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Hockey fans in my area are a little divided during the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It has nothing to do with the Rangers vs. Washington, though. It's New Jersey vs. Carolina that might be the more attractive matchup, with the Devils leading 2-1 after Sunday.
That's because up until a couple of years ago, the Devils were the parent club of the AHL's Albany River Rats, and some of the current Devils, like Zach Parise, for example, starred for the Rats before being called
Updated 04-22-2009 at 12:47 PM by hobbyfan
"You've got to know when to hold 'em,
Know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away,
And know when to run"
The first half of the chorus to Kenny Rogers' 1980 hit, "The Gambler", sums up in a nutshell my sentiments on NFL Hall of Famer John Madden's decision to retire after 30 years of broadcasting. Madden chose to walk away on his own terms, rather than run the risk of being forced out to appease the growing chorus of detractors who believe
I'm a big fan of "Around the Horn", and I try to watch it as soon as I get home from work. Problem is, the show has gotten a little too formulaic and predictable of late.
Series host Tony Reali has over the last several months gone out of his way to favor regular panelist Woody Paige. The Denver Post columnist became a fan favorite while appearing on ESPN2's "Cold Pizza" and its spin-off, "1st & Ten", but the veteran sportswriter also has a tendency
Up until a few years ago, I only knew Harry Kalas as the in house narrator for NFL Films. It wasn't until, well, the last decade or so that I found out about his other gig as the play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Today, the Phillies, and the sports world in general, is mourning the loss of Kalas, who was found "passed out" in the broadcast booth prior to a game Sunday vs. Washington. While I haven't heard or read of an official cause of death, I have to assume
Today's Marlins-Mets game was an old school special. Pitching ruled the day, and the game was over in just over two hours.
Mets ace Johan Santana fanned 13, but was undone by an error by left fielder Daniel Murphy. Florida scored both of their runs in the 2nd inning, and despite the Mets scratching out a run in the 9th, Marlin starter Josh Johnson finished the game himself, giving the bullpen a day off. He earned it, having shut out the powerful New York offense for eight before cracking