Welcome to the March 25, 2010 edition of Brutusreport Blogspot Sports Carnival.This carnival will either end with this weeks edition or change names in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Tisha Dotson starts this edition a listing of the top college sports blogs, a very nice top 100 list. Eric Gargiulo has a number of articles this time including the best of the NL East this Baseball season. If you like watching YouTube videos over your lunch hour, AndrosenDsouza has 50 Unbelievable Sports Clips on YouTube Worth Watching. Finally Michael from the eScoutroom has a recruiting update on 2011 Offensive Lineman Michael Bennett. Hope you enjoy the articles and stay tuned for carnival changes.
Eric Gargiulo presents Who is the beast of the NL East? ? Part 1 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Philadelphia Phillies - The back-to-back National League Champions are only better than they were last season when they went to the World Series. Their offense focused around extreme power has seen few speed bumps in their road to the playoffs and they finally have the front line pitcher to keep them ahead in the race."
Eric Gargiulo presents Who is the beast of the NL East? ? Part 1 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "The Florida Marlins are the sad kid in school that everyone feels sorry for. They have so much potential but no one there to look out for them. This team has practically no money in the bank, and anyone who is anyone in a Marlins uniform doesn’t need to waste his time unpacking in Miami, as they will be traded for cheaper options. This is a key reason that no fans show to games, keeping the team further in debt."
Eric Gargiulo presents College Basketball Odds ? Hurricanes look to blow away Hokies posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Tech Hokies odds – Friday, March 12, 2:00 PM ET. Freshman Reggie Johnson had the game of his life as the Hurricanes pasted Wake Forest 83-62 on Thursday, hitting all eight of his field-goal attempts, and he went 6-of-6 at the foul line for a season-high 22 points. James Dews added 15 points for the Hurricanes, who shot 51.7% from the floor while holding the Demon Deacons to 35.1%, including 4-of-17 from beyond the arc."
Eric Gargiulo presents Bracket Racket: Talking The NCAA Tournament posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "It is NCAA March Madness time again. Attention all bosses or managers etc., let's not give Bill from accounting a hard time today, he has brackets to fill out, like just about every other red-blooded American does this time of year."
Eric Gargiulo presents NCAA Tournament First Round Odds and Picks posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Butler ran the table in the Horizon League going 18-0 and wasn’t really challenged along the way. Led by G/F Gordon Hayward (15.4 points, 8.5 rebounds), F Matt Howard (12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds) and G Shelvin Mack (13.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists) the Bulldogs are a small team and don’t have a true center. Butler’s veteran presence and extreme ball movement skills will be up against a physical bunch in the University of Texas El-Paso Miners."
Eric Gargiulo presents March Madness Betting – Battle of The Tigers posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Missouri Tigers vs Clemson Tigers odds – Friday, March 19, 2:45 PM ET. The Tigers, a tenth seed in the East region, stumbled down the Big 12 stretch, losing three of their last four, and their lone win came in overtime at lowly Iowa State. Mizzou is a run-and-gun team that shoots three-pointers at a 37.1% clip, and the main gunners are Kim English and Marcus Denmon."
AndrosenDsouza presents 50 Unbelievable Sports Clips on YouTube Worth Watching posted at Sports Management Degree, saying, "If you have a little extra time on your hands, you might want to watch some sports bloopers, amazing extreme sports and some of the best football tackles of all time. No need to spend time searching, though, as we’ve already compiled a list of 50 unbelievable sports clips from YouTube."
Eric Gargiulo presents NBA Betting Lines- Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "The Orlando Magic are playing some of their best basketball of the season down the stretch, winning three straight and nine of their last ten games to pull away from both the Boston Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern conference."
Michael presents 2011 Offensive Lineman Michael Bennett is Weighing Every Option posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "Michael Bennett is quickly receiving many scholarship offers to become a member of the biggest 2011 football recruiting classes."
Diane Steward presents Top 50 Official Blogs by Professional Athletes posted at sports management, saying, "Technology and the Internet have made it possible for professional athletes to interact with fans via blogs and through social media, like Twitter. Indeed, some sports agents encourage blogging and social media use by professional athletes as a way to further promote the “brand.”"
