Photos | Best of #CardNation, #BBN on game day

first_imgWe sifted through the worst of social media on #BattleoftheBluegrass day — there was plenty of that — to show off some of the best of what Louisville and Kentucky fans are posting to Twitter and Instagram to show off their pride.Babies are wearing their red and blue hats. One guy donned his lucky socks. And there’s plenty of those nostalgic Card and Cat mascot photos.So take a look in the #L1C4 and #BBN gallery below or, if viewing on a mobile device, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1EuWXqoWe’ll be updating this throughout the day, so check back. And to have your own photo included, tweet at us (@sports_cj) or tag us on Instragram (@courierjournalsports).<!–iframe–>last_img read more

NFL CBS graphics

first_img I apologize for any decorum Wings In Stripes 9,904 The new FOX in-game overlay is just awful……Font is too narrow, the info is really barely legible…it’s too small to focus on in comparison to the screen…their overlay last year was much better… DEAD! 0 Share on other sites meetthemets Forums Home By Mr. Krabs, September 11, 2006 in Sports Logo News Members 1 Link to post 0 Page 1 of 2   Recommended Posts scraw28 Location:Maryland 31,105 posts 9,904 24 posts 1 290 posts 12 Members 0 57,917 posts Go To Topic Listing Members 0 574 posts Share on other sites Posted September 11, 2006 Posted September 11, 2006 6,585 posts 26,196 Members Link to post Link to post DGivens87 All Activity 910 Members Next 154 aykay scraw28 11,387 posts 26,196 Edited September 11, 2006 by scraw28 Sports Logos Link to post Members Tazz013 jkrdevil NFL CBS graphics Share on other sites Posted September 11, 2006 113 posts 0 Posted September 11, 2006 SilverEagle5 358 2 Members Share this post Share this post NFL CBS graphics Share this post Link to post 0 Sports Logo News Members nwtrailtrekker 5 910 It’s about stinking time they did something. Everything is uniform, that I’ve seen, anyway. I hope they change the in-game graphics, as well. This is not related to graphics, but J.B. adds a lot to that show. FOX is still my favorite, though. 26,196 Posted September 11, 2006 0 31,105 posts 358 Members uniguy22 Back from a 4-year break Share this post Link to post CS85 5 Location:Champaign, IL 0 Share on other sites Location:Hartland, WI Posted September 11, 2006 Members I am a huge fan of NBC’s show. I love the post game show, and their in-game graphics package. Posted September 11, 2006 910 quantum 1,555 0 hmmm.. the score to the left of the team abbrevations on the upper-right corner will take some getting used to …. and wow. The Bills scored quickly…. Next The new Fox NFL Pregame is horrible. They lost JB & Jillian, and switched to the outdoor format, as well as acquiring the worst sports host in the country in Joe Buck. It’s weak as hell, I was thoroughly bored by the entire broadcast (outside of Caliendo’s JB slam). The CBS pregame wasn’t bad, I enjoy the new set, but I don’t like the crew outside of JB. 3 Unwind Link to post Link to post Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites Posted September 11, 2006 0 Share this post Totally agree. Fox seemed to be getting worse last season and now this season its just terrible. Joe Buck sucks, they have Ford ads all over the place, they’re outside all the time and its just boring. I was leaning to ESPN but CBS’s pregame show was really well done today. Fox is obviously trying to mimic the ESPN College Gameday atmosphere but I just don’t think it works at NFL games. I agree though, I thought the FOX Pre Game was weak. They all just seem to goof around for an hour instead presenting information. Jimmy Johnson is ridiculous and Terry Bradshaw thinks he’s a stand-up comic. I like Joe Buck but not as a host. He’s much better just doing the play-by-play.And I’m glad they decided to get rid of the dots on the scoreboard. That might have been the worst decision in TV history. Whoever signed off on that idea should be fired (if they weren’t already).I dig the new CBS package. Yeah, the FOX pre-game was a wicked rip-off of ESPN’s College GameDay (Built by the Home Depot, of course lol). It works for ESPN and college football in general because the energy at college games is different than that of an NFL game, IMO.I like the CBS scoreboard graphics – clean, simple, and not a floating scoreblob like on ESPN MNF…I now like CBS’s pre-game too. So far, CBS gets a thumbs up early in the season. GOOD JOB CBS! jkrdevil SportsLogos.Net Lucky Number Share on other sites hmmm.. the score to the left of the team abbrevations on the upper-right corner will take some getting used to …. and wow. The Bills scored quickly…. I’m watching the Ravens-Bucs games and the score is in the same place as it usually is in relation to to the team. Share on other sites 1,555 SportsLogos.Net Members 73 2,062 posts Link to post Sports Logo News Share this post 910 Followers 0 (formerly, briefly CherryMX) 0 Location:City Of Champions, PA (MI) Totally agree. Fox seemed to be getting worse last season and now this season its just terrible. Joe Buck sucks, they have Ford ads all over the place, they’re outside all the time and its just boring. I was leaning to ESPN but CBS’s pregame show was really well done today. Fox is obviously trying to mimic the ESPN College Gameday atmosphere but I just don’t think it works at NFL games. I agree though, I thought the FOX Pre Game was weak. They all just seem to goof around for an hour instead presenting information. Jimmy Johnson is ridiculous and Terry Bradshaw thinks he’s a stand-up comic. I like Joe Buck but not as a host. He’s much better just doing the