It’s been so long since I posted, I’m not sure exactly where to start. January was a long time ago in a blogger’s life without making a post, and its weird sitting down to write. This blog isn’t going anywhere without me, so I will forgo the “long time no post” BS and get right to it.
First of all let me just say that I have been busy, I am now a regular fixture on a daily sports talk show in addition to doing my usual Sunday night Sports Nerds Show. The new show is “Sports World Radio” and I co-host with Jeff Eskow and Eliot “Big E” Lomba Monday thru Friday on Blab. It has taken up a lot of my time, along with working a full time job, so I have been a bit busy.
Enough of that… Lets get to sports. first, the NHL Playoffs are in full swing and as I sit here the Ducks and Predators are playing game 6 of their series with Anaheim up 3-2 in that series. Game 7 between Chicago and St. Louis is about to start and that will be the game of the night. Chicago looking to finish off the series after being down 3-1 in the series are now poised and riding the momentum to try and win the series and move on to the next round. The Eastern Conference Semis are set with Pittsburgh facing Washington and the Lightning facing the Islanders, who are coming off their first playoff series win in 23 years.
In the NBA we have the Cavs sweeping the Pistons, the Spurs sweeping the Grizzlies and the other series are still going on. The biggest drama of all is that the Warriors have lost Steph Curry for two weeks due to a sprained MCL and may miss the second round of the playoffs against Portland or the Clippers. For the most part after the Warriors, Spurs and Cavs, no one feels that any other team will make it to the finals. Time will tell, but I am now picking a Spurs-Cavs final, because Curry will be hobbled the remainder of the playoffs and the Spurs are good enough they just might beat them.
Baseball season has begun, and even one month into the season, the Cubs look to be the class of the NL and seem to want to prove all of the prognosticators right in that they will not only win the Central, but are the favorites to go to the World Series. They already have a no-hitter in the books thanks to Jake Arietta and are leading the Central by 3.5 games early in the season. Really hasn’t been that many surprises other than maybe the White Sox leading the Central and the Astros in the cellar in the AL West. its very early in the season but once the Hockey and NBA playoffs are over then I will focus on Baseball after the All-Star break.
In the NFL, the draft is this Thursday, April 28, and I will be co-hosting a live draft party broadcast with my friends from Sports World Radio. we will be joined by two fantasy football experts in Derek Lofland and Nick Lord from Fantasy Football Maniax along with some additional guests throughout the broadcast. We will be live on Thursday starting at 7:30 pm Eastern covering the first round, and Friday starting at 6:30 covering rounds 2 and 3. Please join us as we breakdown the picks, the impact, and the fantasy implications of each pick as it happens. Subscribe to the blab HERE and join us on Thursday and Friday night. We will do a recap show on Monday to go over the surprises of the draft and rounds 4-7. In the meantime, I will be making posts in the coming days reacting to the latest happenings in all of the sports world. There is a lot to discuss, but I need to save that for the coming days. For now, know that my blog is once again active, look for some changes in the coming weeks and more active posting.. and I intend to keep it that way.
Scott Wright “The Sports Nerd”
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