It happens every spring. It’s inevitable. The NBA and the NHL teams are not only competing for their respective championships, they are competing for the attention of sports fans everywhere. So which post-season is preferable? Let’s take a look.
Tale of the tape
Tale Of The Tape: NHL Playoffs Vs. NBA Playoffs
|Lord Stanley’s Cup, AKA The Holy Grail. It is legendary. There is only one passed on every year from team to team. Players can drink out of it and christen their children in it.||Trophy||The Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy: It’s really shiny.|
|Alex O… Alex Ovech… how do you pronounce that? Oh, his team his out? Wait, does Wayne Gretzky still play?||Star Power||LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh, Steph Curry, Carmelo Anthony, Tony Parker, Dwyane Wade… Need we go on?|
|Saturday afternoon games||Television Coverage||Charles Barkley|
|So far this playoff season there have been 19 OT Games, 6 game 7s And 6 of the past 12 Stanley Cup Finals have been decided by a 7th game. Did we mention OT’s are sudden death? The drama doesn’t get any more heart pounding than that. Plus, well, fighting.||Excitement Level||The Miami Heat Vs. The Brooklyn Nets|
|May include one goalie tearing off the ice as the other works furiously to defend his charge as his teammates are outmanned. It’s the fastest most furiously played 60 seconds of the game.||Final Minute||Takes a half-hour to finish and features superstars flopping and fouling to get the calls they want.|
The winner is
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Tale Of The Tape: Football vs. Futbol
With the World Cup still going strong and the NFL just weeks away from getting started it seemed like a fun idea to compare the two sports that share the same name…sort of. From the global “futbol” to the American “football” these sports are two of the most popular in their own right. As somewhat of a disclaimer I will add that this Tale of the Tape is being written by an American, though I am a big soccer fan. That being said, let’s start the debate.
Tale Of The Tape: World Cup Vs. Olympics
There are very few worldwide occurrences that captivate fans of every nation the way that the Olympics and World Cup have proven to do. When the time comes for either event you can bet that the majority of the world shifts their attention to these amazing month-long competitions. 2014 has been a great year for fans of the Olympics and the World Cup as both took place in the span of just a few months. With the World Cup still going strong and the Olympics fresh in the minds of fans across the globe, let’s see how they match up when placed side-by-side.
Tale Of The Tape: Winter Olympics In Sochi Vs. FIFA World Cup In Brazil
With both sites having their share of issues in hosting major international sporting events, we went to the tape to decide who was the worst host of 2014.