May 1, 2013
There are many cities around the United States that would claim to be great sports cities. These cities have multiple sports franchises often in the same sport. However, in many of these cities, the fans aren’t loyal. When the teams are playing poorly or having an off year, these fans leave the team and the stands are virtually empty. There are some cities that are great sports cities.
April 30, 2013
The labor dispute in the National Hockey League has contracted the season. The amount of games being played has lessened. The length of the season decreased by two to three months. This condensed product possesses several characteristics that allow for greater appeal of the NHL’s regular season.
Dead spots during the regular season have been eliminated. Over the long traditional season, some days featured only one game on the docket. This abbreviated season features a wider selection of games each night.
April 28, 2013
When Lakers’ guard Kobe Bryant suffered a season-ending injury with a torn Achilles tendon, whispers abound as to whether Kobe’s career was in fact over. An Achilles tear requires surgery, and is one of the most difficult injuries to recuperate from. Factor in that Bryant at age 34, has been playing professional basketball since he was a teenager, including the post season, has played 2 1/2 additional seasons beyond the 15 regular seasons he has completed.
April 27, 2013
Over the past few seasons, Major League Baseball has seen a dramatic turn in statistics as hitters and the more specifically, the home run has gone down. During the mid to late 1990s and at the turn of the century, home runs were as common as singles.
A new era of pitching has arrived, and with it, dominant season performances by such pitchers as Justin Verlander and David Price. Earned run averages continue to shrink as offensive numbers dwindle. The game has seen a rise in no
April 26, 2013
There are times each season in the major sports, that the Most Valuable Player award becomes a hot topic for debate. In leagues such as the NBA, players such as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant get early consideration simply by name recognition. Previous season’s performances factor in heavily, as does whether a player has previously won the award. For legends like Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, it was almost an automatic that they would each finish at or near the top for