Eric Gargiulo presents Craigslist Cleveland Browns Style? From Bad To Worse posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Usually when something starts to turn, “brown” it means it is going stale. Most fruits and vegetables tend to get that way when they are about to expire. Apparently when football goes bad it also turns “brown” as in the Cleveland Browns. Can you just imagine this Craigslist ad in Cleveland, Ohio under Free Stuff: “Free stuff not needed, first come first serve. We need to unload all Quarterbacks, Half-Backs, Wide Receivers, Line-backers etc. Everything must go by April 22nd. Will also accept your unwanted draft picks. For details contact Mike H@ClevelandBrowns.com”."
Eric Gargiulo presents Philadelphia Flyers Woes Continue posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Since the Olympic break, the Philadelphia Flyers have been 4-1-1. Before the break the Flyers were in the 8 games prior were 6-2. Those numbers are misleading by many standards. The Flyers were maybe the hottest team in the NHL prior to the break."
Eric Gargiulo presents NHL Betting Preview: Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "The Montreal Canadiens and the New York Rangers are two teams in search of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The sports betting world remembers these two teams at the beginning of the season when both were having a difficult time winning games. With all of the March Madness odds going on, the fact that both teams are now looking towards the playoffs can sometimes be lost. The sportsbook reviews for this upcoming Canadiens at Rangers game are much different than they were at the beginning of the season."
Eric Gargiulo presents Injury Bug Plagues Philadelphia Flyers posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Philadelphia Flyers lost Michael Leighton late in the first period of Wednesday March 16, 2010 game against Nashville Predators. Leighton was making a save and fell backwards onto his leg. Leighton later said he heard a “pop” noise while falling. A pop noise is never good in an injury. This could possibly be ligaments or tendons, which take weeks to heal."
Eric Gargiulo presents No Fire Power Flyers posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "On Sunday night the Philadelphia Flyers squared off against the Atlanta Thrashers. After taking a beating in Atlanta the night before, the Flyers knew they needed to come firing the puck. Before the game Flyer's Coach Peter Laviolette addressed this by changing his lines."
Eric Gargiulo presents NHL Game Preview: Penguins vs. Capitals posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "While sports betting experts debate the newest March madness odds, the NHL races towards the playoffs with the lower-tiered teams fighting for their playoff lives. At the top of the heap are many of the same teams that were top contenders last year. At the very top of the price per head odds for winning the Stanley Cup are the Washington Capitals and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins."
Eric Gargiulo presents Injury Bug Bites Philadelphia Flyers Again posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "During the Philadelphia Flyers vs. Atlanta Thrashers game on March 21, 2010 Jeff Carter was blocking a shot and took a puck to the side of his left foot. Carter stated, "It was a harmless play, kind of took one off the side. I went home last night and it started getting worse and worse."
Eric Gargiulo presents Rumor: Rich Franklin In, Tito Ortiz Out of TUF 11 posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "News broke over the last few days that Rich Franklin replaced Tito Ortiz during the tapings of The Ultimate Fighter season 11. Further news indicates that Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin is all but set for UFC 115 with the future of Tito Ortiz in serious doubt."
Eric Gargiulo presents Dana White Was Right About Fedor Emelianenko posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "I have been fairly critical of UFC president Dana White over the last year. My criticism was at an all-time high when negotiations between the UFC and Fedor Emelianenko broke down last year. However, seven moths later and it looks like Dana White was correct all along about Fedor, M-1, and those “crazy Russians.”"
Eric Gargiulo presents UFC on Versus: Preview and Predictions posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "This Sunday the UFC debuts on a network other than Spike TV: Versus (congratulations to any DirecTV subscribers reading). This will be the first of two shows on the cable-owned sports network and could help send more eyeballs to sibling WEC’s shows in the future. I’ve already had my first shot of Jameson (Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone, btw) so let’s get to the main card:"
James O'Connor presents Converse Trainers - Information & Review posted at UK Designer Fashion Blog - Designer Clothing Info - Men's & Women's Brands, saying, "Information about Converse trainers, one of the leading brands of mens and womens trainers worldwide."
Eric Gargiulo presents UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste Photo Shoot posted at CamelClutchBlog.com, saying, "Ariannay Celeste has become one of, if not the most popular UFC Octagon Girl of the crew. In addition to her ring girl duties for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Arianny Celeste is also a fitness model. Check out this fun video of the beautiful Arianny Celeste on a recent photo shoot."
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