This week the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup ending a drought that dates back to 1961, so 49 odd years. The city of Chicago is going to have a parade and preparing themselves for an onslaught of happy supporters to the downtown area to support their Blackhawks. I am happy for the Blackhawks, but I will have to admit I am not a hockey fan. I am however a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, who has their own version of a draught going.
When choosing an adjustable basketball goal there are several options available when it comes to the adjustment "method" for moving the basket up and down. Below you will find a synopsis of the five most popular adjustment styles and the benefits of each.
Unique Sports is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the heart of Hawkeye and Big Ten country. I have been a life-long Hawkeye fan through the thick and the thin. I for one am excited of the recent talk of Nebraska moving to the Big Ten away from the Big 12. It creates an instant rivalry between my beloved Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Logistically it makes sense and it also makes sense financially for the Big Ten as they are now talking about creating a, what would be a very lucrative, league championship game and would broaden the reach of its c
The Big 10, which has 11 teams, will add a 12th. Now the question is….will the Big “Ten” hold at 12 teams or push to 14? Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany still has interest in Notre Dame and Rutgers. Missouri is also appears to still be a possibility….however there is speculation that Delany may stop (for now) with Nebraska to avoid the perception that the Big Ten has caused college football Armageddon.
As I have previously blogged, I am a baseball purist. I played the game through college and a few years beyond in a semi-pro league. I also had a pitching coach in college that played professional baseball and another coach that played high Division I baseball and they taught me a lot of how the game is supposed to be played. There are several unwritten rules in baseball that needs to be followed in order to play the game right.
In case you didn’t hear, last year’s number one draft pick Stephen Strasburg made his major league debut last night. If you didn’t hear, you probably aren’t reading this…as no doubt you have no electricity, running water, or contact with the outside world in that cave you live in.
With the World Cup in South Africa rapidly approaching, many countries have some cause for concern as several of the worlds best footballers have fallen victim to injury. The first true star of the sport to be declared out of the World Cup is Ghana Midfielder Michael Essien. Listed as the number 10 player in the world by ESPN football power rankings, Essien suffered a knee injury that will unfortunately keep him off the pitch for the remainder of the summer.
He preferred the title “teacher” as opposed to “coach”, and he was with a doubt the greatest teacher the game of basketball has ever seen. Known as “The Wizard of Westwood”, John Wooden died on Friday at the age of 99, only 4 months shy of living on this earth for a full century.
The two stories grabbing headlines today in Major League Baseball is Ken Griffey Jr. retiring after 22 years in the Major Leagues and umpire Jim Joyce’s blown call at first base that cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game. Both of these stories have main characters in them that are class acts.