Traditions and Superstitions

The Play by Play Traditions and Superstitions You may have noticed that at the conclusion of every Stanley Cup playoff series the two teams head to center ice for a handshake.  This does not happen during the regular season or really in any other of the four US professional sports (you will see it in... Continue Reading →

No Kneeling in Football

The Play by Play No Kneeling in Football On Wednesday, NFL owners decided unanimously (with one abstention from the owner of the 49ers) on a new national anthem policy. It requires that all players and team personnel on the field stand during the singing of the anthem, with an option to remain in the locker... Continue Reading →

Two Down. One To Go.

The Play by Play Two Down. One To Go. Amidst heavy fog, a horse and his jockey came one step closer to the sport's ultimate prize. Despite a late surge by Bravazo, who came in second, Justify staved off the competition to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. He’s only the twenty fourth horse to... Continue Reading →

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

The Play by Play Baseball Brawl Last week one of baseball’s greatest rivalries (think back to the Yankees suck t-shirts or the come from behind Sox’ 2004 ALCS victory) was reignited when a bench-clearing brawl broke out between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Boston’s pitcher Joe Kelly purposefully hit Yankee batter Tyler... Continue Reading →

The Men of the Masters

The Play by Play Ryder Cup Rematch This past weekend golf enthusiasts, or perhaps those looking to take an excellent nap (there’s just something about the tone of the entire broadcast that causes eyelids to droop), tuned in to watch the 82nd Masters Tournament. Familiar faces graced the leaderboard during the four day tournament. However,... Continue Reading →

V for Victory!

The Play by Play Victorious Villanova For the second time in three years (University of North Carolina - eliminated in the second round this season  - won in 2017) Villanova reigns as the NCAA basketball champion. Despite a tournament of upsets and the unpredictable, the Wildcats stayed the course and emerged victorious. Behind the unexpected... Continue Reading →

Sister Jean Steals the Show

The Play by Play It’s the Final Countdown Having started with 64 teams in mid-March, the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament is now down to it’s final four teams (known to many, fittingly, as the Final Four). The University of Kansas Jayhawks are set to play the Villanova Wildcats while the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers face... Continue Reading →

Shaquem the Dream

Play by Play When One Sport Just Isn’t Enough As we sit and watch the impressively athletic displays put forth on television or in person, we think to ourselves Wow, the amount of skill it takes to be a professional athlete is amazing. Now imagine attempting to play professionally in not just one but two... Continue Reading →

Suspensions, Ejections and Violations

The Play by Play Rivalry Weekend Saturday certainly did Rivalry Weekend proud. First and foremost, there were two huge upsets that might entirely restructure the playoff picture, with 3rd ranked Miami losing to Pitt and number 1 Alabama falling to Auburn. Secondly, more than twenty of the sixty plus games featured true rivals, teams with... Continue Reading →

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