Published: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:01:45 GMT
Last Build Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:01:45 GMTCopyright: Copyright 2006 Randy Charles Morin
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:01:20 GMTTalk-Sports has been outted in the most recent edition of ESPN, The Magazine. Pick up a copy. You can also see the article online. Don't forget to leave a comment.
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:19:30 GMTToday I found a bunch of spam on Talk-Sports.com from James Hawkins, who runs an incubator called Adapt Inc. Anyhow, hope someone Googles his name and this comes up so that ventures capitalists and potential customers know how he plays the game.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:06:47 GMTI used my analytics data to put together the top 10 most popular players on Talk-Sports in each of the 5 majors sports in North America. Your fav guy in this list?
|1||Tim Tebow||Tony Stewart||Sidney Crosby||Derek Jeter||Derrick Rose|
|2||JJ Watt||Dale Earnhardt Jr||Jonathan Toews||Matt Kemp||Kevin Durant|
|3||Aaron Rodgers||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||Joffrey Lupul||Tim Lincecum||Zach Randolph|
|4||Clay Matthews||Denny Hamlin||Patrick Kane||Justin Verlander||Paul George|
|5||Colin Kaepernick||Michael Waltrip||Brooks Laich||Brian Wilson||Dirk Nowitzki|
|6||Jimmy Graham||Brad Keselowski||Brad Richards||George Kontos||Chandler Parsons|
|7||Cam Newton||Jimmie Johnson||Paul Martin||Eric Hosmer||OJ Mayo|
|8||Rob Gronkowski||Kasey Kahne||Tyler Seguin||Hunter Pence||Chris Andersen|
|9||Earl Thomas||Clint Bowyer||Scott Hartnell||Alex Rodriguez||Dwight Howard|
|10||Luke Kuechly||Austin Dillon||Corey Crawford||Matt Adams||Tristan Thompson|
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 06:18:25 GMTThe Blue Jays, I believe, are the only MLB team not to make the playoffs this century.
There was 3 scenarios today of game results that would've required a game 163, but none of them materialized. That would've been weird having 3 game 163s.
The 1st place Orioles, having already made the playoffs, threw Derek Jeter (right-handed batter) an outside batting practice fastball while playing their 2nd baseman directly behind 2nd to hold the runner. WTF!? This resulted in Jeter getting his 7th walk off hit of his career, his last game at Yankee stadium. It was the only walk off hit of his career where the other team won the division (obviously not a stupid team) while playing a hall of fame slap hitter to pull the ball. Unrelated, it's really easy for a hall of fame slap hitter to hit a batting practice outside fastball to where the 2nd baseman should be standing.
Toronto sports teams should be embarrassed. The ownership group mostly includes Bell, Rogers, Bell and Rogers. Go Leafs Go!
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:13:28 GMT
My 2014 MLB all-star team. Note the team is not the 25 best stats, but rather the 25 that actually help their teams win. Many of the fielders were picked basaed on a combination of fielding and hitting stats, rather than simply who got the most HRs. I also included 3 non-starting non-stopping relievers.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:00:30 GMTI added the ability for registered non-paying users to use the dirt/private forums. I also removed all ads from the dirt forums. These forums are not indexed by Google. I'm gonna allow users to post pics and content that I would not normally allow in the other forums.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:48:16 GMT
Sorry, you have to click thru to each as I don't allow pics like this on the website.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:38:39 GMT
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:50:48 GMTDirt forums are private forums where we will allow more explicit conversation to take place. We still won't tolerate hate or pornography, but discussion relating to sexual preference, hook-ups and semi-nude pics will be allowed.
These forums are private only available to premium Talk-Sports members. They will not be indexed by Google.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 22:36:24 GMTToday, we enabled the [IMG] BBCode on the Talk-Sports.com forums and made the simple editors a little more user friendly. Try adding an images with [IMG]http://direct-image-address[/IMG].
