Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Playoffs and beyond

While hangin' at a sports bar last night, one of my not-so-into-sports girlfriends asked me a sincere question: "Wait..why is there a baseball AND hockey game on?!" 

This may sound ridiculous to some of you ladies in love with the game, but I can see where she's coming from. There is a lot going on in the world of sports right now, and it's not always easy to keep up. NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, MLB regular season and an NFL Draft on the's a busy, busy time.

Let's get caught up on all the latest sports buzz - short and sweet style.  

NBA Playoffs:
16 teams are currently competing in the first round of playoffs. The series lasts until the first team wins 4 games. More here.

Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics makes a game-winning shot in Game 1 vs. the New York Knicks
 photo via NBA

NHL Playoffs:  
Hockey is also in playoff mode and it runs a lot like basketball. 16 teams are dueling it out in Round 1, trying to win 4 games first. More here.

San Jose Sharks beat the Los Angeles Kings in overtime in Game 3
 photo via Fox News

 The season is in full swing and the Los Angeles Dodgers seem to be the team with the most controversy so far. First, a San Francisco Giants fan was brutally attacked at a Dodger game, and the victim ended up in critical condition. Now, the Dodgers owner is leaving the team $400+ million in debt and in the hands of the MLB. More on the Dodger drama here.

Dodgers owner, Frank McCourt
photo via zimbio

Though the league is in a lockout, as I mentioned in my last post, there is still a draft. The draft will start Thursday, April 28th and will continue until the 30th. Stay posted for a blog post committed to draft day soon! If you want to get ahead of the game, look here.

One of the most talked about players going into the draft, QB Cam Newton
photo via Every Joe

Whether you're a football, baseball, basketball or hockey junkie, you're a happy girl right now. Plan your weekend around the TV and all the sporty goodness that spring has to offer. It doesn't matter if you're couch sluggin' in your favorite sweats, or being a social butterfly at the bar, just don't miss out.

(And by the way, my beloved San Diego Padres have been in somewhat of an early-season slump. Go ahead and say a pray for them tonight. Thank you.)

Cosmo Clue:
Baseball, basketball and hockey are all in season and the NFL Draft happens next week.

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