play-by-play.And I’m glad they decided to get rid of the dots on the scoreboard. That might have been the worst decision in TV history. Whoever signed off on that idea should be fired (if they weren’t already).I dig the new CBS package. Yeah, the FOX pre-game was a wicked rip-off of ESPN’s College GameDay (Built by the Home Depot, of course lol). It works for ESPN and college football in general because the energy at college games is different than that of an NFL game, IMO.I like the CBS scoreboard graphics – clean, simple, and not a floating scoreblob like on ESPN MNF…I now like CBS’s pre-game too. So far, CBS gets a thumbs up early in the season. GOOD JOB CBS! I think they’re doing on location outside because they want Joe Buck to be the host and still be able to announce games. So since he was doing the cowboys-jaguars game they had to have the pre-game in jacksonville.I’ll use joe bucks own words to describe FOX’s pregame,”that is a disgusting act, and its unfortunate that we had that on our air live” Share this post Posted September 11, 2006 0 18 Share this post Link to post Posted September 11, 2006 Prev Share this post 2,232 posts CS85 0 18 i dont like how the numbers come before the team name on the scoreboard. it annoys me. Favourite Logos:North Stars 0 Mr. Krabs Memories… 0 Share on other sites DGivens87 What do you think of the makeover? Pretty neat if you ask me. the admiralcenter_img 3,425 posts 1,549 posts Members CS85 Share on other sites The new Fox NFL Pregame is horrible. They lost JB & Jillian, and switched to the outdoor format, as well as acquiring the worst sports host in the country in Joe Buck. It’s weak as hell, I was thoroughly bored by the entire broadcast (outside of Caliendo’s JB slam). The CBS pregame wasn’t bad, I enjoy the new set, but I don’t like the crew outside of JB. Totally agree. Fox seemed to be getting worse last season and now this season its just terrible. Joe Buck sucks, they have Ford ads all over the place, they’re outside all the time and its just boring. I was leaning to ESPN but CBS’s pregame show was really well done today. 0 the admiral 149 Share on other sites TrueYankee26 Link to post Location:East Providence 6,585 posts Members Posted September 11, 2006 0 Unwind The new FOX in-game overlay is just awful……Font is too narrow, the info is really barely legible…it’s too small to focus on in comparison to the screen…their overlay last year was much better… I’m watching on HDTV, and it looks OK. If it were on analog, I imagine it would look like crap. Share on other sites 12 Members quantum Share on other sites Share on other sites Share this post Link to post 149 Sports Logos People might as well get used to it CBS is #1 when it comes to pro football coverage the best graphics, best matchups, best studio team and the best opening theme of all time up to date (minus Ike Taylor getting stiff armed by McGahee on the opening). TrueYankee26 0 sacker12 12 aykay Posted September 11, 2006 Members nwtrailtrekker I like them. I think that I like them more that Fox’s now. Share on other sites Tazz013 (edited) 4,441 posts 6,412 posts Location:The Hub Prev 0 Share on other sites 1,296 posts Link to post 9,904 260 posts Share this post Members 5 Members 0 Link to post 154 CS85 Edited September 11, 2006 by meetthemets 0 1 0 Share on other sites meetthemets Members This topic is now closed to further replies. 3 Members All Activity DEAD! TrueYankee26 910 Posted September 11, 2006 Share on other sites You don’t kill people you don’t know. That’s a rule. Location:Champaign, IL Link to post NFL CBS graphics Wings In Stripes 5,531 posts (edited) 73 SilverEagle5 0 1 Mr. Krabs Location:State of Confusion Members Posted September 11, 2006 0 Boston Strong Link to post Share this post 0 Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites 358 Share on other sites Posted September 11, 2006 Page 1 of 2   910 Posted September 11, 2006 Share this post 0 Although the Pre game set looks nice, I find it kind of busy and distracting with all of the monitors 0 149 Link to post 0 sacker12 Share this post Totally agree. Fox seemed to be getting worse last season and now this season its just terrible. Joe Buck sucks, they have Ford ads all over the place, they’re outside all the time and its just boring. I was leaning to ESPN but CBS’s pregame show was really well done today. Fox is obviously trying to mimic the ESPN College Gameday atmosphere but I just don’t think it works at NFL games. I agree though, I thought the FOX Pre Game was weak. They all just seem to goof around for an hour instead presenting information. Jimmy Johnson is ridiculous and Terry Bradshaw thinks he’s a stand-up comic. I like Joe Buck but not as a host. He’s much better just doing the play-by-play.And I’m glad they decided to get rid of the dots on the scoreboard. That might have been the worst decision in TV history. Whoever signed off on that idea should be fired (if they weren’t already).I dig the new CBS package. 0 0 Posted September 11, 2006 9,904 0 Forums Home The new CBS Graphics are cool! Posted September 11, 2006 9,904 Followers 0 Posted September 11, 2006 uniguy22 TrueYankee26 Share this post 0 Link to post 3 73 1,555 does anyone have a pic of the new cbs graphics 0 Link to post 9,904 Share on other sites (formerly, briefly CherryMX) 154 Share this post Share this post 2 Share this post As long as they keep the in-game graphics and stuff nice and simple for the score and so forth, it’s fine. 1 Too mush flipping and blinking, and ther has only been a kickoff so far. 18 0 28,703 posts Share this post Posted September 11, 2006 Link to post Share this post 0last_img read more

Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City have all submitted transfer offers to…

first_imgPortuguese side Benfica are already full of offers to sell their players in the summer, according to the local press today. Newspaper Correio da Manhã brings a story saying these bids could give the Eagles a total of €300m, as they’ve been made for multiple players.Alex Grimaldo, Ruben Dias, João Félix, Gedson Fernandes, Florentino, Ferro and Jota are the guys who president Luís Felipe Vieira has offers for. The club can also make millions if Wolverhampton Wanderers and Eintracht Frankfurt use their buying options for the transfers of Raul Jimenez and Luka Jovic.Correio da Manhã names the clubs who have made the bids. They would be Juventus, Atletico Madrid, PSG, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City, Lyon and Monaco.Embed from Getty ImagesIt’s not specified for which player the clubs have made their offers.Manchester City’s chase for Alex Grimaldo has been reported for a long time now, and Tottenham Hotspur have been said to be following Jota in the past few weeks.Liverpool haven’t been strongly linked with any Benfica players recently.Interestingly, Manchester United, who are said to be interested in João Félix and Ruben Dias, are not named in the story.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

Mona Shores blanks Grand Rapids Union in O-K Black soccer action

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Kappa enters esports with Vexed Gaming partnership

first_imgItalian sportswear brand Kappa has entered esports through a partnership with UK-based organisation Vexed Gaming.The deal will see Kappa provide apparel for Vexed Gaming’s players to wear both casually and when competing.Photo credit: Vexed GamingJoe Pilato, Sports Marketing Executive at Kappa UK discussed the company’s entrance into esports: “The Esports and gaming community is full of passionate individuals who strive for personal excellence – something we at Kappa embrace in all we do. These attributes are inherent to Vexed Gaming and we are delighted to make our official entry into Esports by supporting the aspirations and motivations of such a dynamic, motivated and talented organisation.”A collaborative range of team wear and leisure wear from Kappa and Vexed Gaming will be available to purchase in September.Mark Weller, Chief Gaming Officer at Vexed Gaming commented on the deal: “Kappa’s entry into the Esports arena is a marked step for the community and the industry. Kappa’s iconic brand and individual styling is ideally pitched for gamers worldwide. We are thrilled that, of all the teams in the world, Kappa has selected Vexed Gaming to show their support of Esports teams and engage with the wider gaming community.”Vexed Gaming was acquired by Cooldown Ventures in June, resulting in the organisation operating out of its new parent company’s offices in Manchester, UK.There’s a trend emerging with sporting & athletic clothing brands operating within esports. FILA made its first move by partnering with Counter Logic Gaming in June, Nike has gotten involved with both FURIA and LPL this year, Champion has been very active over the past few months, and adidas continues to increase its presence.Esports Insider says: It’s very clear to see that sportswear companies see opportunities in esports, though so far it’s mostly been by capitalising off of the popularity of teams and organisations by selling co-branded apparel. Hopefully there’s no Kappa meme needed to describe this partnership over the coming months!ESI London 2019 – Find out morelast_img read more

