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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sorry for the Silence

For those of you who read this thing as much as possible I thank you and I want to say I'm sorry for the radio silence lately.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Case and Point Joins Electric Bilodeau

On the heels of the semi-popular debate on the Top 5 Sports TV Shows of All Time friend of the blog Kevin Bilodeau of the local CBS affiliate, WCSC-TV Live 5 News, asked me to come on his Podcast, Electric Bilodeau, and discuss some honorable mentions and the picks themselves.



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wiffle With a Cause

Once again we team up with our friends at Big League Wiffle Ball, and this time it's for a very good cause.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to all of my American readers!



Saturday, June 25, 2011

Top Five Sports TV Shows- #1

It's the Case and Point list of the Top Five Sports TV Shows.  So far we've gone over a special honorable mention plus the fifth, fourth, third, and second ranked TV show.  To see who ranks number one on the list, click below to read more!


*My huge TV knowledge revolves around pretty much anything from 1990, which even then is limited until about 1995 for the full spectrum of shows.  Oh, and for this case ignoring reality shows like Hard Knocks and HBO's 24/7.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Top Five Sports TV Shows- #2

It's the Case and Point list of the Top Five Sports TV Shows.  So far we've gone over a special honorable mention plus the fifth, fourth, and third ranked TV show.  To see who ranks number two on the list, click below to read more!


*My huge TV knowledge revolves around pretty much anything from 1990, which even then is limited until about 1995 for the full spectrum of shows.  Oh, and for this case ignoring reality shows like Hard Knocks and HBO's 24/7.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Top Five Sports TV Shows- #3

It's the Case and Point list of the Top Five Sports TV Shows.  So far we've gone over a special honorable mention plus the fifth and fourth ranked TV show.  To see who ranks third on the list, click below to read more!


*My huge TV knowledge revolves around pretty much anything from 1990, which even then is limited until about 1995 for the full spectrum of shows.  Oh, and for this case ignoring reality shows like Hard Knocks and HBO's 24/7.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Top Five Sports TV Shows- #4

It's the Case and Point list of the Top Five Sports TV Shows.  So far we've gone over a special honorable mention plus our fifth ranked TV show.  To see who ranks fourth in our list, click below to read more!


*My huge TV knowledge revolves around pretty much anything from 1990, which even then is limited until about 1995 for the full spectrum of shows.  Oh, and for this case ignoring reality shows like Hard Knocks and HBO's 24/7.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Top Five Sports TV Shows- #5

It's the Case and Point list of the Top Five Sports TV Shows.  To check out the past entry, introduction and honorable mention, click here.  To see who ranks fifth in our list, click below to read more!


*My huge TV knowledge revolves around pretty much anything from 1990, which even then is limited until about 1995 for the full spectrum of shows.  Oh, and for this case ignoring reality shows like Hard Knocks and HBO's 24/7.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Introduction- Top Five Sports TV Shows

It's the summer and I don't want to leave you high and dry despite a lack of news or stories.  Instead it's time to get creative.  As such I introduce you to a week long list: The Top Five Sports TV Shows of all time.




Thursday, June 16, 2011

Moneyball Trailer

It's one of the more intriguing sports movies in recent years, the movie adaptation of the Michael Lewis book Moneyball, about Oakland A's GM Billy Beane and his new way of looking at draft picks and players.  Written by Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List, American Gangster, Gangs of New York) and Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The Social Network, The American President), and starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill it releases September 23rd.  The first trailer was released today.



Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Can We Skip Game Seven?

We are mere hours from the start of Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. No matter the outcome a team will be lifting Lord Stanley for the first time anyone under 35 can remember. Does either team really deserve it?


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Lull

The joys of summer.  Heat, humidity, and lots of sun.  Living in Charleston, SC as I do these are guarantees every year between June and August.  All across America, though, these months also guarantee one other thing: A summer sports lull.



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Stanley Cup Finals Predictions

A fantastic first round of 7-1 in predictions for the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs quickly turned sour.  After going 2-2 in the second round I went an abysmal 0-2 in the Conference Finals to stand at 9-5 overall.  While it's not bad, it was time to call in the experts.  It's the Stanley Cup Finals with special guest from Yahoo's Puck Daddy Sean Leahy.




Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NBA Finals Predictions

It was a rocky go of it for the first two rounds, managing to go .500 (6-6) but a stride has been hit in the conference finals after going 2-0, taking the overall record in the NBA playoffs to 8-6.  No matter what there can be pride in finishing over .500 but let's go for three games over, what do you say?  Without further time wasted it's the predictions for the 2011 NBA Finals.



Friday, May 27, 2011

CaP Archives: No Tom Brady A-OK

Before starting Case and Point I had been writing for years.  Some of that writing took place on Bleacher Report.  The summer time is traditionally pretty dull so I figured what better time to look back at some of my favorite pieces from Bleacher Report?  Today, why No Tom Brady was A-OK



Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CaP Archives: Super Bowl XLIII More Than Magical

Before starting Case and Point I had been writing for years.  Some of that writing took place on Bleacher Report.  The summer time is traditionally pretty dull so I figured what better time to look back at some of my favorite pieces from Bleacher Report?  Today, why Super Bowl XLIII was More than Magical.




