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Maryland Moves To The Big 10

Posted in Basketball, Football with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2012 by FEGNS

Everyone who follows college sports has been weighing in on University of Maryland’s recent decision to leave the ACC in favor of the Big 10 conference.  Maryland and Big 10 officials alike seem very pleased with the move, but I’d like to add my opinion to the mix with a wide-angled view of the situation.

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Maryland’s Black Ops Uniforms

Posted in Football with tags , , , , , , on November 16, 2012 by FEGNS

The Maryland Terrapins will take on Florida State this weekend (November 17, 2012) with their new “Black Ops” Under Armour uniforms.  People may remember that Maryland made headlines last season with a new uniform each week.  They also experienced some jeers from people who didn’t like Under Armour’s last attempt at Maryland pride.

These new uniforms successfully (in my opinion) take a more subdued approach to Maryland pride than their 2011 counterparts.  Not to mention the fact that they just look really bad ass.

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Maryland Uniforms for the 2011 Season

Posted in Football with tags , , , , , on September 7, 2011 by FEGNS

When University of Maryland played the University of Miami Monday night, they took to the field with some very unique uniforms.

What has now become a polarizing issue, Maryland’s new uniforms have utterly dominated Twitter feeds and the university  itself was the No. 1 search term according to Google Trends.  Check out the new uniforms for the 2011 season.  They’re all made by Under Armour (the founder of that company is a University of Maryland alumni).

Do you love them or hate them?

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Time Magazine – Jackass Editor

Posted in Hockey, News with tags , , on May 15, 2009 by FEGNS

This morning I stumbled across a column written by Joel Stein for Time Magazine.com that made me vomit in my mouth.  Apparently, Mr. Stein’s douche-bag of an editor thinks that hockey (more specifically NHL hockey) is not relevant enough to appear as part of a Time Magazine publication.

This editor gave Stein one last chance to prove that hockey was worth writing about.  You can see Stein’s final(?) article here.  There is also a place on the page where readers can vote on the issue (“yes” to ban him from writing about hockey, “no” to keep him writing about the NHL and hockey).

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2009 NHL Awards – Selke Trophy

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by FEGNS

frank j selke trophy-top defensive forwardThe Frank J. Selke Trophy is given out every year to the forward who is voted as “most proficient in the defensive aspects of hockey.”

In my opinion, this award is one of the more underrated awards, and it doesn’t receive enough attention.  All of the finalists and winners of this award are every bit as important to their teams (and sometimes more important) than a great goal scorer or passer.

Finalists for this year’s Selke Award include: Pavel Datsyuk, Mike Richards, and Ryan Kesler.

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2009 NHL Awards – Lady Byng

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2009 by FEGNS

lady byng trophy-gentlemanly conductThe Lady Byng Trophy is given each year to the NHL player “who has exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”

Simply put, usually it goes to the player who has the combination of high point totals and low penalty minute totals.  Pavel Datsyuk has won the award three years in a row, and is one of the finalists for the award again this year.

Joining Datsyuk on the list of finalists are: New Jersey LW, Zach Parise and Tampa Bay RW, Martin St. Louis.

Obviously, all three candidates are stellar options… but let’s briefly take a look at each player (as we have done with the other awards).

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2009 NHL Awards – Norris Trophy

Posted in Hockey with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2009 by FEGNS

james norris trophy-top defensemenThe three finalists for 2009’s award for the “best defender in the NHL,” The James Norris Trophy have been revealed.

All three finalists are on teams that finished at the top of their divisions, and all three are quite deserving of the award and title as best defender of the year.

The Finalists are: Mike Green (Washington Capitals), Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings), and Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins).

I can by no means argue with these three finalists as they were all absolutely stellar this season, and I can not realistically remove any of the three in favor for any other defender that isn’t a finalist.

Let’s take a closer look at their seasons, what each of them brings to the table, and possible reasons that they should win this prestigious award.

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