Battle of the Cro-sades (3-9 June)

My numbers are starting to look a little more reputable.  Except baseball.  Not the best time for my Orioles to go on a losing streak.  But hey, I’m pretty spot-on in basketball.

Should be an ok week for sports.  We’ve got the best-of-3 between San Antonio and OKC, as well as the final chapters for Boston-Miami.  Typical baseball days.  And the Stanley Cup is still happening.  Let’s see what’s on the schedule… Continue reading

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Cronise Surmises — Technical Foul Edition

I don’t know how much attention you’d allocated to sports this past 3-day weekend…  Hopefully you spent part of it with friends and family, enjoying Memorial Day.  I know us upper East Coasters had some nice weather during the daytime.  So for those of you that worked on your tan a little more and your favorite seat’s butt-groove a little less, here’s a few things I surmised. Continue reading

Text Showdown VI — Game 7 Edition

The final score: Celtics 85, 76ers 75.  An exciting series that was still undecided entering the 4th quarter of Game 7.

Cronise’s Celtics over Dorsey’s Sixers, 4 games to 3.  LRDP’s civil war is over.

At least until football season.

There wasn’t any formal Showdown going on for this big game–rather a series of intermittent texts and a lot of exchange over Twitter.  Here’s some of the more notable sends (and some visuals). Continue reading

Battle of the Cro-sades (27 May-2 June)

Down goes Philly…

Time to see what’s happening with this week’s Battle of the Cro-sades—27 May through 2 June 2012.  We’re almost in the dog days of summer… ALMOST.  My Orioles are still looking like the real deal… actually, most teams have playing very consistently (for better or for worse).  We’re down to the NBA Final Four (OKC, San Antonio, Miami, and Boston).  And we get to start the Stanley Cup (if anyone cares). Continue reading

Cronise’s Surmises

Too much sports action for this guy. His brain has overflowed.

The most furious sports flurry of the year is just about over.  I think the spring-to-summer transitional period  is the most interesting time of the year.  For weather and sports.  You’ve got the NFL draft hype and fallout.  The final stretch for the NBA season and the major part of the playoffs.  The preseason baseball talk… followed by the first few weeks where anything included in the preseason talk has been the complete opposite. Continue reading

The Beginning of a Revolution

Should have tossed this up in the wee hours…

In case you missed it, the OKC Thunder CRUSHED the LA Lakers 106-90 to win the series 4 games to 1.  They’ll advance to the final four to play the San Antonio Spurs.

Maybe the Spurs are the most dominant force as of late, but it’s barely arguable that the Thunder are the most exciting.

Kind of impossible to draw a lot of conclusions, but the Thunder already look focused on the next task at hand.  And Kobe… well… let’s just say it probably won’t be pleasant to be within 5 feet of his presence for the next few days.

Text Showdown V

**Exciting game last night as the LA Lakers tried to fight off the OKC Thunder.  LA was in the lead by as much as 13 with 8 minutes to go before a familiar scene unfolded: rally time by the losing team.  Yup, Kevin Durant hit ANOTHER game-winner and OKC is up 3-1.  Josh (LRDP’s resident Laker fan) and Cronise covered it live. Continue reading

Battle of the Cro-sades (20-26 May)

If he won’t willingly pass the torch…

Got some noteworthy/interesting games on the schedule for the upcoming week of 20 May 2012 through 27 May.  We’ve still got some time before we find out which baseball teams are for real and which are not and the NBA playoffs are in full effect.  We’re down to 4 teams in the NHL playoffs, so I’ll take a wild stab at that as well.  And hey, let’s go a grand slam and include some Major League Soccer action. Continue reading