Monday, May 23, 2011

If Lance Armstrong Cheated, Who Cares?

The whispers have been around for years and this past week one of his teammates has come out and said it, Lance Armstrong used PEDs.  According to his United State Postal Service teammate Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong was one of many who used HGH and testosterone.  But really, who cares?


Friday, May 20, 2011

The Atlanta Thrashers Bum Rap

While nothing is official yet, it looks all but for certain that the Atlanta Thrashers will cease to be shortly.  It's rather unfair.  While I previously chided Atlanta fans for not coming through for the Thrashers, or almost any team, it's really not hard to blame them.  What reason did they have to come?  The poor team never had a chance.



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time for Damage Control in NFL

The NFL's lockout is in it's 69th day and by all accounts things are progressing.  Very, very slowly.  Both sides believe there will eventually be a resolution but right now both sides are also standing pat.  The possibility remains that there will be parts of the season missed.  But does it matter?


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Draft No Compensation for Cleveland

As the teen stood there, glasses on and bowtie adorning his neck, he waited to see if he was the good luck charm that the franchise had been hoping for after a lost year.  Already awarded the fourth overall pick the son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, Nick, was their hope for the future of the franchise.




Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wanna Get Away?

So this video of a Houston Astros fan evading security when he ran on to the field is a few days old but I feel it needs mention on this blog.  Since it's kind of awesome.



Monday, May 16, 2011

NBA Playoffs Conference Finals Predictions

A .500 first round (4-4) was met by an equally meh performance in the second round (2-2).  With an overall record of 6-6 it shows I clearly need to brush up on my NBA, but once again I go on undaunted.  As with the NHL the East and West are combined into one post.  It's the Eastern and Western Conference Finals Predictions.  Based on recent history, count on one of the predictions to be right.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

OJ Mayo and the Busted Trade

The Memphis Grizzlies are counting their blessings right now, and not just because they're one win away from reaching the Western Conference Finals for the first time in their history.  Instead, it's because of a move that wasn't made at the trade deadline.  It's a non-trade that is making all the difference in the Grizzlies deep run.

Friday, May 13, 2011

NHL Playoffs Conference Finals Predictions

After a great first round (7-1) I wasn't so lucky in the second round.  While I nailed the West I bombed the East and went 2-2, bringing me to 9-3 over all.  In the past the East and West have shared separate days, not any more.  Now it's the Conference Finals for the East and the West.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Diesel Moves into Neutral

Strange as it may seem, by all indications the loss of the Boston Celtics to the Miami Heat in this years playoffs mean the likely end to one the greats to ever play the game. We may likely never see Shaquille O'Neal on the hard court again.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Playoffs Gutsiest Performances

Over the weekend we saw the Boston Celtics Rajon Rondo suffer a gruesome dislocated elbow only to come back and finish the game, including adding several buckets.  While the next game for Rondo, back with a large pad on his elbow, didn't go so well as the Heat went up 3-1 in the series.  Had the Celtics won the series it would have been one of the gutsiest performances in playoff history.  Now it may well be a side note compared to these four.



Monday, May 9, 2011

The Importance of .500

For many baseball teams reaching .500 in May is not a big deal.  For some it's par for the course.  For others it's a bit of a disappointment.  For one team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, reaching .500 is a momentous occasion.



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Beauty and Burden of the (Playoff) Beard

Every April through June the NHL Playoffs happen.  Sixteen teams start off with one lifting the Stanley Cup as a reward for their hard work.  Each teams, however, takes on an additional burden.  It's one that lies beyond the crest on the jersey, one that belongs to the city they live and work in.  It's one that lies within the team as a symbol of unity and pride.

It's the playoff beard.




Thursday, May 5, 2011

Why Washington Weeps

For the third season in a row a favored Washington Capitals team is knocked out of the NHL Playoffs much sooner than they could have been.  Different teams each time did the trick: The trapping Canadiens, the streaking Lightning, and the eventual champion Penguins.  Each time, though, there have been several constants.  Each one has equal blame for their failure.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Athletes and Social Media

More and more athletes are trying to brand themselves.  The best example of these remains Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals.  Releasing video games, having TV shows, being in commercials, and having a strong presence on the internet are vital to his lasting beyond his time on the football field.  Most athletes are trying to emulate Ocho, but to what success?


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NBA Playoffs Semi Finals Predictions- West Edition

After doing extremely well with the NHL picks, the NBA picks didn't fare so well.  Going 4/8 is great in a batting average but not so much in predicting things.  There's no quitting at Case and Point, though, and as such it's time to predict the Conference Semi Finals, or second round, of the NBA Playoffs.  Yesterday the East, and now for the West.

