Tag Archives: playoffs

  • 5 Reasons to Kill the BCS

    5 Reasons to Kill the BCS

    The reasons to drop the BCS system have been bandied about since the program was instituted. I’ve never heard a compelling argument in favor of the current system. In fact, I’ve never heard anyone except athletic administrators and BCS “officials” (whatever the hell they do) even try to validate the system. And their reasons stem […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Revenge Of The Nerds?

    Picture Of The Day: Revenge Of The Nerds?

    I’m not sure I would be so quick to call Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook nerds, but they sure do seem to be playing the part during their post-game press conferences.  So with the Oklahoma City Thunder now headed to the Western Conference Finals after getting a big Game 7 win yesterday against the Memphis […]

  • Red Wings Fan Does Some Serious Playoff Redecorating (Pics)

    Red Wings Fan Does Some Serious Playoff Redecorating (Pics)

    At Michael Tyler’s home in Livonia, Michigan, NHL playoff time is a lot like Christmas time.  With the hometown Detroit Red Wings making an appearance in each of the past 20 post-seasons, April has always been a time to celebrate for this die-hard fan.  And much like Christians celebrate Christmas by decorating their houses with […]

  • LeBron James And Delonte West Hug It Out (GIF)

    LeBron James And Delonte West Hug It Out (GIF)

    I probably don’t have to remind you about all of those rumors that circulated late last season stating that Delonte West slept with LeBron James’ mom, Gloria, while both players were still playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.  It was believed to be the cause of the Cavs’ playoff collapse and some also believe that it […]

  • Kenny Smith Gets Spooked By Giant Haunted Screen (Video)

    Kenny Smith Gets Spooked By Giant Haunted Screen (Video)

    During the NBA post-season, Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson Jr. have had a good time poking fun at Kenny Smith every time he takes the long walk over to “the wall” for another segment of “Kenny’s Pictures.”  That “wall” we are referring to is the giant screen behind the TNT broadcast desk, where Kenny often […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Unanimously Wrong

    Picture Of The Day: Unanimously Wrong

    Yesterday afternoon the Dallas Mavericks accomplished what may have been one of the most unexpected feats in NBA history when they completed their four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers entered the 2010-11 regular season as favorites to win it all, and they were still considered among the top contenders once the post-season […]

  • Paul Pierce Gets A Technical Foul For Setting A Pick (Video)

    Paul Pierce Gets A Technical Foul For Setting A Pick (Video)

    Game One of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics could have been a lot more interesting down the stretch had it not been for what may very well be the softest (and worst) call of the playoffs thus far. Everyone knows that the intensity of the games gets […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/1/11 — Vincent Lecavalier

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/1/11 — Vincent Lecavalier

    Entering their second round series against the Washington Capitals, the Tampa Bay Lightning would have been pleased to come away with a split in the first two games at the Verizon Center.  However, after winning Game 1 by a score of 4-2, the Lightning’s plans for the first two games quickly changed from split to […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 4/27/11 — Dwayne Roloson

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 4/27/11 — Dwayne Roloson

    After trailing their best-of-seven opening round series 3-1, the Tampa Bay Lightning were able to force a Game 7 and were suddenly one win away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since they raised the Stanley Cup in 2004.  Winning a do-or-die game on the road at the […]

  • Canucks Win! Green Guys Celebrate With Vince Vaughan (Video)

    Canucks Win! Green Guys Celebrate With Vince Vaughan (Video)

    It seemed only appropriate that the roller coaster ride of a series between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks ended in dramatic fashion with a Game 7 overtime game-winning goal off the stick of Alex Burrows.  Especially after the Canucks winger blew an opportunity to seal the victory with a penalty shot in the […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Tony Allen Has A Grizzly Hairdo

    Picture Of The Day: Tony Allen Has A Grizzly Hairdo

    Memphis guard Tony Allen went into his local barbershop and asked for “the Grizzly cut.”  This is what he got. Allen isn’t the only one who can’t get the Grizzlies out of his hair.  The Spurs seem to be having the same problem during their opening round best-of-seven series, as they currently find themselves trailing […]

  • TNT Cameras Catch Relationship Dispute At Pepsi Center (Video)

    TNT Cameras Catch Relationship Dispute At Pepsi Center (Video)

    You would think that everyone in the Pepsi Center last night would be in a good mood with only 3.5 seconds remaining and the Denver Nuggets on the verge of winning their first game of the 2011 NBA playoffs.  However, the camera crew at TNT did spot one unhappy couple exchanging a few words in […]

  • Chris Conner’s Penalty Shot Was Awfully Embarrassing (Video)

    Chris Conner’s Penalty Shot Was Awfully Embarrassing (Video)

    With his Penguins trailing by a single goal midway through the second period of Game 6 last night against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Chris Conner found himself with the puck on his stick and no one between himself and Lightning goaltender Dwayne Roloson.  Unfortunately for him, that puck wouldn’t stay on his stick for quite […]

  • 9 Best NBA Arenas to Watch a Playoff Game

    9 Best NBA Arenas to Watch a Playoff Game

    This is/was a more difficult to assemble than those for baseball, football or even hockey. Though crowd plays a big role in the performance of a home team, NBA action is largely bird’s-eye. So on TV, the casual observer, or even the astute one, won’t really distinguish one from the other. Even fan noise is […]

  • History Has Perfect Timing (James Neal’s Winner – Video)

    History Has Perfect Timing (James Neal’s Winner – Video)

    James Neal hadn’t recorded a goal in the post-season. He entered last night’s game with only one assist in his three playoff games with Pittsburgh this season. He hadn’t scored a goal in his previous 16 games, with his last coming on March 8th against Buffalo. In fact, he had only recorded one goal in […]