Mike Tyson on Suarez Bite
“Suarez’s bite? I understand it, it was a blackout moment which can happen at times.
It was just one moment in which the competition can make the blood in your veins boil and it overpowers your rationality.
Sometimes you become something that you are not.”

Mike Tyson on Suarez Bite

Suarez’s bite? I understand it, it was a blackout moment which can happen at times.

It was just one moment in which the competition can make the blood in your veins boil and it overpowers your rationality.

Sometimes you become something that you are not.”

World Cup Fever

Its that time of year again… When I mean by time of year, I mean time of decade. No I think that sounds worse. QUAD! Lets go with that. Its the quad again, and that means that the World Cup is back in all our lives. You know… Since its every four years? No? Okay…

But non the less. This is a time where everyone surrounds the TV to watch a sport that you haven’t since the last Cup. 
I know I have been wrapped up in the games, participating in many pools, and immediately regretting taking Spain in them.
But I digress. 

Where ever you are from, whatever the colors of your flag. We all have a team to cheer for. If its your nation, your family’s nation, or just has some of your favorite players playing for them. And good luck to you all.

World Cup Fever

Its that time of year again… When I mean by time of year, I mean time of decade. No I think that sounds worse. QUAD! Lets go with that. Its the quad again, and that means that the World Cup is back in all our lives. You know… Since its every four years? No? Okay…

But non the less. This is a time where everyone surrounds the TV to watch a sport that you haven’t since the last Cup. 

I know I have been wrapped up in the games, participating in many pools, and immediately regretting taking Spain in them.

But I digress. 

Where ever you are from, whatever the colors of your flag. We all have a team to cheer for. If its your nation, your family’s nation, or just has some of your favorite players playing for them. And good luck to you all.

Miami Heat Fans Still Leaving Early

Miami Heat fans are back at it.

No sports fan will ever forget watching Heat fans leave Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals and then try to get back in the arena as Miami battled back and forced a Game 7 in epic fashion.

One year later, the fans did it again.

This time, Heat fans who left will have no regrets, as the team would end up losing, 111-92.

Dan Marino Joining Concussion Lawsuit in NFL

It was 1992, and Marino was in a close game against the Seattle Seahawks. Toward the beginning of the fourth quarter, he temporarily left the game with a concussion, but then he was cleared by doctors and would return later in the contest to throw the game-winning pass.
The Hall of Famer was one of 15 players to file a concussion-related lawsuit in Philadelphia’s U.S District last week, according to the Los Angeles Times. The suit alleges that the NFL “concealed information about football-related brain injuries.”
According to the lawsuit, the league has known about concussion-related injuries since the early 1970s.
The $765 million settlement still hasn’t been approved by the court. The settlement was originally agreed to back in August, but U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected it in January.
The NFL has insisted all along that it hasn’t concealed any information related to head or brain injuries that might occur while playing in the league.

Dan Marino Joining Concussion Lawsuit in NFL

It was 1992, and Marino was in a close game against the Seattle Seahawks. Toward the beginning of the fourth quarter, he temporarily left the game with a concussion, but then he was cleared by doctors and would return later in the contest to throw the game-winning pass.

The Hall of Famer was one of 15 players to file a concussion-related lawsuit in Philadelphia’s U.S District last week, according to the Los Angeles Times. The suit alleges that the NFL “concealed information about football-related brain injuries.”

According to the lawsuit, the league has known about concussion-related injuries since the early 1970s.

The $765 million settlement still hasn’t been approved by the court. The settlement was originally agreed to back in August, but U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected it in January.

The NFL has insisted all along that it hasn’t concealed any information related to head or brain injuries that might occur while playing in the league.

Edwinging to the record books

Last night was the first loss the Toronto Blue Jays saw in 10 games, ending their winning streak at 9. But it wasn’t all bad, Edwin Encarnacion ended up knocking back two home runs tieing him with Albert Belle and Harmon Killebrew for most multi-homer games in a month with five. 
His 16 homers this month puts breaks Jose Baustisa’s team record of 14 and also putting him in a tie with Mickey Mantle for most homers in the month of May by an American League player. This leaves him one short of Barry Bonds’ record set in 2001.
And he still has two home games left to make history!
"It’s a great feeling now compared to where I was before, at the beginning here," Encarnacion said. “That’s why you have to keep working hard, keep doing your routine so good things can happen. That’s why I keep my head up, keep working and you’ll see what’s happened right now.”