Monday, May 2, 2011

NBA Playoffs Semi Finals Predictions- East Edition

After doing extremely well with the NHL picks, the NBA picks didn't fare so well.  Going 4/8 is great in a batting average but not so much in predicting things.  There's no quitting at Case and Point, though, and as such it's time to predict the Conference Semi Finals, or second round, of the NBA Playoffs.  Tomorrow the West, for today it's the East.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

NHL Playoffs Semi Finals Predictions- West Edition

After managing an impressive (if I do say so myself) seven of eight correct predictions in the quarters (thanks by the way, Buffalo) the first round is done and we're on to the second round of the 2011 NHL Playoffs.  As is tradition (starting now) it's time for predictions.  Yesterday, the East.  Today, the West.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

NHL Playoffs Semi Finals Predictions- East Edition

After managing an impressive (if I do say so myself) seven of eight correct predictions in the quarters (thanks by the way, Buffalo) the first round is done and we're on to the second round of the 2011 NHL Playoffs.  As is tradition (starting now) it's time for predictions.  Tomorrow, the West.  Today, the East.


Friday, April 29, 2011

NFL Draft First Round Thoughts

With the first round of the NFL Draft come and go a lot of thoughts surround.  Reaches and steals, surprise picks and shocking drops.  Here are some thoughts from the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.




Thursday, April 28, 2011

More Events Need Draft Treatment

The NFL Draft is something unique and interesting.  Though all major sports do a draft, none have the pomp and circumstance of the NFL Draft.  It captures the attention, seeing these young men we watched play in college graduate to the next level, become men amongst men.  In their nice suits and clean cuts, they are no longer the warrior they were on Saturdays.  They are the clean cut career men subject to the whims of fans on Sundays.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 NFL Mock Draft Round Up

While I'm not knowledged enough to present my own mock draft for the first round of the NFL Draft, I figured I'd present a nice little round up of those who are for those who are curious.  Click below to read more and see who everyone thinks is going where!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The First Pick and Flawed Logic

In part two of our NFL Draft week we take a look at this year's first overall pick and the team that owns it: The Carolina Panthers.


Monday, April 25, 2011

The Caution of Cam

The 2011 NFL Draft is upon us and the hype machine is back in full effect.  As usual the glamor position is getting the attention.  Last year it was Sam Bradford, the year before that it was Matthew Stafford.  The list goes on and on of the draft day delights that await to ride behind center.  This year is no different.  When Andrew Luck decided to stay behind in Stanford the attention shifted... to Cam Newton.



Friday, April 22, 2011

Few Days Off

I've been on a posting binge lately, which is fine with me.  I've loved it.  However, I'm taking a few days off...


Thursday, April 21, 2011

NBA Playoffs Quarter Finals Predictions- West Edition

The second season has arrived for not one but two sports.  While we covered the NHL pretty exhaustively, and will continue to throughout the post season, it was time to give the NBA the same love that the NHL got.  The first round of the NBA Playoffs are under way.  Eight teams in the East, eight teams in the West.  We recently covered the East.  Now it's time for the NBA Western Conference Quarter Finals:


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

NBA Playoffs Preview- Western Conference

While Case and Point is an NHL heavy blog, we try to keep our minds open to all things going on in the sports world.  As such, we realized that there were other playoffs happening and we had to cover them somehow.  That's right, the NBA Playoffs.  The NHL Playoff Preview was such a success that we decided to do it again, enlisting the help of some friendly bloggers to cover their respective NBA teams.  We recently did the East and now as well as gave our predictions for the East's first round.  Tomorrow, our first round predictions for the West but without wasting any more time, I present to you the 2011 NBA Western Conference Playoff Preview.



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

NBA Playoffs Quarter Finals Predictions- East Edition

The second season has arrived for not one but two sports.  While we covered the NHL pretty exhaustively, and will continue to throughout the post season, it was time to give the NBA the same love that the NHL got.  The first round of the NBA Playoffs are under way.  Eight teams in the East, eight teams in the West.  The four match ups from the West come soon.  Right now it's time for the NBA Eastern Conference Quarter Finals:


Monday, April 18, 2011

NBA Playoffs Preview- Eastern Conference

While Case and Point is an NHL heavy blog, we try to keep our minds open to all things going on in the sports world.  As such, we realized that there were other playoffs happening and we had to cover them somehow.  That's right, the NBA Playoffs.  The NHL Playoff Preview was such a success that we decided to do it again, enlisting the help of some friendly bloggers to cover their respective NBA teams.  Soon we will tackle the West and give you round one predictions for the East and West.  For now, without wasting any more time, I present to you the 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Case and Point Reaches 100... Posts

Can you believe it?  It's the 100th post for Case and Point.  Between podcasts, predictions, opinions, and being on location that's a lot of words for one little blog.  Help me celebrate Case and Point turning 100... posts.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Family Circle Cup Media Blast

The folks at the Family Circle Cup in Daniel Island, SC were nice enough to grant us complete access to an event happening in our own back yard.  For a week the top players in woman's tennis competed for a large pay check and a new title to make their own.  We at Case and Point were lucky enough to be there for the big events and here is the visual proof.


Friday, April 15, 2011

NHL Playoffs Quarter Finals Predictions- West Edition

It's that time of year where the NHL ends it's regular season.  The annual tournament of attrition begins between sixteen teams, then narrowed down to one champion who will ultimately lift one of the greatest prizes in professional sports.  To view the East predictions, click here.  In the mean time, it's then first round of the 2010-2011 NHL Playoffs, and this is the Western Conference.