Category archives for: Sports

“Shaq-ramento” era begins in Sacramento. Strange as it sounds.

It sounds strange to anybody that followed the Kings and Lakers rivalry over the last decade, but the “Shaqramento” era took off on Tuesday in Sacramento, where minority owner and team consultant Shaquille O’Neal introduced himself to the media. As quotatious and loquacious as ever, Shaq sounded less like the sometimes tongue-tied analyst we see […]

Kings offer challenge after ESPN inexplicably ranks the franchise worst in major sports

ESPN wasn’t exactly impartial in its coverage of the Kings relocation drama, using some of their outlets such as SportsNation, ESPN.com and Outside the Lines to promote a pro-Seattle agenda. The offenses were usually slippery enough to keep from creating a stink in the media, but would consist of ‘interesting’ polling data, work like this […]

Kings TV feature on inspirational 8th grade cancer patient Tyler Hallsey wins award

Often times the discussion on who our heroes are is limited to police, firefighters and our soldiers — and rightfully so — but the story of Arizona eighth grader Tyler Hallsey is one that might make each of the aforementioned tough guys take notice. Hallsey was diagnosed with a brain tumor on February 8.  Pontine […]

Isaiah Thomas and Boogie Cousins getting at it on Twittah

Considering how badly DeMarcus Cousins has behaved on the court since arriving in Sacramento, we’re rather impressed with how he has come across this summer even after his agent essentially told him not to talk with media about his potential extension.  Instead of appearing standoffish he has come across as willing to work and episodes […]

Joe Davidson previews big Folsom vs. Granite Bay football matchup

Friend of the program Joe Davidson did a phoner with Max Preps executive editor Steve Montoya about this weekend’s big No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup between Folsom and Granite Bay. Folsom has dominated since 2010 and they’re doing it again behind quarterback Jake Browning, who just threw seven touchdowns in his opener last week […]

Local Kickball: Ball Me Maybe wins second straight title

Okay, we won’t be mad if you don’t think that kickball is a sport.  Nor can we confirm or deny that players from either squad could all pass a field sobriety test. This is rec league kickball, after all. But we love what XOSO sports is doing right now, giving adults a chance to play […]

NBA to add motion cameras in every single arena this season

Basketball has always been a game that has fell between football (less stats and data) and baseball (more stats and data) when talking about advanced stats or data analysis. But that has changed over recent years as the advent of Twitter and proliferation of websites talking basketball has allowed for exponential learning among fans, media, […]

Kings Earn 4-1 Road Trip

By Rob Small, SacMidtown.com For most of the season, the Sacramento Kings never won three games in a row. It was about to become a reality when they up by three points against the Philadelphia 76ers last Sunday. Unfortunately for the Kings, a desperation three-pointer by the Sixers’ Lou Williams sent the game into overtime. It […]

Kings Follow Blowout Win with Blowout Loss

By Rob Small, SacMidtown.com The Sacramento Kings’ 127-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves was a feel good win to start their five-game road trip. The 32-point blowout included a 21-0 run by the Kings in the fourth quarter, a 26 point, 17 rebound performance by center Samuel Dalembert and removed them from the bottom of […]

Kings End Slump with Win over Warriors

By Rob Small, SacMidtown.com Since their last win at what was called Arco Arena on Feb. 28, the Sacramento Kings lost six games in a row heading into Monday’s game against division rival Golden State Warriors. The Kings surrendered late leads in both of their previous match-ups, only to lose both games in overtime. With Warriors […]

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