31 Results for month: 05/2015

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 5/7/15

The Houston Rockets are on the board in their series with the Clippers thanks to a 115-109 Game Two comeback win that evened the proceedings at one game apiece. If you didn't see the game, you might be thinking that you missed a pretty exciting battle. Rest assured you didn't. This was a terrible basketball game. Basically, the Clippers decided their ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 5/6/15

Perception can certainly change in a hurry. Throughout the buildup to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight that took place here in Las Vegas last weekend, this was as good vs. evil as it gets. Manny Pacquiao was the underdog in the event, but was the prohibitive favorite among the fans. Floyd Mayweather, on the flip side, has been boxing's ultimate heel going back ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 5/5/15

One of the longtime Las Vegas resorts closed its doors for the last time yesterday. Actually, this being Las Vegas, when a hotel-casino shuts down, I guess they're really closing the doors for both the first and last time. The Riviera had been struggling for quite some time, and this is a city where getting old, at least from a business perspective, is ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 5/4/15

I'm going to use this space today to make a mountain out of a molehill. Most everyone who knows me even casually is well aware of how much I love the game of baseball. Nothing against any other sport, most of which I enjoy as well. But I'm that guy. The one who will actually DVR exhibition baseball games in March, and not really to learn anything. I ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 5/3/15

Finally, at long last, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao happened. Chalk up a relatively easy win for the favored Mayweather, as he captured what amounts to a lopsided unanimous decision. My score was 116-112 and there were two coin flip rounds that I awarded to Pacquiao. The fight went pretty much as I thought it would. There's no mystery to what ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 5/2/15

Don't think for even a minute that I consider myself as anything resembling an expert as far as grading football personnel goes. I'm strictly a casual observer when it comes to the NFL draft. But like most fans, I've got an opinion and as it happens, I've also got this platform that I can use to express it. So here's mine. I think the two teams at the ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 5/1/15

We turn the page from April to May, which means my first set of individual awards for the still young 2015 MLB campaign. AL MVP: Adam Jones, Orioles... The Orioles aren't off to a great start, playing only .500 baseball during April. But Jones has been sensational in every respect for the Birds. NL MVP: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers... The numbers don't ... More