Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sports Carnival Ecstasy - May 20, 2010

Welcome to the May 20, 2010 edition of Sports Carnival Ecstasy.This time we have another great set of articles with Chris Risch from Fantasy Fan Focus starting with adding Starlin Castro to your baseball fantasy team. Eric Gargiulo has a number of articles including the Lakers Look For Another Trip To Finals and the Philadelphia Flyers vs. the Boston Bruins in the NFL playoffs. Finally Alex Garmendia has something on the lighter side with "Sneaking into Stadiums". Aren't the concessions expense enough? See you next time, share, bookmark, tweet, and all that stuff.

Jailan Marie presents Floyd Mayweather Speaks | Matt Eventoff posted at Communication3.0.


Chris Risch presents Why you Should Add Starlin Castro posted at Fantasy Fan Focus, saying, "Some Fantasy Baseball info on a Hot Cubs Rookie"

Joe Tichio presents The Greatest Inspirational Baseball Quotes posted at Inspirational Quotes Blog, saying, "Inspiring quotes on baseball."


Josh Sinson presents Flex Offense basketball coaching guide posted at Basketballl Plays | Basketball Drills | Coachint Tips, saying, "A basketball coaches guide to teaching the flex offense"

Eric Gargiulo presents NBA Championship Odds ? Lakers Look For Another Trip To Finals posted at, saying, "Inter Milan Bayern Munich betting features a pair of teams that aren’t that familiar with each other, but in the NBA’s Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are very familiar with each other, both in the regular season and the playoffs. The two will meet once again, this time in the conference finals, which tips off next Monday night in Los Angeles at the Staples Center."


MummyT presents Full Fathom Five? posted at Travels with a Nine Year Old, saying, "Diving WWII wrecks in the Calamian islands, the Philippines. With a nine year old in tow."


Morgan Schwartz presents The Stampede Start Taking Charge posted at According to Right Brain, saying, "Article about a new professional woman's football team"

khalid presents Last game of the season ends on a high. posted at Let's Talk Arsenal.

Alvaro Cramton presents 50 Sports Insiders Worth Following on Twitter posted at Masters in Sports Management, saying, "Do you ever wonder what’s going on behind the scenes in the NFL or the NBA? While you can follow individual players or individual sports teams and other sports figures on Twitter, one of the best ways to get “insider” news is from the media, including journalists, sports agents, managers, executives or from rumors."

Case Ernsting presents Michiana: The Place for Football posted at FinditLocal411 Blog, saying, "Football is one of the iconic bastions of our nation. And what better way to celebrate this sport than to visit Football Heaven that is the state of Indiana."

alex garmendia presents Sneaking into Stadiums posted at The Good Life.

alex garmendia presents Gator Locker Room posted at The Good Life.


Eric Gargiulo presents Game 7 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Boston Bruins posted at, saying, "Now that the Montreal Canadiens have stunned the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and grabbed a place in the Eastern Conference finals, the online sports betting world turns its attention to the other Easter Conference semifinal match-up that sees a scrambling Philadelphia Flyer team push their series against the Boston Bruins to a deciding game seven."


Cheryl Ragsdale presents Kenny Florian asks “Should I Get a Tattoo?” posted at That Girl is Funny, saying, "I’ve heard it said that “Kenny got style”, but I haven’t heard anyone talk about the one thing UFC fighter, Kenny Florian is missing – a sick Tat! Keep reading to see what Kenny would look like with a tattoo…"

Eric Gargiulo presents Shogun Rua Knocks Out Lyoto Machida At UFC 113 posted at, saying, "Mauricio Shogun Rua is no longer the uncrowned UFC champion. In of one of the most anticipated rematches in years, Mauricio Shogun Rua knocked out Lyoto Machida at UFC 113. Shogun Rua shocked the world with a Round 1 knockout winning the UFC light heavyweight champion, and ending a very short era."

