Thursday, June 20, 2013

Despite trailing for most of the game and with 1 minute left in the fourth quarter, LeBron and his star-studded teammates rallied to beat the Spurs in the most thrilling game of the series thus far. Now, only one game remains...

It was all Spurs for most of the contest, until the Heat rallied in the third quarter and turned the game into something magnetic. Tony Parker almost put the team on his back late in the fourth quarter and had the Spurs up 3 but Ray Allen hit an exciting clutch three-point shot that tied the game with only seconds remaining.

The can't-turn-away affair ended when Chris Bosh stuffed two shots late in overtime to preserve the victory. Game 7 is Thursday night - Miami opens as 6.5 point favorites (-300 money line/ Spurs +250) and the over/under on points is 189.5.




Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 by PsychoL

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rookie punter Jeff Locke continues to have quite the productive offseason, showing off his versatility to videographer-kicker Blair Wash. The UCLA product was bred to grip the pigskin, if nothing else. His form is undeniable, his focus sharp...


Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Padres taught us one truth last night. You don't need a closer when you've got a Will Venable. With his game-saving catch in the bottom of the 12th inning to save the game for the Padres, Venable permanently carved his name in the dustry archives of SportsCenter submissions. With a baserunner on second, San Francisco's Juan Perez hit a rock off pitcher Nick Vincent to deep center field. Venable was there to save the day... (Image via zimbio.com)


Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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In an attempt to revolutionize the way we receive sports updates, Russell Westbrook nearly shattered his previously torn right knee live from vine (it's Saturday night?). Oh dear...






Props to @frank_locascio for the historic find...


(Top image via sports-kings.com)



Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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One of the world's most powerful friendships now appears to be on the rocks as Vladimir Putin has been accused of stealing Robert Kraft's Superbowl ring.

"I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,'" Kraft said at an event this week, via the New York Post. "I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out."

Previously, claims Kraft, he had been prepped on a White House call and did what was best for foreign relations... (image via theatlantic.com)

"It would really be in the best interest of US-Soviet relations if you meant to give the ring as a present."

The owner of the Patriots was considered a patriot for his admirable position, but then decided to change his stance and speak the truth. Bravo? (Image via nj.com)


It seems like...


Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Shawn Stefani's ace on 17 brought us two things. One, the 43rd hole-in-one in U.S. Open history. Two, the most inspiring celebration we've seen on a golf course since Happy Gilmore.
(image via ksla.com)


The reaction once again...



via Shane B



Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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In an encore of Game 1, the second bout of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals featured another nail-biting overtime finish. After a slow start, the Bruins flipped the script and controlled the majority of the game’s final 40 minutes. Daniel Paille’s overtime wrister cemented a 2-1 victory and evened the series at one game apiece, leaving us stuck on the foam-torn corner of our taped-up 1992 sofa. NHL's street cred is booming... (image via usatoday.com)

Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Today's game against the Royals was no routine outing for Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, who was drilled in the noggin by a powerful line drive off the bat of young slugger Eric Hosmer (remember the third pick of the '08 Draft). While he did leave on a stretcher after being hit in the ear, reports say Cobb thankfully remained conscious the whole time. Our best wishes go out to Cobb for a fast and safe recovery...



Via @Matt_is_real

Image via foxsportsflorida.com



Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tony Parker just came out and said that his hamstring "could tear at any minute." My question is WHY? All he's saying is "Please Mister LeBron James, please don't hard foul me on my precious hamstring which could snap at any minute, pwetty please." Has bountygate taught professional athletes nothing? Parker should have said, "My hamstring is made of adamantium and diamond alloy but my elbow feels like string cheese." A little misdirection and Parker would have the Heat right where he wanted them.



(Image via blacksportsonline.com)

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by PsychoL

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Just don't blame Steve Bartman...

(image via msnbcmedia.msn.com)

Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Our new hero...


Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Following their 18-turnover nightmare last night, even the Spurs could smile thanks to Fox's beligerently well-timed twitter burn. The moment speaks for itself...


Posted on Friday, June 14, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Still not on board with 19-year-old Piston man-child Andre Drummond? It's about time you hopped on the bandwagon. One special thank you goes to Chris Brown for taking the abuse...for once (too soon?).




Image via themajors.net, video via Kiley McDermott's magical "vine."

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Once a legend, now a bench warmer, Tracy McGrady signed with the Spurs just before the playoffs after playing the regular season in China, where he averaged 25 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists for a last-place team and evidently stole the hearts of countless Chinese fans around the world.

