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Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Last RedZone Live Tweet

It's the last day of the regular season of the NFL.  While we mourn together why don't you join me in one last RedZone Live Tweet?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Case and Point!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MLB's Embarrassment

When the Florida Marlins opened their new stadium last year, something owner Jeffrey Loria claimed they needed for years to be competitive, there was a feature that drew snickers and scorn: a giant home run pinwheel.

It was viewed as typically Miami: ugly, garish, show off, all style and no substance.  It was an embarrassment in the ballpark that summed up the home city.

It's no longer the most embarrassing thing in the ballpark.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

NFL Power Rankings- Week 10

As the NFL turns, I suppose.  Some shake ups, as every week, but this time things a changing at the top.  After the jump, the Week 10 Power Rankings.

Monday, November 12, 2012

LA Lakers- Less with More

With the firing of coach Mike Brown on Friday the Lakers corrected a mistake that was questioned as soon as it was made.  The termination was a surprise in its swiftness but not it its happening.  With a 1-4 start behind the likes of Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and (the injured) Steve Nash it looked like more of the same from Brown: Doing less with more.  As such I began to wonder, "Who in sports has done less with more talent than Brown?

(Mike Brown/ESPN)

The Lakers answered my question for me.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

NFL RedZone Live Tweet Time

Fire up the Twitters and turn on your cable!  You know what time it is!  Well, at 1pm anyway.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Three to Watch- Week 10

Once again, we're doing out best to tell you what to do with your time.  And now for the three to watch (and one to avoid) for Week 10 of the NFL season:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NFL Power Rankings- Week 9

The more they change, the more they stay the same.  Little movement at the top, while some others have risen.  Want to know more?  It's waiting for you just after the break.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Another RedZone Live Tweet

It's Sunday.  It's football.  It's RedZone.  It's a live tweet at 1pm.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Three to Watch- Week 9

Don't know what to watch this weekend because you're not joining our RedZone Live Tweets?  Well you're a jerk but here you go: Three to watch, one to avoid, all for Week 9 of the NFL season.

Friday, November 2, 2012

New NHL Ban

As of 3:00pm EST the NHL has cancelled the 2013 Winter Classic, to have been held in Ann Arbor, MI between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.  The season looks more and more like it will be lost while apathy and grows amongst fans.

And the league truly doesn't care.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NFL Power Rankings- Week 8

As the tectonic plates go, so go the NFL power rankings.  A new week and shifts occur.  Want to know who is where?  Of course you do.  Go ahead, check after the jump.  You know you wanna.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Another RedZone Live Tweet

Hey!  Guess what!  It's another Sunday and guess what!  Another RedZone live tweet!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Three to Watch- Week 8

Don't you bother with that TV Guide or what ever you look at these days to find out what you're watching.  I really don't keep up.  Just use this guide: The three to watch (and one to avoid) for Week 8 of the NFL season.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NFL Power Rankings- Week 7

In the NFL any team can win on any given week.  Unfortunately for some teams that means nothing when it comes to power rankings.  After the jump, this week's top five.  And a few more for good measure.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Three to Watch- Week 7

You love the NFL but you hate boring games.  We're here to help.  You're busy in the week and may not know what's playing so we put together a nice list of games that you should pay the most attention to as well as one to avoid at all costs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NFL Power Rankings- Week 6

Another week, another batch of games played.  Some rose, some fell, but as usual here are the top five NFL teams and a few right on the cusp of breaking through.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday RedZone Live Tweet

It's a gorgeous NFL Sunday and my first chance to watch NFL RedZone in all of its glory.  I'm thrilled to see as much NFL in and around my face as possible and I'd love for you all to join me.  That's right, it's time for a good old fashioned Case and Point Live Tweet.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Three to Watch- Week 6

Another week of NFL action has befallen us and as such it's once again time to let you know which games you should give your attention and the one you should go ahead and avoid.  Here's our three to watch for Week 6:

Friday, October 12, 2012

An Open Letter to Rashard Mendenhall

Rashard Mendenhall, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back, is a thinker.  He's not dumb.  Even if sometimes he tries a little too hard he's clearly a learned man.  He's not a mindless jock.  His opinions have gotten him in some warm water in the past.  Last night, after a particularly frustrating loss to the Tennessee Titans, he took to Twitter again:

 Below, an open letter to Rashard explaining why he's wrong.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NHL Lockout- A Fan Speaks Out

I love the NHL.  As a fan, as media, and as a former employee it has treated me well.  However the NHL is once again at odds with itself and in a lock out.  While it's in the air as to whether the entire season will be lost, as it was in 2004-05, the fans are getting restless as is evidenced by an e-mail that landed in my inbox.

