Archive | April, 2014

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers Game 5 Preview

paul millsapAfter trading the first four games with the Atlanta Hawks, the East’s top-seeded Indiana Pacers will have a chance to take a commanding 3-2 series lead (Monday, 8pm ET).

When the #1 seed faces the #8 seed in the first round of the playoffs in any sport, you expect to see some lopsided results. However what you don’t expect is for those results to be lopsided in favor of the eight seed. I guess the Hawks just never got that memo. more …

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder, Game 2

kevin durantAfter defeating the #7 Memphis Grizzlies in game one, the #2 Oklahoma City Thunder will look to continue their playoff run on a strong note in game two (Monday, 8pm ET). Once again the Thunder will be favored at home.

Entering this postseason the Thunder found themselves with both a target and a burden on their back. The team is neither the defending NBA champions nor are they the Western Conference defending champs. Those accolades more …

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

chris archerThe (5-6) Baltimore Orioles are at home to the (7-5) Tampa Bay Rays in an early season AL East showdown (Monday 7:05pm ET). For the Orioles, a win could go a long way to the team’s hopes of competing in one of baseball’s toughest divisions.

The 2013-14 MLB season is less than two weeks old and the Orioles have played eight games against AL East opponents. By the end of the month, the more …

NCAAB Championship: Kentucky Wildcats vs UConn Huskies Preview

shabazz napierIn what is perhaps the most unlikely final in NCAA basketball tournament history, the seventh seeded UConn Huskies will play the eighth seeded Kentucky Wildcats for the March Madness National Championship on Monday (9:10pm ET, CBS).

There is a reason they don’t call it March Normalcy or March Calmness. The titular term March Madness is accurate for the bracket-busting action that seems to happen every year at this time. And while it is expected that more …

NCAA Final Four: Kentucky Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers Preview

john calipariAfter the Florida/UConn showdown in the East, Wisconsin Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats will take to Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in the second game of the Final Four (Saturday, 8:45pm ET; TBS).

When John Calipari (pictured) took over the Kentucky basketball program in 2009, not only did he make it a success but he also seemingly initiated a new precedent. Under Calipari, the Wildcats started five different more …

NCAA Final Four: Florida Gators vs UConn Huskies Preview

kevin ollieThe first Final Four game will be played between the top overall seed Florida Gators and the surprise out of the Eastern region in UConn Huskies (Saturday, 6:05pm ET; TBS). 

All attention turns to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, BCS Cotton Bowl and now the Final Four and Championship of the NCAAB Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.  more …