What To Watch: Fri. 5/6 – Sun. 5/8

All times are Pacific.


Friday May 6th

harperWashington Nationals at Chicago Cubs – 11:20am MLB.TV: A great pitching match-up (Scherzer vs Lackey) and some of the best young talent in the game on display. Names you know like Harper, Werth, Rizzo and Bryant.

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders – 4pm NBCSN: Game four and Tampa leads two games to one. Islanders need this one or else they are really putting their backs to against the wall.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder – 6:30pm ESPN: Series is tied at one apiece and heads to OKC where the Thunder have to win both games if they want a chance to move on to the next round.

Saturday May 7th

St Louis Blues at Dallas Stars – 10am NBC: Game five with the series tied. We head back to the Lone Star State for what is now a best of three series.

Kentucky Derby – 3:40pm (ish) NBC: A year after American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, the Derby celebrates its 142nd ‘Run for the Roses.’ So break out the seersucker suits and big hats. It’s Derby Time!

Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals – 4:15pm NBC: The Pens have got the Presidents Trophy winning Caps on the ropes. Caps should come out swinging in this one to force the series back to Pittsburgh for a game six.

LillardGolden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers – 5:30pm ABC: The Warriors head to Rip City with a 2-0 lead in the series and it looks like they will be without Steph Curry for one more game. Can Damian Lillard and company pull one out and give themselves a chance?

Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake – 6pm MLS LIVE: These two are tied atop of the Western Conference. Who saw that coming  back in February?

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks – 7pm NBCSN: Game five in the Shark Tank.

Sunday May 8th

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs – 11:20am MLB.TV: It’s the final game of this four game series and the Cubbies send 6-0 Jake Arrieta to the hill to face Bryce Harper and company.

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning – Noon NBC: The series moves back to Florida for game five.

LA Galaxy vs New England Revolution – 12:30pm ESPN: The Revs are starting to put it together but the Galaxy seem to be a step ahead. Should be a good one in LA.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder – 5pm TNT: The pivotal game four is here. Durant, Westbrook, Duncan, Leonard,etc.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees – 5pm ESPN: It’s the Red Sox at the Yankees to cap off your Sunday night….again.

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What To Watch: Fri. 3/25 – Sun. 3/27

All times are Pacific.

Friday March 25th

Virginia vs Iowa State – 4:10pm CBS: ISU can score points in a hurry but UVA can lock just about anyone down with ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in Malcolm Brogdon.

NY Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning – 4:30pm NHL.TV: The Islanders are only two points behind the Lightning for the lead in the Atlantic but those two points put them in a Wild Card slot.

Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs – 5:30pm  NBA League Pass: While the Warriors are getting all the press, the Spurs have lost 11 games all year and have yet to lose at home this season.

North Carolina vs Indiana – 7pm TBS: Two teams who have enough talent to win it all and are both playing with a desire to do so. Let’s not forget that they are two of the perennial powers in college basketball.

Guatemala vs USA – 7pm beIN Sports: Let’s get this 2018 World Cup Qualifying underway shall we?

 

Saturday March 26th

Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche – Noon NHL.TV: The Wild have had the Avs number over the last few seasons. Now the Wild hold the last playoff spot but are only a point ahead of the Avs. This one should be as close as you can get to playoff hockey during the regular season.

Oklahoma vs Oregon -3pm CBS: Oregon is the only Pac-12 team to make any noise in the tournament this year. Oklahoma is probably still the favorite with Buddy Hield leading the way.

Florida Panthers at Tampa Bay Lightning – 4pm NHL.TV: Tough back to back games for the Lightning. Their in-state rival is also the team they are battling for first place against.

St Louis Blues at Washington Capitals – 4pm NHL.TV: The Caps may have locked up everything under the sun this regular season but the Blues still have some work to do. This could be a legitimate preview of the Stanley Cup Final.

San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder – 5pm NBA TV: When these two play, it’s always something you want to tune in for.

Villanova vs Kansas -5:45pm CBS: If these teams play like they did in their Sweet 16 match-ups then we are in for a real treat.

 

Sunday March 27th

Virginia vs Syracuse – 3pm TBS: One of two ACC match-ups for the Elite 8. UVA defeated Syracuse in the only match-up between the two this year. Is one day enough for UVA to prepare for the Syracuse zone defense?

LUNDQVISTPittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers – 4:30pm NBCSN: It’s not Sunday unless NBC is broadcasting a game featuring the Penguins or Rangers.

North Carolina vs Notre Dame – 5:45pm TBS: The second ACC match-up in the Elite 8 features two teams that split their season series (each winning the game on their home floor) but in different places. Notre Dame just got by Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 due to Wisconsin forgetting the fundamentals of basketball in the last two minutes. Meanwhile UNC is rolling right now. They might be the hottest team in the country.

What To Watch: Fri. 3/18 – Sun. 3/20

All times are Pacific.

Friday March 18th

Dayton vs Syracuse – 9:15am CBS: 7 vs 10 match-ups are always upset prone.

Iowa vs Temple – 12:10pm TRUTV: Again, 7 vs 10 match-up.

Boston Celtics at Toronto Raptors – 4:30pm NBA.TV: These two are first and second in the Atlantic division.

Michigan vs Notre Dame – 6:40pm CBS: The football rivalry may have ended but at least we get the basketball version in the Tourney.

Nashville Predators at Washington Capitals – 4pm NHL.TV: Two teams headed to the post season in a East vs West match-up.

Boston Bruins at Anaheim Ducks – 7pm NHL.TV: Tough task for the Bruins as they have to do a late season West Coast swing.

 

Saturday March 19th

Everton vs Arsenal – 5:45am NBCSN: You’ll be watching enough basketball to make your eyes pop out. Why not change it up and watch some top flight soccer?

Wichita State vs Miami – 9:10am CBS: The Shockers just seem to have the same players every year and every year make a run. Miami is a tough nut to crack. Very underrated team.

Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers – 10am NHL.TV: These two are conference, division and in-state rivals. Add in the fact that the Flyers are playing some pretty good hockey right now which means Sid and the boys will have their work cut out for them.

Indiana vs Kentucky -12:15pm CBS: This seems like it should be a Final Four meeting and not a 5 vs 4 game in the second round.

Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers – 4pm NHLN: The Red Wings are on the outside looking in right now while the Panthers are looking to maintain their spot atop the Atlantic division.

Virginia vs Butler – 4:10pm TBS: The real first chance for a number 1 seed to be taken down. Butler is Butler and they know how to knock off big dogs in the tournament.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers – 4pm NBA League Pass: The Thunder and Pacers are both bound for the playoffs and both have a whole lot of talent to show off.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Miami Heat – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: LeBron heads back to South Beach. Always fun to see and both lead their respective divisions.

Kansas vs UCONN – 4:45pm CBS: The Jayhawks should be nervous about this one. UCONN is one of the hottest teams in the country and know what it takes to win it all.

Klay ThompsonGolden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs – 5:30pm ABC: The team with the best chance of knocking off the Warriors might just be the Spurs. They just have to prove it now.

Boston Bruins at LA Kings – 7:30pm NHL.TV: Like we said earlier, this is a tough, late season road trip for the boys from bean-town.

LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes – 7:30pm MLS.TV: The Quakes are 2-0 to start a season for the first time ever. The Galaxy will be ready as these two revive the California Classico.

 

 

Sunday March 20th

Manchester City vs Manchester United – 9am NBC: What an awesome game to start a Sunday.

Iowa vs Villanova – 9:10am CBS: Villanova may be a higher seed but Iowa has shown all year long that they can knock off anybody at anytime.

VCU vs Oklahoma – 2:15pm CBS: VCU is a team you never want to play in this time of year regardless if Shaka Smart is no longer their coach. They know what it takes to wreak havoc.

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins – 3pm NBCSN: Two playoff teams in the Eastern Conference measuring themselves out and two of the biggest stars in the NHL in Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

Sporting KC vs Toronto FC – 4pm FS1: A whole lot of talent on display and one, if not THE best environment in all of MLS. Oh yeah, Dom Dwyer is on fire.

Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks – 5:30pm NBCSN: The Wild are hanging on by the skin of their teeth to that last playoff slot out west. Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks could care less.

What to Watch: Fri. 3/11 – Sun. 3/13

All times are Pacific.

Friday March 11th

Baylor vs Kansas – 4pm ESPN2: The Big 12 tournament kicks into high gear.

Philadelphia Flyers at Tampa Bay Lightning – 4:30pm NHL.TV: Flyers are agonizingly close to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference while the Lightning are battling it out for one of the top seeds.

Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls – 5pm NBA.TV: The Heat lead the Southeastern division while the Bulls have fallen off a bit but are still a dangerous group.

DUCKS V BLUESAnaheim Ducks at St Louis Blues – 5pm NHL.TV: The Ducks have been come down to Earth after winning something like 10 in a row. Both are playoff bound. Expect some excellent hockey in this one.


Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars – 5:30pm NHLN:
These two are tied for the top spot in the Western Conference and on top of the Central. Both are two of the top teams in the entire league.

Oklahoma vs West Virginia – 6pm ESPN2: OU may have the Big 12 player of the year (Buddy Hield) and swept the season series but pay no mind to that. Bob Huggins will have his team ready to play and they are still a top 10 team mind you.

Arizona vs Oregon – 6pm PAC12: Oregon is trying to lock up a number one seed in the NCAA Tournament but Arizona needs a win to improve their seeding too.

Portland Trailblazers at Golden State Warriors – 7:30pm NBA League Pass: You want to watch this one just to see what Steph Curry and Damian Lillard are going to do to one up each other.

 

Saturday March 12th

NY Islanders at Boston Bruins – 10am NHL.TV: A little morning hockey with two playoff bound teams.

New England Revolution vs DC United – Noon MLS.TV: These two were at the top of the Eastern Conference standings last season. Good early season matchup.

Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors – 4pm NBA League Pass: Talk about tough back-to-back road games for the Heat. First Chicago and then up to the Great White North. That’s just mean.

Sporting KC vs Vancouver Whitecaps – 5:30pm MLS.TV: SKC looks to lay out the unwelcome mat for the Caps. Both should be a force in the Western Conference again.

Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs – 5:30pm ABC: Probably the only two teams who have a legit chance of knocking off the Warriors when it comes playoff time. Durant, Duncan, Westbrook, Parker and of course the media mogul Poppovich.

BLUES V STARS FIGHTSt Louis Blues at Dallas Stars – 6pm NHLN: Both are looking to unseat the Blackhawks in the Central and claim the top spot. They should both be pretty sick and tired of each other by this point of the season. Sprinkle in the back side of back-to-back games and it could get nasty out there.

Washington Capitals at San Jose Sharks – 7:30pm NHL.TV: The Caps look to close out the brutal west coast road trip with a win in the shark tank.

 

Sunday March 13th

LUNDQVISTPittsburgh Penguins at NY Rangers – 9:30am NBC: Sidney Crosby and the Pens look to give themselves some breathing room when it comes to the playoff race. The Rangers are strong and will be strong once Henrik Lundqvist and Rick Nash return.

Cleveland Cavaliers at LA Clippers – 12:30pm ABC: Enough talent on display to make you stop you Sunday yard work and camp out in front of the TV.

NYCFC vs Toronto FC – 2pm ESPN2: Lot of star power on display and hopefully that means goals a plenty.

NCAA Selection Show – 2:30pm CBS: Who is in and who is out. Let the second phase of March Madness begin!

What To Watch: 1/29 – 1/31

All times are Pacific.


Friday January 29th

X Games Aspen – 4pm ESPN: Among the events over the four hours of coverage, Snowmobile Freestyle Final and Snowboard Big Air Final.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: The Pistons are only a few games back of the the Cavs and the Cavs have had some changes lately in case you didn’t here. Bigger point, the Pistons beat the Golden State Warriors while the Cavs got faded.

Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder – 5pm NBA TV: Harden, Howard, Durant, Westbrook. Yeah, there are stars in this one.

 

Saturday January 30th

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid – 7am beIN: These two are tied atop of the La Liga table. Oh yeah, this game only features massive stars and the best venue in all of soccer.

X Games Aspen – 10am ABC: Featured events include Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final.

Virginia at Louisville – 10am CBS: Big ACC matchup for your Saturday morning.

Iowa State at Texas A&M – 11am ESPN: Iowa State is coming off a win over Kansas while the Aggies just lost to Arkansas on the road.

Senior Bowl -11:30am NFL Network: Scrounging for football? This is your only option. On the bright side, most if not all of these guys will be drafted.

Oklahoma at LSU – 2pm ESPN: Number 1 OU takes on Mr. Everything Ben Simmons and the LSU Tigers.

NHL All Star Skills Challenge – 4pm NBCSN: This is usually more entertaining than the game.

