The World has noticed the World Junior Hockey Championships

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Over the past several years there has been talk that Canada is the only country that really cared about the World Juniors. Tournaments held in cities like Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Saskatoon, and other Canadian outposts have been fast sellers, and money makers for Hockey Canada for over 20 years now. And tournaments in […] READ MORE


2013 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship: Quick Review

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The World Junior Hockey Championship is offering some of the best hockey we will be watching for a long time, it seems. The competition has featured the best under 20 talent in the world, and since these kids are playing for their country and not just a team, there is a lot of pride and […] READ MORE


Quiet the Lockout Talk, I'm Trying To Watch Hockey

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I meant to wake up for at least some of the United States- Russia game, I honestly did. However, when all was said and done I awoke tired and drowsy at around noon and had missed the entire game. Buzzing from Canada’s victory over Slovakia, one which was thrilling if nothing else, I was intrigued […] READ MORE


Cain Velasquez: What Did I Tell You?!

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For almost a year and a half now, I have been defending Cain Velasquez from people who would say that he “really just didn’t have what it took to beat Junior Dos Santos”.  After last night, I don’t think I will need to defend my argument ever again. Typically, I stay away from writing direct […] READ MORE


A Pint of NFL: How Tailgating is Like a Beer Sampler Pack

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For all football fans who have been patiently, or maybe not-so-patiently, waiting for the 2012 NFL season to kick-off, the time has finally arrived and all that is wrong in the world is now right, if even for just a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.  However you chose to celebrate the return of  your […] READ MORE


Bowl Preview: Orange Bowl, #12 Florida State vs. #15 Northern Illinois

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This year’s Orange Bowl pits underdog mid-major and BCS buster Northern Illinois against perennial power and ACC Champion Florida State. 8:30 p.m. EST, Jan. 1 From: Miami On: ESPN When Northern Illinois Has The Ball: The surprising Huskies rank 15th nationally in total offense, as well as ninth in rushing. Quarterback Jordan Lynch has to […] READ MORE


Chasing Perfection – The 82-0 Team (Preview)

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This is a popular question that gets asked almost every time a very talented team gets assembled. Can this team go 82-0? Can they eclipse the 95-96 Bulls record of 72 wins and 10 losses? Obviously we can count out the Big 3 Celtics, the Big 3 Miami Heat, and this year’s Super-Lakers out of […] READ MORE


NFL Week 17: Win, Spread, Over/Under and Game Score Predictions

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Welcome Back to The Sports Savant’s Weekly NFL Picks, Week 17 Edition! It’s the final week of the NFL regular season and it’s been another very successful season of picks for The Sports Savant!  Based on my current record to win, it looks like I will come up just short of last year’s impossible record of 180-87 through the […] READ MORE


Hammer Radio: UFC 155 Preview

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The Boys at the Hammer feature weekly coverage of all things MMA. This week they are back with a new episode previewing UFC 155 and you can listen to the archived podcast by clicking here. Hammer Radio 125. “It’s the last episode of the year, and it’s been a pretty quiet one for MMA news. At […] READ MORE