Edwinging to the record books

Last night was the first loss the Toronto Blue Jays saw in 10 games, ending their winning streak at 9. But it wasn’t all bad, Edwin Encarnacion ended up knocking back two home runs tieing him with Albert Belle and Harmon Killebrew for most multi-homer games in a month with five. 

His 16 homers this month puts breaks Jose Baustisa’s team record of 14 and also putting him in a tie with Mickey Mantle for most homers in the month of May by an American League player. This leaves him one short of Barry Bonds’ record set in 2001.

And he still has two home games left to make history!

"It’s a great feeling now compared to where I was before, at the beginning here," Encarnacion said. “That’s why you have to keep working hard, keep doing your routine so good things can happen. That’s why I keep my head up, keep working and you’ll see what’s happened right now.”

Rene Bourque nets 3 as the Montreal Canadiens stay alive against the New York Rangers.

The Canadiens chased New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the second period and won a wild Game 5, 7-4 at Bell Centre. Bourque scored two of Montreal’s three second-period goals and their first in the third.

The next game is in New York on Thursday

St Louis heroics power the New York Rangers to a 3-1 series lead over the Montreal Canadiens.
Coach of the Rangers quoted saying this when asking about the St Louis goal
"The goal he scored tonight is exactly what you see him practice every time he’s on the ice. Like 100 pucks, he’s trying to put it right there."

This may be the nail in the coffin for the Habs who are missing their best player in Carey Price. 
The series now heads back to Montreal for game 5, where the Rangers are undefeated in this series.

St Louis heroics power the New York Rangers to a 3-1 series lead over the Montreal Canadiens.

Coach of the Rangers quoted saying this when asking about the St Louis goal

"The goal he scored tonight is exactly what you see him practice every time he’s on the ice. Like 100 pucks, he’s trying to put it right there."

This may be the nail in the coffin for the Habs who are missing their best player in Carey Price. 

The series now heads back to Montreal for game 5, where the Rangers are undefeated in this series.

Kings Score 6 Unanswered
Last night looked like another routine win for the Chicago Blackhawks, entering the 3rd period up 2-1. But the Kings would not go quiet into the night, and lit the lamp 5 times in the 3rd period while Chicago got none.

Jeff Carter got a hat trick, scoring all his goals in the third period while the Kings out shot the Hawks 12-6 in the period.  It started with two power play goals at the top of the period, and after that the flood gates just opened. It felt more like someone was playing NHL 14, having almost every shot go in.

But now the series is tied and going back to Los Angeles. Do you think the Hawks can bounce back or the Kings keep running with it? Tweet us at fanxchange!

Kings Score 6 Unanswered

Last night looked like another routine win for the Chicago Blackhawks, entering the 3rd period up 2-1. But the Kings would not go quiet into the night, and lit the lamp 5 times in the 3rd period while Chicago got none.

Jeff Carter got a hat trick, scoring all his goals in the third period while the Kings out shot the Hawks 12-6 in the period.  It started with two power play goals at the top of the period, and after that the flood gates just opened. It felt more like someone was playing NHL 14, having almost every shot go in.

But now the series is tied and going back to Los Angeles. Do you think the Hawks can bounce back or the Kings keep running with it? Tweet us at fanxchange!

Sports Nation put out a challenge last night on Twitter:

Time for the . We need you to Photoshop Lance Stephenson sleeping in fun places. Will RT our favorites!”

It started with Lance Stephenson performing a flop when Lebron came near him in the game last night. But instead of getting back up he seemed to take a nap.

Here are some of our favorite tweets by fans.

Photo credits to: @sportsnation, @jakeelson, @sktv, @bubsyrobert, @dbryant_5, @NickCastillo

Miami battle back to tie series

Miami keep with history, beating the Pacers 87-83. They have not loss back to back games in the playoffs since the big 3 got together 4 years ago.
Now with the series tied at 1 it goes back to Miami where they haven’t loss this year, with their only loss coming to Nets in game 3 in Brooklyn. 
The Pacers look to bounce back while the Heat look to pick up stride. Either way it looks to be a long tough series.
Who do you think takes a grasp of the series on Saturday? 

