Top 10 Baseball Distractions

February 12, 2013 | Glenn Clark

4. NHL: Washington Capitals @ Florida Panthers (Tuesday 7:30pm from Sunrise, FL live on Comcast SportsNet), Washington Capitals @ Tampa Bay Lightning (Thursday 7:30pm from Tampa live on Comcast SportsNet/NHL Network), Washington Capitals @ New York Rangers (Sunday 6pm from New York live on NBC Sports Network)

I have no ability to give this any perspective (but Puck Daddy does!), but here’s a 9 year old winning $5,000 with a hockey shot. I’m overcome with emotion.

3. College Lacrosse: Mt. St. Mary’s @ Maryland (Tuesday 5pm Byrd Stadium); Johns Hopkins @ Towson (Saturday 7pm from Unitas Stadium live on Towson Sports Network); Detroit @ Navy (Friday 7pm Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium); Nazareth @ Stevenson (Saturday 6pm Mustang Stadium)

I’m pretty sure Towson hasn’t beaten Hopkins since 1674. At since they lost their opener to High Point, I’m going to guess it doesn’t happen Saturday. But what the hell do I know?

I’ve got nothing here yet. We’re not deep enough into lacrosse season.

How ’bout some Chrissy Teigen instead?

(This is my way of admitting that I forgot to post the release of the SI swimsuit issue as its own entity. A major oversight on my part.)

2. NBA: NBA All-Star Game (Sunday 8pm from Houston live on TNT); All-Star Saturday Night (Saturday 8:30pm from Houston live on TNT); All-Star Celebrity Game (Friday 7pm from Houston live on ESPN), Rising Stars Challenge (Friday 9pm from Houston live on TNT); Washington Wizards @ Detroit Pistons (Wednesday 7:30pm from Auburn Hills, MI live on Comcast SportsNet)

This is the part where we remember that nothing that happens at the dunk contest will be remotely as cool as Vince Carter at the Olympics once upon a time…

1. College Basketball: Duke @ Maryland (Saturday 6pm from Comcast Center live on ESPN/ESPN2); Towson @ James Madison (Tuesday 7pm from Harrisonburg, VA live on Comcast SportsNet), Towson @ Hofstra (Saturday 4pm from Hempstead, NY live on Towson Sports Network); Canisius @ Loyola (Thursday 7:30pm Reitz Arena)

Maryland stinks and will almost certainly lose by 25. But still…

Flexing my mic muscles since 1983…