The Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Best Playoff

It’s spring. Flowers are blooming, the temperature is rising and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are about to begin. First off, step off with your “hockey is a niche sport” and “nobody likes hockey”. Go watch Steph Curry and the Warriors win another NBA title. The Patriots have a monopoly on the Super Bowl and we’ll […]

Being a Pessimistic Pirates Fan in a Pessimistic Sports Town

Being from Pittsburgh, I really have no excuse to complain about my sports teams. The Penguins have won three Stanley Cup since 2009 and five in my lifetime. I’ve seen the Steelers win two Super Bowl and go to four. But if I have one gripe with pro sports in the Steel City, it would […]

Bracket Update: First Round

If I were to summarize my bracket in the first round. Day 1: Good Day 2: (rubs front of forehead in frustration) FIRST ROUND: DAY 1 (12-4) WHAT I GOT RIGHT: DAY 1 The Obvious: Michigan State, LSU, Gonzaga, Florida State, Villanova, Purdue, Auburn, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan. The Upsets: Murray State, Florida (Maybe an upset) […]

My NCAA Tournament Bracket (If You Care)

The NCAA Tournament brings us over 12 hours of college basketball on Thursday and Friday, the two greatest days on the sports calendar. I’ll be honest, I didn’t watch a lot of college basketball this season, but if that person in your bracket poll that never watched a second of action this year can fill […]

The Hurricanes Are Jerks (And Damn Proud of It)

Hockey isn’t for everyone. But you know what everyone likes? Group celebrations. The National Football League lightened up on celebrations two years ago, leading to group celebrations and the “team photo” for defenses after turnovers. In the National Hockey League, the Carolina Hurricanes have become the game’s first team to have postgame home victory celebrations. […]

AAF: The Fix Football Fans Need

At this time of year, we’re usually undergoing a football withdrawal in this country. The Super Bowl is played the first Sunday of February (this year’s game was about as bad as the halftime show) and then we’re left without organized football until the preseason in August. Luckily, America’s football addiction has new methadone clinic […]