31 Results for month: 12/2015

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 12/7/15

I think it's fair to say that when watching the Carolina Panthers, the word juggernaut doesn't immediately come to mind. But they're 12-0 following the narrow win at New Orleans, and there's a real chance this team is going tk head to the playoffs 16-0. Scanning through some numbers, the Panthers are evidently more impressive than the eye test suggests. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 12/6/15

I'm still in a state of shock. I figured the Giants as the frontrunner if Zack Greinke decided to leave LA, or that he'd simply stay with the Dodgers. Maybe the Cubs had an outside shot, but I really didn't see much of a possibility that Greinke would sign on the dotted line anyplace else. The entire AL was apparently of no interest, as Greinke likes to ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 12/5/15

No commentary this time, as will generally be the case on late Friday/early Saturday updates. Available time gets spent working on the immense Saturday schedules that will exist for the next few months. Friday's free play got there by a whisker as the Pistons won by seven against Milwaukee. The Bucks probably could have tossed in a garbage time bucket at ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 12/4/15

I guess it's now the norm. Critical end game play, refs get involved and the call they make ends up impacting the final result. It happened yet again on Thursday night as the Green Bay Packers pulled off what is already being referred to as the Miracle in Motown. As you probably already know, the Packers scored the game winning Hail Mary touchdown on an ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 12/3/15

I don't write about the NHL very often in this blog. Basically, that's mostly about getting views. I wish it wasn't the case, but pro hockey continues to rate a fairly distant fourth on the major sports food chain, and that probably isn't going to change anytime soon. Personally, I put hockey right behind baseball as far as my own enjoyment is concerned. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 12/2/15

Not much doubt about today's topic as far as the commentary goes. It might be down the stretch time in football, and there's no doubt things are revving up in hoops and hockey. But David Price is now a member of the Red Sox, so you know that's what I'm talking about today. Let's get the obvious out of the way right off the top. The Red Sox overpaid for ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 12/1/15

Is clock management really all that complicated? It seems like it ought to be the simplest aspect of the entire coaching job. But there's not an NFL weekend that goes by that we don't have a National Football League head coach completely botching a situation at the end of a game. It happened again last night as the Browns hosted the Ravens. Cleveland is ... More