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:18:32 GMT1. Chicago Blackhawks (Cup Contender) When you win the Stanley Cup, you often lose a lot of players to free-agency and have to retool. Stan Bowman appears to be great with tools, cause I don't see why this team isn't still the bet to win the Cup again. This team still has Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Marian Hossa, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford. 2. Los Angeles Kings (Cup Contender) This team is loaded with talent. They'll finish near the top of the conference. Supreme goaltending; Jonathan Quick. The real key on this team is the party boys; Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Hang out at the clubs in on Los Angeles next playoff to find out if this team is gonna challenge for the Stanley Cup. If Richards and Carter show up at the clubs, then they won't show up on the ice. 3. Vancouver Canucks (Cup Contender) Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and Roberto Luongo. I don't see this team missing the playoffs. When Roberto starts slow this season, there's nobody to take the reigns. He'll struggle thru the first month, then catch fire and this team will move up to the top of the conference. Add a solid top 4 defenseman set (Alexander Edler, Kevin Bieksa, Jason Garrison and Dan Hamhuis) and you have a really good team. 4. San Jose Sharks (Playoff Team) Years after year, the Sharks have one of the best teams on paper, but always fall short in the playoffs. This might be the last year you see Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle leading this team. They're all UFAs at season end. All three are likely looking at pay cuts going forward unless they return to their all-star statuses or produce in the playoffs. Not sure what else can be said, except SAME OLD. 5. St Louis Blues (Playoff Team) Ken Hitchcock doesn't score a lot of goals and neither does he block a lot of shots, but the Blues' coach doesn't like missing the playoffs. I don't expect anything different. The key to this team competing for more than a playoff spot is Jaroslav Halak. If he returns to form and their scoring by committee continues to work, then this team could move up. Unfortunately, their lack of big scorers makes a Stanley Cup a pipe dream. 6. Anaheim Ducks (Playoff Team) The Ducks look like a playoff team, but a couple key injuries could easily put them out. They are already missing Sheldon Souray for the 1st half and their 2nd line may require geriatric care; Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu. That said, I don't really see this team competing for the President's Trophy or the Stanley Cup. 7. Edmonton Oilers (Playoff Contender) Loaded with talent at forward and defense. If they can just convince these superstars to play a team game, then we might be looking at the next NHL dynasty. It's really up to their top 4; Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov and Jordan Eberle. They will define where this season takes them. They could win the President's trophy or miss the playoffs. 8. Nashville Predators (Playoff Contender) Pekka Rinne is everything for this team. He's good enough, he can steal games to put this team in the playoffs. He's also good enough to steal some playoff games. Outside of Shea Webber, the skaters on this team are very weak. Don't expect a lot of goals. I wouldn't qualify any forwards on this team as NHL quality power play material. If Rinne gets injured or struggles, this team could be looking at a high draft pick. 9. Dallas Stars (Playoff Contender) The forwards are mostly refabs from other teams, but the Stars have a premier top 4 d-man lineup; Sergei Gonchar, Alex Goligoski[...]
Mon, 30 Sep 2013 02:15:12 GMT
|James Van Riemsdyk||Tyler Bozak||Phil Kessel|
|Mason Raymond||Nazam Kadri||Joffrey Lupul|
|Nikolai Kulemin||Dave Bolland||Carter Ashton|
|Jay McClement||Colton Orr|
|Frazer McLaren||David Clarkson|
|Carl Gunnarson||Dion Phaneuf|
|Paul Ranger||Jake Gardiner|
|Morgan Rielly||Cody Franson|
David Clarkson is suspended for 10 games. I'm guessing that Lupul will move back to LW, Raymond down to 3rd line and Kulemin back to RW when Clarkson returns as the 2nd line RW.
McLaren currently has a broken finger. McLaren will slot in on the 4th line when he returns.
Assuming he clears waivers, John Michael Liles can be called up at any time when he fits into the salary cap. If Rielly is sent down to juniors, then Liles fits in. If Ashton Cater is sent down, then Liles fits in, but they would be carrying 8 d-men. If Ranger is sent down, then Liles fits in.