Eric Gargiulo presents The End Of The Line For Kimbo Slice In UFC posted at, saying, "After two fights, one reality show, and a lot of ratings, Kimbo Slice is done in the UFC. Following his loss to fellow TUF 10 alumni Matt Mitrione at UFC 113, UFC president Dana White said that he will likely cut Kimbo Slice. Could it be the end of the road to one of the biggest of draws in MMA history?"

Eric Gargiulo presents Alistair Overeem Rocks Brett Rogers at Strikeforce posted at, saying, "It didn’t take long for Alistair Overeem to quiet his critics. Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem knocked out Brett Rogers in less than 4:00 in a lopsided fight which showcased a guy who has been an afterthought in the world of MMA. Could it be Alistair Overeem and not Fedor Emelianenko who is the best heavyweight in MMA?"

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sports Carnival Ecstasy - May 6, 2010

Welcome to the May 6, 2010 edition of Sports Carnival Ecstasy.This week we have some great articles from a number of different writers. Eric Gargiulo wants to know why Phillies Baseball fans are killing their team and also gives us the latest on Drew Brees appearing on the Madden Cover & the Curse associated. Steve gets a little historical with a article on the 2009 Lakers Rockets Playoff Matchup. While Michael looks like an new Ohio State 2011 commit, Jeremy Cash. Finally Ak Agarwal runs through the first four rounds of the New England Patriots’ NFL draft. Bookmark and share and see you all soon.

Tyler Smith presents Has Rafael Nadal Regained His Rhythm? posted at All Tennis Considered.

Bryan N presents VALUE BETTING / VALUE BET EXAMPLE posted at Expert VALUE Betting Picks, saying, "An article about sports value betting"


Samantha Marks presents Guide To Buying Softball Gloves posted at TheProSportsFan.

Eric Gargiulo presents Tailgating And Drinking Nightmares. Why Are fans Killing Phillies Baseball? posted at, saying, "Before this story even begins I feel the need to start with this disclaimer. I enjoy some tailgating, the smell of freshly barbecued food, a nice ice-cold beer and the company of fans and friends alike. Nothing starts off an event like some fun games, some music, and yes maybe even getting a little bit tipsy. Hey I’m human, and like most I love a good party. However what has been going on lately before, during and after Phillies games at Citizens Bank Park, is no party!"


Steve presents Steve wrote a new blog post: 2009 Lakers Rockets Playoff Matchup posted at FryingPan Sports, saying, "The 2009 Lakers had a hiccup on the way to their 2009 title when they faced Houston early in the playoffs."

Eric Gargiulo presents NBA Playoff Betting ? Hawks look to protect homecourt against pesky Bucks posted at, saying, "Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks odds - The Bucks shot a startling 55.1% from the floor in a 111-104 win over the Hawks to tie the series up at two games apiece, and Brandon Jennings was one of three Bucks over 20 points with 23, while John Salmons and Carlos Delfino had 22 apiece."

Eric Gargiulo presents NBA Playoff Betting ? Spurs try to avoid 0-2 hole in the desert posted at, saying, "NBA playoff betting players should have renewed faith in Phoenix during this postseason, as this edition of the run-and-gun Suns is far improved from years past, and San Antonio got their first taste of the Suns on Monday. Game 2 goes on Wednesday night."


Eric Gargiulo presents Inside The Wheelhouse: Should the Pittsburgh Steelers draft a QB at 18? posted at, saying, "With all the latest “Big Ben” drama coming out of Pittsburgh in the last month and a potential suspension on the rise, one has to wonder as we are days away from the NFL Draft whether or not the Pittsburgh Steelers will go out and select a Quarterback with their 18th overall pick. Ben Roethlisberger is going to get suspended from the NFL without a doubt. If he does not for some reason Roger Goodell will be looking at a ton of backlash from the media, fans and support groups alike."

Eric Gargiulo presents Drew Brees Gets the Madden Cover & the Curse posted at, saying, "The Madden 2011 cover will feature Drew Brees. The New Orleans Saints quarterback was voted by fans to be the new Madden 11 cover. Beware of the Madden Curse New Orleans Saints fans. Did most of those votes come from Minneapolis?"

