Saturday, May 15, 2010

Front Page Story: Epic Fail

The Bruins had it all in their hands up 3-0 in game seven against the Flyers and then the wall came caving in and the Flyers stormed back and won 4-3. The Bruins had a 3-0 lead in the series and blew that, it will go down as on of the worst FAILS in the history of sports.

The Phily Daily News
The Boston Herald
The Boston Globe

Friday, May 14, 2010

Memorial Cup is here

The Memorial Cup starts tonight with the defending champion Windsor taking on the host Brandon. Its one of my favorite events and is always a great way to see the future of hockey. Rogers Sportsnet previews the fun.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Professional Tailgating: MLS here we come

For the first time in Only Time Will Tell history, the tailgating crew headed to an MLS game, well not really an MLS game more like a US Open Cup game. The crew headed to Harrison to check out the new Red Bull Arena and came away more then impressed. I think that its nicer then some stadiums in the Premier League.

It looks like someone dropped a spaceship in the middle of Harrison

Nothing says soccer pregaming like a bar that services Brazilian beer
and Portuguese beer
Love the color coded seats, very nice touchThe benches are nicer then most Premier League benches
Supporters celebrate a goal

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I feel like a traitor

So today I went to Dunkin Donuts for a beverage. As getting they lady was getting my beverage I notice something was different about the cup it had a New York Yankees logo on it. For a split second, I thought of asking for a different cup but did not. So I had to drink a beverage out of a Yankees cup, I feel terrible, like part of my soul has been ripped out. I have to apologize to my friends at Sox and Phils for allowing this to happen, it was not a choice and I will not allow it to happen again.
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Deuce, Deuce, Deuce, Deuce

Fulham's Clint Dempsey is set to become the first American to play in a European final later today. I honor of his achievement here is the video that he did before the start of the 2006 World Cup. Go get them Deuce.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Hoop Group now holds all of the cards

This week Robert Morris University named former CBA guard Andy Toole as their new head coach, replacing Mike Rice who took the thankless job of turning Rutgers into a winning program.

With the hiring Toole (photo to the right as a player at Penn) becomes the fifth coach with ties to The Hoop Group to be named a head coach at the NCAA Division I level. He joins former RMU head coach Mike Rice (Rutgers), Greg Vetrone (Fairleigh Dickinson), Chucky Martin (Marist) and Jesse Agel (Brown).

"The Hoop Group (based in Neptune) is the worldwide leader in basketball instruction. 2010 will mark our 48th summer of hosting the country's premier basketball camps. Hoop Group Skills Camp offers a fun, instructional, rewarding experience in our unique camp setting in the Pocono Mountains! Develop your game the Hoop Group way while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Hoop Group Skills Camp - Campers Today...Stars Tomorrow,'' according to their website.

Between 2004 and 2006, Toole spent two years with The Hoop Group in Neptune, N.J. He served as the director of the Eastern Invitational Basketball Clinic, where he handled logistical management for the nation's largest high school exposure camp. As director, Toole maintained relationships with elite high school and AAU coaches. Also in 2004, Toole served as the director of Rebounds, a 28,000-square foot facility where high school players focus on development, according to the Robert Morris website.

I know smaller schools have to look at different places to find their head coaches like Wagner did with the hiring of Danny Hurley from St. B's but with the hiring of so many coaches with ties to the Hoop Group, question has to be asked. Is hiring someone with ties to the Hoop Group just like hiring someone who is an AAU coach, while I'm not saying that anything is wrong with this, it just seems strange that so many coaches at lower Division I schools have been hired with ties to the Hoop Group. It just seems weird to me, that is all I'm saying.

The 2010 Memorial Cup in Jerseys

The Memorial Cup kicks off on Friday in Brandon and boy I can not wait. The Memorial Cup is Canada's version of the NCAA Final Four. Here is the jerseys of the teams that will be battling it out to be called Canada's Best Junior Hockey team. This years event features defending champion the Windsor Spitfires, Calgary Hitman, host Brandon Wheat Kings, and Moncton Wildcats. It should be an awesome event just like it was last years.

Windsor Spitfires (home)

Windsor Spitfires (road)

Calgary Hitman (Home)

Calgary Hitman (Road)