Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's Bowl Day

I think that Family Circus sums up New Years Day. Happy New Year all.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Starting 11 of the Year

With the calendar about to turn to 2009, its time to name the second annual Only Time Will Tell Starting 11. During the course of year the members of the Only Time Will Tell staff have watched countless games to develop this list.

Goalie: Iker Casillas Real Madrid. Back stopped the Spanish Champions and the Euro 2008 Champions. Not a bad year.
Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid. Can play in the center or out on the outside.
Defender: Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United. Lifted the EPL Trophy and Mr. Big Ears.
Defender: John Terry, Chelski. Sure he missed the penalty but overall still one of the best.
Defender: Jose Boswinga, Chelski. Fixture at Porto before moving to the bridge. Was one of the few bright lights for Portugal at the Euros.
Midfielders: Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich: By far the best player in Germany.
Midfielder: Marcos Senna, Villarreal. Was the anchor of the Spanish midfield during the Euros and has been an anchor for his club.
Midfielder: Iniesta, Barcelona: During the La Liga season he was ok but during the Euros he was amazing.
Midfielder: Ronaldo, Manchester United. What do you say. Simply amazing.
Forwards: Fernando Torres, Liverpool. First season in the EPL was the stuff dreams are made off.
Forward: Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Inter Milan. Was ok during the first part of the year, but the second half has been his been special.

Monday, December 29, 2008

What a Sunday!

A week ago, it looks like the Eagles chance to make the NFL's second season were done, but after a dramatic day the Eagles are flying and the Cowboys are crying. Here is how the papers all over the country covered the final Sunday of the NFL season.

Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philly Daily News
The Trentonian
The Courier Post
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Dallas Morning NewsPioneer Press
Boston Herald
Chicago Sun Times
The Tampa Tribune
Rocky Mountain News
The San Diego Union Tribune
The Miami Herald

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The NHL got something right

Leagues all over the world are doing their best to make their television networks the best that they can be. One sport might have already started a network that is going to succeed, NHL Network.

The network, which started a year ago, continues to grow. Last year the networks showed the Memorial Cup. This year the network is fully covering the World Junior Championship. The championship, which is being held in Canada this year, is something that hockey fans have only read about in The Hockey News and on the Internet.

In addition to the world juniors and the Memorial Cup the network has covered college hockey and minor league hockey. The network also offers shows like NHL on the Fly and a broadcast of the XM Radio's Hockey Show. In the future the network could look at working with European Leagues and creating a game of the week type event.

While hockey might be lagging behind other sports in popularity, their network might top of other leagues.