PREVIEW: NHL Eastern Conference Semi-Finals

You may have noticed that we skipped the first round of the playoffs, not just in the NHL, but the NBA as well. I don’t think either needs to limit the number of teams that make the post-season, especially when so much revenue is generated for the lesser teams, but there is something to be said about the competitive nature of the first round. While the Blackhawks and Blues proved to be an incredible series, losing in the first round just isn’t nearly as devastating. The second round is when teams get that first taste of success, and as a result, possibility. So let’s discuss what’s to come in round two of the NHL playoffs. Continue reading “PREVIEW: NHL Eastern Conference Semi-Finals”


Kobe or Warriors? A Quick Debate

Tonight, NBA History will be present and active between two different teams playing in two different games at the same time.

Kobe Bryant, five-time NBA champion, the third-highest all-time scorer, will play the final game of his NBA career against Utah Jazz at 10:30 Eastern.

The Golden State Warriors, defending NBA Champions will be playing the Memphis Grizzlies at the same time, going for their 73rd win, which would be the most by a team in the regular season in NBA History.

So. Who do you watch? Let’s break it down. Continue reading “Kobe or Warriors? A Quick Debate”

5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Season Review



It may not have been the highest scoring Super Bowl or the one with the most exciting ending, but if you can appreciate great defense…it was a beautiful game. The Panthers defense played well enough to win the game. But the Broncos defense put a bow on what could be a historically good season. More on that later. But in honor of Super Bowl 50, we here at 5th and 10 want to do a season review and list our 50 favorite things from the 2015-16 season. Continue reading “5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Season Review”

5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch-Divisional Round


What an interesting would you rather. Would you like be a fan of a team that struggles almost every year since they came into existence like many of my friends here in Jacksonville. Or would you rather be a fan of a team that is good enough to make the playoffs quite often and then rip your heart out come January like the good folks in Cincinnati or Minnesota? Continue reading “5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch-Divisional Round”

5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Wildcard Weekend


We made it! We sat though 4 weeks of preseason only because we hadn’t had any football for months. We enjoyed 17 weeks of Regular season action that was as fun as ever. If you cheer for your hometown team, your fantasy team, or the team you invested a few dollars on that day, this season was as unpredictable as any I can remember. And now, we get playoff football! Continue reading “5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Wildcard Weekend”

5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Week 17


We are in the Golden age of television. There are so many great shows and so many ways to watch them. If you enjoy epic dramas like The Wire, 24, or Game of Thrones. You know a lot of great stuff happens on the penultimate episode. And then the season finale is used to tie up any loose ends or set up a nice cliffhanger to bring you back next season. While all the shows mentioned above are great. The best drama on TV is still live sports. And the penultimate week of the regular season lived up to the hype. Continue reading “5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Week 17”

5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Week 16

Cam Newton

As we head towards the end of the year, it’s only natural to look back. I’m sure like many of you, I’ve had some pretty major changes this year. It was an eventful year that as I look back on, was probably one of my most difficult. But with any challenge comes an opportunity for success. Sometimes with the stress and pressure of everyday life it is hard to focus on the wonderful little things in life. Continue reading “5th and 10: Thoughts from my Couch Week 16”

STRETCH SIX: The All-Important Loss

I’m pretty sure DMX’s “Up In Here” was playing in the bar on Saturday night. I’d just left Gavin’s house (aka the unofficial Bench Points holiday party), and my fiancée decided we should go dance, so we did. It started to feel a little like déjà vu , because the last time I was at the bar dancing, I took a break to watch Andre Iguodala hit a double clutch three and Brook Lopez miss a disgustingly easy put back. Continue reading “STRETCH SIX: The All-Important Loss”

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