(CBS Sports)

New Twitter Account

For reasons only known to myself things are a-changing in the Case and Point Twitter world.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NFL Power Rankings- Week 5

Another week of NFL action and the cream continues to rise to the top while a league of mediocrity or severely flawed teams continue to show their true colors.  Now for the Week 5 Power Rankings, the top five teams in the NFL and some outliers.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Three To Watch: Week 5

Over a quarter of the way through the season and we have a better idea of who is and who isn't in the NFL.  To help you decide where to throw your attention we give you the top three games to watch for Week 5 of the 2012 NFL Season:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

FINALLY! aka the Lost Post

This was drafted many moons ago to capture my true spirit, thrill, and elation of what seemed inevitable.  This post never happened:

It's a post 20 seasons in the making.  It's a post that unknowingly started in 1992 with a slide into home.  It's a post that a large part of me never thought I'd ever write.  It's a post that may seem stupid to some but cathartic to others.

It's a post that I take great joy in publishing on my little sports blog, allowing myself to be a fan for just a moment as my first love finally loves me back.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have 82 wins.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

UPDATE: Okay, so they care a little.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen the NFL and NFLRA have struck a deal that will land the real referees we've grown to love (in the past three weeks) back on the sidelines by this weekend.

They Don't Care

As the pass fell from the sky a horde of men leaped into the air to claim the descending pigskin.  In what is usually the most anxiety inducing play in football, the Hail Mary dropped into the arms of Green Bay Packers defender M.D. Jennings.  Seahawks receiver Golden Tate wrestled with Jennings as the men fell to the ground.  Questions were in the air.  Then came the iconic photo.


(CBS Sports)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Melky, Bartolo, and the Common Sense Gamble

One million dollars is not a lot of money.

There was a time where one million dollars bought you a lifetime's worth of relaxation and comfort.  Not any more. 

Melky Cabrera (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
One million dollars per year for your career sounds like a lot.  When your career is only on average just over five years and you're retired by around age 30, five million dollars for the next thirty to forty years of your life is not a lot.

It's the chance at an enhanced comfort and security for themselves and their families that led the San Fransisco Giants Melky Cabrera to test positive for testosterone this week.  It's that same desire that led Oakland A's pitcher Bartolo Colon to test positive today.  And few should blame them.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pre-Season Football: Like Looking in the Girls Locker Room

It's that time of year.  Preseason football is upon us and as per yearly tradition it's time for this:

If you were a red-blooded male in high school, at one point there wasn't much on your mind: sports, women, sports, women, food.

Your time was tempered by wondering what the girl of your choice would look like in the suit that nature had made for her.

Also, if you were like most red-blooded males, you knew you had zero chance of ever finding out.

However, there was one way. One hope. One wish. One dream.

The girls' locker room.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

 Happy Independence Day to all of the Case and Point readers!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dear Pitchers: Okay, We Get It

Matt Cain (2DaySports)
Last night the San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain threw a perfect game.  In doing so he struck out 14 and was exceedingly dominant as the Giants beat the Houston Astros 10-0.  It was history in the making.  It was impressive.  It was the first in the history of the New York/San Francisco Giants.  It was...

It was boring.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

NFL Draft Live Tweet

It's the first night of the 2012 NFL Draft and Case and Point will live Live Tweeting the event!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Case and Point for Charity

Last year in the post The Beauty and Burden of the (Playoff) Beard the tradition of the playoff beard was explained.  This year, given my minor ties to a team in the NHL playoffs, the beard is being grown out.  And with Beard-A-Thon, you can help!

Monday, April 2, 2012

LIVE TWEET: NCAA Basketball Men's Championship Game

Tonight starting at 9:30 it's a Case and Point Live Tweet of the National Championship Game!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

On Location: 2012 Family Circle Cup

Starting today we're back for a week of live competition at the 2012 Family Circle Cup, including tomorrow's Media Day.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Few Days Off

I'm taking a few days off as I make the trek back from Pittsburgh, PA to Charleston, SC.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Second Annual Case and Point Pick 'Em

March Madness is approaching and for the second year in a row Case and Point wants you to be a part of the action!  Once again we're bringing you the Case and Point March Madness Pick 'Em!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Coming Soon- Family Circle Cup 2012

For the second year in a row, Case and Point will be on location at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, SC from March 31st-April 8th.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

FOOTBALL FIX: The End of an Era

This is the start of a weekly feature, giving you your fix of the NFL in an unbearably long off season.

It's the end of an era, and perhaps a career.  After 14 seasons, 1,000 catches, over 12,000 receiving yards, 85 touchdowns, two Super Bowl wins, and a Super Bowl MVP, the Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with receiver Hines Ward.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Movie Review- Goon

The Mighty Ducks, Mystery Alaska, Youngblood, Miracle, and of course Slapshot.  Famous hockey movies that you don't have to be a hockey fan to have heard of and enjoy.  Looking to follow in those footsteps is the new release Goon.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day Off

After yesterday's Trade Deadline Live Blog I'm taking a day off and taking a road trip to Canton, OH to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog

 It's the first annual Case and Point NHL Trade Deadline Live Blog!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Movie Review- Moneyball

With the 84th annual Academy Awards taking place tonight in LA, it seemed like as good of a time as any to take some time to review the only sports related film* on the billing: Moneyball

 *Ignoring the fact that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star, and Best Actress Nominee, Rooney Mara is the great-grand daughter of NFL royalty- the Steelers' founder Art Rooney Sr. and the New York Giants' founders Tim Mara.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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