Seeds are a huge deal in the NBA, but I haven't watched much of that lately so I can't comment on it. In the NHL, seeding means little. Ask last year's Tampa Bay Lightning about that. They were the runaway No. 1 overall seed and they did not win a playoff game.
Nah, I grew up in Detroit. Besides the Red Wings, we mostly saw Toronto and Montreal on CBC from across the river.
Ah, "The Process." If that can't kill a fan base, nothing will. MLB teams are willing to tank multiple seasons because they know once they resume winning fans will show.
I doubht it would ever come to that. Baseball has come too far and made too much money to pull that stunt.
Looking back on the '61 Washington Senators, their pitching didn't look that bad -- at least compared to their hitting. The Los Angeles Angels pitching looks pretty bad at a glance. Then there is the general dilution of pitching that occurred with new teams. So you are on to something.
I did see U2 when they hit Busch Stadium. Terrible seats, unlike the great seats I had in '87. I believe Big Audio Dynamite opened for them.
I keep waiting for the Rays to move or finally get a viable stadium. They need to get the to Tampa side of the bridge and get access to the Orlando market. I'd like to see the A's in San Jose or following the Raiders to Vegas. I see the Marlins staying put but struggling with a bad business plan.
I have limited concert experience, sadly, and I never saw the Stones.
The NCAA might eventually get to Wade, since he was clearly caught buying guys. Miller was more careful in his conversations. You can infer that he was cheating, but he left himself wiggle room. That's how the star coaches do it. At first it looked like both guys would lose their job, but each returned to the job while hoping to survive.
Being outside helps and for the most part the players are spread out. This is why baseball teams are playing in home parks, if they play that is, and why the NBA and NHL went the bubble route.
Miami's plan: Trade all of the good veterans for prospects, run a low payroll with kids, turn a profit off MLB's shared revenue and shrug off terrible home attendance. There is money to be made that way, but in the long term the franchise does not gain value and at some point MLB may end up with a salary floor.
I am trying to get back in shape so I can play Old Man Basketball somewhere. I miss it -- and who knows when the rec centers will allow it again.
Yeah, but will Jordan Kyrou even crack the lineup? With No. 91 back, the Blues will have crowding up front. I expect Craig Berube to try to get the Blues back into the "heavy" game that won them a title. That won't be easy. Teams tha play a looser, more skilled game like Edmonton or Colorado could have an easier time finding their game.
He could recruit. He and his staff would go to great lengths to get players. Extreme lengths. Expensive lengths. Synder is a very good coach, as you can see today in the NBA. Snyder had what hockey writers call "off-ice issues" that kept him from performing at his best in Columbia.