Archive for May, 2013

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at New York Knicks

The New York Knicks 2012-2013 campaign was the best season the team has had in the past 13 years.

This year was the first time the Knicks had won a playoff series since the 1999-2000 season.

It was the first time the Knicks had won the Atlantic Division since the year I was born, 1993.

Carmelo Anthony finished third in the MVP voting. J.R. Smith won the NBA’s 6thMan of Year Award. Tyson Chandler was named to the NBA’s All Defensive First Team.

But I’m here to tell you that this Knicks team is a lost cause.

Let’s start off with their roster. Almost all of the Knicks that received serious playing time this year are still under contract for next season. Read the rest of this entry »

This week’s episode of Game of Thrones finally got back to doing what it does best…heads rolling, boobs showing, and zombies! Oh yeah, and Tyrion gets drunk. And Big Momma Tyrell tells jokes. And Melisandre is super weird. And Joff Dogg is still the asshole I hate to love. And Danny is all sassy. Awwwwww, let’s just get on with it.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Eastern Conference

#1 Pittsburgh Penguins vs #7 Ottawa Senators 

The Penguins did what they were supposed to do on home ice.  Sidney Crosby scored a hat trick in game two to give the Pens a 2-0 lead in the series.  The flightless birds were about to take a commanding 3-0 series lead on the Sens when THIS HAPPENED!!!… Read the rest of this entry »

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Check out Lunatic Radio LIVE tonight w/ Eric from the band We Are Augustines in studio. 8pm EST/5 PST – LISTEN http://lunaticradio.com/live  – studio line 646-233-4045.  Tonight’s Total Sports Blog “Sports Minute” will be brought to you by Phil.

LA

With a great amount of money spent and high hopes, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels entered spring training expecting the best out of their respective teams.  With the amount of money spent by both teams they have to be performing well right? Wrong. The Los Angeles Dodgers rank 26th in the power rankings with a 15-21 record, and the Los Angeles Angels rank 23rd in the power rankings with a 14-23 record. These teams are underachieving and are beginning to panic, much like the Miami Marlins of last year.

MLB teams can’t just buy teams. When teams have the ability to spend money, they do. They try to get the best players that are available and it has proven time and time again that it doesn’t work. An example is the Boston Red Sox of last year. They had several high-priced players and once they were dumped, they began having success. The Red Sox are only 0.5 games out of first place this year, instead of sitting at the bottom of the division like last year. It shows that money can’t always buy success.

The Angels and Dodgers have some of the best players in the game, but they cannot put it together. Maybe there are too many egos? Maybe the high-priced players care more about the money then the team. I have some advice for the teams out in LA. Build your teams the old fashion way, through the farm. Avoid buying all the egos in the free agent market and making it the manager’s job to figure it out. Plug some holes with free agents and build on the chemistry you have. You can’t buy happiness and up until this point in the season you can’t buy wins either.

Miguel Leg Drop

As seen all over the internet (props to @bubbaprog at Deadspin for tweeting about it), Miguel delivered a flying atomic leg drop during his performance at tonight’s Billboard Music Awards, seemingly injuring at least 2 fans in the process.  One chick gets straight booted in the head with the left foot as he drops the hammer down on the other girl’s neck with his leg.  The best part?  He continued the performance as if nothing happened.  Check out the video and GIF here, with some WWF style commentary:

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NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs

If you like old school, bruising basketball, then this Memphis/San Antonio series was made for you. These two teams are extremely similar. They both have very good point guards, wing players that know their roles, and big men that can dominate the game.

This series comes down to two things: 1. Can Memphis keep Tony Parker out of the lane? 2: Can San Antonio matchup with Gasol and Randolph without playing Tiago Splitter?

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Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat

Miami was the best offensive team in the NBA this year. Indiana was the best defensive in the NBA this year. The Heat really struggle to rebound the basketball, while the Pacers are known for dominating the glass on both ends of the floor. On paper, the Pacers have the perfect team to beat the reigning NBA champs, but it s much easier said than done.

This series comes down to one player: Dwyane Wade.

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The Golden State Warriors were the feel good story of the NBA Playoffs this year.

The Warriors, who were led by a core of young players and a second year head coach, upset the third-seeded Nuggets before losing in the Conference Semifinals to the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs.

Even if David Lee had been healthy for the entire playoffs, I’m not sure the Warriors would have been able to beat the Spurs.

San Antonio’s veterans exposed Golden State’s inexperience on multiple occasions, and in the end, the Spurs were just an overall better team.

However, the future is bright for the Warriors franchise, especially if they have a great offseason.

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Marc Gasol’s game was transformed immensely since he entered the league in the 2008-2009 season.

Gasol started out as just a big body off the bench, and has turned into the Defensive Player of the Year and an NBA All-Star.

He has developed a sweet midrange jump shot, some solid post moves, and a basketball IQ that is higher than any other center’s in the NBA.

While his transformation on the court has been remarkable, it fails to scratch the surface in comparison to the transformation in his appearance.

Let’s take a look at the progression of Marc Gasol’s appearance throughout the years.

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