As everyone gets ready for the weekend, the lower seeded teams head home in the Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs. In addition to the number of blowouts so far this year, there have been very exciting moments, including the entertaining-as-hell debacle that was Game 2 of Spurs/Thunder, Dwayne Wade suddenly becoming a three-point shooter, and Lebron rounding back into deadly form. Hopefully, we get more of the adrenaline-rush this weekend. To get you ready, we put together some questions on what each series may turn on, as well as our own predictions for every Game 3.
For the past 37 years, all horse racing fans have been hoping, praying, and yearning for the Triple Crown drought to end. This year we are all asking ourselves, “Will we see another championship performance like the one American Pharoah provided us last year? Will we see a Triple Crown winner in successive years for the first time since Seattle Slew and Affirmed won back to back in 1977 and 1978?” The fastest two minutes in sports has yet again found a way to give its fans something to watch for this year.
In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some of the moms in sports that I admire most.
- Wilma McNabb (Mother of Donovan McNabb)
Famously replaced an actress playing Donovan’s mom in a Chunky soup commercial so that she could play the role herself. She set a precedent for other athlete’s moms to do the same thing in their son’s commercials and other endorsements.
Well that wasn’t very fun. What should have been the best Wizards team in at least a decade was a total failure, and a failure in a way only the Wizards could pull off. Oh yes, it was some real Wizardry alright, tricking their fans into thinking a coach, (the since fired Randy Wittman) who statistically had been one of the worst in the league history based upon winning percentage (36.9% entering the season), had suddenly figured out which way to hold his clipboard and embraced a new way to coach basketball. If this piece was a season recap, it would be called “What the **** was that?”. But this is not about the past, this is about what the future holds for the unofficial NBA team at Head & Heart Sports, the Washington Wizards.
It has been said that the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1. According to the BBC, Leicester City Football Club were 5,000 to 1 to win the Barclay’s Premier League this season. Things more likely to occur in the real world than Leicester, known as the Foxes, to become champions? Simon Cowell of American Idol fame becoming the Prime Minister of England (500 to 1) and the USA’s very own Kim Kardashian becoming president (2,000 to 1).
Last night was the First Round of the NFL Draft. We at Head & Heart Sports decided that it was a good opportunity for our first live blog. We hope you enjoy our rapid reactions, hometown biases, and instant analysis on how the draft went down.
Washington sports fans are notoriously apathetic, and perhaps rightly so when you look at DC’s last two and a half decades of sports history. No major Washington sports team has won a title since the Redskins in 1991. The Capitals have had one of the most consistent teams in the NHL, but zero Stanley Cup appearances during the Alex Ovechkin era. The Wizards cannot seem to get out of their own way, even when a star like John Wall falls into their lap. The aforementioned Redskins have gone through years of futility since Dan Snyder took over as owner, ruining the career of their once transcendent star Robert Griffin III. Fans have seen their DC teams waste the careers of some of the best athletes in their respective sports, toiling in mediocrity hoping one finally breaks the cycle of let downs. Bryce Harper is here to break the cycle.