Billie Marlow

Tonight the World Series will kick off with the San Francisco Giants facing the Kansas City Royals. The two wild card teams will battle it out over a course of seven games (if necessary), marking the end of the MLB postseason. The fall championship is sure to be full of excitement and surprise as the […]

  Billie Marlow

The Stanley Cup. The name induces a sense of respect, honour and tradition. As the holy grail of trophies, it’s legacy and those of the names engraved on the silver and nickel cup shines through the dreams of hockey aficionados. It has been spurring generations of players to 5 am morning practices, gruelling games and […]

  Michael Distefano

Well it’s February football, this can only mean one thing, Superbowl Sunday. This Sunday February 3rd the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will battle it out to see who claims their spot atop the NFL and become world champions. Peyton Manning and the Broncos pulled out victories over San Diego and New England. While on […]

  Michael Distefano

Just days before the trade deadline, Calgary Flames all-star veteran Jarome Iginla had been generating a lot of heated trade discussion around the league. There were seemingly four teams in the running for the all-star winger: Boston, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Then, on the eve of March 27th, it seemed evident that the Boston […]

  Eric DePriester

I want to give you a comprehensive overview of every struggle, every triumph of the Eastern Conference in the vein of this companion piece, but I’m afraid I lack the experiential evidence necessary to provide fresh insight. During the heightened feast of playoff season, particularly the earlier rounds, there are so many games, of so […]

  Eric DePriester

The Western Conference playoffs started with a bang and ended in a whimper. Not to say the Spurs put down the Grizzlies without a fight, because the noble bears certainly mounted a worthy struggle, but after the first two dominating games, there was no competitive tension left in the series, the San Antonio victory already […]

  Eric DePriester

For the first time in nine years, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the playoffs. I repeat, the Leafs are in the playoffs. If you’re in the Toronto area, you are already very aware of this and I’m sure extremely excited. For any casual sports fans that aren’t actively invested in the NHL, the excitement […]

  Eric DePriester

There’s a lot to nitpick in college basketball, the often sloppy recklessness unappealing to seasoned NBA viewers accustomed to a more polished level of play. And the playoff system itself- the randomness of letting a small conference nobody knock a top contender out in the first round- seems sacrilegious to a viewer raised on grind-out […]

  Eric DePriester

The NBA season is winding to a close but the playoff picture is incomplete. With many significant teams still jockeying for position, the squads best poised to play through June are already clear. You may say it’s early, that I’m too quick to be dismissive, or that my analysis is erroneous. All these are fair. […]

  Peter Lowry

I am going to be perfectly honest with you: I had very serious doubts about the new wildcard playoff game when Selig announced the new format before the start of the 2012 season. After watching how things worked out to end the season, baseball’s new playoff system was just one blown call short of perfection. […]