Month: April 2014

NBA Schedule for Wednesday April 30

San Antonio Leads Series  3-2

Dallas 103 @ San Antonio  109 6 pm TNT

Toronto Leads  Series 3-2

Brooklyn 113 @ Toronto 115 6:30 pm NBATV

Portland Leads Series 3-2

Portland 98 @ Houston 109 8:30 pm TNT

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NBA Playoff Schedule for Tuesday April 29

Washington Wins Series 4-1

Washington 75 @ Chicago 69 7 pm TNT

Memphis Leads Series  3-2

Memphis 100 @ Oklahoma City 99  8 pm NBATV

LA Clippers Lead Series  3-2

Golden State 103 @ LA Clippers 113 9:30 TNT

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Podcast for Monday April 28

In today’s podcast we talk about Donald Sterling’s remarks, and we close out the podcast talking some football.

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NBA Playoff Schedule for Monday April 28

Heat Win Series 4-0

Miami 109 @ Charlotte 98 6pm TNT

Atlanta Leads Series 3-2

Atlanta 107 @ Indiana 97 7pm NBATV

Series Tied  2-2

San Antonio 93 @ Dallas 89 8:30 pm TNT

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NBA Schedule for April 27

Washington Leads Series 3-1

Chicago 89 @ Washington 98 12:00 pm ABC

 Series  Tied 2-2

LA Clippers 97 @ Golden State 118 2:30 ABC

Series Tied 2-2

Brooklyn 87 @ Toronto 79 6 pm TNT

Portland Leads Series 3-1

Houston 120 @ Portland 123 8:30 pm TNT

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NBA Schedule for Saturday April 26

Series Tied 2-2

Indiana 91 @ Atlanta 88

Dallas Leads Series 2-1

San Antonio 108 @ Dallas 109 3:30 TNT

Heat Lead Series 3-0

Miami 98 @ Charlotte  85 6 pm ESPN

Series Tied 2-2

Oklahoma City 92  @ Memphis 89  8:30 pm ESPN

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NBA Playoffs for Friday April 25

Brooklyn Leads Series 2-1

Toronto 98 @ Brooklyn 102 6pm ESPN2

Washington Leads Series 2-1

Chicago 100 @ Washington 97  7pm ESPN

Portland Leads Series 2-1

Houston 121 @ Portland 116 9:30pm ESPN

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Blown Out 100 Candles, Happy Birthday Wrigley Field

 

Only in Chicago Cub fashion would they celebrate a century of Wrigley Field with, of all things a disappointing loss. That was the case of Wednesday, April 23 as Chicago’s North Side baseball jewel turned 100. Only fitting, the Cubs leading 5-2 in the top of the ninth and at one point one out away from victory would yield five runs. In the end the Arizona Diamondbacks prevailed 7-5.

And as Wrigley’s 100th birthday was spoiled, it’s just a century of frustration. Cubs’ teams with losing records or great regular seasons in which you might think something special is about to happen, only to have your hopes crushed like   an opposition baseball about waiting to be thrown back from the bleachers to the field of play.

Aside from historic losing baseball, the 100th birthday was a home run hit by the Chicago Cubs’ organization. They honored four generations of ownership, actually five, considering a representative of the Bears, team president Ted Phillips was on hand, as the Monsters of The Midway called Wrigley Field home from 1921-1970.

While this marked a small fraction of the pregame ceremony, other aspects included the Northwestern Marching Band entertaining the crowd from short right-center field.

But on top of everything, Cubs’ and Bears’ legends who played at the fame intersection of Clark and Addison, gathered themselves on the infield.

Both the Cubs’ and even the Diamondbacks’ dawned the uniforms of the first two squads to ever play in the ballpark, now 100. While the Cubs’ did not play in Wrigley until 1916, the Chicago Federals of the two year Federal League became the original tenants. They played the first game there on April 23, 2914 and took on the Kansas City Packers. Only fitting, the Diamondbacks wear the uniform of the opposition, as they did, dressed in Packer baseball attire.

And thus, Wrigley Field has made it to 100, just as was the case with Fenway Park two years ago.

But with Wrigley’s 100th, take two things into consideration here.

Wrigley Field is the last ballpark standing that Jackie Robinson ever played in.

The next MLB ballpark in line to turn 100, will be Dodger Stadium. That would be a reality in 2062.

Anyway, Happy Birthday Wrigley Field. Now’s that time for a winner.

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NBA Playoff Schedule for April 24

 

Memphis Leads Series 2-1

Oklahoma City 95 @ Memphis 98 7 pm TNT

 

Atlanta Leads Series  2-1

Indiana 85 @ Atlanta 91 6pm NBATV

 

Clippers Lead Series 2-01

LA Clippers 98 @ Golden State  96 9:30 pm TNT

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NBA Playoff Schedule for April 23

Heat Leads Series 2-0

Charlotte 97 @ Miami 101  6pm TNT

Series Tied  1-1

Dallas 113 @ San Antonio 92 7pm NBATV

Portland Leads Series 2-0

Portland 112 @ Houston 105  8:30pm TNT

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