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  1. The nine types of NHL and NBA playoff fans

    DJ Gallo

    The NBA and NHL allow only 16 teams into their playoffs. It's an exclusive club. But not as exclusive as the club of playoff fans. There are only nine kinds of playoff fans. Here they are. The Freak-Out Fan Every twist and turn...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  2. How to decide whether to watch overtime

    DJ Gallo

    The Stanley Cup playoffs are underway and, with it, the drama of playoff overtime hockey. But extra time is not unique to the NHL. All four of our major sports can go long, and when those games occur we, the fans, must decide if we have the phys...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  3. Playbook's definitive NHL power rankings

    DJ Gallo

    After a four-month lockout, the NHL is set to finally drop the puck. Teams have been practicing for six days. Six whole days! And they've all had an intrasquad scrimmage, too. That's more than enough preseason hockey action to draw conclusions fo...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  4. Your intracity fighting words

    DJ Gallo

    Sports fans love a good rivalry. Team versus team. City versus city. Athlete versus athlete. Blood feuds sustain us. But what if we stopped limiting rivalries to teams in other cities and opened up the disdain to teams within individual cities. O...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  5. Eyesores rule Playbook Power Rankings!

    DJ Gallo

    It's time for the Week 8 edition of the Playbook NFL Power Rankings. We are at the halfway point of the NFL season. Consider this the intermission. Please tip the bathroom attendant after you are done reading. 1. Things that can't be unseen (Last ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  6. Proposed Brooklyn Islanders billboards

    DJ Gallo

    The former New Jersey Nets organization made their presence known in Brooklyn earlier this year with billboard slogans, including "Brooklyn now has a home team" and "Bridges will be crossed." With the Islanders on the way, they'll need some billb...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  7. Hangover: Baseball, football -- same thing

    DJ Gallo

    October is a sports month unlike any other. Football, playoff baseball, soccer and the start of the basketball and hockey seasons (in hypothetical non-lockout years) mean there is nonstop action every night of the week. It is sports fan paradise. ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  8. A fan's dream lineup of 'NHL 13' features

    DJ Gallo

    EA Sports' "NHL 13" came out today. I have yet to play it because I have yet to purchase it. I am worried I will go to the game store and Gary Bettman will bar me from entering, intent on ruining my enjoyment of hockey season in every possible way. ...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  9. Join my fantasy non-fantasy league!

    DJ Gallo

    This is incredibly late notice, but: Anyone want to be in my fantasy football league? Here's the format: • No complaining about the trend of teams using two running backs. • If a Sunday night or Monday night game is a blowout in ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  10. Redskins fans, get your exclusive team gear

    DJ Gallo

    The Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts are selling a T-shirt commemorating the historic preseason showdown this Saturday of Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck. It's not even a real game! Who cares? you might say. Obviously, you know nothing a...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  11. DJ Gallo's first-round British Open captions

    DJ Gallo

    "Yeah, but didn't he really win the tournaments? You just held his stuff. You know, no offense." "I have such an awful hangover. I feel perfect." "I don't care what they say about Davis Love III. I do the best DeNiro on tour." "Why are t...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  12. Pete Rose is bringing sports reality to TLC

    DJ Gallo

    Pete Rose, baseball's 71 year-old hit king, is working on a reality TV show for TLC that will chronicle the life he leads with his slightly younger model girlfriend, Kiana Kim. No doubt the show will build respect for Rose and help his chances of ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  13. NHL Awards needs new award categories

    DJ Gallo

    The 2012 NHL Awards are tonight in Las Vegas. The awards get a lot of buzz in hockey circles, but they're pretty much ignored in the mainstream. Maybe more people would pay attention if the NHL didn't always give away the same old, stodgy awards with...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  14. DJ Gallo's Stanley Cup finals captions

    DJ Gallo

    "My mom is the coolest for letting me draw on my face with a marker." "Woooo, boy. That stinks. I need to wash this thing out after the series." "Good thing you grew that beard. It's the only thing holding your face together." "What the? ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  15. Celebrities take in Los Angeles Kings game

    DJ Gallo

    Kings Fever has hit Los Angeles. And you know what that means: Celebrities! Here's a look at a few from Monday night's Game 3 against the New Jersey Devils, and what they weremight have been thinking and/or saying: DAVID BECKHAM AND TONY ROBBI...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  16. It was Los Angeles that begat 'Jersey Shore'

    DJ Gallo

    Everyone enjoys making fun of New Jersey. When the founding fathers forged this great country, it's as though they carved out a section of farmland, swampland and coastline simply for jokes and ridicule. When "Jersey Shore" debuted in December 20...

    Blog | June 05, 2012