McGrady has since played in six of the Spurs’ playoff games and scored a whopping 0 points. Yet somehow, the world is still head over heels for the former superstar. It's not 13 points in 35 seconds, but this cryptically breathtaking highlight reel is perhaps even more magical. (image via elitedaily.com)


Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wow. In case you missed it, Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup was one helluva ride. What began like any other soon-to-be thriller...the puck was dropped on a sheet of ice. This routine drop paved the way for undisturbed triple-overtime madness. Or, for record-book loyalists out there, the fifth longest game in Stanley Cup history (five minutes away from the longest).

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Just like he did one year ago – also in June...also in the first inning – Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit a drive deep to center field on Tuesday night. And just like one year ago, Hardy (who recently took the top spot in the All-Star voting) was spectacularly robbed. (Image via halosheaven.com)



Rewind one year...



Poor Hardy... the star shortstop making $7 million+ per year just can't catch a break. Oh wait...



Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Unless you're a bandwagon Heat fan like Justin Bieber, these photographical masterpieces are sure to brighten your day. (courtesy of SBNation.com)

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Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Late last night, when most of you were dreaming about sheep and bunny rabbits (right?), a massively anticlimactic brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers went down (although we did get this photographic gem of '80s-'90s stars Kirk Gibson, Don Mattingly, Matt Williams, and Mark McGwire doing the tango, via businessinsider.com). Like a scene from Gangs of New York, tempers flared and bats rose (see Arizona's chest-pounding bullpen march down below)...

It all came down to 22-year-old LA phenom Yasiel Puig (you know, the Dodgers sensation, newly named the "Cuban Missile," batting .471 with 4 dingers in 9 games, and propelling the Dodgers to new heights). After their prized prospect was plunked earlier in the game (see below) by Ian Kennedy, things got steamy...

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Then after missing on two pitches, Zack Greinke beaned Miguel Montero in return. An eye for an eye, right? Here's when the volcano began to erupt...



And then came the epic finish...



On second thought, let's just turn to hockey for true recklessness...


Best Hockey Fight Brawl Knockout Punch Hit... by twelve2012


Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

After being ditched by his striped posse during an unexpected crocodile attack, one helpless zebra is saved by an unlikely hero. Considering we've never seen this fearless hippo and Batman in the same room together, we were ready to assume he is in fact the superhero your town needs...until the hippo stole the zebra for itself...without hesitation...


Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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And the award for strangest commercial goes to...


Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Jason Heyward's balls are clearly golden...homerun balls that is. After slapping a solo shot in the top of the 8th inning against the San Diego Padres last night, Heyward watched right-field diehards flock like a pack of wild piranhas also chasing a homerun ball. Let this be a cautionary tale...



And in case you missed it, here's a GIF to magnify the shenanigans.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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 A clownish break from the hectic world of sports, courtesy of Vitaly Zdorovetskiy...

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Monday, June 10, 2013

We all know that there has never been any love lost between the New England Patriots and New York Jets - these organizations like each other about as much as Jonathan Vilma likes Roger Goodell.

The never-ending feud took a new twist this week, when the Patriots announced one of the strangest and most obviously belligerent offseason moves in recent memory - the signing of New York Jets castoff Tim Tebow.

Could Bill Belichick be trolling the Jets any harder? Signing Jake Ballard off waivers after the Giants beat him in the Super Bowl was one thing - but this is a whole new level of "go screw yourself". What purpose could Belichick have for Tebow, other than to aggravate the Jets by having him on the sidelines and maybe playing a snap or two at fullback in their two games this season? This stinks of Belichick and Robert Kraft wanting nothing more than to stick it to Gang Green just for shits and giggles.

Granted, if anyone can take the hilariously untalented Tebow and make him useful, it would be the Hoodie. At least he's got a better shot at it than the 600-pound duo of Rex Ryan and Tony Sparano. Maybe Tebow will actually develop into a decent position player under the Patriot system. However, if anyone is delusional enough to think he'll get a better shot at QB reps in New England than he did in New York is sorely mistaken.

Maybe the Patriots will use him as a receiver.....



Ok, then maybe a coin toss captain...




Hey, at least he's a good sport!



End of story....this is pretty laughable. Good luck to all parties.




Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Jake Silver

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In the fifth inning of his major league debut against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jose Alvarez lost his nail-biting no-hit bid on a towering shot from former Tiger Ryan Raburn. Known jokester Miguel Cabrera wasn't pleased...


Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sebastiaan "Bas" Rutten is a former Dutch mixed martial artist, Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and kickboxer who was a UFC Heavyweight Champion and three-time King of Pancrase world champion. He even completed his bloody career on a 22-fight unbeaten streak.

