Thursday, April 30, 2009

man, the end of april already?

cant believe its the end of april already. lots of playoff basketball and hockey, baseball, the renaming of the crackercats - now the capitals. and trees are slowly blooming and no snow. for may, the first games of the capitals, lots of playoff hockey and basketball. and football around the corner.

update: two nba games: chicago 128 boston 127 (3ot) series tied at 3. orlando 114 philadelphia 89. orlando wins series 4 games to two and awaits the chicago/boston series.

update 2: vancouver beat chicago 5-3 to open the conference semi finals. vancouver had a three goal lead and chicago came back to tie it at three. vancouver still wins. meanwhile the houston rockets knocked out the portland trailblazers with a 92-76 win. houston will now face the los angeles lakers in the second round

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

two nba playoff games

no hockey tonight so a light night nba wise. the denver nuggets just eliminated new orleans in five games with a 107-86 win. denver will face dallas in the next round. meanwhile the atlanta hawks beat the miami heat 106-91 in game 5 of that series, the hawks lead the series three games to two.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

game 7 in nhl and possible moving on in nba

the washington capitals have eliminated the new york rangers with a 2-1 win in game seven. the caps were at one point down three games to one and now theyre in the secind round. meanwhile the devils leads the hurricanes in the other game 7 3-2 after two periods. the winner here dediced the east matchups.

update: nhl - carolina 4 new jersey 3. carolina wins series 4-3. carolina scores two late goals to win. carolina plays boston while washington faces pittsburgh in the east semis. nba - orlando 90 philadelphia 78. orlando leads series three games to two. boston 106 chicago 104 (ot) boston leads series three games to two.

update 2: nba. portland 88 houston 77. houston still leads series three games to two. dallas 106 san antonio 93. dallas wins series four games to one and will face either new orleans or denver.

Monday, April 27, 2009

more playoff madness, possible elimination night

two nba games done. the atlanta hawks evened their series at two with the miami heat winning game 4 81-71. game 4 in new orleans just ended and denver put a severe whooping on the hornets winning 121-63. the nuggets are up three games to one. lakers and jazz are underway and the lakers can move on with a win. nhl games feature the blackhawks at the flames and the sharks at the ducks. the hawks and ducks can move on with wins tonight. stay tuned.

update: nikolai khabibulin makes 43 saves as the chicago blackhawks win game 6 4-1 and the series 4 games to two.

update 2: anaheim 4 san jose 1. anaheim wins series four games to two and will face detroit in the west semis while chicago will face vancouver in the other west semi. meanwhile the lakers knocked out the jazz with a 107-96 win. lakers win series four games to one.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

crazy ass sunday.

some sunday. tha caps beat the rangers 5-3 to even the series at three. (yes theres the first game seven), the bulls beat the celtice 121-118 (2ot) to even the series at two and the cavaliers knocked out the pistons in four straight with a 99-78 win. and did anyone see the end of the aarons 499? i saw the replay and im still speechless.

update: nba - orlando 84 philadelphia 81. series tied at two

update 2: nhl - carolina 4 new jersey 0. series tied at three

update 3: nba - houston 89 portland 88. houston leads three games to one

Saturday, April 25, 2009

elimination, or on the verge of, night

in the nhl, the penguins knocked out the flyers with a 5-3 win in game six. thew win series 4 fames to 2. calgary @ chicago should me under way while anaheim @ san jose is at 8. in the nba, the dallas mavericks are a game away to the next round with a 99-90 win over san antonio. dallas seads series 3 games to one. miami took a two games to one leads in theirs series with atlanta with a 107-78 win. game four monday in miami. in new olreans, th hornets got some home cooking and got into the win column by beating denver 95-93. denver stll leads series, its two games to one. the lakers and jazz start soon.

update: mhl - chicago 5 calgary 1. chicago leads series 3 games to 2. game 6 monday. nba - lakers 108 utah 94. lakers lead series 3 games to one

update: san jose 3 anaheim 2 (ot) ananehim leads series 3-2

Friday, April 24, 2009

caps hang on, cavaliers on verge

the washington capitals staved off elimination for one night with a 4-0 win. rangers still lead 3 games to 2. meanwhile the cleveland cavaliers are one win away from moving to the next round with a 79-68 win over the detroit pistons. theyre up three games to none.

update: 76ers 96 orlando 94. philly leads series two games to one

update 2: houston 86 portland 83. houston leads series two games to one

Thursday, April 23, 2009

wings knock out jackets, flyers save their butts

the red wings are moving on after beating the blue jackets 6-5 and the series in four straight. meanwhile the flyers hang on for another day after shutting out the penguins 3-0. the pens still lead the series 3 games to 2.

nhl update: new jersery 1 carolina 0. new jersery leads three games to two.
nba updates: boston 107 chicago 86. boston leads two games to one. dallas 86 san antonio 67. dallas leads san antonio two games to one.

final update: nba - utah 88 lakers 86. lakeres leads series two games to one. meanwhile the anaheim ducks are on the verge of knocking out the sharks after winning game 4 4-0. ducks lead series 3-1.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

boston moves on, rangers on verge and nba

the boston bruins have just knocked out the montreal canadiens four games to none with a 4-1 win in game four. meanwhile the new york rangers are on the verge of moving on with a 2-1 win over the washington capitals. the rangers are up three games to one. in the nba the orlando magic tied their series with the philadelphia 76ers with a 96-87 win.

nba update: miami 108 atlanta 93. series tied at one

final update: calgary 6 chicago 4. series tied a t two. nba - denver 103 new orleans 93. denver leads series two games to none

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

more playoff action (does it ever end lol)

three early nhl games done detroit beat columbus 4-1 and are one win away from moving to the next round. detroit leads three games to none. carolina beat new jersey 4-3 to even that series at two. pittsburgh is also one win away from moving to the next round with a 3-1 win over philadelphia (man i was expecting a good series from this one). pittsburgh leads 3 games to one. vancouver and st.louis is tied a two in the third period and anaheim vs san jose begins at 8:30.

nba update: cleveland 94 detroit 82. cleveland leads series two games to none.

nhl update: vancouver 3 st.louis 2 (ot) vancouver wins series 4 games to none.

nba update 2: portland 107 houston 103. series tied at one.

final update: san jose 4 anaheim 3. great game in anaheim. anaheim leads series two games to one. meanwhile the lakers beat the jazz 119-109 to go up two games to none in that series.