WKD Pool Super League

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Danger branch ‘should have been spotted’

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Canucks Win Battle of Traded Players, But Lose Game 5-3 to Buffalo

first_img The Sedin twins continue to struggle mightily.  Each time they appear to gotten over their scoring woes, they have another game like tonight where they fail to deliver any points.  Some stats:  they have combined for one point in the last five games; one power play goal in the last 19 games; and they have only had points in 4 out of the last 12 games. The second line nearly made the difference tonight.  After Raymond was moved off the unit in favour of Kassian, they produced two goals.  Kassian has come as advertised – he can skate, he hits, and provides a physical presence the team needed.  I’m slowly being convinced the trade might not have been as disastrous as I originally thought.  Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily. The Vancouver Canucks hosted the Buffalo Sabres in a rare meeting between the expansion cousins on Saturday night at Rogers Arena.  What was, for the longest time, a ho-hum game on the late-season schedule took on increased relevance after last Monday’s trade between the two teams, which sent rookies Cody Hodgson and Zach Kassian across the continent. The play between the two players was an interesting subplot to the game, ending with a 5-3 Buffalo victory.This game was a story of two different games.  The Canucks typically start games well and score first in two out of every three games.  Tonight, they came out extremely flat, and that start coupled with some questionable goaltending by starter Roberto Luongo doomed them to a 3-0 deficit just over five minutes into the first. The Buffalo goals were scored by Ville Leino, who had the first two, and by Brad Boyes, who wired a shot past Luongo, off the post and in, then quickly back out, which caused officials to rule no-goal until the NHL situation room reviewed the play.Luongo can be legitimately faulted on the first two Leino goals, and once the third one went in, coach Alain Vigneault had seen enough and relieved him of his duties in favour of Cory Schneider.From that point forth, the Canucks were a different team, outskating, outworking, outhitting, outshooting, and outscoring the Sabres through the balance of the game.  The second period featured a number of power plays and some immense pressure by Vancouver, however, they weren’t able to solve Buffalo netminder Ryan Miller until 15:37 when David Booth beat him on the power play. Booth added a second goal at 3:43 of the third, his goals bookending a fluky goal by ex-Canuck Christian Ehrhoff which went in a minute before Booth scored.  Zach Kassian rounded out the scoring for the Canucks, scoring his first as a Canuck as he made a game of it at 17:14 of the final stanza, before Tyler Ennis iced it for the Sabres with just over a minute remaining, scoring into an empty net.  There’s certainly enough blame to go around for those three goals against – the fourth line of Lapierre-Malhotra-Kassian and the third defensive pairing of Rome-Gragnani were all on the ice for the first and third goals, with Malhotra in particular appearing to be uncharacteristically out of position on the first, Lapierre on the third.  The second goal was a bit of a fire drill in the Canucks’ zone, Hamhuis turning the puck over, then chasing, an unlucky bounce across the slot, Luongo and Burrows losing their sticks, etc.  As I mentioned above – it was just a perfect storm to Buffalo’s benefit. The story of this game really is the fact that Buffalo was up 3-0 before the Canucks realized a game was going on, and were provided tremendous goalkeeping by Miller compared to a subpar effort from Luongo. The ineffectiveness of the Canucks power play is becoming a major concern.  The question here is one of chicken vs. egg:  are the PP stats bad because the twins aren’t playing well; or, are the twins’ stats struggling because they are having trouble scoring on the PP?  It seems obvious these are co-dependent – the way the games are being played (and called) now, it’s tough for them to find space on the ice to work their magic.  This should be a major concern for everyone in Canuck Nation. Regardless, Luongo could have made saves on the first two goals, his decision on the second one being a horrible one, as he swatted the puck into the slot with his blocker. I actually had to miss the first period of the game live, and watched it at the conclusion of the game.  If you started watching tonight’s game at the beginning of the second period and didn’t know the score, you would have sworn the Canucks easily handled the Sabres. Unfortunately for the Canucks, tonight was one of those nights where there was a perfect storm early in the game, and every mistake wound up in the back of the net.  