Miami battle back to tie series

Miami keep with history, beating the Pacers 87-83. They have not loss back to back games in the playoffs since the big 3 got together 4 years ago.

Now with the series tied at 1 it goes back to Miami where they haven’t loss this year, with their only loss coming to Nets in game 3 in Brooklyn. 

The Pacers look to bounce back while the Heat look to pick up stride. Either way it looks to be a long tough series.

Who do you think takes a grasp of the series on Saturday? 

Like Mike
If you haven’t been paying attention to the sports world in the last week or so, LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers is really channeling his inner Michael Jordan in the first round of the playoffs.
"LaMarcus Aldridge joins Kobe Bryant (2001) and LeBron James (2009) as the only active players to score 40+ in consecutive playoff games." -Espn
"LaMarcus Aldridge is first player with 80+ points and 15+ rebounds in team’s first 2 playoff games since Michael Jordan (April 25-27, 1997)." -Portland Trail Blazers Twitter
Portland is taking on Houston in the first round and coming into the series were the underdogs. But with Aldridge putting up 44.5 points per game and shooting close to 60% I feel like they are now the favorite.
Even with Dwight Howard putting up 32 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets, the score was still 112-105 in favor of Portland, and giving them a 2-0 series lead heading home.
So what do you think will happen? Can Aldridge keep up this pace? Can Portland sweep? Tweet at us with the hash tag #FanxRant to let us know!

Like Mike

If you haven’t been paying attention to the sports world in the last week or so, LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers is really channeling his inner Michael Jordan in the first round of the playoffs.

"LaMarcus Aldridge joins Kobe Bryant (2001) and LeBron James (2009) as the only active players to score 40+ in consecutive playoff games." -Espn

"LaMarcus Aldridge is first player with 80+ points and 15+ rebounds in team’s first 2 playoff games since Michael Jordan (April 25-27, 1997)." -Portland Trail Blazers Twitter

Portland is taking on Houston in the first round and coming into the series were the underdogs. But with Aldridge putting up 44.5 points per game and shooting close to 60% I feel like they are now the favorite.

Even with Dwight Howard putting up 32 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets, the score was still 112-105 in favor of Portland, and giving them a 2-0 series lead heading home.

So what do you think will happen? Can Aldridge keep up this pace? Can Portland sweep? Tweet at us with the hash tag #FanxRant to let us know!

Most searched athletes by state. Its actually really interesting, and it shows how Lebron dominated the minds of sports fans in the states.
Best part about it though, is that one lonely Tiger Woods in Vermont.

Most searched athletes by state. Its actually really interesting, and it shows how Lebron dominated the minds of sports fans in the states.

Best part about it though, is that one lonely Tiger Woods in Vermont.

The best part of the Clippers blowing out the Warriors last night was not that Griffin shot 76% from the field, not that they won by a 40 point margin, and not that it evens the series at 1. But Blake Griffin getting 35 points, because that gives us way more amazing dunk faces by him. Case and point the pictures above.

YOU PLAY BALL LIKE A GIRL! What was your fave 90’s sports movie? We’ve thrown together some of our faves! Who can forget Joshua Jackson in one of his first roles in “The Mighty Ducks” or Thomas Ian Nicholas in “Rookie of the Year” before raunchy comedy got to the best of him in American Pie. It’s #throwbackthursday! Anyone else wanna see a Space Jam sequel?

#‎Lollapalooza‬ 2014 lineup! August 1-3 in ‪#‎Chicago‬. Can’t wait to see‪#‎Eminem‬ ‪#‎Outkast‬ and ‪#‎KingsofLeon‬! Don’t worry if you weren’t one of the first in line to grab your tickets, we’ve still got you covered 

#‎Lollapalooza‬ 2014 lineup! August 1-3 in ‪#‎Chicago‬. Can’t wait to see‪#‎Eminem‬ ‪#‎Outkast‬ and ‪#‎KingsofLeon‬! Don’t worry if you weren’t one of the first in line to grab your tickets, we’ve still got you covered