Good Afternoon Friends!
Wow, readers in Hong Kong, Germany, and Russia! Greetings to all of you wherever you might be, sports love is universal and something that brings us all together.
Last night was very exciting for our winter sports playoff series. Starting on the ice, the Bruins went up 3-2 on the Bolts with a thrilling 3-1 victory, one that sported what may be the save of the playoffs by Boston's Tim Thomas. A stick save, and a beauty. Check it out in slow-mo:
Boston will look to close out Tampa and advance to the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, but before that, Vancouver looks to cement their place in the final in the west's game 5, tonight at 9:00 pm, Versus.
On the hardwood, the Thunder were 5 minutes away from a 2-all series, with a 15 point lead, when Dirk and The Kidd opened fire and brought the Mavs all the way back to tie it up with about 10 seconds left. That must have shot the heart out of the young OKC team, as Dallas never trailed in the OT, en route to a 112-105 win, and a 3-1 series lead. The Mavericks will look to claim their 2nd trip to the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, in Dallas. Tonight, the Heat look to go up 3-1 on the Bulls, but I wouldn't bet against Rose doing something explosive. It's at 8:30 eastern, on TNT.
Ugh. Koufax Lite indeed delivers, 6 strong, 4 hits, 7 strikeouts. The Dodgers had a 3-1 lead going to the bottom of the 9th and blew it, falling 4-3. Late news that the family of the Giants fan attacked on opening day has just filed suit against the Dodgers. If it helps usher out the current owners, fine by me.
A somewhat rare treat today, as all 32 MLB teams take the field. If you are a fan of baseball, tune in to your local pro sports network to enjoy a little of America's Pastime.
First round action at the French Open continues today, and the biggest news so far was American John Isner taking Nadal to 5 sets - before losing. As I have stated before, there is no better way to watch a tennis or golf major than DirecTv, but the French Open is available to you on ESPN3.com, so you can get your fix even if you are away from your tv set.
The NFL owners have voted unanimously for a few rule changes concerning hits to defenseless players, hopefully now they can work on finding a deal that the players can accept. Rule changes won't mean much if there is no football, and June lurks.
It sounds like another round of very severe weather is taking aim at the plains and midwest, I hope that everyone out there pays attention to the skies and is prepared for whatever may come!
Where To Find Live Sports On TV:
NHL Games - Conference Finals:
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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.