Monday morning. Your alarm goes off for the first time in two days, you head back to the office and spend the first few hours of the workday planning how you’ll survive until closing time on Friday. Luckily, Poker Central and Death Wish Coffee have you covered. The world’s strongest coffee gives you a “Morning Perk,” recapping the weekend sports action on Monday and then the best from across the internet on Friday.
I know we aren’t supposed to talk about playoffs, Jim Mora made that very clear, but since both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League are into their respective post-seasons, the NBA and NHL have our undivided attention for the next two months. While Daniel Negreanu’s first-round NHL picks may not have fared that well, the action was enough to make up for some incorrect predictions and if the first weekend was an indication, we are in for an two very exciting post-season stretches.
One of the coolest traditions in American sports, which brings everyone together, is Jackie Robinson Day. Every year, on the anniversary of Robinson’s Major League Baseball debut in 1947, every player on every team wears the number 42 to honor Robinson. This year, Robinson’s own Los Angeles Dodgers continued to remember Robinson’s legacy with the unveiling of a statue at Dodgers Stadium. 70 years later, baseball is still honoring a player and day that changed the sport forever and that is very cool.