Archive for February, 2012

Best Flows in the MLB

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Tailgate Talk Presents: Top flows in the MLB

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It’s Spring Training Time – MLB Season Predictions

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Tailgate Talk predicts the winners of each division and the wild cards:

AL West: Texas Rangers- More complete team then the Angels, lose CJWilson but can replace him with Yu Darvish

AL Central: Detroit Tigers- With the addition of Prince Fielder, lineup could be the best in the league. MVP Justin Verlander leads an experienced pitching core

AL East: NY Yankees- If Yankees can stay healthy, will be in good shape to beat out the Red Sox for the division. Fixed pitching problems this off-season.

AL Wild Cards– LA Angels of Anaheim and Boston Red Sox

NL West: Arizona Diamondbacks- Better depth to the starting rotation than the SF Giants. Will be a fun division race to watch.

NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals- They lose Albert Pujols but will look to replace him with Lance Berkman.  Pitching staff is much improved with Adam Wainwright’s return from injury

NL East: Philadelphia Phillies- Won 102 games last year, brought in Jim Thome in case Ryan Howard injury is more serious.

NL Wild Cards: Atlanta Braves and S.F. Giants


Tailgate Talk Bracketology

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

With conference tournaments right around the corner, Tailgate Talk looks ahead to the greatest month of sports, March Madness. Below are the projected top seeds:

1 Seeds: Kentucky, Syracuse, Missouri, Duke

2 Seeds: Kansas, Ohio State, North Carolina, Michigan State

3 Seeds: Georgetown, Florida, Baylor, Michigan

4 Seeds: Marquette, Louisville, Florida State, Wisconsin

5 Seeds: UNLV, Notre Dame, Murray State, Wichita State


Datsyuk-ian Game Winner

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

If you don’t get chills after watching this, you probably aren’t from Detroit.


February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Jeremy Lin has taken the Knicks into playoff contention with a remarkable 8-1 record as a starter. The Knicks are currently sitting in 8th place in the East with a 16-16 record looking for continue this great streak. During the month of Feb. Lin has averaged nearly 23 points and over 8 assists a game throwing aside two former all-stars (Camelo and Amare) in the process.

Lin played four years at Harvard and played last season with Golden State, but saw some bad luck in finding a place to play this season. He’s been with a few teams already this year before signing with the Knicks. The story is truly remarkable and Lin has proven himself for the possibility to stay around the NBA for the long haul.


Detroit Red Wings: NHL Record 21 Straight home wins

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Detroit Red Wings: NHL Record 21 Straight home wins

Congrats to the Detroit Red Wings on winning their 21st straight home game beating the Dallas Stars 3-1 last night. They are now being mentioned with the 95-96 Chicago Bulls and the undefeated Miami Dolphins, a true accomplishment. It’s a great time to be from Detroit. Next up: Lord Stanley

Tailgate Talk Top 10 NHL Power Rankings

February 12, 2012 Leave a comment

1. Detroit Red Wings: 7-2-1 last 10 games with All-Star goalie Jimmy Howard coming back in the line up this week

2. NY Rangers: Getting the best goal-tending out of Lundquist in the league. Crushing the east right now, 1st place by 8 points

3. Boston Bruins: On top of the Northeast Division, won’t be touched in the division. Needs to get hot before the playoffs

4. Vancouver Canucks: Sedin line numbers have been down but they are getting a team effort from all four lines

5. Pittsburgh Penguins: Malkin is a on a tear. 7-2-1 the last 10, seems like they won’t have Crosby for the long-run though

6. St. Louis Blues: NHL’s surprise team of the year has continued the winning. DET has gotten the headlines with their home record, but STL has been outstanding at home too

7. Nashville Predators: One of the hottest team in the NHL right now, passing the Blues in the standings, can they finish strong? Lost three straight.

8. Philadelphia Flyers: Very cold lately, 4-3-3 last 10. Need more consistent goal-tending out of Bryzgalov

9. San Jose Sharks: Looks more and more everyday that the Sharks will win the Pacific Division, will be tough come playoff time

10. Phoenix Coyotes: Have won 5 straight looking to stay in the playoff picture

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