Thursday, April 30, 2015

NHL Hockey Changes That Need To Be Made

For the longest time I watch and followed the NHL as it was a sport I really enjoyed a lot. Now do not get me wrong I still love it but I think some changes need to made to the game. Fighting it seems these days are a big part of the game. In the Olympics you see no fighting and it is a much more crisper game and fun to watch and enjoy. Fighting also takes a way from the players who really are very talented. I think hockey players do not get enough credit for how good they really happen to be. I kńow fighting will never leave the sport, but toning it down would be a good idea.

The second thing I would love to see is better promotion of the game by the networks and the NHL. Some of the people I talk to do not even realize half the time a game is on television. A good idea would be to have more games around the holidays like the NBA and NFL has capitalized on. Promotion is something that the NHL does not do very well at all.  

Marketing is another area that the NHLmis lacking as well. If you go into stores during hockey season you cannot even find and type of merchandise. As kids grow up they could collect hockey things like they do other sports. The problem is most stores do not even realize that the NHL exists anymore and that is a shame. The NHL has a good product but are dropping the ball many different ways. If the NHL wants to grow and get more involved in the sport they need to market better. By marketing better there television contracts will get better and players, fans, and everyone else will benefit. Hopefully, the NHL will quit dropping the ball and make the NHL a quality product again.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Can The Cavaliers Win Without Kevin Love?

The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Boston Celtics, but at what cost. Cleveland knew the Boston Celtics would not roll over, but they never figured on losing Kevin Love. It looks like Kevin Love has a shoulder injury, but right now Cleveland has no idea how bad it could be. I
How big is it to lose Kevin Love for a number of games?

Now Kevin Love is a player that does many things for the Cavs. You may not see it every night in the stat book, but he is very important. He can help stretch the defense and that opens other opportunities for other players. Most people do not realize how important that happens to be especially in the playoffs. Once you reach the playoffs it is more of a half court game and losing Love for any time is not a good thing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Michael Jordan Is The Best Ever End Of Argument Period

It seems as Michael Jordan gets older this debate continues to rage who the best player ever happens to be. Without a doubt Michael Jordan is the best ever and here is why. Many people these days think that because today's athletes are bigger, stronger, more technology available have to be better. Well I am here to tell you that is just not the case. Shoe designs are alot better today as well, but many people are forgetting the human element in all of this. Michael Jordan had many intangibles that you must factor in. He had a desire to win at all costs. It did not matter if he was ill or had to make it through four or five players he would do it.Another big factor is Jordan's ability to be able to take the tough shot. It did not matter how important it was Jordan relish in putting the dagger through your heart.

Jordan may not have the body of Lebron James or the speed of today's players, but that does not mean anything. He was talented in many other ways he would make up for it if he played in today's game. The other guy who people forget about all the time who was a talented guy was Oscar Robertson. When you can average a triple double that is saying something. In my book Michael Jordan is one and Oscar Robertson is second. Both players could beat you in many different ways. No matter what anyone tries to tell you Michael Jordan is the best end of story.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Is This The Last Ride For The Spurs?

The San Antonio Spurs started in there quest to defend there NBA Championship, but it did not go well last night. The Spurs shot the ball terribly and the Clippers did what they had to do to win the game. Many people are wondering if this is the last ride for these Spurs. I would say it possibly could be as they are getting up and age and sometimes that really is the biggest factor in winning or losing. Experience can make up for alot, but this could be the last time we see these Spurs together. Am I ready to write these Spurs off? No way. They are a very experienced team and never underestimate what the Spurs can accomplish.

As far as there last ride I would tend to agree with that assumption. Last year they were playing much better as a team. This years team seems to have alot more issues and they are a year older as well. I like the Spurs and what they can do, but you just cannot turn it off and on  all the time. I think the Spurs are capable of winning a couple of series, but not the whole thing. They are getting up there in age and that will be the biggest  factor why they cannot win it this season.

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Baseball Brawl: A's Vs Royals

Over the years we have always had baseball brawls, but it seems lately it has been taken to another level. Many years ago pitchers would protect the plate by hitting players or backing them off. It was a common practice back in the old days. Players understood it and would adjust to it. Fast forward and now we have baseball brawls where in involves many players and really disrupt the game. The other bad part about the new version is someone can seriously get hurt and you never want to see that.

Major League Baseball is going to need to step in before someone gets hurt seriously. Players are paid millions and you cannot have your stars sideline because of these brawls. It hurts teams, the fans, and the game. Baseball is already losing popularity and if this continues it will just hurt the game. I really do not know what the answer is, but something must be done soon. The A's and Royals had multiple players thrown out over their weekend series. Things like this have to stop and real soon.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Paul Pierce Is Always A Great Guy When The Playoffs Come

No matter if you love him or hate him Paul Pierce is a special player when the playoffs get here. Drafted by The Boston Celtics Pierce won some Championships in Boston and had some very memorable games as a Celtic. His battles with some of the best players in the league can never be forgotten. From Kobe Bryant to Lebron James Paul Pierce will go down as one of the better players in the league. One other thing you cannot forget about Paul Pierce is he is a talker and for some people that rubs them the wrong way I guess. For me I kind of like a player who is not afraid of any challenge and that is Paul Pierce.

Now Pierce plays for the Washington Wizards and of course going into his first round match up he is talking again this time about the Raptors. He made some comments that ruffled a few feathers. That is how Paul Pierce does things no matter what anyone thinks. He did score 20 points to help lead the Wizards to the win. Pierce knows about winning and that will never change as he leads a young group of Wizards. The bottom line is like him or hate him he knows what it takes to win a NBA Championship.

Kyrie Irving One Of A Kind Guy

  Kyrie Irving is one guy I cannot really figure out. He is very talented, but it seems he always has issues. When he was paired with Lebron...