Sunday, April 06, 2008
As a Red Sox fan, I am glad to see the Sox depart Toronto and head for home to prepare for the home opener.
Frank Thomas, after all these years is still living up to his name, The Big Hurt. He hurt the Red Sox today with a Grand Slam and a very successful series against he BoSox.
Thomas went 4-12 for the series with a 8 RBI's, a double, single, a walk, and 1 K...not to mention 2 HR (one being the Grand Slam.)
Take a picture, the Sox are in last place.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Paul was kind enough to take a pic of me on the show on his computer where he was all hooked up with the latest action on the MLB. We will have Paul on the show again soon for more commentary and Rockies coverage.
For updates from Paul at Twitter, check him out at www.twitter.com/paulswansen and here at Flicker to see his photo stream:
Thank you to Paul for his time and appearance on the Today's Sports Beat netcast/podcast.
We have all seen our share of Nascar crashes and rollovers and most not ending in much that you couldn't walk away from. We have also seen crashes that caused the ultimate pain.
In this crash yesterday that happened during qualifying yesterday at Texas Motor Speedway, you would never expected Michael McDowell to walk away from this.
For those of you who don't consider this a sport, this may change your mind.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
We are joined by Paul Swansen from Colorado who joins the show and talks with me about the Opening Day in the MLB. We cover all the Opening Day games from Monday and we even get into what our thoughs are on this years teams. We look forward to having Paul on the show in future episodes and some Rockies talk.
Monday, March 31, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Episode 33 features talk about the Red Sox opener in Japan, the Today's Sports Beat Bracket Buster Challenge standings, Fantasy Baseball with Today's Sports Beat, and how to follow my sports updates at Twitter.
If you are interested in getting into the Today's Sports Beat Baseball Challenge, cut and paste this address in your browser and join in.
Once you are at the Fantasy page, you will need to sign into Yahoo and access the Fantasy Baseball page. The number for the league is #87561.
Their will be be prizes if the league is FULL. Hope to see you in fantasy baseball.
Monday, March 24, 2008
NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball pumps fans up after a long season of football after your team either fails to make the playoffs or is dealt a loss in the post season.
I myself am a fan on watching cars make left hand turns for 95% of the racing season, but that doesn't make me a bad person.
Where do we start for Sweet 16 teams? Davidson, the tournament stunner so far? The skim by wins of Texas and Memphis? It has been a crazy NCAA Tournament and if you are like me, you are looking for a redo on your expectations of your bracket. On Thursday night, I would expect to see Xavier, North Carolina, UCLA and Louisville move on.
As for the "Today's Sports Beat...Bracket Buster Challenge" here are where we stand so far. If you need to, click on the picture for a larger view.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Well the boycott of Japan is averted and the Red Sox and Red Sox Nation are pleased that they are headed to Japan. Just to let all you Red Sox fans know, the games in Japan will be on ESPN2 at 6 a.m. EST.
My Nascar question in Episode 31 is "How do you feel about drivers like Dario Franchitti and Sam Hornish making the tranision to Nascar from open wheel without driving full time in the Nationwide Series? Do you think that they shoud be allowed to come to Nascar without "getting some experience?"
We will be back tomorrow (Thurs) with another episode.
Don't forget to fill out your brackets for the NCAA Tourney....Prizes!!!
If you want an invite, listen to the 20 minute show and email me!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! Today kicks off our new podcasting format where we'll be putting out a show every day this week except Saturday and Sunday.
Today's show features:
Episode Notes: NCAA Bracket Mania - come and join our public group on Yahoo Sports under "Todays Sports Beat Group # 87105" and if you are the winner you will receive a new pair of brand named kicks in your size courtesy of Today's Sports Beat and Dee, @ www.obessivesneakerdisorder.com Also, in this mini-sode MLB, Nascar thoughts, Olympics questions, and a new baseball book that is coming out that you may be interested in if you are a reader of sports novels.
This is the podcast schedule for the week starting 3/17/08. Please leave a comment on the blog here in reference to any of the shows and I will read your comments on the air.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I am hosting a public group at http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/ for anyone that would like to take part in a fun pick em' NCAA bracket Challenge. Select "Join Group" and the name of the group is "Today's Sports Beat..." The ID # is 87105 for the group.
If you are having issues joining, send me a message to email@example.com and I will email you with an invite. Hope to see you around the bracket.
Winnner will hold the title " Today's Sports Beat NCAA Bracket Champion 08'."
Let's have some fun, everyone is welcome!
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Monday, March 10, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Here is Tuesday nights show. I would say that Eric and I talked "transactions" around sports.
We talked about Brett Farve and the retirement from the Packers and the NFL. This show touched on all sports, including a comment on USA soccer.
Take a listen and join us on Tuesday nights at www.talkshoe.com at 10:15 p.m. EST.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
What is your favorite sports movie?
What is your favorite sports commercial?
What is your favorite - greatest sports memory from a TV or live event?
Please leave your comments and I will read your answers on the show. If you want, call in and tell your story live on the show as well.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Why skip over what would be a size run that some would need. I didn't get it.
Well, I scored these for $29.99 and love the fit. They remind me of the days where they were worn on the runners from the Cross Country Team or the Track Team in high school. They are the "574's" by New Balance and they are comfy and good looking once you get them on. Try and pair and see for yourself.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
All-Star weened, Daytona 500, NBA trades, Celtics, Outdoor Sports, Steroid Apologies, Red Sox, Training Camp News, NHL and questions that will be on the website www.todayssportsbeat.com (here!) Come on over and anwer some sports related questions and have them read on the air on Tuesday nights at 10:30 pm EST on www.talkshoe.com(Show notes from Talkshoe about the above program.)
