1. Power Ranking the MVPs of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs

    The top players in the Stanley Cup playoffs have all played different roles for their teams, from Boston's David Krejci leading the NHL in postseason scoring to Jonathan Quick carrying ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 29,294 reads 43 comments

  2. Why Doesn't Dale Earnhardt Jr. Win More NASCAR Sprint Cup Races?

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans are perhaps the most optimistic in sports. Their driver has won 19 races in his Cup career. During his first six full-time seasons, from 2000 to 2005, plus the first 10 races of 2006, he earned 16 victories...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 9,506 reads 34 comments

  3. Indy 500 2013: Why Late Caution Doesn't Taint Tony Kanaan's Victory

    For 11 years, if you didn't know any better, you might have thought that maybe Tony Kanaan was lactose intolerant...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 336 reads 12 comments

  4. Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks: Do 'Hawks Have Their Swagger Back?

    The real Chicago Blackhawks finally showed up Saturday night, not the imposters that had weakly misrepresented them in the previous three games against the Detroit Red Wings...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 5,309 reads 16 comments

  5. Indy 500 Lineup 2013: Breaking Down Each Driver's Starting Position and Odds

    The Indianapolis 500 isn't called "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for nothing. It's given racing fans some of the highest drama of any sport, including four-time winners and racing legends Rick Mears, A...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 27,759 reads 1 comments

  6. Report Card for Each NHL Playoff Team's Head Coach

    When teams reach the playoffs and then try to move on from round to round, they're usually only as good—or bad—as their head coach. Usually...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 7,081 reads 54 comments

  7. Detroit vs. Chicago: How Jimmy Howard Is Manhandling the Vaunted Blackhawks

    When the Detroit Red Wings opened their Western Conference semifinal series against arguably their biggest rival, the Chicago Blackhawks, goalie Jimmy Howard played a terrible game...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 194 reads 19 comments

  8. NHL Playoffs 2013: Which Superstars Haven't Met Expectations During Postseason?

    As the NHL has moved past its first round and is in the middle of its conference semifinals, many of the league's superstars are doing exactly what they're known for: scoring lots of goals and having a big impact...

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  9. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013: Who's Hot and Who's Not in 2nd Round

    One of the best things about the NHL playoffs every season is watching some unexpected players step forward to become stars...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 221 reads 10 comments

  10. 5 NHL Players Who Have Made the Most of Their Stanley Cup Playoffs Debuts

    As we continue progressing through the NHL 's Eastern and Western Conference semifinals, a number of players are making some big names for themselves...

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  11. 5 Traits Every Great NASCAR Driver Possesses

    While some of them may make it look easy, becoming a race car driver is anything but easy. Countless drivers take to race tracks from California to Maine, yet only a few ever make it to the big time...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 14,140 reads 6 comments

  12. Speeding Toward $2 Million: Why NASCAR's Sprint All-Star Race Is a Must-Watch

    Saturday's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (live on Speed at 7 p.m. ET) brings out both the best and worst in NASCAR's top stars...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,045 reads 4 comments

  13. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Ranking the Best Game 7s in the Past Decade

    If you're a die-hard hockey fan, there's nothing more exciting than a seven-game series in the NHL playoffs...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 43,274 reads 45 comments

  14. Minnesota Series Proves Blackhawks Are Much More Than a Kane-Toews Machine

    CHICAGO—On the surface, one might say Chicago Blackhawks scoring stalwarts Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane struggled during the opening round of the NHL Western Conference Quarterfinals...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 114 reads 4 comments

  15. 2012 Sprint Cup Series Disappointments Having Excellent 2013 Seasons

    One of the beauties of every NASCAR season is watching drivers make comebacks after a terrible season the year before. Sometimes, it's just one driver who stands out. Other times, several drivers stand out...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 8,912 reads 0 comments

  16. Predicting Which Struggling NASCAR Drivers Will Turn Their Seasons Around

    It happens every season, where a driver or drivers who were expected to do well coming out of the gate from the season-opening Daytona 500, simply fall or worst, flop miserably...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,769 reads 9 comments

  17. Why Denny Hamlin Should Not Race at Talladega This Sunday

    When you're a father, you become protective of your kids—and to a certain extent, kids that may not even be your own. You try to give them guidance and become a role model to follow...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 2,740 reads 4 comments

  18. Danica Patrick Shows She Can Swing a Hockey Stick Pretty Well

    NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was a surprise attendee at Tuesday night's opening game of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series between the visiting Minnesota Wild and host Chicago Blackhawks...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 377 reads 12 comments

  19. Isn't It About Time That NASCAR Cracks Down on Fighting in the Sport?

    Friday night's alleged post-race assault by two members of the Richard Childress Racing organization upon Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr . and a still unidentified other person at Richmond International Raceway is very troubling...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 5,303 reads 28 comments

  20. Who's Right in Penalty and Illegal Parts Dispute: Matt Kenseth or NASCAR?

    Call it a photo finish, an unbreakable tie—or perhaps the rarest of situations where both sides are right...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about 1 year ago 3,406 reads 9 comments

  21. What Matt Kenseth Penalty Reveals About JGR and Bending the Rules in NASCAR

    If anyone had doubt that NASCAR isn't serious about keeping the Sprint Cup Series on as level of a playing field as possible, Wednesday's huge penalties against Matt Kenseth , crew ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 7,519 reads 32 comments

  22. Winners and Losers from Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway

    Joe and J.D. Gibbs may be upset that three of their team's race cars were torn up in wrecks in Sunday's STP 400 at Kansas Speedway, but any frustration was quickly erased ...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 7,652 reads 28 comments

  23. Remembering the Way a Tough Cop Helped Make Kansas Speedway Safer

    Kansas Speedway will be one of the safest venues in the U.S. this weekend, and it won’t be just because of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings on Monday...

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  24. Exciting Format Set for Inaugural NASCAR Trucks Race at Eldora Speedway

    More than two dozen drivers will be looking to get real dirty in order to clean up at the inaugural "Mudsummer Classic" at the Tony Stewart -owned Eldora Speedway in Rossville, Ohio on July 24...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 7,774 reads 7 comments

  25. Ranking the 11 Most Intelligent Drivers in NASCAR Today

    A few weeks back, I put forth a list of what I believed to be the 11 most intelligent crew chiefs in NASCAR today, ranked in order. Reader response was fantastic—as were reader comments, which I appreciate...

    Jerry Bonkowski Written by Jerry Bonkowski about over 1 year ago 36,363 reads 24 comments