30 Results for month: 11/2015

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 11/6/15

Trash talk is alive and well. But contrary to appearance, not all of it involves the Los Angeles Clippers,. although lately it kind of seems that way. The latest shot fired by someone employed by the Clippers was on Monday night following LA's narrow loss at Golden State. The tweet on the Twitter account run by the Clippers listed the final score of the ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 11/5/15

It sure didn't take long for the first big verbal explosion of the new NBA season. The Bulls put forth an horrendous performance on Tuesday night. Chicago got drilled at Charlotte and Jimmy Butler let his teammates have it after the game. Butler minced few words in blasting the defensive effort of the team. You can search the quotes easily enough if you ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 11/4/15

The last several months are not going to go down as the finest in Washington Nationals history. This team was a major flop in 2015 and their season ended in comically inept fashion thanks to the blowup between Bryce Harper and Jonathan Papelbon. Let's just say the off-season is not starting off so well either. The Nats had all but made it official that ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 11/3/15

It appears as though I wasn't the only one disgusted with the totally illegal touchdown scored by Miami in its upset of Duke on Saturday. The ACC dropped the hammer on the replay official and pretty much on the stripes screwing things up on the field as well. As far as awful officiating goes, this play was epic. They basically got everything wrong, which ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 11/2/15

Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals, world champions of baseball for first time in 30 years. The Royals stayed in character in capturing the title. They're one of the most opportunistic teams I've ever seen. That's their standout trait. This is not a team loaded with superstars, but that actually might be their secret. They're as sound as it gets ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 11/1/15

If you scan through the archives of this blog, you'll find officiating rants to be pretty few and far between. My biggest complaint has generally been about guys in my age group who cannot keep up with the action. But with the speed of the games these days, particularly football, even younger officials can have trouble staying with the flow. Football ... More