Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hellickson Starts Strong

Former Des Moines Hoover star Jeremy Hellickson has continued the great start to his career. After going 4-0 during his late season call up in 2010, he capped  last season by being named the American League Rookie of the Year. The Tampa Bay Rays hurler finished his rookie campaign 13-10 with a 2.95 ERA. Hellickson has been on fire to start the 2012 season. He is 3-0 in his four starts with victories over the Yankees, Blue Jays, and Angeles. He's a fantasy baseball must start currently and his next two starts come against Seattle and Oakland with both teams struggling swinging the stick.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Is Bo Ryan a Douche?

That is a trick question, everyone already knows the answer. And actually, this isn't another piece blaming and bashing Ryan for the whole Jerrod Uthoff blocking transfer scandal. It's exciting to see the 2011 Iowa Mr. Basketball returning to his home state, or close to it most likely. We're not really sure why he chose to continue his career at Wisconsin anyway. Uthoff has stated that he prefers to play in an up tempo scheme and Wisconsin's philosophy is completely the opposite. While Uthoff would look good in a Hawkeye uniform and would contribute immediately, it isn't going to happen. Being a huge Valley follower, Creighton would be fine but I'm pulling for Uthoff to be putting on the Northern Iowa purple next season. The Panther's have a strong group of young talent in Cedar Falls and are adding Tennessee transfer Wes Washpun. Throw in a former Mr. Basketball and the Panthers could be reliving their success from a couple of years ago. Now that is exciting!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cardinals Championship Ring

The Cardinals handed out their replica championship rings at Saturday's game. The rings are pretty sweet looking in person and even has the rally squirrel on the side. It's worth noting that Cardinal "fans" are selling them all over Craigslist for about $100 a piece and that is Cardinal Pride for you.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wrestlemania 28

Every spring one of the best "sporting" events of the year is squeezed in around the Final Four. It is the WWE's hype machine known as Wrestlemania. Why is Wrestlemania awesome? There are two reasons. First off, I'm a nerd. And second, you can wager real money on scripted outcomes. Now that's just crazy. Why is Wrestlemanina 28 going to great? Finally, the Rock has come back to Miami. The best microphone wielder in wrestling history is making his return. Someone else might be returning tonight also. Multiple sources are reporting the Brock Lesnar has been signed by the WWE and will make an important appearance.

Here's who I'm putting my money on...
Daniel Bryan (+170)
Why? WWE has been pushing Sheamus a lot and for a while now. It makes too much sense for him to win. Bryan's "YES!!" chant is so annoying to the fans it absolutely needs to be done.

Undertaker (-900)
Why? I would usually take the underdog with odds that high but it is the streak. The Streak needs to stay intact for future 1-offs for the Undertaker. This match is a Hell in the Cell match to hide the terrible "wrestling" that is going to occur and that was a good move. This match would be a great spot for Lesnar to appear and reek havoc thus setting up a possible Wrestlemania 29 main event.

John Cena (-180)
Why? It makes no sense for the Rock to win because he's leaving after WM28 anyway to resume his film career. Plus Hogan passed the torch to Rocky a few Wrestlemanias ago so it would be fitting for the torch to move to today's workhorse, Cena. We get our second surprise appearance afterwards as Alberto Del Rio jumps Cena and the Rock comes to his aid. It allows The Rock to soak in his town town cheers and the mutual respect handshake with Cena.

With all the rumors circulating about tonight, Wrestlemania 28 could be the best yet. Will I watch it? Nope, but I will tune into Raw tomorrow night for the fall out.