Update: I don't understand why you would keep Ranger over Liles. I assume, if Liles is claimed, then the Leafs bring up one more forward. Otherwise, Liles is kept on the team and Ranger is sent down.
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:53:09 GMT
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Wed, 01 May 2013 02:15:09 GMTA series by series predictions for the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and a glimpse into the next 3 rounds. The NHL playoffs since the 2004-05 lockout has been a unpredictable beast. You make the playoffs on the last day of the regular season and you find your way to the Stanley Cup finals. What makes a good regular season team is clearly not what makes a good playoff team. Here's my sense of what might happen this playoff season. Wild v Blackhawks The Minnesota Wild have badly underperformed and scratched their way into a playoff spot. That said, a hot goalie and some timely scoring might give them a chance. But goaltending and scoring have not been their forte this season. They do have some grit with Cal Clutterbuck, but on the whole this team is soft. Not a recipe for winning the Lord Stanley's mug. An underdog to win a series and a longshot to win it all. And the Wild are playing the recent Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks are loaded with talent; Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane. Their was the question of goaltending at the start of the season, but Corey Crawford has been great. The consensus is that the Hawks are the team to beat in the West. Winner: Blackhawks Red Wings v Ducks This isn't the Red Wings we knew in years past. There's no Nicklas Lidstrom. End of story. It's just not the same team. The Ducks have been an off-and-on team for years with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. They even won a Stanley Cup a few years back. I don't think this team has the depth to make it far in the playoffs, but I do think they have enough to handle the Wings. Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne are getting older by the day. Winner: Ducks Sharks v Canucks For the 1st time in a long while, the Sharks aren't expected to do anything this playoff. They're suppose to boy out to the much better Canucks. And with perenial non-playoff performers like Joe Thornton, they have every excuse. But remember, they are very deep in talent and someday, if Joe is willing, they might surprise in the playoffs. And don't forget, that's a Cup winning goalie between the pipes; Anti Niemi. The Canucks are very much like the Sharks of a few years ago. Some playoff success, but everybody expected so much more. And because of injury, they'll be starting the playoffs with long-time playoff disappointment Roberto Luongo in net. Whichever team loses this series, will cement their reputation as playoff losers. Winner: Canucks Kings v Blues An extremely talented team that should have little problem taking care of the Blues. But I'm not sure a team led by the party boys (Jeff Carter and Mike Richards) can make it two years in a row. I'm thinking the hangover from last summer hasn't quite warn off yet. The Blues are... well... a blue colar team. No stars and a lot of names even I don't recognize. Just a lot of hard work. Their goaltending load was split between three goalies. It's very rare that teams with no talent advance in the playoffs. Winner: Kings Islanders v Penguins The worst run organization in the NHL made the playoffs on the back of their one superstar John Tavares. That's about as far as they'll get. I doubt they could handle an injury riddled Penguins lineup in a seven game series. And the Pens are getting healthy. If Sidney Crosby returns to the form he displayed early this year, then we might see a 16 game winnin[...]