Since retirement, "El Guapo" has embraced a new love for documentaries. And not just dull, sepia-soaked films called "When Sloths Attack," but instead uplifting performances combining fight with plight. Let's take a look...


Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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And you thought hardwood folk couldn't be funny...


Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

June 9th, 2013. Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Tiago Splitter pick-and-rolling to the hoop. 

Buried within another Heat-Spurs nail-biter was perhaps the most ferocious defense we've seen from already-ferocious fence LeBron James. As Splitter shifted toward the net with mack-truck force, James decided to cut in...and end this man's whole career.



We felt the following clip offered a fitting finish...


Posted on Sunday, June 09, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rather than a long-term contract, the Nuggets congratulated George Karl on winning coach of the year by giving him freedom. Karl's already a hot commodity elsewhere. This DeNiro compilation sums it up from a Denver point of view.


Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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Monday, June 3, 2013

If you've never been to Florida, but have watched the Tampa Bay Rays play on television, you've probably heard an announcer or two talk about Tropicana Field like it's the old Boston Garden. You've likely hear the ballpark take a lot of the blame for the Ray's perceived low attendance. But the truth is both have been exaggerated.

First, if there is a problem with Tropicana Field, it is its location more than anything. Located in St. Petersburg, the ballpark is on the other side of Tampa Bay from the rest of Florida, which means unless you live in St. Pete, you have to take a bridge to get there. As anyone who must cross bridges in a big city during rush hour can tell you, that in a traffic nightmare. This makes getting to a weeknight game in time for a 7:05 first pitch very difficult.

The ballpark itself is fine. It pales in comparison to the new baseball palaces that have been built since this park was built in the late 1980s, but it is not the dump it is made out to be. Yes, there is an occasional lost pop fly because of the off-white roof, much like the old Metrodome in Minnesota. But there are no more lost pop ups in the Trop than there are lost pop ups in the sun at an outdoor stadium.

Yes, there is on rare occasion, a pop fly that will hit a catwalk and mess things up a bit. But we are talking one or two times per season, not every game like the TV networks would have you think.

Let me tell you something good about Tropicana Field. It is air conditioned. Outdoor baseball in new York or Boston may be great. But try sitting in an outdoor stadium in Florida for a day game in the middle of summer. You think that's fun? Tell you what. Go to a football game in Florida in late September during the day and tell me how much fun that is.

Another good thing about the Trop...it is indoors. How important is that? Well, if you live clear on the other side of the state and you take a couple of days off to take your kids to a series, you already know the games will get played. Check the schedules of some of the minor league teams that play in Florida and look at how many rain outs and double headers are on there.

Recently, I made a trip to a college baseball game in Florida. I drove for 200 miles only to see an inning and and a half before the skies opened up. If you've never been to Florida, let me describe a rain shower in for you. Picture driving through a car wash that lasts for miles. This was rain so hard that on the way back many of the cars just pulled off the interstate and parked. Do you think they are going to play baseball in that? Do you want to drive three hours to a game only to have this happen? Because in the summertime it is about a 75% chance. 

The Trop is a clean, indoor stadium with comfortable seats. The concourse level is nice and wide. The restrooms are clean. The staff is friendly. There is a tank full of stingrays the kids can go down and look at and even feed and pet. There is a museum dedicated to Ted Williams at the Trop with all sorts of cool memorabilia from his playing days and his days in the service.

At some point, the Rays will get a new ballpark. They will get one of those state of the art monstrosities with plenty of corporate perks meant to cater to big business rather than the fans. This enables the team to hopefully pay its star players more money and supposedly make the team better.

But when that day comes, many will miss the Trop. Because when the Trop goes, so to will go the days of cheap tickets, lots of elbow room, and a park you where can bring your own food. If you are planning a trip to Florida, don't be afraid to check out a Rays game at Tropicana Field. The place may not be as fancy as you are used to back in your home city, but it is not the dump it is made out to be.

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 by TheRaysfan

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As degenerate, peanut-and-crackerjack baseball fans, we thought we'd seen every stance in the book since Mel Ott and Mickey Tettleton graced the diamond...

Former Red Sock-current Yankee Kevin Youkilis and his finger-tip grip...













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Longtime Brewer Craig Counsell and his unnecessary stretch...



















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Heck, even ageless phenom Julio Franco and his violent patience...



















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But not one batting-stance pioneer came close to Coastal Carolina designated hitter Alex Buccilli, who completely tarnished all expectations for what a "strange" batting stance really could be. Let's marinate in the awkward, yet revolutionary praying-mantis stance...



Posted on Monday, June 03, 2013 by Zack Pumerantz

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