Sometimes, when a team falls short in a playoff run, it feels a bit melodramatic to throw around words like “devastation.” In the case of the Washington Capitals falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins – yet again – during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, a little melodrama almost seems appropriate. NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti caught up with a number of Capitals to reflect upon the past and look to the future, and while one must credit Nicklas Backstrom and others for saying the right things, you could also tell that the wounds haven’t fully healed just yet. “It should be about the team and how we lose as a team.
Pro Football Focus has carved out a profitable niche in the football industry. While their analysis is not perfect, they must be doing something right if 27 NFL teams pay them for their data. In fact, their thorough player grading may be a significant factor in the apparent leveling of the playing field within the professional scouting community. In addition to their informative website, PFF has joined the emerging podcast market, producing insightful broadcasts every week. Their latest installment focused on previewing the AFC North and AFC South divisions. Analysts Steve Palazzolo, Sam Monson and Mike Renner are less than optimistic about the Baltimore Ravens chances to win the AFC North division
Events at a racist rally in Charlottesville, VA made national headlines this week after significant violence broke out and one woman, Heather Heyer, was killed after a car ran her over. The “Unite the Right” rally and subsequent coverage illustrated the continued rise of the alt-right and neo-Nazism in America, and the NBA has not turned a blind eye to the news. Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is one of the NBA players that have also taken to public discourse on the subject.