Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Your Fix is Back 5.19.09 [J. Mark English]

  • Aliene Voisin of the Sacremento Bee opines about the lack of guarantees with the top spot in the NBA draft.
  • Tom Knott of the Washington Times, thinks that getting the right draft pick has more to do with luck then anything else. (I guess this is why he is a writer and does not work in the NBA.)
  • Apparently the Los Angeles Lakers will not be able to beat the Denver Nuggets on talent alone. Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times argues this point.
  • Jon "Baby Face" Gruden joins the Monday Night Football crew, and Joe Henderson of the Tampa Tribune knows that it will be a perfect fit for ESPN.
  • Comcast has reached a deal with the NFL Network. This will mean that at 10 million cable subscribers will now be able to see the best sports network on cable. (Seriously, last night I was able to see a game between the Cowboys & Giants from 1994. It took me back to a time in my life when I could focus on sports and nothing else!)
  • Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer breaks down the hypocrisy of sports betting in Delaware.
  • Are the Detroit Red Wings unbeatable? Not according to Carol Slezak of the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • The Red Wings may be locked up in battle with the Chicago Blackhawks for the rights to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, but the Blackhawks are already big winners. Forbes columnist, Nathan Vardi, discusses the economic turnaround of the 'Hawks.
  • Guess who is impressing his coaches so far? Terrell Owens! Yet to be a distraction, Buffalo New's Mark Gaughan, talks about the improved 'focus' of Owens.
  • Speaking of troubled NFL stars... Ann Killion of the Mercury News is convinced that an NFL team will take a chance on Michael Vick.

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