Archives for May 2013

May 31, 2013

Nate Silver's analysis of Canada's 20 year Stanley Cup drought.: Just how unlikely has Canada’s Stanley Cup drought been? And is there anything in the league’s economics that might help to explain it?

posted by ursus_comiter to hockey at 02:44 PM - 3 comments

As part of the cover vote for NHL14, the NHL remembers its history: sadly, some of the voters who have embraced a "Vote Early, Vote Often" philosophy can't remember important facts.

posted by yerfatma to hockey at 10:06 AM - 2 comments

May 30, 2013

May 29, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Finals edition: There's still an outside shot at an Original Six matchup in the Finals. Results after round 2 inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 11:14 PM - 21 comments

New York Rangers Fire John Tortorella: Four days after the New York Rangers lost in the second round of the NHL playoffs, the team fired head coach John Tortorella. The American-born coach with the most career wins at 410, Tortorella was hired in 2009 and took the team to the Eastern Conference finals last year. He led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the 2004 Stanley Cup. During his time in New York, Tortorella took a courageous stand against one of the dumbest habits of sports reporters. "Ask me a question. Don't say talk about it, ask me a question," he told a reporter during a presser. "I'm not going to talk about it if it isn't a question."

posted by rcade to hockey at 03:57 PM - 10 comments

May 28, 2013

May 27, 2013

Innocent Coach's Career Ruined by False Abuse Allegation: On Aug. 17, 2012, Todd Hoffner was the head football coach of Minnesota State Mankato, earning over six figures with a four-year contract signed a month earlier. Then two innocent videos of his young children after bath time were found by a school technician fixing his phone. ESPN the Magazine describes Hoffner's futile effort to save his career and reputation, even after criminal charges were dropped. "They wanted to cast me as the next Jerry Sandusky. You hear my name, you see my picture and you think, Sick f---. That's what I would think too," Hoffner said. "There's no coming back from that. I would have been better off if I'd shot somebody."

posted by rcade to football at 02:32 PM - 11 comments

May 26, 2013

Bayern Munich shed the loser tag: After withstanding strong early pressing and a half dozen shots on goal from Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich switched up their formation and won the 2013 Champions League final 2-1, easing the pain of losing two of the previous three finals (Arjen Robben especially). The audience were treated to a lively match, a real change from the past few years when at least one side were determined to park the bus.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 01:03 PM - 2 comments

Robbie Rogers Unretires, Signs with L.A. Galaxy: U.S. international Robbie Rogers, who retired from pro soccer in February after revealing in a blog post that he's gay, has signed with the L.A. Galaxy. Speaking to a group of LGBT teens at a Nike event a month later changed his mind about retirement, he said. "That Nike camp made me feel a little soft," said Rogers, 26. "It taught me I needed to man up a little bit. It's easy to play a sport that you love and be a role model for people. It's a perfect situation for me." The former Leeds United player will be on the active roster for tonight's game against Seattle. "His gay legacy will be significant -- he'll go down in history as the first to play in a game," said Jim Buzinski of Outsports.Com.

posted by rcade to soccer at 12:08 PM - 4 comments

May 25, 2013

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May 22, 2013

49ers Michael Crabtree tears Achilles' tendon in practice: Crabtree had surgery on the tendon today after injuring it Tuesday. 49ers are optimistic he'll play sometime in 2013.

posted by evixir to football at 09:24 PM - 1 comment

May 21, 2013

MLS announces expansion team New York City FC: Manchester City and the Yankees partner to pip Cosmos to the NYC MLS franchise, which will play in a purpose-built stadium in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, starting in the 2015 season.

posted by billsaysthis to soccer at 12:31 PM - 8 comments

Attending Your First Premier League Game: "It will be noisier than you are used to. Emotions will be higher than they are at home. The food will be awful. People will be drunk. The weather will be bad. Many of the supporters, even the ones cheering the loudest, will not appear to be having fun as we know it, and will be expressing their feelings in novel combinations of swear words."

posted by rcade to soccer at 10:58 AM - 12 comments

May 20, 2013

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May 17, 2013

CBS Loses U.S. Open After Four Decades: After broadcasting the event for 46 years, CBS will be losing the rights to the U.S. Open to ESPN in 2015, thanks to an $825 million, 11-year deal for the broadcast and cable rights. Viewership fell to a 25-year low of 2 million in 2012. Rain has postponed the men's final from Sunday to Monday for five straight years.

posted by rcade to tennis at 06:39 PM - 2 comments

Retired NASCAR driver Dick Trickle dies of apparent self-inflicted wound: Richard "Dick" Trickle -- who parlayed a legendary reputation as a short-track driver into a full-time career on stock car racing's biggest stages in the 1990s -- died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. He was 71

posted by BornIcon to auto racing at 10:41 AM - 6 comments

May 16, 2013

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May 14, 2013

2013 SpoFi Stanley Cup Pickem - Conference Semis edition: After one of the better first rounds in a while, I can still give a crap about the playoffs. First round results and picks inside...

posted by MeatSaber to fantasy at 12:49 AM - 17 comments

May 13, 2013

May 12, 2013

Tiger Woods Wins Player's Championship: Tiger Woods won the Player's Championship Sunday after Sergio Garcia put two shots into the water on the 17th hole, the infamous island green on TPC Sawgrass outside of Jacksonville, Fl. Woods and Garcia were tied for the lead prior to Garcia's quadruple bogey. Woods, 37, finished at -13 ahead of three other players for his fourth tournament win of 2013. It's the fastest he's ever won four tournaments in a year. He won this event previously in 2001.

posted by rcade to golf at 08:57 PM - 4 comments

Goodell wants your team to sign Tim Tebow: I am sick of Tim Tebow, but apparently Roger Goodell is not.

posted by Bag Man to football at 07:50 PM - 30 comments

May 11, 2013

May 10, 2013

May 09, 2013

May 08, 2013

End of an Era. Fergie Out!: Imperial Lord Ferg Sir Alex quits. Here are some highlights of the last 35 years or so of his footballing life.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 06:17 AM - 13 comments

May 07, 2013

An Outspoken Punter Finds Himself Out of Work: Kluwe, who gained national attention last fall for his support of same-sex marriage, figured his time in Minnesota was coming to an end when the Vikings chose Jeff Locke, a U.C.L.A. punter/kicker, in the fifth round of the N.F.L. draft.

posted by BornIcon to football at 11:20 AM - 4 comments

May 06, 2013

May 05, 2013

Still 'Money': Floyd Mayweather Jr. picks apart Robert Guerrero to win unanimous decision: The countdown to the end of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s legendary career began on Saturday with a brilliant performance in a victory over Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden. Mayweather rolled his record to 44-0 and kept alive a dream to end his career with a perfect mark.

posted by BornIcon to boxing at 07:26 AM - 0 comments

May 04, 2013

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May 01, 2013

Rec Soccer Ref in Critical Condition After Player's Punch: A referee in a recreational soccer league in Taylorsville, Utah, has been hospitalized in critical condition after being punched by a teen player he had just yellow carded. The 17-year-old had just been assessed the penalty when he struck the ref in the head. Though the injury appeared minor, the ref was found in the hospital to have suffered serious internal head injuries.

posted by rcade to soccer at 08:53 AM - 7 comments