1. Disappointed But It Was The Right Call

    Disappointment. That was the first emotion that came to me as I found out the Atlanta Thrashers had traded all-star forward Ilya Kovalchuk to the New Jersey Devils as part of a five player deal...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about over 4 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  2. The Hot Stove Is On Fire

    For baseball fans the days between the end of the World Series and the beginning of spring training are highlighted by one rumor after another of a potential trade or a possible free agent signing...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about over 4 years ago 56 reads 0 comments

  3. The "Raider Way" Has Gotten Old And Tiresome

    As a sports fan, we are taught that if you are a real fan of a team you stick with them through thick and thin. I’ve had more than my fair share of good times rooting for the LA Lakers...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about almost 5 years ago 59 reads 18 comments

  4. Dodgers Acquire Jim Thome, Jon Garland For Playoff Push

    Last month I wrote how unexcited I was about the Dodgers non-waiver trade deadline when they acquired reliever George Sherrill from the Baltimore Orioles...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about almost 5 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  5. From Hattiesburg to Minneapolis: The Return Of Favre To The NFL

    To get an idea on how I feel about Brett Favre and his return to the NFL please read this post I wrote back in June. When I first expressed those thoughts Brett Favre was in his annual offseason state of constant back and forth...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about almost 5 years ago 16 reads 2 comments

  6. Fedor Emelianenko Signing Establishes Strikeforce As Bigtime Competitor In MMA

    For the better part of the past two weeks, the big question surrounding members of the Mixed Martial Arts community and fans alike has been, “Where will Fedor wind up?” Fedor Emelianenko, ...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about almost 5 years ago 154 reads 3 comments

  7. Trade Deadline: Anticlimactic in Los Angeles

    Last year at this time the Los Angeles baseball community was still buzzing at the recent trades that had been made. There was much to be excited about whether you rooted for the Angels or the Dodgers...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about almost 5 years ago 34 reads 7 comments

  8. Why Competition Is Good For The Growth Of MMA

    The third event from up and coming mixed martial arts promoter Affliction was supposed to have taken place on Saturday, August 1 in Anaheim, Calif...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about almost 5 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  9. Dodgers Will Only Trade For Middle Relievers

    Toronto Blue Jays' pitching ace Roy Halladay is undoubtedly the biggest name available in this year’s Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline on July 31...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 38 reads 1 comments

  10. LA Kings Offseason: Disappointing

    The Los Angeles Kings are coming off another disappointing season in which they finished in 14th place out of 15 teams in the Western Conference, missing the playoffs for the sixth straight season (there were no playoffs in 2005 because of the lockout)...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 127 reads 11 comments

  11. Hypocrisy Rules Sports As We Know It Today

    For years when Barry Bonds stepped to the plate at any baseball stadium other than AT&T Park in San Francisco he was greeted with an overwhelming chorus of boos...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 30 reads 7 comments

  12. Lakers Make Right Move In Going With Artest

    For many years I have been a fan of what Artest has been able to accomplish while operating inside the lines of an NBA court. Lets not confuse this with what Artest has done in his personal life or in the stands while punching Detroit fans...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments

  13. Why I'm Not A Fan Of Drafts

    Every year between January and June sports fans hear such common terms as, “he has amazing speed”, “what great foot work”, “he can jump out of the gym”, ...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  14. Brett Favre: Wants to Play For The Wrong Reasons

    For NFL fans spring and summer is a time of transition from one year to the next. Football has become a year round sport, between the draft, offseason moves, and the actual season itself...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 63 reads 5 comments

  15. Lakers Make Magic Disappear To Win NBA Title

    To steal from the immortal Chick Hearn, “This season’s in the refrigerator. The lights are out, the eggs are coolin’, the jello’s jigglin’ and the butters getting hard...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  16. Derek Fisher Reigns Supreme In Game Four

    If you didn’t watch the game and only took a look at the box score, nothing about Derek Fisher’s stat line jumps out at you. In 42 minutes, he finished with 12 points, one assist, four rebounds, and two steals...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 103 reads 6 comments

  17. San Francisco Giants Honor Their Shortcoming Against the Team That Caused It

    As a southern California sports fan, I consider myself behind enemy lines when it comes to viewing games on television. Because I live in Fresno, I am in the northern California viewing region...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 49 reads 1 comments

  18. Orlando Magic: Magical Shooting in Game Three Victory

    You knew it was only a matter of time in this series before the Orlando Magic would play their best game. From the opening tip, they hit shot after shot after shot...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 56 reads 0 comments

  19. Lakers Survive Magic to Take 2-0 Lead in Finals

    As expected, the Orlando Magic bounced back and played much better in Game Two and had their chances to steal a game in Los Angeles before heading back to their home court for the next three games...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 47 reads 1 comments

  20. Lakers-Magic: Los Angeles Has All the Magic in Game One

    Kobe Bryant has a remarkable list of accomplishments that have spanned his 13 year career that includes three championships, one MVP and a game in which he topped the 80-point mark...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 163 reads 0 comments

  21. The Ultimate Fighter Getting “Sliced”

    He made his name on the internet as the star of amateur videos that would show him beating up people in backyards, parking lots, alleyways and anywhere a camera could be set up...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 28 reads 0 comments

  22. LeBron James Not “King” Quite Yet

    Before LeBron James ever set foot on an NBA court he was already considered royalty by fans and media alike having been given the nickname King. It is undisputed that James has had lots of success since coming into the league out of high school in 2003..

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  23. Lakers Show Killer Instinct Against Nuggets On Their Way To The NBA Finals

    Tonight was the night. Lakers fans had been waiting for it from the moment that they painted the words “NBA Playoffs” on the floor of 16 arenas around the country...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 118 reads 0 comments

  24. A Lifelong Lakers Fans Perspective On Kobe Bryant

    I have been a diehard Lakers fan my entire life and as a product of that I am conditioned to root for the jersey above all else over any one individual on the team...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 730 reads 2 comments

  25. Lakers-Nuggets Game Five Thoughts

    Both teams came out in this game knowing how important a victory would be as far as their hopes of advancing to the NBA Finals. The first half was a back and forth battle with neither team leading by more than five points...

    Joe Pacheco Written by Joe Pacheco about 5 years ago 87 reads 1 comments