1. College Football Conference Realignment: Big East May Not Survive the Week

    The first salvo of the realignment of college athletics has been fired, and when the smoke cleared, the Big East remained unscathed. Enjoy that while it lasts...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 3,236 reads 48 comments

  2. NCAA Expansion: Enjoy the Calm Before the Real College Football Storm

    You are enjoying the calm before what might turn out to be the wildest week in the history of college athletics. Don't be fooled about what you see and hear either...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 671 reads 0 comments

  3. Philadelphia Flyers Magical Ride Comes to Sudden Stop

    In one bizarre moment, the ride was over. Patrick Kane was sure of what he had just done, but nobody else in Wachovia Center or watching on millions of TV sets across North America was entirely sure what had just taken place...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 132 reads 1 comments

  4. 2010 Stanley Cup: Flyers Need To Dig Deeper Than Ever Following Game 5 Whipping

    In a season where one of the participants in the Stanley Cup Finals needed a shootout goal in the last game of the regular season just to make the playoffs and completed a historic comeback by falling behind 3-0 in Game 7 all things are still possible...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  5. Umpire Jim Joyce's Humanity Shines Through Blown Call

    We've all had a moment at work like Jim Joyce did Wednesday night. We've all had that action or decision in front of us that we've done a million times before and really thought nothing of it—until we got it incredibly wrong...

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  6. Stanley Cup 2010: Michael Leighton Leading Philadelphia Down Path of Doom

    Some pictures are worth a thousand words. This picture is worth 52 names. Those are the 52 names of the Chicago Blackhawks that will be engraved on the Stanley Cup sometime late this ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 382 reads 14 comments

  7. 2010 NFL Draft Quiets Steeler Nation

    Normally the NFL Draft, especially the first round, has much in common with "Dancing With the Stars" and is right down there on my list of must-watch TV right next to a test pattern...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 702 reads 13 comments

  8. Why Your Team Can't Win the Stanley Cup

    Sometime in June an NHL team will be taking another picture just like this one. They will have arrived on top of the hockey mountain and fufilled a million dreams...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 600 reads 9 comments

  9. Ben Roethlisberger's Transgressions Cause Steeler Nation Nervous Breakdown

    My grandfather used to tell me, "The bigger they are the harder they fall." Back then, he was talking about the physical end of the games that I played and my willingness to lower the shoulder and hit someone harder...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about 4 years ago 475 reads 5 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Steeler Nation Throwing Ben Roethlisberger Under the Bus

    Just when you think you have seen and heard it all something else comes along to prove you wrong. I have been proved wrong by Steeler fans in the last week and half...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 2,344 reads 76 comments

  11. Vincent LeCavalier and Martin St. Louis Needn't Look Far for Dirty Hockey

    The Tampa Bay Lightning are the second most penalized team in the NHL. They managed to add to their total only 40 seconds into their Sunday evening tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins at The St...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 482 reads 6 comments

  12. Alexander Ovechkin Making Headlines for All of the Wrong Reasons...Again

    Alexander Ovechkin changed the face of the Stanley Cup playoffs a month before they begin with a single play on Sunday afternoon in Chicago. His exploits are splashed across sports pages from here to Fairbanks this morning...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  13. An Open Letter to Ben Roethlisberger

    Dear Ben, I had a great weekend. I spent the entire time at a family event filled with laughter, smiles, and memories that are forever burned into my brain. I hear yours didn't go too well...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 1,715 reads 4 comments

  14. NHL Has Its Head in the Sand When It Comes to Protecting Players

    It happened again Sunday in Pittsburgh. You knew it would. Late in the third period Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard caught the puck in the Penguins zone about ten feet inside the blue line ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 128 reads 7 comments

  15. Why NBC Doesn't Hate Hockey As Much As You Think

    As I spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon evening and early Monday morning watching what amounted to end-to-end hockey all-star games from Vancouver, my email inbox and Facebook page were rapidly filling with anger...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 418 reads 5 comments

  16. ECHL's Johnstown Chiefs Heading for Greenville, S.C. in 2010-2011

    Somewhere, Reggie Dunlop is spinning in his grave. In a scene straight out of the last reel of the classic hockey movie Slapshot, Johnstown Chiefs owner and former New York Rangers GM Neil Smith announced that the team would move to Greenville, S...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 2,198 reads 4 comments

  17. Texas Makes More Sense for the Big Ten Than You Think

    At some point, you knew someone involved in the Big Ten's expansion plans was going to squeal and when they did, it would make big news. But nobody had any idea it was going to be this big: Texas...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 495 reads 13 comments

  18. National Letter Of Intent Day: Just Another Day in Happy Valley

    While coaches from coast to coast were breathlessly announcing that theirs was the greatest recruiting class in the history of the school Joe Paterno was sitting at home scribbling notes on a legal pad...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 149 reads 0 comments

  19. The Detroit Pistons May Be For Sale, but They're Not Packing for Pittsburgh

    The Internet has been thick with Pittsburgh sporting rumors in the last week that have run from the truth to folly and everywhere in between. We'll quickly touch on the first two, but in this corner of the 'net we're concentrating the folly this time...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 868 reads 7 comments

  20. NBA Commisioner David Stern Finally Makes Decision on Gilbert Arenas Case

    Commisioner Stern certainly took long enough, but at the end of the day finally got it right. The NBA commisoner recently suspended Washington Wizards Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 224 reads 0 comments

  21. NBA Fiddles while Arenas Burns

    NBA Commissioner David Stern once again finds himself in the middle of a deepening crisis, and once again finds himself farther and farther behind the situation with each passing second...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 278 reads 10 comments

  22. The Winners and Sinners of the NHL's First Half

    In a sport where the season will drag into the middle of June nothing has been settled as of yet. There are the Olympics and a crowded second half schedule to be dealt with before a champion can be crowned...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 1,105 reads 0 comments

  23. Failing Flyers Falling Fast

    When last seen in exiting Mellon Arena last April 23, the Philadelphia Flyers had a 3-0 win in Game 5 of their opening-round Stanley Cup playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins clutched ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 248 reads 5 comments

  24. Is This The End of The Echoes for Notre Dame?

    Its 1996 and all is well in South Bend.  The Irish are in the same sentence with the powers that be in college football and their coach is one of the best known figures in sports because he wins and is a great motivator...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 565 reads 2 comments

  25. Nittany Lions: Special Teams Are Not Special in Happy Valley

    Most of the 110,000 fans in Beaver Stadium got up quietly at the end of Saturday's 24-7 thumping and went home.  They took the Nittany Lions chance at a BCS Bowl game with them on the trip...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Tim King about over 4 years ago 86 reads 2 comments