Category: Sports

NFL News and Notes

The New England Patriots continue to lose players on defense, most recently safety Rodney Harrison yesterday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. But, true to form, kicker Adam Vinateri makes his big kick (again) with the game on the line. Yes indeed, despite losing key players and both coordinators, Bill Bellichick...

Preview of the NBA conference finals

The NBA Conference Finals are usually a good time. Two expected heavyweights and two upsets in the NBA’s final four should continue that trend. Even better, without the Cleveland LeBronaliers, we’ll be dealt with four complete teams not running a “stand by and watch that guy” offense. Ok, maybe...

Get ready to party! The NHL playoffs are about to begin

The NHL Playoffs are about to begin, the second season is ready to begin. The 2009-2010 NHL season started with 30 teams, we are up to the 16 finalists. Eight will represent the Western Conference and eight will represent the Eastern Conference. The Eastern Conference Representatives are as follows:...

What the Australian football devotee saw at a game

Australian football for the newcomer is a mystery because it is so different from any other football code. There is no offside and the players on both sides are spread out across the pitch in an oval shape. The average person with some helpful tips can come to understand...

St Croix, invisible to the world, thanks to the media

I am writing to highlight the plight of the United States Virgin Islands after receiving a devastating “knockout” from Hurricane Irma and Maria. The day before Hurricane Maria demolished Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017, it destroyed the United States Virgin Islands, also called the Paradise of America, a...

Lenny looks at the Heisman

The college football season is drawing to a close, and each week we’ve taken a look at past Pac-10 events. Now is the time to look ahead a bit and see if we have a crystal ball for the end-of-season individual grand prize: the Heisman Trophy. With the conference...

Nate Robinson Dunk or How to Increase Vertical Jump

You might know little Boston Celtics guard Nate Robinson as the human spring. In fact, the 5’7 “point guard won the NBA dunk contest in 2006 against top dunks like Josh Smith and Andre Igoudala. In his most memorable dunk of the night, he jumped on 1986 champion Spud...