Toronto Raptors- Player Grades

March 16, 2011

With the disappointing season that the Toronto Raptors are having, I decided to take a look at what the players have/ have not done this year. Alex Ajinca-Has only seen garbage time minutes since coming over from the Dallas Mavericks. Grade: N/A Solomon Alabi-He’s in the same boat as Ajinca, has seen minimal minutes this season playing behind: Bargnani, Evans, Davis and Johnson. Grade: N/A Leandro Barbosa-When healthy, Barbosa has…


Western Conference Final Standings and Playoff Predictions

March 6, 2011

In this blog I’m going to take a look at the Western Conference, when it comes to the final standings and playoffs. 1 San Antonio 2 Los Angeles Lakers 3 Dallas 4 Oklahoma City 5 Portland 6 New Orleans 7 Denver 8 Memphis WEST FIRST ROUND (1)San Antonio Spurs vs. (8)Memphis Grizzles Notes: It’s nice to see the Grizzles back in the playoffs, but don’t expect it to last long. …


Eastern Conference Final Standings and Playoff Predictions

March 3, 2011

Here is what I think the East Standings will look like at seasons end: 1 Miami 2 Boston 3 Chicago 4 Orlando 5 Atlanta 6 Philadelphia 7 New York 8 Indiana  EAST FIRST ROUND (1)Miami Heat vs. (8)Indiana Pacers Notes: Miami will get their act together come playoff time, but look for the surging Pacers to give them a fight. Prediction-Miami in 6 (2)Boston Celtics vs. (7)New York Knicks Notes:…


Matt’s Musings: How the Rest of the Season Will Play Out

March 2, 2011

Out of curiosity, I decided to run a simple simulation to see how the rest of the NHL season will play out with respect to the Eastern Conference. This is what I did: 1)     Find out each team’s record over the last 10 games 2)     Find the average number of points each team received per game over the last 10 games 3)     Multiply this average by the remaining games left…


UFC on Versus Predictions-March 3rd 2011

March 1, 2011

UFC on Versus 3 takes place on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from Louisville, Kentucky. The main event is a matchup between Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez and Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann. Two preliminary card matchups will be aired for free live on the UFC’s fan page on Facebook. The two fights that will be aired for free are Danny Castillo vs. Joe “Daddy” Stevenson and Cyrille Diabate vs. Steve Cantwell. In order…


Matt’s Musings: The Week Ahead

February 27, 2011

Leafs goalie, James Reimer   After coming off back-to-back overtime losses, the Leafs sit idle through the trade deadline and resume play on Wednesday, when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins with the hope of avenging Saturday’s loss. The next day, they will travel to Philadelphia, where they will face Kris Versteeg and the Flyers in a game that will surely not disappoint fans of fast paced and chippy hockey. The…


N.B.A. Trade Deadline Breakdown

February 27, 2011

The N.B.A. trade deadline saw some unexpected names switch addresses.  Some teams vying for a playoff spot became buyers, and some teams that have been out of the playoff race for a while, became sellers.  Let’s have a quick look at some of the trades that went down. Houston traded guard Aaron Brooks to Phoenix for guard Goran Dragic and a future first-round draft pick. Brooks obviously did not take…


Matt’s Musing: Leafs-Closer Than We Think?

February 24, 2011

    With the Leafs currently sitting six points out of a playoff berth, a lot of suppressed excitement is beginning to bubble to the surface in Toronto. Leafs Nation has been deprived of playoff hockey since May of 2004, when the final team of the free spending, no-cap era made a second round exit after losing out to the Philadelphia Flyers. The introduction of the salary cap after a…


New York is pretty…Melo

February 23, 2011

Carmelo Anthony, and fellow Knicks teammate Amar’e Stoudemire Now that we’ve all had some time to get over the Melo hangover, I’m going to try to break it down and see who got the better deal. New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony: A bonified star in the NBA, who can put up 25 points on any given night.  He is a guy who is not known as someone who cannot make…


Barcelona v. Arsenal-Preview

February 22, 2011

With the first leg out of the way, I will be taking a look at the second leg, which will be played at the Camp Nou, on March 8th 2011. With the score at 2-1 for Arsenal after the first leg, fans can be happy that the Gunners got the win, but the back four looked very shaky, to say the least.  Koscielny and crew seemed to admire when Messi,…