There’s One Reason to Smile as a Steelers Fan This Week

It has not been a good week for the Pittsburgh Steelers and its fans. The team saw its franchise quarterback leave last Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks with an elbow injury, requiring surgery that would keep him out the rest of the season and putting the team’s hopes of climbing out of a 0-2Continue reading “There’s One Reason to Smile as a Steelers Fan This Week”

The Joy and Anguish of Being a Notre Dame Fan

Tonight, Notre Dame begins its 2019 season at Louisville against the Cardinals. On one hand, I’m excited. I would be more happy if they played this Saturday afternoon, but they’re back. But I also know, much like a tweet from the President, the season can go sideways quickly. I was born into a family thatContinue reading “The Joy and Anguish of Being a Notre Dame Fan”

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of FBS-FCS Week 1 Matchups

For those of you new to any blog I’ve had, this is a series that started on my other blog “Gallagher’s Word“. Week 1 of the college football season doesn’t have a lot of great matchups. Some Power 5 schools tend to schedule weaker FBS opponents and some are still paying FCS schools to getContinue reading “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of FBS-FCS Week 1 Matchups”

Taking a Step Back From Sports

I’ve always loved sports. I played several of them as a kid, watch them on a regular basis and at times growing up, they were my biggest concern. For the first five-plus years out of college, they surrounded my job titles in radio. When I took my job in Oklahoma, on top of doing news,Continue reading “Taking a Step Back From Sports”

“By Gum!” The Blues Might Just Do It!

The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final after a controversial Game 5, in which the eventual game-winner came after a missed penalty on St. Louis. Aside from the controversy, the Blues have not only won three games in this series, which is three more than they won in theContinue reading ““By Gum!” The Blues Might Just Do It!”

The Blues Are Now 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final Games

On Wednesday night, the St. Louis Blues, who are appearing in their fourth Stanley Cup Final, did something they’ve never done before: they won a game in the Final. When the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams in 1967, St. Louis, along with the five other new teams, played in their own division (theContinue reading “The Blues Are Now 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final Games”

Oh, Good. More Boston Teams in Championships

2018-19 continues to be the season of Boston sports teams in championship games or series. The Red Sox won the World Series this past fall, the Patriots won a boring Super Bowl in February and now the Bruins, as I said last week, were probably the best team left in the Stanley Cup playoffs, willContinue reading “Oh, Good. More Boston Teams in Championships”

Stanley Cup: Sorry, But…Anyone but Boston

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are now into the conference finals and after a first round in which all four wild cards won which means all four division champions lost, whatever final four we got was fine with me. But I do have one, tiny request: Please! No Boston! I know it’s been eight years sinceContinue reading “Stanley Cup: Sorry, But…Anyone but Boston”

Welcome to the Bizarro Cup Playoffs

Four division winners have been sent packing for the summer, all four wild card teams are moving on and all-together, five lower seeds are moving on in the Stanly Cup Playoffs. I’ll lay it out in a different way to display how odd the playoffs are now: Lightning: Best Team in Hockey: Swept Capitals: TheContinue reading “Welcome to the Bizarro Cup Playoffs”

Stanley Cup: The East Just Got Weird (and Could Get Weirder)

I said Lightning in 5. I said Penguins in 7. Both got swept. So that’s what half the Eastern Conference playoff bracket looks like right now. As a Penguins fan, the whole series was like getting hit in the back of the head by a 2×4. I wasn’t expecting a 4-game sweep by the Islanders.Continue reading “Stanley Cup: The East Just Got Weird (and Could Get Weirder)”