Tuesday, March 27, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

This week on the show we’re discussing the latest big suspension from the NHL and some of the major playoff races – who’s in and who’s out? Meanwhile, in the NFL, the league comes down hard on the New Orleans Saints over the team’s bounty program and the Denver Broncos win the Peyton Manning sweepstakes!

In the GABBYs: Kevin Love, Leo Messi, Fernando Torres, Ben Eager, Wayne Rooney and Joba Chamberlain. The Punchline this week is a Tim Tebow inspired drink!



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For last week's episode, click here. Thanks for watching!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Goals of the Week!

Well folks, another week of NHL has come and gone, which means another week’s worth of potential Goals of the Week candidates!

This week on the GOTW we’ve got some magic from a guy who used to do it all the time, a beauty Avalanche, some sick hands from an Edmonton kid, a “welcome back” dangle and a bit of coast-to-coast action!

Let’s go!

5. Alex Edler

Anytime a guy takes the puck from behind his own net and is able to cash at the other end of the ice, it’s a thing of beauty. Check out this goal by Vancouver’s Alex Edler last week!



4. Matt Hunwick

Colorado’s Matt Hunwick is a guy you might not expect to see too often on this list, but how can you ignore the type of dangles he put on display recently? What a goal!



3. Ryan Shannon

Tampa Bay’s Ryan Shannon gave Marty Turco a bit of a “welcome back” present last week, dangling him right back to Austria with a nifty breakaway move!



2. Tyler Ennis

He doesn’t score often, but when he does, it’s usually the result of a solid play! Check out the hands on Tyler Ennis, who checks in at number two on this week’s list!



1. Alex Ovechkin

The Great 8 is making a late push for the Washington Capitals and just filling the net on a nightly basis recently. That includes this beauty against the Blackhawks where Alex Ovechkin totally undresses Duncan Keith!



What the Puck?

In the game of hockey there are three types of luck – there’s good luck, there’s bad luck, and then there’s this:



What a tough break!

Monday, March 19, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Monday!

This week on 15MOF: Sidney Crosby makes his long awaited return to action, Taylor Hall gets belted against the Flames and a couple of Oilers should be up for trophies this off season. As well: a handful of early “March Madness” upsets!

In the GABBYs: Teemu Selanne, Steven Stamkos, Ilya Bryzgalov, soccer fights, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and Adriano. The Punchline this week is the Orlando Predators!




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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Goals of the Week!

With the playoff races in both conferences of the National Hockey League in full flight, every goal counts…even the greasy ones!

Only the nice ones make it onto the GOTW list though, and even though it’s coming to you a bit later than usual, it’s still got everything you need when it comes to beauty dangles! This week on the list we’ve got a scrapper showing off some hands, a bit of backhand magic, a diving breakaway goal, some inside-out trickery and a dazzling display that ends unselfishly.

Let’s go!

5. Chris Thorburn

It’s happened a few times already this season, but what’s one more time for good measure? Don’t you love when a guy known for knocking heads ends up turning some heads with a nice move on a top end tendy? Check out this goal by Winnipeg’s Chris Thorburn!




4. Chris Stewart

From one Chris to another, Chris Stewart scored a must-see backhander goal last week, driving down the wing and putting an impossible shot into the top section of the net!




3. Bobby Ryan

The Anaheim Ducks sniper struck again last week against the Oilers, sneaking in behind the defence and sending a diving backhander past Nikolai Khabibulin.




2. Torrey Mitchell

With time running down, check out the moves by Torrey Mitchell of the San Jose Sharks, absolutely undressing Dallas defenceman Alex Goligoski for a beauty goal!




1. Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg got the goal, but this play is all Valtteri Filppula. The Detroit forward just slices through the opposition before setting up Zetterberg with an amazing spin-o-rama pass. Pure class!




What the Puck?

This week’s WTP moment comes to us from Milan Michalek and the Ottawa Senators – is scoring a hat trick any less impressive when two-thirds of your goals are scored into an empty net?


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Tuesday!

This week on 15 Minutes of Fame we’re discussing Marty Turco’s return to the NHL, the end of the line for Sean Avery, the latest on Sidney Crosby and a couple of interesting concussion notes from around the league. As well: Peyton Manning is no longer a Colt, so where will he end up?

In the GABBYs: Leo Messi, Hiroshi Hoketsu, David Beckham, Nicklas Grossmann, Fernando Torres and Jose Canseco. The Punchline this week is David Price and David Robertson!




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Friday, March 9, 2012

Goals of the Week!

Another week has come and gone, which means another week’s worth of goals to whittle down into another Top 5 list!

In this edition of the GOTW: some beauty sauce, a rarely seen 5-on-1, some nice moves on a partial breakaway, a nifty bit of tic-tac-toe action and some filthy between the legs dangles!

