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Just The Start!

Posted on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 by chrisrussell

Washington, DC - May 2, 2009
One period is all it took to show just how amazing the talent and skills of the mega superstars are, in the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins series are.
However, one period was simply not enough. We thirsted for more, and good god did we ever get it.
I guarantee you no matter how [...]

Simply the Best!

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2009 by chrisrussell

His name does not have the cache or ring to it that George Steinbrenner has.  He is completely the opposite of Al Davis, to say that he actually is in touch with the reality of his sport.  He is far from Jerry Jones, he actually allows his team to be run with a real general [...]

Give the Rangers-Caps a chance and you won’t be mad!

Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2009 by chrisrussell

What a shame that so many Americans have not fallen in love with the NHL in massive quantities, like we do for the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball.
Your missing something breathtaking.  You are denying yourself something that is like a forbidden fruit. It’s like the big Christmas present under the tree. It’s an unknown [...]

Everything but the Final Four

Posted on Sunday, April 5th, 2009 by chrisrussell

As you may know by now, and I do not make any attempt to hide it — me and college hoops are not a good mix. 
 
For the record, I thought UCONN would be cutting down the nets on Monday night, to “One Shining Moment” on CBS – which for my money – is the [...]

“Take your Elite 8, I have the Great 8”

Posted on Saturday, March 28th, 2009 by chrisrussell

Once again this weekend, America is captivated by the Elite 8. Have fun, enjoy yourself and I hope you don’t lose any money gambling your savings away on 19 and 20-year old young men.

I also hope you don’t fall asleep, between all the whistles and stoppages in play. I’ll have some of the games [...]

My Sweet 16

Posted on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 by chrisrussell

As anybody that has listened to my radio show throughout the years knows, I am not exactly the poster child for March Madness positive promotion. I don’t hide from it and refuse to give into it.

I have tried desperately to fall in love with it, and I can’t. I refuse to be a [...]

A Love of Life and Sports

Posted on Monday, March 16th, 2009 by chrisrussell

This past week, has been one of the toughest weeks in my life. There have been many, and I choose not to rank them – I prefer to just forget them. However, this one feels like the worse, and like it is never going to end. On Saturday March 7th, [...]

“There’s no ‘T’ in Buffal-O”

Posted on Sunday, March 8th, 2009 by chrisrussell

“Welcome to the Buff” by Chris Russell

As a proud graduate of Buffalo State College, having spent almost 8 full years of my life in the city of good neighbors as they like to call it – I feel I am more then capable of serving as the un-official welcome committee chair for Terrell Owens, [...]

How much is Haynes…Worth?

Posted on Saturday, February 28th, 2009 by chrisrussell

So many thoughts on a busy sports weekend as the calendar turns from February to March.  I just can’t focus on one particular item, so I’ll let it rip “Russell Mania” style.
 
You know free agency has started when the Redskins or the Raiders start throwing around gobs of money like it’s growing off a [...]

“Shea Goodbye Forever”

Posted on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 by chrisrussell

It was 5:05 PM ET, on Sunday September 28th, 2008 when the dread of another September collapse, and more importantly – the collapse of a piece of New York and baseball history came to a bitter end.
 
Shea Stadium opened on April 17th, 1964 – and after months of piece-by-piece destruction, the big round ‘dump’ as [...]

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