The Best Day In Sports. Period.

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

It may be a cosmic event or maybe just plain old luck. Either way, Saturday May 2, 2015 is shaping up to be one of the greatest days in sports history. Just about every major professional sport will be represented and then some. The only question is, is it too much?

Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Let’s start with the one off, the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. They won’t actually start fighting until around 8:30pm Pacific standard time (PST) on Saturday at which point they will truly begin to split the estimated $300 million in pay-per-view money. 60-40 to Mayweather of course. It’s the biggest fight boxing has seen since Mayweather took on Oscar De La Hoya. It will probably be the last great matchup for a generation.

Before this of course is a smorgasbord of sporting events.

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby will take place around 3:25pm PST. It’s the one time a year that a wide spectrum of people care about horse racing and women get to wear big hats.

The events that we are use to seeing this time of year are of course Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, and the NFL Draft.

The NFL Draft is the only event where there isn’t any actual sporting activity happening. But this is a football nation and people will be glued to the draft (even the later rounds which will be happening on Saturday). It will be the first time that the Draft has been outside of New York City and the second time that it has been held in the month of May.

Yes, this may go down as the greatest day in sports history. Is it too much though? That’s for you to decide for yourself. There certainly won’t be a lack of options on Saturday that’s for sure. Our advice is to pace yourself and try to find a couple of people to split the $100 Mayweather vs Pacquiao ppv.

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The Sunday: That Just Happened

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

The Sunday

Yep. He Made That

Yes, LeBron James made a shot from the other end of the court. Perhaps the closest anyone has come previously was Grant Hill when he hit Christian Laettner in the Regional Final of the NCAA Tournament back in 1992.

 

Great Singing Almost Gets You Sacked 

Houston Texans All-Pro JJ Watt has been everywhere this offseason. From the NCAA Tournament to a Houston Rockets playoff game. He is also the best face the NFL can put out there this side of Peyton Manning. To prove it he ran from his seat to tell a kid ‘awesome job’ after a great rendition of the National Anthem.

 

Gunned Down

We may not talk about Arena Football very often but sometimes some things happen that you just have to point out. This one didn’t even happen on the field either.

At a Philadelphia Soul game against the Jacksonville Sharks earlier this month, a woman ‘gunned down’ her male counterpart in the row in front of her. The Soul should thank her too, the video has over 3 million views and counting on YouTube.

Head to the :45 second mark. 

 

And That Went In

If you are a teams starting goalie during an elimination game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs you would hope that you wouldn’t let one go between your legs. The five-hole that any goalie on that level should stop. Well that’s exactly what happened with St Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen. He was pulled right after and not long after that the Minnesota Wild closed out the series with a 4-1 win.

 

What to Watch Fri. 5/23 – Mon. 5/26

Friday May 23rd

Sporting KC vs Toronto FC – 5:30pm MLS LIVE (Free Stream on MLSsoccer.com): Yeah there is no Michael Bradley, Graham Zusi or Matt Besler. However there is still Jermaine Defoe, Dom Dwyer and Claudio Bieler.

Saturday May 24th

Champions League Final – 11:30am FOX: The All-Star team that is Real Madrid will face off against Madrid neighbor and La Liga Champs Atletico Madrid. You’re welcome.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps – 4pm MLS Live: A Cascadia Cup match up is always fun to watch.

New England Revolution vs DC United – 4:30pm MLS Live: Battle of two of the top teams in the East. Who saw that coming?

Chicago Blackhawks @ LA Kings – 5pm NBC: Game 3 in LA. ‘Nuff said.

Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat – 5:30pm ESPN: Paul George may or may not play for the Pacers. Without him it could be tough to steal a win in Miami.

Sunday May 25th (RACE DAY!)

F1 in Monaco – 5am NBC: Start the day with one of the coolest races in the World as Formula 1 heads to Monaco.

Indianapolis 500 – 9am ABC: It’s tradition like burgers on the grill this time of year. Indy gets center stage for a few hours.

Coca-Cola 600 – 3pm FOX: Finish off the race day with some NASCAR. See if Kurt Busch can complete the ‘Double’.

Montreal Canadiens @ NY Rangers – 5pm NBCSN: If the Canadiens can steal this game then this series could go the full 7.

Monday May 26th

NY Yankees @ St Louis Cardinals – 1pm ESPN: Memorial Day is for BBQ’s and baseball. Two of the most historic clubs in MLB history get center stage.

Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat – 5:30pm ESPN: This is probably going to be the best series in the NBA Playoffs this year.

Chicago Blackhawks @ LA Kings – 6pm NBCSN: The last two Stanley Cup Champs head into Game 4.

 

 

What to Watch Fri. 5/16-Sun. 5/18

Friday May 16th

Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox – 4pm MLB.TV: Good looking pithing match up (Max Scherzer vs Jon Lester) and two perenial playoff teams.

Los Angeles Kings @ Anaheim Ducks – 6pm NBCSN: Game 7. Nuff said.

Saturday May 17th

FA Cup Final: Arsenal vs Hull City – 8:30am FOX: With all due respect to Hull City, Arsenal should run away with this.

Barcelona vs Athletico Madrid – 8:55am beIN Sports: At Camp Nou for all the marbles in La Liga.

New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens – 10am NBC: Conference finals get underway with two of the original six teams in the NHL.

New York Red Bulls @ Toronto FC – 1:30pm MLS LIVE: Michael Bradley may not be there along with Tim Cahill. However you still have Henry, Dafoe and the hottest striker in MLS in Bradley Wright-Phillips.

The Preakness – 3:10pm NBC: Alright, this is the one that matters. If California Chrome can win this one then hey, we may get a Triple Crown winner.

Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles Galaxy – 5:30pm MLS LIVE: These two teams have a tendency to see each other again in MLS Cup. Just sayin.

 Sunday May 18th

Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers – 12:30pm ABC: Here we go. The match-up in the East that we all wanted to see.

 

What to Watch 5/2 – 5/4

Friday May 2nd

Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies – 4pm MLB.TV: Great early season pitching matchup with Stephen Strasburg going up against Cliff Lee.

Houston Rockets @ Portland TrailBlazers – 7:30pm ESPN: A big sports weekend in the PDX as Portland looks to close out the star studded Rockets.

Saturday May 3rd

Everton vs Manchester City – 9am CNBC: Believe it or not but Liverpool will be rooting for their cross town rivals because Man City has a game in hand on the Reds and is only three points back.

Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins – 9:30am NBC: This could be the best series of the second round.

Kentucky Derby – NBC 3:20pm: It’s NBC and you know what that means, all day pregame for a race that lasts two minutes.

Atlanta Hawks @ Indiana Pacers – TBD NBA-TV: The top team in the East is fighting for its playoff life against the upstart Hawks.

Memphis Grizzlies @ Oklahoma City Thunder – TBD NBA-TV: Only one game in this series hasn’t gone to overtime.

Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers – TBD NBA-TV: Set aside the soon to be ex-Clippers owner. This is a good series and game seven should be something to see.

Sunday May 4th

Minnesota Wild @ Chicago Blackhawks – Noon NBC: This, like all second games in a best of seven series, is pivotal.

Sporting KC @ Columbus Crew – 1pm NBCSN: The Crew don’t make it on to national TV a lot even though they have a quality club. This will be the MLS game of the week for sure.

 

What To Watch 4/25- 4/27

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full effect. While some series will come to an end sooner rather than later the Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues is one not to be missed. Oh yeah, the NBA is in playoff season too.

Friday April 25th

Chicago Blackhawks @ St Louis Blues – 5pm NBCSN: This will go down as the best series of the first round and maybe one of the best in Playoff history.

Houston Rockets @ Portland TrailBlazers – 7:30pm ESPN: Let’s face it, Houston needs this game.

 

Saturday April 26th

Columbus Bluejackets @ Pittsburgh Penguins – 4pm NBCSN: This series on paper should be one sided. Guess that’s why the play the games.

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzles – 6:30pm ESPN: What is it about the Grizz and the playoffs? They always seem to scare the daylights at of their opponent.

UFC 172: Jones vs Teixeira – 7pm PPV: Jon Jones is the most dominate Light Heavyweight in UFC history. Glover Teixeira hasn’t loss since 2005. Something has to give.

Sunday April 27th

Liverpool vs Chelsea  – 6am NBCSN: Pretty much for all the marbles in the Premier League. Liverpool wins, it’s title time for the Reds.

Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors – 12:30pm ABC: Could be the best series out west.

St Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks  – Noon NBC: Twice in one weekend? Dude!