February 13, 2010

Why the NHL is dumb: Feb. ‘10 edition

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

In case you didn’t notice by the endless commercials, promos and posters everywhere for the Winter Games, the Vancouver Olympics kicked off last night while the NHL packs up their league to sit around idle for two whole weeks in the middle of what should be the start to their stretch run.
Why would a league [...]

December 30, 2009

An unnecessary spectacle

by Dan Bilicki In: Ice Hockey, Olympics

The Winter Olympic Games are just around the corner and that means the NHL will stop working and send its best players to out to represent their countries. The other 90% or so, they get a two week break with maybe a practice or two in the middle of the season. While I’m sure many [...]

February 10, 2009

A-Roid and other notes

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

I’ve really got to hand it Alex Rodriguez. He came out and did what many other players flat out refused to do; he admitted that he used performance enhancing drugs. And really, I respect him more now for doing it. This outcome is a lot less humiliating than what has gone on with Roger Clemens [...]

December 23, 2008

The AP “Athlete” of the year

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics

Since 2008 is very quickly coming to an end, we’re going to start seeing year-in-review and greatest-moments-of-the-year type articles and awards popping up everywhere. The first of which that I’ve seen is the Associated Press athlete of year award and if this where these awards are going, I don’t want to see any more handed [...]

September 25, 2008

Questions abound

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

I’ve got a few things I have to ask the sporting world. There have been a few calls and decisions made that just don’t make sense over the past few days and I’d like to address these.
How the hell did Matt Millen run the Lions (into ground) for so long and got away with doing [...]

August 27, 2008

Random thoughts on a slow night

by Dan Bilicki In: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Olympics

Instant replay is finally in Major League Baseball. How long overdue was this move? I can understand not wanting to incur even more delays in games that are drawn out as it is but implementing it for boundary calls like home runs and fair-foul decisions is a great step forward. I still remember that one [...]

August 25, 2008

A long two weeks

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Olympics

The Olympics have come and (finally) gone. It will be another four years before we, as fans of real sports, have to endure our Sports Centres being filled with rhythmic gymnastics results and canoeing or race walking updates. So here were my lasting impressions of the 2008 Beijing Games…
 
I really don’t believe how much I [...]

August 17, 2008

Simply stunning

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics

How about that Michael Phelps. A whopping eight Gold medals in a single Olympics to bring his career total up to 14 — five more than anybody else. Plus, he’ll be back in the pool, swimming for even more glory in London’s 2012 Games, if he feels like it. Now, he may have “saved the [...]

August 14, 2008

Catching Olympic Fever

by Dan Bilicki In: Olympics, Video Games

While taking some time off of Madden 09 to watch the Olympics (Madden review coming soon!), I’ve really started to appreciate some of the fringe “sports.” Now, being a guy who would normally bash people who have dedicated their lives to swimming, male gymnastics and beach volleyball, I found myself quite drawn to the tube [...]

August 11, 2008

USA vs. Mao

by The Intern In: Basketball, Olympics

Nothing like waking up extra early on a Sunday morning to watch team USA battle some champions of communism. This was definitely a tale of two halves. Thanks to the American’s ineptitude at guarding the 3-point line, China was able to stay in it for the first half.  But eventually the lack of depth  on [...]

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