Eastern Conference NHL Playoff Preview
Todd Bascom

I’m a fan of many games but this if my favorite time of year. In my opinion, the NHL playoffs are the most exciting and intense spectacle in all of sports, and it finally kicks off tonight. Here’s what you need to know! Continue reading

Remembering A Warrior’s Legacy

warrior-wwe-tribute-3First and foremost, BarberShop Sports sends their condolences to the family of The Ultimate Warrior.  James Brian Hellwig (aka The Ultimate Warrior) died after reportedly collapsing outside his hotel in Arizona.   The Ultimate Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame on the night before WrestleMania XXX along with Mr. T, Lita, the late William “Paul Bearer” Moody, Carlos Colon, and Jake “The Snake” Roberts.  Linda McMahon (WWE Chairperson) introduced the The Warrior as the type that “would be willing to help and extend a hand, but hated excuses and laziness”, he would stand arm-to-arm with his two beautiful daughters and his speech was widely considered as “epic”.  The Warrior had a long-standing controversial relationship with the WWE, especially after the company released a video entitled, “The Self Destruction Of The Ultimate Warrior”.  The video chronicled the Warrior’s lack of business acumen and his passive / aggressive behavior.  There was once an incident where the Warrior held a SummerSlam main event hostage – because of a financial discrepancy between himself and the wrestling organization.  The video also showed his colleagues mocking him over the incident.  Continue reading

Barbershop Sports 2013-14 NBA Awards

Well it’s about that time of the year when we can put a close on the regular season and get ready for the playoffs. This regular season has been full of season ending injuries to star players, (Derrick Rose, Al Horford, Brook Lopez) key players missing good chunks of time (Rajon Rondo, Eric Bledsoe, Dwayne Wade) and teams out playing expectations (Charlotte, Phoenix, and Toronto). So without further ado, it’s finally time for me to give out my selections for the NBA’s top awards for the 2013-14 Regular Season. Continue reading

Happy Jackie Robinson Day — #Jackie42
Ted Hicks

robinsonA lot is happening today – it’s April 15th. You’re probably thinking about your income taxes – right?  Did you get your taxes completed? If not, then did you file your extension? Guess what? Sixty-seven years ago today Jackie Robinson became the first black man to play major league baseball in the modern era.  Columnists across America will write about their Jackie Robinson story today! It’s Jackie Robinson Day. Continue reading

#SoCal Cities to Open Doors as “Host Towns” for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 #LA2015

2015-LAagBefore the Special Olympics World Games begin on July 25, 2015, 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to Southern California with a three-day “Host Town” program from July 21 – 24. The Host Town program will welcome the athletes to Southern California with three days of cultural events, sports training and relaxation. One hundred communities from San Luis Obispo to San Diego will have the honor of becoming official Host Towns, with Long Beach, being named the first official community selected to participate. Continue reading

The TheraWheel is a Life Changing product – #BarberShopSportsFIT

therawheelBarberShop Sports Nation – most people are woefully familiar with some type of daily ache and pain, especially as we enter our 30’s and beyond. It’s not just athletes who suffer muscle tightness and injury. Maybe it’s just something a person should learn to live with…or perhaps not. Continue reading

Geno Auriemma – A Coach for Greatness

geno-auriemma-top-single-image-cutWhen you look at the all-time greatest coaches in any professional sport throughout the years, you hear some of the greatest names in coaching; Phil Jackson, Tom Landry, George Halas, Bobby Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Summitt and Scotty Bowman. Those are just a few names, but they forget one who should be one of the first names that should be mentioned. This man has won 879 games, a winning percentage of .868; he’s won 9 national championships, 20 regular season conference championships, 19 conference tournament titles and 3 Gold Medals in international completion. That’s just a few of his accomplishments. Who is this coach by the way, his name is Geno Auriemma. Continue reading

WNBA Free Agency – News and Notes
Carletta Smith

The Minnesota Lynx have signed center Waltiea Rolle. The 22 year old was originally selected by the Lynx in the third round (36th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft. A 6-6 center from the Bahamas, Rolle was the 1st player from the Bahamas to be drafted in league history. She currently plays overseas in the Women’s Bulgaria League with Haskovo where she has played 16 games, averaging a league-best 23.7 points per game, including 13.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

Prior to being drafted by the Lynx in last year’s draft, Rolle averaged 12.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game her senior year with North Carolina, ranking second in the ACC in blocks per game. Continue reading

Legends Football League
Carletta Smith

Shoulder & elbow pads, knee pads, performance wear and ice hockey-style helmets with clear plastic visors in lieu of face masks…it’s the LFL, BABY!!!

The LFL (Legends Football League) is a women’s full contact 7-on-7 tackle American football league, with games played in the spring and summer at NBA, NFL, NHL and MLS arenas and stadiums. There are 10 USA, 4 Canadian & 4 Australian teams. Continue reading

Alexander the Great?
Todd Bascom

alexander-ovechkinLast night, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin tallied his 50th goal in a victory over the Western Conference powerhouse St. Louis Blues.  This moved him into a tie for third place on the list off most career 50 goal seasons (5) alongside the likes of All Time greats like Brett and Bobby Hull, Phil Esposito, Pavel Bure and current Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Canada GM Steve Yzerman.  Make no mistake, this is a tremendous feat. Continue reading