NBA, NHL see simultaneous upticks in scoring

NBA players, like the NHL counterparts, are scoring a lot.Image: Getty Images Rarely does it make sense to link the NBA and the NHL, other than they tend to play in the same buildings at the same time of year. You wouldn’t really call them roommates, because when one is home the other never is. … Read more

NHL continues history of applauding violent payback for exciting play

Trevor Zegras (second from left) is held back during a scuffle.Photo: Getty Images The appeal of hockey, to an ever-shrinking insular fanbase that gets more and more shrouded by a new one (though not big enough), is that it’s not the other three sports. There are good reasons for that, we all love our cults. … Read more

Seattle Kraken DJ clowns Will Smith during a hockey fight

Jamie Oleksiak dukes it out with Keegan Kolesar while the DJ plays “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”Image: Getty Images The in-stadium experience is what makes going to sporting events fun. The energy that radiates from other fans of your favorite team, the mascot’s antics, and fan interaction through graphics on the jumbotron and the in-stadium … Read more

Which USMNT players make the World Cup cut?

Who should make the cut? Oh, we have opinions.Image: Getty Images The USMNT punched their ticket with a true let’s-not-fuck-this-up-royally performance in Costa Rica. So now the attention turns to who are the 23 souls that Gregg Berhalter will be putting on the plane for the tournament. Our intrepid soccer goofuses Sam Fels and Eric … Read more

Boston Pride defeat Connecticut Whale in PHF

The Boston Pride beat the Connecticut Whale in the Isobel Cup Final.Screenshot: PHF While NC State and UConn were producing the college basketball game of the year in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, professional women’s hockey was also having a blinder on its biggest night as well. The Boston Pride beat the Connecticut … Read more

Is the USMNT midfield better off without Weston McKennie?

USMNT Midfielder Wes McKennie is helped off the pitch after injuring his foot playing for Juventus in February.Image: Getty Images On the surface, it’s a patently ridiculous question. Of course the US can’t go without a player who regularly plays for one of the biggest clubs in the world, where his manager loves him, and … Read more

USMNT beats Panama, 5-1, all but locks up Qatar 2022 spot

Christian Pulisic notched a hat trick to bring Team USA to the brink of World Cup qualification.Photo: Getty Images It’s not official yet. The USMNT still has to dot the i’s and cross the t’s and all that. Which means they have to manage to not lose to Costa Rica by six goals or more … Read more

Let’s not put Chet Holmgren in the Hall of Fame just yet

Chet Holmgreen: A solid player? Yes! One of the best ever? No! Certainly not yet, at least! What?Photo: Getty Images One of the favorite pastimes of sports enthusiasts has always been player comparisons. That’s especially true with college players heading into any professional sport. With basketball prospects, these comparisons begin in high school and follow … Read more

John Stockton claims COVID vaccine has killed more than 100 athletes

C’mon, Dude.Image: Getty Images It might be time to stop bringing grandpa around the kids. Well, I don’t know if John Stockton is technically a grandfather yet, he’s just spouting conspiracy theories and claiming to have evidence of things that didn’t happen — again. A recurring character in our IDIOT OF THE MONTH segment — … Read more

Tennessee football could enjoy a breakout 2021

Hendon Hooker of Tennessee runs with the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first half of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl.Image: Getty Images Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel says that spring practice looks “unrecognizable” from where the Vols were a year ago in Knoxville. Reeling from the termination of Jeremy Pruitt and a large … Read more