Recent Posts by SummersEve

September 27, 2007

What's the NL Scenario?: According to Baseball Prospectus, there's only a 1-in-3 chance that a team will win the NL wildcard outright. There's a 1-in-20 chance of a four-way tie. A five-way tie is still possible. Worst (or best) case scenario, tiebreaker games could take until Thursday.

posted by SummersEve to baseball at 02:49 PM - 22 comments

August 13, 2007

Beijing 2008:: Bring a mask.

posted by SummersEve to other at 09:31 AM - 11 comments

May 02, 2007

Study shows racial bias by NBA referees: “Basically, it suggests that if you spray-painted one of your starters white, you’d win a few more games,” Mr. Wolfers said.

posted by SummersEve to basketball at 07:31 AM - 73 comments

March 28, 2007

Blade Runner: Oscar Pistorius is on pace to run the 200- and 400-meter sprints fast enough to earn a spot on South Africa’s Olympic team. He’d be the first amputee runner to cross over. Question is, do his prosthetic legs represent a disadvantage, or could they give him an unfair advantage?

posted by SummersEve to culture at 06:27 AM - 14 comments

February 27, 2007

Topps o' the Mornin' Mr. President.: Jeter's at the bat as President Bush smiles and waves from the crowd. And, oh look, The Mick is on deck.

posted by SummersEve to baseball at 11:32 AM - 15 comments

February 16, 2007

Rolling the Dice on the Rolling Ankle: Peter Forsberg is traded from the Flyers to the Predators for Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent and two draft picks. Response from Philadelphia.

posted by SummersEve to hockey at 04:36 AM - 36 comments

January 29, 2007

Barbaro Euthanized

posted by SummersEve to general at 12:01 PM - 48 comments

January 22, 2007

Steelers Aren't So Grimm after all: The Steelers hire Mike Tomlin as their new head coach, instead of media darling and heir apparent Russ Grimm.

posted by SummersEve to football at 08:01 AM - 21 comments

January 18, 2007

Blake has the Penguins Spear-ited: Jason Blake seems to spear Sidney Crosby in the belly (Melrose video) but Crosby ends up in the box.

posted by SummersEve to hockey at 06:19 AM - 21 comments

January 16, 2007

Former Nittany Lion faces murder charges.: Former defensive lineman Lavon Chisley, turns himself in to face first- and third-degree murder charges in the death of a student who was stabbed 93 times.

posted by SummersEve to football at 07:20 PM - 16 comments

January 02, 2007

It is what it is: ... And it is the Trite Trophy, the annual "Cliche of the Year" award.

posted by SummersEve to general at 03:39 PM - 16 comments

December 05, 2006

New tool to catch sports cheats: Gene-doping test: The news that scientists have found a way to detect gene doping is the rare case in which a test is being developed before an actual offense has occurred: So far, there is no evidence of the existence of gene-doping labs ... But Wc2k2's told us about the potential.

posted by SummersEve to culture at 06:32 AM - 4 comments

October 19, 2006

Carpe the Per Diem: Before they got clobbered 63-9 by Clemson, Temple Owls' football players unanimously to donate their per diem checks, $1,500 in all, to the Fahmarr McElrathbey Trust Fund ... (mentioned in an earlier discussion).

posted by SummersEve to football at 01:12 PM - 27 comments

October 06, 2006

Forget the jumbotron: (Scroll to the bottom, the last story) Kangaroo TV, a Montreal-area company with handheld video screens meant to let fans watch TV at events.

posted by SummersEve to general at 07:39 AM - 14 comments

August 31, 2006

Meet Ryan Howard: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard took a different route to becoming a potential MVP candidate, including balancing marching band practice with football practice.

posted by SummersEve to baseball at 06:21 PM - 16 comments

August 04, 2006

Are you ready for some football?: Lots and lots of football? Pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about the NFL on TV this fall.

posted by SummersEve to football at 08:54 AM - 23 comments

July 18, 2006

Baseball Reading List: Some potentially interesting books like A Game of Inches and Between The Numbers, which has the subtitle, "Why everything you know about baseball is wrong."

posted by SummersEve to baseball at 04:50 PM - 26 comments

June 27, 2006

Cuban on ice with a side of Marino: Mark Cuban and Dan Marino join up to bid on their hometown Pittsburgh Penguins.

posted by SummersEve to hockey at 12:50 PM - 18 comments

June 05, 2006

English Derby Tragedy: For the second time in as many weeks, tragedy overshadowed triumph in one of the world's greatest races. Once again, pre-race health is questioned.

posted by SummersEve to other at 06:32 AM - 6 comments

May 25, 2006

Penguins Hire Shero: Ray Shero was hired Thursday as the Pittsburgh Penguins' general manager, a day after the Nashville Predators assistant general manager broke off talks with the Boston Bruins about their GM's job.

posted by SummersEve to hockey at 10:21 AM - 11 comments

April 21, 2006

Young'uns in the playoffs not named Crosby or Ovechkin: With the NHL playoffs getting underway, we get to see a bunch of newcomers who may have been overshadowed by the big names. Granted this is two years worth of rookies, but has there been a more promising time for the NHL?

posted by SummersEve to hockey at 10:32 AM - 18 comments