jays, Saturday, Sportsnet: 243,000

15. OHL, Barrie at Windsor, Sunday, Sportsnet: 208,000

16. NBA, Bucks at Hawks, Sunday, TSN2: 194,000

17. Soccer, Tottenham at Bolton, Saturday, Sportsnet: 123,000

18. CFL, College draft, Sunday, TSN: 119,000

* Viewers on U.S. channels not calculated

Soccer, TFC at Salt Lake, Saturday, Sportsnet: 25,000**

** Ontario and Pacific channels only

gbvh said...

Saturday, 9 p.m., with the dead-as-nails road crowd as the backdrop -- not surprised.
They fared well last week ... and not that (relatively speaking) far off from Jays' numbers if I remember correctly.

BronxBomber said...

188k on CBC for Seattle I think it was.

Maybe I'm in the minority but I think the cop's use of the taser was justified. Anyone remember a few years back when the Royals first base coach was attacked by a 15 yr old and his father. Then there was Bill Spiers being attacked by a fan. And we all remember the Monica Seles stabbing. If you're going to make a bonehead move like jump onto the field then you should expect to get tased.

hi said...

I have Greinke in three of my three fantasy baseball team. Yeah, thanks.

I've recently got back into sports gambling after quitting (or being away from it) for over a year. In order to stop myself from spending a big chunk of my time, and ultimately, money, on the hobby, I've decided I would only do the betting offline. But is it just me or does Pro Line give away awful-awful-awful odds?

Good article on the consipiracies, I had fun reading it during my lunchtime. Great thing about consipiracies, you could never get enough of them.