Posted by Trey Kerby under Indiana Pacers, Score Video, 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2013
Just watch David West here for 30 seconds or so. He hears a question that has nothing to do with him, puts his head in to his shoulder, then wakes with a start once and looks super befuddled once a new question has been asked — as any teacher will tell you, this is a tell-tale sleeping when you shouldn’t be sleeping maneuver.
So was he sleeping? You be the judge. Just remember it was pretty late when Game 6 ended.
(via Tassie and Sean W.)
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under Money making on May 22, 2013
Projected win totals from Vegas and the various gambling websites which readily provide you with the opportunity to get divorced from the comfort of your living room are largely meaningless for those who don’t partake in such shenanigans.
At best, they’re a loose gauge of the public’s current perception of each team and its chances to win football contests this fall. Bookies aim to make a prospective bettor’s decision difficult, and therefore after doing the required research, they set the over/unders right around where the common man believes each team’s win total will finish. Or at least that’s partly true, as more often they’re playing with your mind and influencing wagers in one direction or another.
I realize it’s some pretty heavy stuff to consider that bookies may not be entirely trustworthy people, so please pause for a moment before taking in the win totals below from Bovada which were released this afternoon.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Movin' On Up, Baltimore Orioles on May 22, 2013
It should have been you, Dylan Bundy. After captivating the nerdy end of the baseball world last season with his effortlessly dispatching of the low minor leagues, Dylan Bundy eventually made his way to the big leagues at just 19-years old. It was Bundy’s world, he of the exorbitant contract demands as a high school pitcher from Oklahoma.
But an elbow injury slowed Dylan Bundy’s ascent to Major League stardom. In his place steps Kevin Gausman – the new hope for the next wave of Orioles starters. Unlike Bundy, who was brought up as a reliever, Gausman gets to jump right in and do the real thing: start against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Thursday.
Posted by Justin Bourne under Backhand Shelf Podcast on May 22, 2013
Happy humpday, y’all. On today’s podcast we covered:
* The success of the Bruins 4th line
* The struggles of Seguin and Jagr (despite not playing poorly)
* Quality goaltending
* Joey Thornton is a-okay
* Marleau’s accidental hit on Brown
* The quick whistle on Penner
* And much more
You can listen to it here:
We’re now down to the semi-finals of the NHL 14 Cover Vote campaign and it’s down to the final 4: Pavel Datsyuk, Martin Brodeur, John Tavares and Sergei Bobrovsky.
We say farewell to 2 Toronto Maple Leafs who made it far into the campaign. Pavel Datsyuk narrowly defeated Joffrey Lupul in what was the tightest matchup of the last round. James van Riemsdyk made things interesting for Martin Brodeur as they battled for a spot in the semi’s, but Brodeur’s increased social media activity got him the W.
Semi-final voting runs until May 26th at 11:59 PM ET. The winner of the cover vote will be revealed during the Stanley Cup Finals.
Posted by Dustin Parkes under Racism, Golf, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia on May 22, 2013
Sergio Garcia would like to remind us that racism still exists. Unfortunately, his method for doing so was not a public service announcement, but a joke aimed at Tiger Woods that referred to fried chicken. There are two things that are awful about this: 1) The public reinforcement of an incredibly demeaning stereotype that the majority of us would love to do away with; and 2) His attempt at irreverence wasn’t even remotely funny.
It all started two weeks ago during the Third Round at The Players Championship at Sawgrass. Tiger Woods decided to take a wood out of his bag – signifying to the crowd that he was going for the green on the par-five second hole – just as Sergio Garcia was taking his swing. The crowd cheered Woods’s decision, causing Garcia to slice his shot.
During a rain delay, Garcia vented some of his frustration while speaking with the Golf Channel:
Well, obviously Tiger was on the left and it was my turn to hit. He moved all the crowd that he needed to move, I waited for that. You do have a feel when the other guy is going to hit and right as I was in the top of the back-swing, he must have pulled a wood and everybody started screaming. So that didn’t help very much.
… and so it began.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Bryan Colangelo, Tim Leiweke, GM Search on May 21, 2013
With the bevy of rumours, reports and general speculation over Bryan Colangelo’s job status running rampant over the last few weeks, we’ve already had plenty of time to assess Colangelo’s actions and words recently. On that note, I’m not going to spend any time on Colangelo’s conference call with the media from earlier today after it was announced that he was being relieved of his General Manager duties.
Having said that, new Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke held a much more candid media call on Tuesday morning that is worth talking about, so here are some talking points from that call..