All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘playoffs’

Miami Heat Dominate Pacers to Take 3-1 Series Lead

All season long, the Miami Heat were looking forward to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Eastern Conference standings, with the Pacers eventually finishing the season two games ahead of the Heat. The immense amount of success for the Pacers during the regular season had many people postulating as to whether this was the year someone would take down the …

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Kevin Durant Hits Improbable Shot; OKC Loses

The MVP race in the NBA this year was and still is absolutely no contest. Kevin Durant has been the best basketball player in the world in 2014, by far. His statistics prove just how unreal his 2013-14 campaign has been: 32 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. The only other player who comes close to …

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Dwyane Wade: Returns to Game For A Loss; New Shoes

D.Wade is a hot topic once again, although good that this time it’s for purely professional reasons, bad that there is a big question mark around his name. The *main topic of discussion is Wade’s return to the court after sitting out for nine games on Saturday only to lose to the Atlanta Hawks. Although it looks pretty bad on …

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Dirk Nowitzki: Breaking Records and Not Done Yet

BleacherReport reports to us that Dirk Nowitzki contributed 27 points to the Mavericks’ 107-95 win over the Lakers this past Friday to pass longtime scoring leader Dominique Wilkins for the 11th place in the NBA scoring list. Wilkins ended his career with 26,668 points, while Nowitzki hit 26,678 at the game’s end with more games in the season. At 35, …

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San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Mocks Cam Newton

Thanks in part to two turnovers by the Carolina Panthers and their inability to put any points on the board in the second half, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Panthers yesterday to get one step closer to the Super Bowl. The 49ers won 23-10 and will travel to Seattle on Sunday to play for the NFC Championship. As if …

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Coldest NFL Game? Not By a Long Shot

Headed into Sunday’s match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers, many sports analysts and weather forecasters were proclaiming that the record for the coldest NFL game ever played could potentially be broken. With the polar vortex blowing through the central and eastern United States, meteorologists predicted that several parts of the country could see wind-chill temperatures …

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Colts Blackout Averted For AFC Wild Card Playoff Game

It was quite a close call for the Indianapolis Colts. It appears they were able to squeeze pass the daunting possibility of a blackout. Although yesterday it looked as though they totally out of the woods yet. However, they have sold the last 4,500 tickets needed to avert the blackout. According to CBS Sports, NFL officials have announced that the Saturday wildcard …

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Green Bay Packers Finally Sell Out, Avoid Blackout

Football fans in Green Bay and Indianapolis can rest easy. You will be able to watch your football team on television this weekend. It’s hard to believe that Sunday’s Green Bay Packer’s game against the San Francisco 49ers was not sold out as of Thursday night. In fact, three of the four Wild Card weekend NFL games still had seats …

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Green Bay Packers Fans Could Get Blacked Out

Green Bay Packer fans have always been among the most die-hard, loyalists in all of football. From the Ice Bowl to the Brett Favre era to the Super Bowl winning team of 2010, fanatics have braved frigid temperatures and unbearable conditions to watch their beloved soldiers take Lambeau Field. But could it be now that we are accustomed to our …

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Wes Welker Will Likely Be Out Until Playoffs

Here is some scary news for fans of the Denver Broncos. Wes Welker, the star receiver who was recently acquired from the New England Patriots, is not scheduled to return to the team’s lineup until the playoffs. The Broncos are set to have one of the top spots going into the playoffs, but as they are currently tied with the …

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NFL Playoff Scenarios: What Happens Next?

Certain teams have already staked a claim in the playoffs. We’re likely to see an exciting series of games as the regular season draws to a close. The Denver Broncos surprised no one by clinching a playoff spot. They are projected to be the top seeded team in the AFC division, but there’s still a lot in the air for …

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Reggie Bush Expects To Play On Monday Night

Reggie Bush missed out on Detroit’s last game in Philadelphia but expects to play in their big game on Monday night. This will be the first time that the Lions have played in a Monday Night Football game, and Bush does not want to miss the opportunity to play. He is one of the older running backs in the league, …

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LeSean McCoy Plows His Way Through Snowy Philly, Sets Rushing Record

LeSean McCoy was by the far the most impressive performer in yesterday’s game between the Eagles and the Lions. In a game that started in a complete snowstorm, it was hard for either team to see what was going on for much of the first half, not to mention score. The Lions led the game with a score of 8-0 …

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Wes Welker Injured In Broncos Win, Unlikely To Play Thursday

Wes Welker left yesterday’s game with a concussion, and it looks like it may be serious enough to keep him out of their next game. Welker is playing in his first season for the Broncos after enjoying great success with Tom Brady and the Patriots for several years. During the Broncos game that was played on Sunday, Wes Welker was …

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Eagles-Lions Game Starts In A Snowstorm, Eagles Find A Way To Win

For anyone who just finished watching that epic game between the Eagles and Lions, many people are probably still wondering how the first half and the second half played out with such different performances. The game started during a huge snowstorm, and throughout the first half especially, it was hard to see what was going on for players, referees, as …

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Seahawks Fans Acheive Loudest Stadium Record Again

The Seahawks fans have clearly proved that Seattle is the toughest place for the opposing teams to play throughout this season. They set the record for loudest stadium once already this season, breaking it once again last night. In Monday night’s game, the Seahawks faced off against the New Orleans Saints in a game that could have gone either way …

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NFL Power Rankings: New Standings Are Out, Playoffs Are Not Far Off

The new edition of the NFL power rankings have been released, and once again the Seattle Seahawks are at the top. With only a few weeks to go in the season, several teams are fighting for a chance to make the playoffs, or to have a more desirable seed. After another exciting weekend of NFL games, it is time to …

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Baltimore Ravens Outlast Bengals, Win In OT

In a tough battle between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens were finally able to pull away in overtime. The Ravens led for much of the game, in a big surprise to almost any football fan watching the game. After being up 17-0 at the half, the Bengals were able to tie it up, forcing the game …

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Pittsburgh Pirates Reach Playoffs After 21 Year Wait

Andrew McCutchen knew good things were afoot when Francisco Liriano showed up to Tuesday night’s Wild-Card game with his suit on: “He had the expectancy to win. When he showed up with his suit on, that got me hyped up.” Not only did Liriano have his suit on, but he also had his suitcase packed. The message from Liriano to …

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Baseball Playoffs Set to Begin Tonight

It was an amazing finish for three American League teams competing for the right to play in the one game Wild Card that begins on Tuesday night. For the past several weeks, the Texas Rangers, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cleveland Indians fought tooth and nail to outlast the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees and the Kansas City …

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Social Media Decides the NBA Playoffs

No need to watch the rest of the NBA playoffs – Facebook, Twitter and Google + have already predicted the outcome. visual.ly user kennynorton posted this nifty infographic that utilizes the highly “scientific” method of using social media status to determine the winners. And if internet popularity is any indication, the Miami Heat will be taking home the trophy. If …

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