Monday, February 27, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
So, to keep our minds off the mess on Comm Ave, (Read: Max Nicastro and NCAA player entitlement) I decided to write about the most uplifting thing in sports right now Jeremy Lin. If any of you don't pay attention to sports in general or the NBA here is a brief run down on him: Asian-American from NoCal, went to Harvard(not 1st choice), played basketball there all 4 years. Went to play in the NBA but didnt make it in Golden State, came to the Knicks, slept on brothers couch and Landry Fields as well, used as a hope and prayer, worked out, beat Kobe, hit a 3 with little time left to win a game against the Raptors, went on a 7 game winning streak in about less than 2 weeks and beat the defending champs, Dallas Mavs, today. So thats sums up, LINsanity, or To LINfinity and Beyond, Super LINtendo etc (puns (L)intended). A lot is made of this kid (23) cause well he isnt your prototypical NBA player. He's Asian-American that went to Harvard. But what I love about him is he kept getting after his goal/dream and he reached this one, starting for a NBA team, the Knicks, and in the biggest sports market in America, NYC. A lot of people make his case about his race, yes Ill admit this does have a factor in his story but the magical story about how this became captivates me. He singlehandly made the Knicks into a contender. He was the Scotty Pippen to Jordan, Malkin to Crosby, Brady to the Emperor, etc. If anyone of you dont watch the NBA, I highly suggest just follow him through highlights or stats or twitter cause he is a great pleasure to watch and always seems to show up on cue to continue his raise to fame. The true test for Lin will come when Carmelo Anthony returns from his injury. Will Lin, Stat, Chandler, Melo, Fields, Shump, Davis, Jeffries, Smith, Novak, Walker all integrate and play as a solid unit with no egos getting in the way. Only time will tell.
PS- I personally will not comment on the issue for the Mens Ice Hockey team since I follow the team from afar (take a guess from the story). I am pretty sure once more facts come out about the situation the rest of the crew will handle that.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
As you're all aware by this point, BU lost to BC in overtime last night, 3-2. Billy Arnold scored the game winner with 6 seconds left in OT. BU was paced by two goals from Garrett Noonan, his tenth and eleventh of the season. BC received scoring from Pat Mullane, Chris Kreider, and the aforementioned Arnold.
There's a lot that we could discuss from the game last night. BC's penalty kill, BU's power play, refereeing, taking stupid penalties, giving up shorthanded goals, etc. But at the end of the day, it all evens out. It was a great hockey game. Fans on both sides probably have things that they'd like to see their teams improve upon. Both sides have stuff to be happy about (although admittedly there's more there for BC).
If you're anything like us, you suffered no less than 3 minor heart attacks during the game last night and sunk into a deep state of depression at its conclusion. But we woke up this morning and remembered this: it was only one game. A non-conference game at that. We're still 3rd in the Pairwise rankings, 2nd in Hockey East, 2nd in the country. We have two huge conference games against Lowell this weekend, including a 7:30 pm tilt at Agganis on Saturday. It's time to get back on the horse ladies and gentlemen.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Yes, I am still listening to all D-1 offers. I know someone needs a shot like that for the stretch run. York was already calling me but I told him to jump off a cliff because BC sucks.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
So we all know this years Super Bowl is is match up from the infamous Super Bowl 42 (I dislike Roman Numerals so deal with it). But these teams are totally different from that game. The Giants transformed to a ground and pound team to an exciting passing offense. The Pats transitioned from a passing offense to a more efficient overall offense. Also each team are a lot different from when they played each other in the regular season. The Giants were pretty much banged up on both sides of the ball and the Pats were coming back from a humiliating defeat in Steel City. Now, each team are pretty much 100% (I know Gronk is hurt but the Giants have said numerous times they are expecting 100% healthy Gronk) healthy and have been playing good ball as of late. Usually when I look at a Super Bowl game I don't get into the numbers quite often cause its the Super Bowl and you can throw those numbers right out the window but since I love you all I will look at some interesting facts.
Giants D-Line vs. Pats O-Line: I think this is will figure out which team will have the upper hand in the game. I like the Giants D-line more so cause they have 4 extremely good pass rushers but I'll say this since the Pats line up in a lot 2 TE formations this will help nullify the abilities of the Giants pass rush. (+1 Giants)
Giants O-Line vs. Pats D-Line aka Vince Wilfork: Wilfork has played his best stretch of games I ever seen him play. The Giants O-Line was manhandled by the 49ers and do shows signs of letting up at times which endangers Eli Manning. But Manning is a gamer (hit over 20 times in the NFC Champ. game) and I call this split. (split)
Eli(TE) vs. Pretty Boy Tom: My opinion is that if you look at both careers I'd give to Tom everyday and twice on Sundays but if you look at right now, meaning in the last month and half, Eli has been playing out of this world. I give Eli on slight edge. (Giants +1)
Giants Secondary vs. Pats TEs & Welker (other WR dont exist in NE offense): I give the upper hand to Pats if with a banged up Gronk. Giants can't cover big athletic TEs at all (ie Davis, Witten, Celek etc et al). Welker is small and fast and disappears and shows up at the right time for a 1st down (probably one of his many in this game). (Pats +1)
Giants Passing Offense vs. Pats Secondary: Giants got this battle. Arguably the best 3 young WR in the game plus two TEs that catch and 1 RB that I can catch the ball out of the backfield (Bradshaw). Pats secondary sucks this year. (Giants +1)
Giants Running Game vs. Pats Running Game: the Pats have been running the ball well of late and the Giants have been playing OK against the run. The Giants haven't running the ball all that well but they are consistent with running the ball in their game plan. (Even split.)
I usually put my money on the hottest team entering the game. Last year it was the Green Bay Packers and the year before that the Saints, both teams were on fire entering the playoffs. So this leads me to pick the Giants in this years Super Bowl.