Monday, April 20, 2009

bruins on verge of moving on while celtics even series

both boston teams were in playoff action and both won. the bruins are on the verge of moving to the second round with a 4-2 win over montreal. bruins up 3 games to none. meanwhile the celtics beat the bulls 118-115 to even the series at one. in the other early nhl game, the caps beat the rangers 3-0 to get back in the series. they trail 2 games to one.

update: nhl - calgary 4 chicago 2. chicago leads series 2 games to one. nba - san antonio 105 dallas 84. series tied at one

Sunday, April 19, 2009

more afternoon playoff action with more night games

the l.a. lakers beat the utah jazz 113-100 to begin that series. meanwhile in the nhl, the flyers beat the penguins 6-3 to trail the penguins 2 games to one. more updates as the evening goes along.

update: nba - philadelphia 76ers 100 orlando magic 98. philly leads series 1-0.

update 2: nhl - vancouver 3 st.louis 2. vancouver leads series 3-0.

update 3: nhl - new jersey 3 carolina 2(ot) new jersey leads series 2-1. nba - atlanta 90 miami 64. atlanta leads series 1-0.

update 4. nhl - anaheim 3 san jose 2. anaheim leads series 1-0. nba denver 113 new orleans 94. denver is up 1-0.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

subway fresh fit 500

mark martin has just won the subway fresh fit 500. hes become the oldest driver to win at phoenix and is one of four drivers to win at age 50. atta boy mark
multi playoff action in hockey and basketball

the new york rangers are up two games to none with a 1-0 win over washington. hendrick lundqvist shut the door on the caps. meanwhile the nba playoffs began this afternoon with the chicago bulls beating the boston celtics 105-103 in overtime. also the cleveland cavaliers beat the detroit pistons 102-84. cleveland and chicago lead their series one to none.

update: nhl - detroit 4 columbus 0. detroit leads series two games to none.

update 2: nhl - boston 5 montreal 1. boston leads series two games to none. nba score - dallas 105 san antonio 97. dallas leads series one game to none.

update 3: nhl - chicago 3 calgary 2. chicago leads series 2-0

update 4: nba - houston 115 portland 98 houston leads series 1-0

Friday, April 17, 2009

overtime night

pittsburg just beat philadelphia 3-2 in overtime on the powerplay scored by bill guerin. pittsburgh is now up two games to none. new jersey and carolina is also in overtime. st.louis and vancouver is in the first period.

update: carolina 2 new jersey 1 (ot) series tied at one

update 2: vancouver 3 st.louis 0 vancouver leads series two games to none

Thursday, April 16, 2009

night two of nhl playoffs

the detroit red wings began defense of their title with a 4-1 win over the columbus blue jackets. meanwhile in boston, the bruins resumend their rivalry with montreal with a 4-2 win to begin that series. at the moment calgary is playing chicago and at 8:30 its anaheim at san jose.

update: chicago 3 calgary 2 ot

update 2: anaheim 2 san jose 0. all winners are up one game to none

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

night one of the nhl playoffs

the first night of the nhl playoffs began tonight with three games and one about to start. the rangers beat the capitals 4-3, new jersey beat carolina 4-1 and pittsburgh beat philadelphia 4-1. st. louis @ vancouver start in a few minutes.

update: vancouver 2 st.louis 1

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

on the eve of the playoffs

the nhl playoffs begin tomorrow night with pittsburgh at home to philadelphia and st.louis at vancouver. other series have detroit vs columbus, san jose vs anaheim, chicago vs calgary, montreal vs boston, washington vs ny rangers, and new jersey vs carolina

Monday, April 13, 2009

back to back milestone home runs

on this easter monday, jermaine dye and paul konerko of the chicago white sox hit back to back home runs against the detroit tigers in detroit. dye hit his 300th career homer with his blast and 6 pitches later (literally the next batter) konerko hit his 300 career homer. the back to back milestone homers came off zach miner. a unique moment in baseball.

Monday, April 06, 2009

north carolia tarheels 2009 ncaa champions

the tar heels win with a pretty convincing 89-72 win over michigan state. they were up as many as 24 pts. the most glaring stat - michigan st had 20 turnovers. so kudos to the tarheels.
2009 baseball season under way

first full day of games fill the monday schedule today (albeit with two rainouts). atlanta and philadelphia began the season last night in philly with the braves winning 4-1. spring is officially here.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

samsung 500

jeff gordon ended a 47 race winless drought by winning at a track he has never won at - in texas. beat out teammate jimmie johnson to win. gordon's only track he's never won at is in homestead and that isnt until november. until then we worry about the next race.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

michigan state spartans vs north carolina tarheels monday night

it will be michigna state vs north carolina for the ncaa title. the tarheels just beat villanova 83-69. earlier the spartans beat conneticut 82-73 to get to monday night. looks like a great game to be. stay tuned.

Thursday, April 02, 2009


the weather is warming, the snow is melting (by monday 10 above) and i wonder what i need to do. a vacation is a good idea but i think i need more.