Frankly, I thought Vancouver played with great intensity throughout the game and generally took the game to Buffalo. While they weren’t rewarded with any points for their efforts, there have been too many nights in the last month where the Canucks appear to be merely coasting through, and they are a good enough team to garner points based on those efforts.Those types of games are not going to produce a lot of wins come playoff time, so it was refreshing to see the Canucks being forced to play with some urgency – bringing the game to Buffalo physically, creating scoring chances, drawing penalties, and the like.  Ehrhoff’s goal was completely against the run of play and went in off Aaron Rome’s skate – if that goal hadn’t found its way into the back of the net, the result would have been more positive for Vancouver. The Canucks just didn’t get the bounces tonight – and over an 82 game schedule, there are bound to be nights like this one.  In a way, it’s somewhat comforting to know that the Canucks can put a bad effort on the ice, receive subpar goaltending, and still come within a hair of getting points out of the game. GAME OBSERVATIONS Hodgson made his return to Vancouver and centred Buffalo’s second line. He finished with no points in 16:52 of icetime, with a plus one rating.  Hodgson made a few nice plays, but missed the net on his best chances.  Kassian, on the other hand, was promoted to Kesler’s second line in the second period and wound up igniting the unit, as it accounted for all three Canuck goals.  Kassian also led the team with seven hits, providing exactly what he was brought in to do. AV needs to consider making the demotion of Raymond permanent – his speed and defensive abilities are valuable, but not on a scoring line.  I’ve changed my mind on this – I have felt that his abilities to create turnovers benefitted his linemates, but when you can predict with certainty how every foray he makes into the offensive zone will play out (ending with losing the puck), it’s time to try something different.  “Something different” tonight resulted in two goals, so I say, stick with it. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Night:  Oft-maligned Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play man Mark Lee was on the call tonight.  Apparently I’m in the minority, as I like the way he calls a game.  I like the intonation he uses and some of his nomenclature and sentence structure is entertaining.  It was (rudely) pointed out to me on Twitter tonight that he makes mistakes – however, I believe that you could find errors by almost every play by play voice in the business.Frankly, the biggest thing I like about him is that he calls a fair game, not exhibiting any discernable bias for or against any particular teams.  My distaste for HNIC is well-documented, and most of it stems from their tacit acceptance of everything the league does and lack of holding the league to account when it’s warranted. This bias starts at the top and filters its way down through the studio teams and right into the play by play teams.  Lee, and his partner Kevin Weekes, may not call the best game ever and might say a few silly things here and there, but at least you can trust them to call what they see on the ice exactly how they see it, and tell you when they agree or disagree.  As a viewer, watching a national broadcast, that’s all I expect.If you’re a Canuck fan and you missed HNIC After Hours, it’s a must-see.  Find someone that PVR’ed it, or look for it on the CBC website.  The segment starts with a good interview with Kassian, and finishes with a full 25 minutes of comedy, courtesy of Kevin Bieksa.  Pure entertainment.Looking ahead:  On Tuesday night, the Canucks host the Dallas Stars in the third game of their season-long seven game homestand. On the other hand, I have seen enough of Marc-Andre Gragnani.  It’s one thing to “jump into the play” and try to get some points from the back end, but completely the other to play as a forward when you’re a rearguard.  I don’t think he looked good tonight and look forward to seeing Chris Tanev back in the lineup. In this manner, they really are difference makers for this club.  If they were scoring at their regular point-plus per game clip, it’s unlikely the Canucks would have had so many games reach overtime recently, and probably would have completed the comeback tonight. last_img read more

Cyril Farrell Interview on Over the Line

first_imgFormer All-Ireland winning Galway manager Cyril Farrell joined Gerry Murphy and George McDonagh on Over the Line on Monday night to discuss the possibilities of a knock-out championship this year, the current Galway squad and a look back at the All-Ireland win of 1980 and the recent documentary on the inspirational Iggy Clarke… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img