The Philadelphia Flyers took care of the Montreal Canadiens with a 4-2 score, and 4-1 on the series last night, to set up a very interesting Stanley Cup Final matchup where they'll face the Chicago Black Hawks. Unfortunately, the series won't start until Friday. How does it make sense that previous rounds would start a day or two after a previous round but now they're holding off four days? And to start on a Friday? The worst TV night there is? Only Gary Bettman's NHL.
Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says that the NHL is in better financial shape than the NBA because of the salary cap that prevents owners "from taking stupid pills". He does know his team is signing guys to 10 year deals, right? And that the NBA limits both terms and dollars? That said, the NBA does allow teams to exceed the cap maximum.
The Kansas City Chiefs are dropping a cone of silence on themselves in the wake of Dwayne Bowe's "importing" story last week. I'm sure he'll be a real popular guy around camp this year, what with every guy on the team and surely more than a few coaches subjected to their involvement.
And you thought the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox stage long games: a NCAA Division II baseball game went 12 innings and over 9 hours to complete.
Not sure what good Canada playing Argentina in a soccer friendly accomplishes for either team, but yesterday's 5-0 beatdown didn't accomplish much. Frankly, the Canadian Soccer Association would do well to ensure games like that are not broadcast. Frankly, it could have been double digits, and Lionel Messi wasn't even in the mix.
As athletes go, Barry Zito isn't the most normal one. He doesn't generally speak in cliche's, has opinions worth hearing, but when you hear this voicemail he left, you start thinking he's on the wrong side of crazy.