Let’s go!

5. Matt Duchene

Injuries have limited Colorado’s Matt Duchene this season, but before his latest bout with the injury bug he managed to convert on this saucer feed from teammate Paul Stastny for a beauty goal!




4. Bryan Little

The Winnipeg Jets beat the Florida Panthers 7-0 last week, which included something I don’t recall ever seeing in the past – an even-strength 5-on-1 rush! Bryan Little finished off this nice bit of passing to make it a 4-0 game.




3. Evander Kane

If a team scores seven goals in a game, there are bound to be a couple of gems in there – you’ve seen one, now check out this slick move by Winnipeg’s Evander Kane!




2. Zach Parise

New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise is starting to heat up as the playoffs approach, which is good news if that’s your team! Check out this passing play started by Patrik Elias and finished by Parise. Beauty!



1. Loui Eriksson

Checking in at number one this week is Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson, who made Alex Tanguay look silly by putting the puck between his skates and then sniping with a backhand shot for the shorthanded goal!



What the Puck?

This week’s WTP moment comes to us from Montreal, where Erik Cole learned that just because a guy is your teammate, it doesn’t mean he won’t nail you!



That one looked like it hurt!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

15 Minutes of Fame

Happy Monday!

This week on 15 Minutes of Fame we look at the reasons behind the Toronto Maple Leafs firing their coach, an idea that would make the final month of the NHL season more interesting for non-playoff teams, the “expanded” MLB playoffs and Ryan Braun’s overturned doping case.

In the GABBYs: Bat boys, the LA Clippers, Brad Keselowski, Danica Patrick, Tiger Woods/Peyton Hillis and the New Orleans Saints. The Punchline this week is USA Yoga!




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For last week's episode, click here. Thanks for watching!

Friday, March 2, 2012

When Sports Go Viral

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes the internet with some crazy new stuff to flip the script on you!

This week on “When Sports Go Viral,” that is exactly what happens – from paper airplane world records to singing athletes to funny car commercials involving athletes, it’s all here for your perusal. Oh yes, and there’s some Auto-Tune.

Remember the video of Tim Tebow reading Dr. Seuss? Well, you had to know this was coming:




While we’re on the topic of athletes with hidden talents, did you see JaVale McGee flexing his volleyball muscles in a recent NBA game?




Yeah, he got benched for that one. Seems a bit harsh to me! Speaking of harshness, this next video is a pretty good indication that the Minnesota Timberwolves should probably just stick to their day jobs!




You’ve heard of a basketball player dunking over a car…but have you ever heard of a car dunking over a basketball player?




I leave you with this: Former NCAA quarterback Joe Ayoob made headlines recently when he broke the paper airplane world record at an airplane hangar somewhere in the US!




The best part of this video is how hard the “designer” of the plane is celebrating after the record is set!

Have you got a video you’d like to see featured here? Leave me a comment below!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Goals of the Week!

Another week has come and gone in the National Hockey League, which means it’s time for another look at the top goals from around the rinks!

This time on the GOTW, Lightning strikes against the Ducks, a captain comes up big in overtime, a grizzled veteran shows off some silky hands, a Senator undresses a Capital and a Penguin undresses an entire team!

Let’s go!

5. Teddy Purcell

This beauty goal from the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Teddy Purcell (starts at the 1:30 mark) begins with a nifty toe drag and ends with a backhander to the top shelf – what a beauty!



4. Ryan Callahan

It’s always nice when you can depend on your captain to come up big in a clutch situation, and that’s exactly what we saw last week from Ryan Callahan of the NY Rangers! Check out this beauty overtime goal, which just so happens to be his 100th career gino!



3. Ray Whitney

Ray “the ageless wonder” Whitney checks in at number three this week – when a Calgary Flames defenceman blows a tire at his own blue line, Whitney is there to pick up the puck and absolutely embarrass Miikka Kiprusoff with a sweet move!



2. Milan Michalek

Oh, to be Dennis Wideman last Wednesday - the Washington Capitals defenceman was completely undressed by Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek on this highlight reel goal! Michalek puts the puck through Wideman’s skates, cuts towards the front of the net and pokes it past Tomas Vokoun...and then he does a funny celebration.



1. Evgeni Malkin

No surprise here folks – Evgeni Malkin is once again number one on my list after a heroic solo effort against the Tampa Bay Lightning last weekend. This guy never ceases to amaze – watch as he literally skates through the entire team and scores one of his three goals on the day!



What the Puck?

There are many ways that one can score a goal in the great game of hockey, but most of them are a lot less painful than the way that Washington’s Mathieu Perreault discovered last week! Check this out:



Ouch!