Saturday, April 14, 2012

A perfect combination: NASCAR and a liquor store

Going to Daytona might be the goal of most NASCAR fans, but a simple trip to the liquor store might just do the trick. During a recent trip the liquor before WrestleMania, I noticed the number of NASCAR themed displays. Below are two of the them featuring Kevin Harvick and Special K. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shearer hanging with the Amish

While visiting the Strasburg Rail Road on Tuesday I noticed something that I did not expect to see in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. There was a guy wearing an old school Newcastle United Alan Shearer jersey complete with Barclaycard Premier League patch, yes Barclaycard. Good to see a Gordie fan hanging out with Amish.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cover Story: Bobby P. out at Arkansas

In Arkansas there is no bigger story then the firing of football head coach Bobby Petrino. Here is how two of the newspapers in the state covered the story.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Prospects Plus: Yu Darvish

During the course of the baseball season, the OTWT's scouting staff will take a look at different prospects, from minor leagues, colleges and big leagues,  that we have seen either on TV or in person. We start our series with Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. Darvish made his debut on Monday night and struggled early but showed some signs.

Stat line against the Mariners: 110 pitches; 5 2/3 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 4 walks and 5 k.

Positives: After a rough first two innings, Darvis slowed down and showed commands of his pitches. Pitch speed range from 95 mph fastball to 69 mph curveball. Average fastball was clocked at 93.5 mph, not bad. Watching him face Ichiro was really cool, two of the best players of the last two generations in Japan. Ichiro got three hits off of Darvish. Beisdes his stuff, Darvish showed his toughness by overcoming a first inning in which he gave up four runs, he could have packed it in but did not.

Negatives: The first inning has to be a concern. Darvish seems like the type of pitcher that is going to throw a ton of pitches, which is something that the Rangers will have to watch.

Overall: He has really good stuff and the Rangers may have one of the best imports ever.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Money does not equal trophies

For three high profile clubs around Europe, having a ton of money does not mean success or trophies. The Independent takes a looking at what happen. Money does not equal happiness for Manchester City, PSG, Malaga.