Michael presents Florida Safety Jeremy Cash Commits to Ohio State posted at eScoutRoom, saying, "Ohio State gets a big recruit out of Florida that looks interested in recruiting more talent for the Buckeyes 2011 class."

Eric Gargiulo presents The 2010 NFL Draft In Review posted at, saying, "The 2010 NFL Draft brought us football fans a new way to watch the draft. No longer do you have to spend most of your weekend watching it. This year you had it on at primetime Thursday and Friday night, and now having the draft come to a close of Saturday"

Eric Gargiulo presents Madden 11 Dual Stick Control Preview ? Video posted at, saying, "The Madden 11 countdown officially began when Drew Brees announced that he would grace the Madden 11 cover. From now until August or as we like to call it, “Maddenoliday” EA will tease us with Madden 11 videos, previews, tips, and news. The newest Madden 11 video features Dual Stick Controls, something new to this year’s Madden video game."

Ak Agarwal presents New England Patriots’ 2010 Draft Grades: Rounds One to Four posted at NESO'S TAKE, saying, "Analysis on the early rounds of the New England Patriots' draft."


Eric Gargiulo presents NHL Playoff Betting ? Busy night on the ice on Friday posted at, saying, "The Buffalo Sabres should be favored at home, but they're in a 3-1 hole after dropping Game 4's double-overtime thriller by a score of 3-2. Miroslav Satan notched the winner, while Boston Bruin's Tuukka Rask and Buffalo's Ryan Miller put on a goaltending clinic."

Eric Gargiulo presents NHL Game 1 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins posted at, saying, "This Easter Conference semi-final match-up is not one that the sports betting experts saw coming at all. The NHL odds had the Boston Bruins losing to the Buffalo Sabres in the first round, and the Philadelphia Flyers were not even supposed to have a chance against the New Jersey Devils. But this NHL game preview is about a game one between two teams that wanted it more than the favorites did. It is also about how unpredictable NHL playoff betting can really be."

Eric Gargiulo presents HBO?s Broad Street Bullies Pays Tribute To The Legendary Flyers posted at, saying, "Last month I found myself in a very fortunate position amongst only 5,000 other Philadelphia Flyers faithful who were fortunate enough to land an invite to a very special screening of the new HBO Sports documentary titled, “The Broad Street Bullies“. Bullies took a look back at the back to back Stanley Cup Champion Philadelphia Flyers teams of 1973-74 and 1974-75. It was as brilliant a documentary as HBO has ever produced, and the special evening brought to us by Flyers chairman Ed Snider did not disappoint in anyway."


Eric Gargiulo presents Brock Lesnar’s Next Fight Officially Signed posted at, saying, "The question about Brock Lesnar’s next fight has officially been answered. Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin has been reportedly signed for UFC 116. The on again/off again UFC heavyweight title match will see Brock Lesnar fight for the first time in just under one year."

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC 2010 Undisputed Full Roster & Demo Release Date posted at, saying, "The long awaited list of the UFC Undisputed 2010 full roster has been released. The video game will feature new UFC Undisputed 2010 fighters, game store exclusives, and exclusive PS3 legends. You won’t have to wait long to start playing UFC Undisputed 2010. The UFC Undisputed 2010 demo will be released this Thursday."

Eric Gargiulo presents UFC Making A Run At Jake Shields posted at, saying, "Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields has gone from the most boring fighter in MMA to the hottest MMA free agent. Dana White has turned all of his attention to Jake Shields and claims that he will sign Shields to the UFC. Is Jake Shields a great UFC addition or fool’s gold?"

Eric Gargiulo presents Does UFC have a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Blockbuster? posted at, saying, "The Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley boxing fight is predicted to do 1.5 million buys. That number is just short of UFC’s biggest show, UFC 100. Early estimates for a Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight are between two and three million buys. With such a big Mega Fight on the table in boxing, one has to wonder if the UFC can deliver the same numbers for MMA?"

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