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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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?
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