Archive for June, 2013

Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Robert Laberge/Getty Images

When it coms to NASCAR, it starts with Daytona, literally and figuratively. It is Daytona International Speedway where many of the sport’s most enduring memories have been created. Any driver who has won both the season opener, Daytona 500, and the overall points championship will tell you its the Daytona 500 that means the most. And with the announced approval on Tuesday for a project that will dramatically overhaul the frontstretch at DIS, expect the racing to get better.

Construction, which will begin after the July 6th Sprint Cup race, will cost between $375 million and $400 million and is expected to be completed before the 2016 Daytona 500. Once the project is done, the “World Center of Racing” will have reduced its capacity by 146,000 seats to 101,000. The backstretch stands will be removed and wider seats will be installed on the frontstretch.

Joey Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway, promises race days through next year won’t be affected.  Read the rest of this entry »

NBA Finals Heat Spurs Game 3

The San Antonio Spurs won Game 5 of the NBA Finals, sticking to the win-lose-win-lose pattern we’ve seen throughout this series. San Antonio now leads the series 3-2.

The Heat are 6-0 this postseason following a loss, and have won every game by double digits.

Every analyst I’ve heard so far is picking Miami to win tonight’s game. Not a single one is even giving San Antonio a chance, and I think they’re crazy. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Boston Bruins Daniel Paille ended game two of the Stanley Cup Finals in overtime and started the scoring in game three.

Prior to game 3, the Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa was scratched due to injury.

Early in the second period, Paille jumped on a loose puck deep inside the Chicago Blackhawks zone and buried a snapshot past goaltender Corey Crawford to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

Check out the goal and other highlights after the jump.

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British play by play

We are probably a little late on this one, but we just came across this fantastic YouTube clip.  It’s a video of a “British play by play” of a New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox.  The announcer is giving the play by play as if he’s watching a cricket match and gets utterly confused.

Check out the video after the jump

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Justin Rose's Wife

Last night Justin Rose won the 2013 US Open, but it seems like he’s been winning for a while. Just check out his wife, Kate Rose.  It’s widely known that golfers have some of the hottest wives and girlfriends on earth.  I have no idea why, but that’s just the way it is.

Congrats on being a winner Justin!

Check out the slideshow after the jump…

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Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images

Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images

With a late tire-issue for Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle cruised to his second Michigan win in a row and the first victory of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season on Sunday afternoon.

Biffle’s win was also Ford Racing’s 1,000th victory across NASCAR’s three national series.

“I love it when the 48 crashes trying to catch me. Love it,” Biffle exclaimed over the radio after crossing the finish line.

Biffle would later explain his comment saying “I don’t want to see anybody wreck; I should have said make a mistake. And that’s truly what he did is he made a mistake.”

Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth.

It was also a tough day for Hendrick Motorsports as Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kasey Kahne, and Jeff Gordon all had issues.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Phil Mickelson trails Justin Rose by 1 stroke in the final round of the US Open. Phil has had an up and down round today, but just holed out a wedge from the rough on the tenth hole for an eagle. Check out the shot and his ultra-dorky reaction to the ball going in, after the jump.

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Everyone knows that the fifth game in a best-of-seven series is pivotal to determining a winner. All the stats say that the team that wins Game 5, should go on to win the series. So it’s safe to say that tonight’s Game 5 between the Spurs and the Heat is pretty important.

After a thriller in Game 1, the other three games of this series have been blowouts. Just about every player in the series has been extremely inconsistent too.

So the reality is that no one really knows how tonight’s game is going to pan out, but here’s how I see it going.

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Spelling is hard, you guys! The College World Series began on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska and it seems that someone didn’t take the time to make sure their spelling error was corrected in a timely fashion.

First spotted and tweeted by Howie Lindsey of the Louisville SportsReport, the people in charge of laying out the 2013 College World Series banner on one of the dugouts missed a very large and unnecessary letter in the word college.

After the jump, check out the picture… Read the rest of this entry »

earnhardt-jr-snaps-143-race-drought-jg1minbc-x-largeFather’s Day and Michigan International Speedway have become a NASCAR tradition.

Michigan International Speedway, or MIS, is a 2-mile moderate-banked D shaped speedway located in the “Irish Hills” of Brooklyn, Michigan. It is sometimes known as the sister track to Texas Motor Speedway. MIS is currently the fastest track in NASCAR due to its wide, sweeping corners and long straightaways; typical qualifying speeds are in excess of 195 mph and corner entry speeds can be anywhere from 215 to 220mph after the repaving in 2012. The first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at MIS was held of June 15, 1969 and was won by Cale Yarborough at a speed of 139.254mph. Read the rest of this entry »