For sports fans, the stretch between the Super Bowl and MLB Opening Day can seem like an eternity. The NBA is great, but wi…
What's left to say about Tebow Mania that hasn't already been said? Despite the fact that 4 quarterbacks are currently on pace to break Dan Marino's single season passing record, and the Green Bay Packers are knocking on the door to perfection, Tim Tebow remains the most compelling story of the 2011 football season. But as unique as his story might seem, we've seen plenty of athletes over the last few decades jump onto the scene and become larger than life phenomena overnight. Check out 5 of the top athlete crazes over the past 25 years after the jump.
After claiming a loss of more than $70 million in 2011, the Mets declined to even make an offer to Jose Reyes, arguably one of the most talented homegrown players in franchise history, who left to sign with the Marlins. Lord knows they aren't going to land any of the big-name free agents on the market this year. So after failing to make the playoffs for five straight seasons, who in their right mind would watch the Mets in 2012? Tri-State Sports Guys co-host Mike D has five reasons to tune in after the jump.
Bobby Valentine's return to managing stateside will be an interesting storyline all year. Taking over for a team coming off an epic collapse, surrounded by embellished stories of an Animal House type clubhouse, the new Red Sox manager is walking into a tough situation. If he can get Carl Crawford playing up to his contract and get the staff to dispel the awful reputations they deservedly earned during the late season collapse, he’ll be a coach of the year candidate for sure. Until then, here are Tri-State Sports Guys' co-host Mike D's top 5 managers in the game today...
The two things we can count on to bring people together are holidays and sports. Everyone likes a day off from work and when you couple that with a sporting event, you’re staring down at a pair of aces. For some families, watching sports can be a bonding experience while others use it as a diversion or escape from family issues. And, if you don't have a fam, these sports will keep you company. Tri-State Sports Guys' Mike D has 5 great marriages of holidays and sports - check 'em out after the jump.
Saturday was a great night for sports fans. I was most excited about Pacquiao-Marquez; after seeing the way these two fighters matched up in their first two fights, you knew it would be worth the $55 on PPV. But what surprised me was that when I started calling my buddies to let them know I was renting the fight, every single one of them said they’d come by as long as we were also watching the UFC on Fox at 9:00. Of course, the two events didn’t overlap so it was all the same to me, but it proved to me that in the key demographic of 18-34 year olds, MMA had clearly taken over as the king of combat sports. Click the link to see Mike D's 5 reasons for UFC surpassing boxing.
Over his 45 year tenure at Penn State, Joe Paterno has amassed over 400 wins and won more bowl games than any coach in history, including 2 national championships. But in the blink of an eye, his entire legacy has been forever tarnished. This isn’t the first time a sports figure as revered as Joe Pa has turned from hero to pariah. Check out our list of five others from the past 20 years to fall from grace seemingly overnight after the jump.
With the lockout-shortened offseason condensed down to a just a few weeks, football fans were treated to a flurry of trades and free agent signings that promised to shift the balance of power in the NFL. While much of the attention went to the Eagles, teams all over the league made moves that had their fans beating their chests and taking to the message boards. Click the link to see Tri-State Sports Guys' co-host Mike DePalma's picks for the ones that haven’t lived up to the expectations.
The Red Sox collapse has gotten a ton of coverage and the blame seems to have shifted almost entirely to the revelation that Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey drank beers and ate fried chicken during the game on their days off. While it might seem crazy to the novice fan, their antics pale in comparison to these five in-game partiers. Watch the Red Sox pitchers in Kevin Fowler's "Hell Yeah, I Like Beer" music video then check out our list of top 5 in-game partiers below. Let us know if we missed any in the comments after the jump
The Yankees have played in 16 of the last 17 postseasons; a feat 29 other fan bases would kill for. Except Yankee fans aren’t satisfied. Success isn’t defined by making it to October, it’s defined by World Series rings. And one World Series title in the last decade just isn’t going to cut it. The problem is, there are five main obstacles that they need to overcome to get number 28. "Tri-State Sports Guys" co-host, Mike DePalma, breaks it down after the jump.