Kentucky at Kansas – 4pm ESPN: What? Excuse Me? UK at KU during the regular season at Allen Fieldhouse? Thank you baby Jesus.

X Games – 5pm ESPN3/ESPN: Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final will start on ESPN3 then shift to ESPN at 6pm. Ski Big Air follows that.

San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers – 5:30pm ABC: If the Warriors were not in the NBA, these two teams would battle it out for NBA’s best.

 

Sunday January 31st

Chloe KimX Games Aspen – 9am ESPN: Marquee event on this day is Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final. Remember last year when Chloe Kim became the youngest X Games gold medalist at the age of 14.

Chicago Bulls at LA Clippers – 12:30 ABC: The Blake Griffin-less Clippers welcome Jimmy Butler and the Bulls to downtown LA.

USMNT vs Iceland – 12:45pm ESPN2: It’s the first “friendly” in a big year for the US Men’s National Team.

NHL All Star Game – 2pm NBCSN: It’s 3-on-3 hockey which at the very minimum will create a lot more space on the ice.

Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat – 3pm NBA League Pass: Number 1 & 2 in the Southeastern division square off near South Beach.

Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks – 4:30pm NBA League Pass: It’s Dub City in the Big City to get a look at rookie sensation (and former bane of Knicks fans) Kristaps Porzingis.

 

What To Watch: Fri. 12/25 – Sun. 12/27

All times are Pacific.

Friday December 25th

Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder – 11:30am ABC: Two playoff level teams who have enough talent to make some noise come the spring.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors – 2pm ABC: Not only is it a rematch of last years NBA Finals but it also features the top teams in the Eastern & Western Conference.

San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets – 5pm ESPN: Houston has started to turn it around and the Spurs are….well the Spurs. They are the second best team in the NBA behind Golden State. Maybe Pop will compliment James Harden’s beard?

 

Saturday December 26th

Liverpool vs Leicester City – 5am NBCSN: The league leading Foxes head to Anfield to take on Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

Louisville at Kentucky – 9am CBS: Top 25 men’s basketball matchup between two of the predominant powers. Add the instate battle factor and this game has all the makings of a barn burner.

Miami vs Washington State – 11am CBS: The Sun Bowl is a pretty good one this year as the surprising Washington State Cougars take on the Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricane players are really auditioning for new head coach Mark Richt so their chances of just mailing this one in are low.

Indiana vs Duke – 12:30pm ABC: A bowl game outside in New York on the last weekend of December doesn’t sound like a reward but it is for these two teams. Two very offensive minded coaches squaring off means this game has shootout potential.

Montreal Canadiens at Washington Capitals – 4pm NHLN: The top team in the Eastern division meets the top team in the Metropolitan division. Plenty of star talent on the ice as well.

Dallas Stars at St Louis Blues – 5pm NHL Gamecenter: These two are battling it out for the top spot in the Central division.

Detroit Red Wings at Nashville Predators – 5pm NHL Gamecenter: Two evenly matched teams on a Saturday night in the Music City.

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – 5:25pm NFL Network: The NFC East leading Redskins try to fly by the Eagles. If they do, they have all but locked up the NFC East and a home playoff game.

 

Sunday December 27th

Tom BradyNew England Patriots at NY Jets – 1pm CBS: Playoff implications abound in this one. Jets are looking to get a step closer to the postseason while the Pats can lock up home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a win.

Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals – 1:25pm FOX: While both teams are already in the playoffs, this game could determine who gets a first round bye in the postseason. Two All Pro quarterbacks squaring off makes this one even more fun to watch.

NY Giants at Minnesota Vikings – 5:25pm NBC: Giants need a lot of help to make the playoffs and it won’t be any easier with Odell Beckham Jr suspended. Vikings control their own destiny. They keep winning and they are into the playoffs.

What to Watch: Fri. 12/18 – Sun. 12/20

All times are Pacific.

Friday December 18th

Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins – 4pm NHL Gamecenter: Two proud franchises and two that plan on making a deep run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals – 4pm NHL Gamecenter: The Caps are leading the Metropolitan division but it’s only a matter of time before the Lightning turn it around.

Blake GriffinLA Clippers at San Antonio Spurs – 5pm ESPN: Two powerhouses in the western conference square off. This means a whole lot of star power too. Blake Griffin, TIm Duncan, Chris Paul, Kawhi Leonard, LeMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, etc.

 

Richmond at North Dakota State – 5pm ESPN2: It’s the first of two FCS Semifinal games. NDSU looks to make it to a fifth straight National Title game. Richmond hasn’t been there since 2008 when it beat Montana.

 

Saturday December 19th

Utah at Duke – 9am ESPN: Big out of conference match-up. Duke has not lost at home to an out of conference opponent in what seems like forever.

Villanova at Virginia – 9am ESPN2: One of four top 25 match-ups in college basketball this weekend.

UNC vs UCLA – 10am CBS: This one is being played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Two legendary programs and two pretty good teams this year.

BYU vs UTAH – 12:30pm ABC: The Las Vegas bowl is a renewal of an old rivalry. One called the ‘Holy War’. Expect a good one and lets see if both teams can keep it a clean game.

Sam Houston State at Jacksonville State – 1pm ESPNU: The second FCS Semifinal match-up. Shootout probability: HIGH.

Butler at Purdue -2pm BTN: Another one of the top 25 match-ups in college basketball.

Ohio vs Appalachian State – 2:30pm ESPN: One of the more solid games this bowl season. Yes it has a funny name (Camilla Bowl) but these two teams have a combined 18 wins this season. That’s better than a lot of bowl games.

Montreal Canadiens at Dallas Stars – 4pm NHLN: Division leaders square off in the Lone Star State.

UFC on FOX – 5pm FOX: Lightweight title is on the line as Rafael Dos Anjos takes on Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Former Heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos takes on Alistair Overeem and Nate Diaz returns to face Michael Johnson.

LA Clippers at Houston Rockets – 5pm NBA League Pass: The Texas road trip is always tough. Second game in two night for the Clippers against a solid team.

 

Sunday December 20th

Watford vs Liverpool – 5:30pm NBCSN: Liverpool sits a point behind Watford for the seventh spot in the Premier League table.

Carolina Panthers at NY Giants  – 10am FOX: Panthers are still undefeated and in the playoffs. Giants are fighting for their playoff lives and this would be a big, big win.

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings – 10am FOX: Big battle in the NFC North.

Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders – 1pm FOX: Aaron Rodgers returns home…and he gets to face Khalil Mack who had five sacks last weekend at Denver.

Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers – 1:25pm CBS: The best defense in the league (Broncos) takes on the second best offense in the league (Steelers). Any questions?

Atlanta Hawks at Orlando Magic – 3pm NBA League Pass: Solid match up for your Sunday afternoon.

OvechkinWashington Capitals at NY Rangers – 4pm NHLN: Alex Ovechkin and the Caps take their show on the road to the Big Apple.

Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles – 5:25pm NBC: The Cards are rolling and the Eagles have won two in a row against two playoff caliber teams.

What To Watch Fri. 12/11 – Sun. 12/13

All times are Pacific.

Friday December 11th

Miami Heat at Indiana Pacers – 4pm ESPN: Two 12-8 teams meet in Indianapolis.

LA Kings at Pittsburgh Penguins -4pm NHL Gamecenter: Well the Pens were out West last weekend, now the Pacific leading Kings come East.

Charleston Southern at Jacksonville State – 5pm ESPN2: Some FCS playoffs for your Friday night. Jacksonville State is the top seed in the FCS playoff bracket and Charleston Southern would love nothing more than to topple the Gamecocks.

The Ultimate Fighter Finale – 7pm FS1: Joe Lauzon vs Evan Dunham, Edson Barboza vs Tony Ferguson and the main event is a 145lbs clash between Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes.

 

Saturday December 12th

Northern Iowa at North Dakota State – 9am ESPN: North Dakota State is looking for it’s 5th straight FCS title. Northern Iowa almost upset North Dakota State earlier this year. Payback is awaiting.

Keenan ReynoldsArmy vs Navy – Noon CBS: 116th edition of the Army vs Navy game. Navy has won 13 years in a row. That’s right. Navy hasn’t lost to Army since 2001 when George W Bush was in his 1st term. Navy also has quarterback Keenan Reynolds who owns the NCAA record for touchdowns (83).

Utah vs Wichita State – 12:30pm ESPN2: The always dangerous Shockers welcome the Utes in some afternoon hoops action.

Cincinnati vs Xavier – 2:30pm FOX: The battle for basketball bragging rights in the Queen City.

Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning – 4pm NHLN: The Caps lead the Metropolitan division and while the Lightning may not be in Stanley Cup form yet, let’s not forget that they were their last season.

Dallas Stars at St Louis Blues – 5pm NHL Gamecenter: The two top teams in the Central division square off.

San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks – 5pm NBATV: The Spurs are quietly one of the best teams in the NBA while the Hawks are no slouches either.

UFC 193 – 7pm PPV: Two titles on the line as Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman takes on Luke Rockhold and then the fight you might have heard about Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo takes on the Interim Champion Conor McGregor.

 

Sunday December 13th

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals – 1pm CBS: This is the game of the day.

Buffalo Bills at Philadelphia Eagles – 10am CBS: Honestly, we just wanted to see which Eagles team shows up. Plus LeSean McCoy heads back to Philly.

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos – 1pm CBS: A long standing rivalry and the potential to go everywhere in-between.

Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks – 4pm NHLN: The Canucks are sitting in second in the Pacific division while the Blackhawks are still the Blackhawks. That means they are still the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

New England Patriots at Houston Texas – 5:30pm NBC: The Texans started 1-4 and have gone 5-2 since. The Patriots are all of a sudden in a tail spin, losers of their last two.

 

The Time Has Come

By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard

Becky Hammon just keeps on keeping on. From undrafted free agent to six time all-star in the WNBA and now head coach of the NBA Summer League Champion San Antonio Spurs. She continues to show that wherever she goes, success follows.

Becky Hammon

The Hammon led Spurs reeled off six wins in a row to win the Summer League Championship. She can put that trophy on the mantle along with the fact she is the first women to be a full time NBA assistant coach.

Some people used to say that it was only a matter of time before a woman was a coach of a mens professional team. Well that time looks like it may have come. While the sample size is small it is still proof that a women can coach a mens team successfully at the professional level. We can make exceptions all we want, the fact is that a woman lead a mens team to a championship at the professional level.

Year after year we see the same coaches recycled in professional sports. On occasion we get fresh blood and fresh ideas embodied in the likes of  Hammon or Joe Moglia. The insiders always cite experience as the end all be all for a head coach but more times than not taking a chance on someone with something to prove is the best move one can make. It would be a shame to not see Hammon get a head coaching gig in the next few years. All she needs is a chance.

The Sunday: Zeroes and Ones Will Take Us There

By Brad Hubbard  | @bradhubbard

The Fight Of The 1%

The sports world have been abuzz about the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight for sometime. Not because it was a fight between two of the best boxers in the last 30 years but because of the money involved. Mayweather is expected to bring in upwards of $200 million when all is said and done. To put that in perspective that’s more than GoPro, Rackspace, and US Steel made last year in net profit. 

The fight itself was seen overall as a let down, at least for the money attached to it. $100 for the pay-per-view (that was down and delayed the start of the fight) and the $10k face value ringside tickets that went for as high as $350k. But the quintessential picture of excess that is the 1% was the private plane traffic jam at the Las Vegas Airport.

Private Plane Parking Lot

 

1+1+1 = Yes

While $100 may have been too steep a price for a lot of people it may have been the right price for the LA Angels vs SF Giants game on Saturday. Three of the games biggest stars hit home runs on a picture perfect day in the Bay Area. Oh, and it was the 3rd annual Metallica Day. Probably worth $100 in our book.

Metallica Day

 

One More Time?

Many sports fans switched over to the fight after the San Antonio Spurs vs LA Clippers game 7 thriller. The injured Chris Paul may have sent the Spurs mainstays into retirement but even the Spurs have to admit, it was a helluva shot. Question now is will the aging Spurs give it another go next season before the big three retire?

 

 Zero Fans Is All The More Fun

The Chicago White Sox played the Baltimore Orioles this past week in front of empty seats. Catcher Caleb Joseph took it all in stride. He signed imaginary autographs and waved at the fictional crowd.

The real question is, what did they do with all of the foul balls? We think they should be signed by the players and donated to the family of the late Freddie Gray.

Weirdest GIF’s from White Sox vs O’s game. 

 

The 0% Recline

Major League Soccer players are not all millionaires. (Mayweather could probably buy a couple of franchises with the money he made Saturday night.) Teams still fly commercially to most games and even veteran players can fall victim to the airline seat squeeze. Chad Marshall of the Seattle Sounders showed this first hand during the Sounders cross country trek to take on NYCFC.