Terrible Knucklehead

January 4, 2009

2010 Winter Classic?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 3:43 am

With the huge success of the NHL’s 2009 Winter Classic one would ponder, where will next years game take place?  I imagine the NHL has their own criteria; cold weather town, in America, traditional hockey market, ect.  I cannot blame them, the 2009 game was the best rated regular season game in 13 years, so they did something right.  So we can probably narrow down next season’s home site pretty easily.  

Already been to the rodeo – Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Edmonton

Too Hot – Atlanta, Carolina, Florida, Tampa Bay, Nashville, St. Louis, Anaheim, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Jose

Not in America – Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver

This leaves 9 teams; New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Columbus, Colorado, Minnesota, and both teams from New York.

Columbus and Minnesota are too new (2000) to be in the running, 8 teams. (I know Minnesota had the North Stars, but the Wild are not anyway related to the Stars.  I know hockey is huge in Minnesota.)

Washington has never won the cup, down to 6 teams.

It will be one of these teams; New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Colorado, and both teams from New York.

I believe the New York teams will play each other in 2011, when the “new” Meadowlands is finished, everyone wants it to be in the new Yankee Stadium, but the new Meadowlands will seat nearly 100,000 people, the effect that would have on TV would be huge.  Plus it will be… “The 2011 NHL Winter Classic brought to you by Subway!”

New Jersey is typically a solid team, but never fills their own 17,000 capacity arena.  

Now there are 3; Philadelphia, Boston, and Colorado.

Sunday’s high temperatures for those 3 cities are all right around 35.  Perfect weather, and there is snow in all 3 of their five day forecasts.  So let’s see venues…

Philly has what would be the best venue yet for the game, Beaver Stadium.  It holds 110,000 people and like I mentioned before, when people see that on TV it has a staggering effect.  I don’t know if the Flyers fans could pack the stadium, but it would be a sea of orange and white if they did.

Colorado has a couple decent venues, Invesco Field at Mile High was used for the Democratic National Convention, and seats nearly 77,000.  There is also Coors Field, where the Rockies play, that seats about 60,000.  The only problem is that the Avalanche only get 88% of attendance at home games, plus they play in a smaller market than Philly or Boston.

Boston has the next logical venue.  The Winter Classic looked at home in Wrigley, so putting it in Fenway Park would seemingly work just as well, if not better.  So that’s my pick.  Boston, but I think Philly would look amazing in Happy Valley.

Moment of zen…

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April 22, 2008

NCAA 09 Update: New Screenshot

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 12:54 am

Nothing much today, new screenshot of the Kansas alternate jersey.

(Click to enlarge)

Nothing too amazing here, notice the extra “people” on the sidelines though.  Those folks were not there last season.  One thing of note, number 87 on Kansas is a big white d-lineman, so is it too early to ask how soon downloadable rosters will be ready?  

Blog News: Thank you to all the readers, or Google traffic-ers who have (so far) made this the 3rd most visited month in this blogs history.  

Tidbits: ESPN ran NBA Live though a playoff sim and it’s Boston vs. Los Angeles in the Finals, from the pics it looks like they ran it on a PS2, that’s quite confusing, can’t ESPN afford a PlayStation 3 by now?…  A few bad sports games were released lately according to average review scores, UEFA Euro 2008 (67%),  NBA Ballers: Chosen One (55%), and MLB Fantasy All-Stars (70%)… Bill Simmons wants Lakers vs. Celtics more than anything, Spurs vs. Pistons is not on the list… Gilbert Arenas’ Halo team “Final Boss” isn’t doing too bad in the tournaments it enters… Early request, can we get that shoulder padded undershirt Tracy Mcgrady wears in the games in NBA 2K9?

Moment of zen… (pic finally came of what snow looks like in Madden 09)

Click for biggie size, much much better actually.  I like how the sidelines have piles of snow that was shoveled over.  Looks good so far, more info to come.  Goodnight.

April 20, 2008

“Obama Cool”

Filed under: NBA — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — Marcus Ramsey @ 11:23 pm

Every time Obama does something out of this world awesome, like the speech in South Carolina, I like to say he’s got that “Obama cool” about him.  But then he went and gave me the scene to discribe exactly what “Obama cool” is.  

When asked about all the attacks from Clinton and McCain, Obama said “Sometime you have to…” then paused for a beat and did this…

The best part is the whole crowd goes completely nutzo.  He’s telling us, look, I’m ready, if you think attacking things about me I can not control is going to fix America then go for it, I’ve got some real plans for this country to talk about, let me brush my shoulders off and get to work.

Watch the full video below.

NBA Playoffs Quickie…

West

Round 1

Lakers over Denver in 5

Hornets over Mavs in 7

Spurs over Suns in 6

Jazz over Rockets in 4

Round 2

Jazz over Lakers in 7

Spurs over Hornets in 5

Finals

Spurs over Jazz in 6

 

East

Round 1

Celtics over Hawks in 4

Pistons over 76ers in 6

Magic over Raptors in 5

Wizards over Cavs in 7

Round 2

Celtics over Wizards in 5

Pistons over Magic in 6

Finals

Pistons over Celtics in 7

 

NBA FINALS

Spurs over Pistons in 7

 

Wait, that’s what I want, here’s really…

EASTERN FINALS

Celtics over Pistons in 6

NBA FINALS

Spurs over Celtics in 7

 

Moment of zen…

Happy 32nd Birthday Tim Duncan.  Say it LOUDER… Go Spurs Go!

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