Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery

With college athletes now allowed to make money off their name, image and likeness (N.I.L.), more money is flowing in. For college football, money matters more than anything. Oh, wait. You thought I was going to say tradition? You’re adorable! Traditions in college football have been dying over the last 20-plus years with conference realignment,Continue reading “Mix & Match Monday: If Amateurism is Dead, Might as Well Put Tradition Out of Its Misery”

Mix & Match Monday: Release the Kraken!

It’s been known for a while that the National Hockey League was getting a new team in the Seattle Kraken for the 2020-21 season. After the remainder of the 2019-20 season and the 2020-21 season were both impacted by the pandemic, having an expansion draft this week is a sign that the league is gettingContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Release the Kraken!”

Mix & Match Monday: Hey Now, You’re An All-Star (Sitting out the Game)

Major League Baseball has really been the first professional sports league to return to a pre-pandemic setting in 2021. Stadium are filling up again, there was a slight inconvenience to the schedule early on due to the virus, but everything has been staying on track. Now, we’ve reached the All-Star break. The Home Run DerbyContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Hey Now, You’re An All-Star (Sitting out the Game)”

Mix & Match Monday: “But Look, I Made You Some Content”

I think in last week’s post, I made the comment that there was nothing good on Netflix right now. It turns out I was wrong. Bo Burnham’s new special “Inside” was highly-recommended by friends, co-workers and the podcasts I listen to. On Sunday night, I finally watched it and really enjoyed it. Along with Burnham’sContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: “But Look, I Made You Some Content””

Mix & Match Monday: Is this How A Team From Canada Finally Wins a Stanley Cup?

There is a lot that can be said about the 2021 NHL season. For the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it hasn’t been dull. This season, four different divisions were created, with all seven teams in Canada in one due to COVID-19 issues, and teams just played the ones within their divisions all season long and throughContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Is this How A Team From Canada Finally Wins a Stanley Cup?”

Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week

Well, I broke a rule I set for myself. I missed doing a blog post last Monday. It was part laziness and the other part exhaustion from a different work schedule. It was also the day of my birthday, so I get a pass, right? Right? Anyway…Here’s your Mix & Match Monday: Week of JuneContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: Woops! Forgot Last Week”

Mix & Match Monday: OK, These Cicadas Suck

After the pandemic put a damper on the summer of 2020, this summer will be closer to normal. The only problem is, it coincides with the emergence of Brood X Cicadas in my area. Originally, I thought “meh, I’ve seen these things before. They’re annoying but it won’t be too bad”. This past week, itContinue reading “Mix & Match Monday: OK, These Cicadas Suck”

Who in Pittsburgh had a Worse Week? Tristan Jarry or Will Craig?

The week of May 23 was not a good one for Pittsburgh sports, and there are two athletes in town who carried the baton for this race to the bottom between the Penguins and Pirates. Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry got it started Monday when he helped assist on the Islanders game-winning goal in double overtimeContinue reading “Who in Pittsburgh had a Worse Week? Tristan Jarry or Will Craig?”

2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Most Normal Hockey Has Felt Since The March 2020 Pause

Maybe it’s because fans are slowly coming back into the stands? Maybe it’s because my Pittsburgh Penguins again matching up against the New York Islanders again in round one and possibly facing the Washington Capitals in the second round again, just like they did for three-straight playoffs from 2016-2018? Regardless, this is the most normalContinue reading “2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Most Normal Hockey Has Felt Since The March 2020 Pause”

The “Meh” Sports Weekend

Well, we’re almost through the first month of 2020. I hope you’re pacing yourself. It’s going to be a bumpy year. We got an impeachment trial underway in the Senate and caucuses and primaries on the horizon after Punxsutawney Phil decides to add a 13th month to this year’s calendar. January hasn’t been all thatContinue reading “The “Meh” Sports Weekend”