Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Patriots Release Hernandez - The Right Move?

New England Patriots Tight End Aaron Hernandez was arrested this morning in connection to the death of his friend Odin Lloyd just a mile from his Massachusetts home. About 90 minutes later, the Patriots released Hernandez from their team.

First of all, all thoughts and prayers begin with Odin Lloyd and his family. That's where they should be.

However, we need to look at the big picture happening here with the National Football League. A total of 29 NFL players now have been arrested since the Super Bowl in February. This is an extremely troubling trend in the NFL, one that needs to be addressed for sure on a league-wide level.

First off, we need to examine what's happening on a team-level. The Patriots and owner Robert Kraft acted swiftly in releasing Aaron Hernandez. But is this the right decision? Should a franchise stand by their player until a verdict is reached? Or is it appropriate to sever ties immediately?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Coaching 101 - NBA

A wise person once said, "A good coach is one who makes a good team great, not a great team good." Well, okay, this so-called wise person is me. If you are a good coach, you can turn a team full of mediocre talent into a group that works well together and become a great team. If you have great talent that under-performs and you cannot turn that talent into an exceptional team, then you're just not a
good coach.

We have one of each in the NBA Finals right now, and it's because of the coaches that one team has the series lead right now.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pens - 3SN Live

Dot and Dellav will be LIVE at 7:30 from the Crane Room! We'll discuss the Penguins struggles against the Bruins and talk right up to the puck drop! We'll also talk about other Pittsburgh sports and all of the other sports headlines out there! Join us! $3 Sangria tonight!!

Flower Power

It’s do or die tonight for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Well, okay, it’s not OFFICIALLY a win-or-go-home game as the Pens trail 2-0 in the series to the Boston Bruins. However, with the series shipping up to Boston and the Pens losing 3-0 and 6-1 in their two home games, this game means a lot more. The Pens cannot afford to drop 3-0 in the series.

Adding to the insanity for tonight is the goalie situation. Marc-Andre Fleury was replaced after game 4 of the first round series with Ottawa. Tomas Vokoun has started all nine playoff games since, going 6-3 in those games. He was pulled after giving up three first-period goals in game 2 against the Bruins. Fleury gave up three goals of his own in the 6-1 slaughtering. Now the question becomes: who should the Pens start in game 3?

It’s time to return to the Flower.