Look for future posts that include "Sports Questions for the Fans." Answer's to these questions will be read on the show on Tuesday nights LIVE on the show. All you have to do is...answer them with your opinion.
Monday, February 18, 2008
This weekend gave us the "Great American Race" and the All-Star game in New Orleans.
In the Daytona 500, it was great to see some new drivers in the top 15 like Dario battle from the open wheel Indy car to the car of today in a "Sprint Cup" race. The race was no doubt great to watch for the rush of 180+ mph and the different things that make up the race. For example, the tires were a concern from the get go and the strategy of pit stops were major as well. I love the race that kicks off the points races in Nascar.
In this race it was evident that Jimmy Johnson wasn't going to have the day that we all have seen in the past and Dale Jr. just didn't have the horses to get it done. Even Kyle Busch who led the majority of the race wasn't the winner in the end with such a strong car all day.
It was Ryan Newman that crossed the finish line when the checkered flag dropped.
When I found out that the All-Star was in New Orleans, I was excited to see the culture come out but more importantly to see the area become infused with lots of cash from this big weekend in the "Big Easy." The Dunk contest was creative and extremely entertaining. I am sure that the Dunk Contest will be an event that many more players will lobby to be in.
The music and entertainment of the performers was fantastic. If you love that soulful sound of jazz, then this was a must see. Even if you caught the halftime show, it was great to see musicians doing their thing to boost what New Orleans has to offer.
In regard to the game, this is the most glorified pick up game till the 4th quarter. Their is a fair share of alley-opps, fake passes, breakaways for showman type dunks and the typical 3 pointer that is uncontested. If you missed Ray Allen
(who should have been the MVP) than you missed some sweet 3 pointers that were key to the East winning this game.
Here is how I rank different things that were at All-Star weekend
1 is top rated and 10 is the worst of it.
- Players contributing time to projects in N.O and also donating to the parks and schools.
- Dunk Contest
- Entertainment (Jazz music and intros for the game)
- 3 Point Contest
- Team Contest.
- Skills Contest
- NBA All-Star Game
- All-Star MVP
The "NBA Cares" program with "one day of service" was great to see players donating and assisting in many projects in and around the city.
I am not sure how the NBA will top this one next year because they pulled out all stops to boost New Orleans and the city in general.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Tonight was the revival of the Dunk contest. I was surprised that Dr. J in 1984 was at 0% in the fan voting, but maybe the fans are younger that watched this and can't remember 1984...
It was a great contest and Howard's last dunk was something that I have never seen before. I loved it and the players reaction were a bit over the top i/m/o.
The (Superman get up) was fantastic. I am looking forward to tomorrow nights game.
It should be real fun.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
In Florida, the 50th running of the Daytona 500 takes place Sunday with Jimmy Johnson on the pole and Michael Waltrip on the outside starting 2nd. After a lack luster year for team Toyota and Michael Waltrip, it is great to see that 3 of the top 5 cars are Toyota and Waltrip is one of them. Last season started with Waltrip being caught with a fuel additive in the car and it was all downhill from their. He was not the racer that we knew from years past and it stretched as far as him not qualifying for races. It is a nice turn around this year and I am looking forward to seeing what the #55 Napa car can do this year at Daytona.
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Hello Chicago Skye...
I am surprised that the basketball isn't smoldering. Wowza.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
My Whitey Ford story:
I have a Whitey Ford story that I would like to share. As a youngster I was and am a huge baseball fan. I was given by a friend of my fathers some VERY old newspapers that were discovered in a attic when he had moved into a new home that was over 100 years old. In those papers were pictures of various Major Leaguers from the Sports pages. One of the papers was a Boston Herald American from 1962. The Yankees and the Red Sox were at that time rivals as they are today. I read in a local paper that their was going to be a sportscard convention and the likes of Whitey Ford, Pete Rose and Hank Aaron would be there as well as some Red Sox players. The sportscard convention was held in MA when I was in my teens (late 1980's). When we got to the convention, I immediatly brought my "old paper" and also some other items to be signed. I was lucky enough to get Aaron and Ford while I was there. Hank was a gentleman and was nice enough to have a little conversation. When I approaced Ford he said, "son, I hate to say this...but I remember this paper. Where did you get it?" I explained and he was amazed that the paper woud mean so much to a fan, and that of a fan from Boston. Still to this day I have that yellowed and very fragile Boston Herald American that I will never part with. The conversation was worth more to me than the signature, but forever they will always be linked in time.
Do you have a baseball story that you want to share?
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Monday, February 04, 2008
If you look at these guys playing their heart out to be able to go down in history, one team can't make a mistake. I saw 3 that the Patriots made that were crucial to the game.
- By not takiing the 49 yard field goal the Patriots fell short. I felt that you had to take the points when you could. I also would have tried it because it was indoors and no wind to deal with.
- Collapse of the offensive line and allowing the Giants to get to Brady to many times.
- Blitzing on the play that was the TD that sealed the game for the NY Giants.
Here are some of the pictures of Brady. I don't think that he was this dirty all year. Until next year...
I think that the Monster Truck put the curse on the Pats...
Brady should have taken that marriage proposal and got out of dodge.
Till next year...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
My first question of the show was...Do you think that the Super Bowl should be a Holiday for people that live in the USA? One day off a year to watch the "Big Game." What do you think?
Listen to the show here on the sidebar and comment as much as you like or head to Talkshoe.com and check out Episode 22 and all the other shows that are listed. You can also search for my 2 shows that I do there by inserting in the search box "chris k."
Enjoy the show and see you on the air soon,