October 18, 2017

Waiting for the NBA Finals – already

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

As great as the NBA is right now with so much talent and exciting players, it’s a bit hard to actually get excited for the season.
Why? Because we know how this is going to end. We’ve read this book. In June, when the Warriors and Cavs are going to tip off for their fourth straight [...]

June 14, 2017

The Stanley Cup isn’t the hardest trophy to win in sports

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey

A lot was made on Monday night after Pittsburgh defeated Nashville to win the Stanley Cup about how it was the hardest trophy in sports to win.
While many get wrapped up in the romanticism of the Cup and its history, it’s no harder to win than other major league sports.
Now, first off, I’ll state that [...]

April 14, 2017

NBA 2017 first-round preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Since we did a little playoff preview for the NHL, it just wouldn’t be fair to not look at the first round of the coming NBA playoffs.
Granted, our knowledge about hoops is only marginally better than about ice hockey, it shouldn’t really matter when you look at some of these matchups – most of which [...]

January 4, 2017

So long, 2016. 2017, you have a lot to live up to.

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Soccer

You have to admit that 2016 was one of the weirdest, most unpredictable years there has been in recent memory.
While some would go as far as saying that it was one of the worst years on record, let’s not discount the horrors of the World Wars in the 1940s and 1910s. To compare the two
Also, [...]

October 26, 2016

Is this the NBA’s time to shine? + 2016-7 Season preview

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Much has been made recently about the NFL’s dip in TV ratings, leaving some uncertainty about football’s stranglehold as the No .1 sport in North America.
And do you know which sport has been picking up steam in recent years, is flush with highly marketable superstars and started its season last night? That’s right, basketball.
Steph Curry [...]

June 23, 2016

Why do we reward the worst in sports?

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Ice Hockey

With both the NBA and NHL drafts upon on us, a time-honoured tradition will continue with teams restocking their squads from the youth ranks.
But while the draft itself is a fine idea that works well in distributing amateur players, the way that the order of picks is decided is not.
Why should the worst teams be [...]

April 13, 2016

Who do you root for in the NHL playoffs? No one.

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey

The NHL playoffs are upon us and for the first time in very long time, there are no Canadian teams remaining. Yes, despite being the country that undoubtedly cares about the sport of ice hockey the most, none of the seven teams based here could make it.
We’ve seen a lot of pieces since the final [...]

March 21, 2016

It’s Madness, in March, again!

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

I honestly don’t know how we can continually be surprised by the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament any more, but somehow, every year there’s something new.
Yale somehow won its first game in history.
We had our first ever day that saw a 12, 13 and 14 seed win.
We saw a team blow a 12-point [...]

November 5, 2015

NBA 2015-16 “preview”

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

I’m writing this “preview” rather begrudgingly.
Why? It’s not that I dislike basketball at all – in fact, I rather enjoy watching hoops. It’s not that I’ve been too busy – I was actually on staycation last week, when the season started.
It’s the fact that the season started last week.
Any real fan knows that the opening [...]

June 18, 2015

LeBron didn’t deserve the MVP award

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

One of the big storylines leading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals was whether or not a player from the potential losing team could be the Finals MVP – LeBron James.
While many argued that his historic deeds in the championship series against the Warriors were worthy of the award, it would’ve been the wrong [...]

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