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 02:11:32 GMTHere are my choices with a couple games left in the NHL season for the individual award winners. In a couple cases, my choice is partial based on the assumption that the team will or will not make the playoffs and if that changed, then my opinion would change. But I doubt it. You'll find my choices a little different that the conventional people who think they know hockey. Hart Had Craig Anderson not been injurred, his sneeking the Senators in the playoffs with a 1.71 GAA and .941 SV% would've won him the Hart, but I can't give it to a goalie that only played half the season? Can I? Without Anderson's heroics early in the season, this injury riddled team could very well be competing for the 1st overall pick in this summers entry draft instead of being in the playoff race. Still, I can't believe How about a forward that played only 3 quarters of the season? Sidney Crosby was still leading the NHL in scoring and 2nd in assists with 3 games left in the season. His linemates are #1 and #2 in the plus-minus leaders (he's currently 4th) and he's in the top 15 in faceoff wins. Can you give it to two forwards, Martin St Louis and Steve Stamkos, who may win the Art Ross for most points while leading their team to a lottery pick instead of a playoff spot? These two players rank last and 2nd last on their team in plus-minus for forwards. This isn't new territory for this pair. These are two players that I would absolutely not consider for the Hart. In fact, I doubt this team will ever make the playoffs until they break up their core group of offensive players who don't skate in their defensive zone. Alex Ovechkin is by far the Hart winner in the 2nd half of the season, but is that enough to overcome a very bad start? Remember 2 months ago when everybody was saying OV was washed up? Now he's gonna win yet another Rocket Richard trophy and is a prime candidate for the Hart as well. Other players I would consider voting for are Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews and John Tavares. All four elevated their teams to new heights this season, but none stood out as much as Crosby or Ovechkin. Winner: Sidney Crosby Vezina Let me start by repeating the same argument that Craig Anderson would've won here too had he not been injured. That said, people are starting to talk about Sergei Bobrovsky as the prime candidate for the Vezina. And I agree. Without Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets would not be in the playoff picture. I'm also gonna make a case for another goalie that took a team that hasn't made the playoffs in a decade into the playoffs this season; James Reimer. In the game that clinched the playoffs for the Leafs, they were outshot 50 to 22 by the Senators, yet won the game 4-1 on 49 saves by Reimer. Getting outshot isn't a rarity in Toronto these days (years). You could also make a case for Tuukka Rask, Henrik Lundqvist, Cory Schneider, Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford, but Bobrovsky and Reimer were the best this season in my opinion. Winner: Sergei Bobrovsky. Norris He's hated, just as much as he's loved, but this year he became a true all-star and Norris candidate; P.K. Subban. He hits hard, he leads all d-men in goals and points and has a nice plus-minus to boot. How about Brooks Orpik? If he could only score. But how about 10th in hits and 6th in blocked shots? This guy is a true unsung warrior. And [...]
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:42:43 GMTI searched thru twitter today looking for decent Sidney Crosby feeds. I found only 3 :( Sidney Crosby's Ego @SidneyCrosbyEgo Stanley Cup Champion, Olympic Gold, MVP, List goes on. I'm the best and everyone knows it. Parody Account. Business/Questions: SidneyCrosbyEgo@gmail.com An NHL rink near you · 144 Tweets 12 Following 33,917 Followers Sidney Crosby @thecrosbyshow The lonely NHL star, Sidney Crosby, tweets about his day to day struggle to find his place in the world. This is a parody bitches. Pittsburgh · 674 Tweets 155 Following 670 Followers YA BOY SIDNEY CROSBY @YABOYSIDNEY HEY GUYS ITS SID THE KID. FOLLOW PLS?3 bitchburg · 2,865 Tweets 1,963 Following 857 Followers [...]
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:52:43 GMT
Lately, I've been rudely introdued to the term psychosis. Two relatives, a friend of a friend and too many ppl to count on Talk-Sports. Here's a recent anonymous message I got from a Talk-Sports user. RMEs!
I told about being surveilled and stalked but it wouldn't let me post it here so you need to pass on to you know who that unless I get an explanation why and the information was passed back and forth on here ,here is some proof ,they are not rhinestones but diamonds ,yes I use coupons ,we have photos of the ones watching ,license numbers ,etc.and know they took photos with a Nikon there plenty more all this goes to some one who NASCAR will ban if they reveal other stuff but they will print and expose this and that will come out as well not me but someone with that contact. No Open time frame on the why or explanation for and only from the person that wanted it done.,clocks ticking pass this on to you know who
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:26:12 GMT
I updated the South Atlantic League rosters this morn.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:19:17 GMT
I updated the Midwest League rosters this morn.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:03:58 GMT
I updated the Florida State League rosters this morn.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:40:20 GMT
I updated the Carolina League rosters this morn.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:32:41 GMT
I updated the Southern League rosters this morn.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:05:26 GMT
I updated the Eastern League rosters this morn.