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Discussion Question: Do You Believe That The NBA Season Will Be Canceled?

September 30, 2011 in Uncategorized

David Stern is letting it be known that the NBA season is in jeopardy. Do you believe the reports or just think that it is a negotiating tactic? And if there will be an NBA season how long will it be, and when do you think it will start?

Discussion Question: What was your thoughts from the last day of the regular season?

September 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

The last day of the season was one to remember, what was the most impressive game with playoff implications? Also, while it has nothing to do with the playoffs, how dominant was Strasburg's last start? Who had a bigger September collapse, Braves or Red Sox?

Discussion Question: What Do You Think Of Wild Card Races?

September 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

At the beginning of the month it looked as though both Wild Card Races were all but over with the Red Sox and Braves looking like they were playoff bound. Now as the season comes to a close both teams are on the brink of losing their races.

Discussion Question: After Three Weeks Who Is the Biggest Surprise and Disappointment In the NFL?

September 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

What teams are your biggest surprises and disappointments in the NFL? What players have been ones to watch out for, or ones that look like duds?

Game of the Week LIVE Chat TONIGHT During Monday Night Football!

September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Join us for this week’s Game of the Week LIVE Chat TONIGHT during the Redskins vs. Cowboys Monday Night Football game!

Take polls, bets & just give your stream of thoughts during the game!  Doesn’t matter if you’re rooting for or against the Redskins and/or Cowboys…all sports fans are welcome!  So be sure to tell your friends!

CHAT LIVE HERE Starting @ 8:30 & Throughout the Game!!  

Conference Realignment Continues at Staggering Pace

September 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

By Guest Blogger Rob Yunich:

Last Sunday, Syracuse and Pittsburgh were officially welcomed as the newest members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Today, Texas A&M joined the Southeastern Conference. Nowadays, these deals have more to do with football and money than geography and rivalries.

In case you don’t remember, Texas A&M was once a founding member of the Southwest Conference, which eventually morphed into the Big Eight and then the Big 12. Syracuse was part of the Big East when it was created in 1979 and Pitt joined the league in 1982. And don’t forget that ACC members Miami, Boston College and Virginia Tech were once members of the Big East. (BC also was a charter member of the Big East.)

But things are not the same any more. The Big East had swelled to 16 teams (17, if you count TCU, who is supposed to join next season) and had gone through several roster changes. The Big 12, meantime, was pretty steady from its creation in 1996, until Nebraska bolted for the Big 10 and Colorado went to the (now) Pac-12. (Both those changes became official this year.)

"The league is not the league it used to be. It’s 17 teams, 20 teams, who knows? We’re not leaving what we loved. It’s different. Completely,” Syracuse Coach Boeheim told the Syracuse Post-Standard, when discussing the Big East. “If they had added Kansas and Kansas State, it would be more travel by far than the ACC. Right now, we have a lot of travel.’’

Both the Big East and Big 12 (which now has 10 teams, including A&M) are endangered species and have, in fact, discussed a merger. While that would solve a many issues in terms of number of teams, it also would bring the country closer to what seems inevitable: the creation of four, 16-team super-conferences.

If the Big East and Big 12 became one, it’s hard to imagine Texas (and maybe even Oklahoma and Oklahoma State) sticking around to see it through. Ditto Connecticut, West Virginia and maybe even Rutgers.

So it’s time to forget the names of the conferences and pay attention to who is in them. Because with northerners Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Boston College in the ACC, Texas A&M in the SEC and TCU (maybe) heading to the Big East—geography (and longtime rivalries) will be about as fashionable as the A-track.

The only thing that would make this all worth it is what the NCAA continues to oppose in Division I-A (or whatever it’s called these days): a single-elimination football tournament. But, for now, get ready for your alma mater to switch conferences, hope to survive some crazy times and maybe, just maybe, remember that there are actual college students playing sports on (maybe) a free ride.

You can find more of Rob's work at Storming the Crease

Daily Discussion: NFL Games

September 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

Which NFL games are you most excited to watch today?  Who do you think will win the division rivalry games…Giants or Eagles?  Bills or Pats? Bears or Packers?  Bucs or Falcons?

 

Discussion Question: College Football Week 4

September 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

What games and players will you be watching today? Alabama vs Arkansas, Oklahoma State vs Texas A&M and LSU vs WVU are the headline games, but there are plenty of other top contests.

Discussion Question: Does the Nationals recent surge, make them a breakout contender for next year?

September 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

The Nationals have been on fire of late against any team not named the Marlins. Does this make them a potential contender next season? And if not what do they need to get there (outside of being able to beat the Marlins)?

Discussion Question: Are The Yankees The Team To Beat In the AL?

September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized