May 28, 2011

The Eternal Season - Saturday May 28th

Good Evening, TES Friends!

We're back, and this time much closer to the home of Hawkeye Nation, albeit actually much closer to Kinnick North.  That's ok, we love to wear the Colors around the Twin Cities!  Hoping that the long weekend and quasi-start to summer has you spending time with family and friends as well.

It's Saturday, another one closer to the start of football season, which is now inside of 100 days away.  And so, we lead with video from another one of the incoming Iowa freshmen, this week Damon Bullock, a running back and safety from Texas.

So that gets the mind on football, but we must swing backward to the winter sports, which now finally are all set to begin the last round.  We start on the ice, where the East final indeed went 7 games, with Boston scoring with about 7:30 left to go up 1-0, and goalie Tim Thomas made it stand up; Bolts out, Bruins onto the Stanley Cup.  There they will meet the West champion and President's Cup winner in the Canucks, meaning the two hockey teams that are about as far apart as you can get in North America.  Hard to say what the ratings will be like elsewhere, but it's a good matchup for Hockey fans like us.  The chase for Lord Stanley's Cup begins Wednesday night, 8:00 eastern, on NBC.

It will be a rematch for the Heat and Mavs in the NBA Finals.  It seems the experts think this will be a better series, as Dirk's game has grown up, and he has much more dangerous weapons around him - if the Heat double him, he will kick it out to good shooters.  The series is certainly full of star power.  And the Cavs owner is probably thinking he didn't want to say anything about Cleveland winning a title before LeBron.  The NBA Finals kick off Tuesday night, 9:00 eastern, on ABC.  Oh, and there is late word today that Pippen said LeBron could end up better than His Airness.  Scottie was immediately checked into a mental facility.

But of course, the biggest single event of the weekend is the Indy 500.  The 95th Race For The Milk is going to be more exciting than ever, as IndyCar has implemented a new rule - restarts will now be side by side, not single file.  That should make for some very interesting turns - and not all the drivers are thrilled with the idea.  Race coverage starts at Noon eastern (Sunday) on ABC.

There is also late word that the unnamed Dodger owner can make payroll on Tuesday - but beyond that , perhaps not.  The Bums scored a 9th in win last night, let's see if they can put another one together out west tonight.  A nearly full slate today, and being Saturday, the only national nighttime coverage is the Fox game.  

Of course, there is much more to this holiday weekend than sporting events and mega sales at the malls and outlet centers.  We give thanks, respect, and honor to those who have fallen in defense of our great Nation.  Their sacrifice was great, and it is those men and women who are true heroes, not the ones who play games for our amusement. 

Here now, your tv listings.  I hope your Memorial Day weekend is off to a good start!

Where To Find Live Sports On TV:

NHL Games - Stanley Cup Finals: (Wednesday)

NBA Games - NBA Finals: (Tuesday)

MLB Games - Regular Season:

Soccer aka Football:



The love of sports is shared across the generations, and there are few things as fun as debating the merits of certain players, strategies, and team histories with other, opposing sports nuts.  If you are an all around sports fan, feel free to join the ride, and please comment/vent whenever you feel you need to. 


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