The Daily Buzz: Monday, June 17

The NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals couldn’t be

presenting us with two more different championship series.

On the ice, the Bruins and Blackhawks series is knotted 1-1 and

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/stanley-cup-final-game-3-preview-chicago-blackhawks-boston-bruins-locker-room-meeting-061613">couldn’t

be closer, with both Game 1 and Game 2 coming down to an

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/stanley-cup-final-game-2-boston-bruins-chicago-blackhawks-real-three-stars-061513">overtime

game-winner. Meanwhile, the Spurs lead the Heat 3-2, but the

road to that point has essentially been

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/lebron-james-tim-duncan-nba-finals-game-5-live-blog-miami-heat-san-antonio-spurs-061613">a

series of blowouts (thanks in no small part to Danny Green,

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/danny-green-nba-finals-3-pointers-record-ray-allen-san-antonio-spurs-miami-heat-game-5-cut-3-times-cleveland-cavaliers-061613">who

can’t seem to miss from 3).

Here’s to hoping the hockey series continues its trend in

Game 3 Monday night and the hoopsters give us a contest worth

watching in Game 6 on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the news, Phil Mickelson

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/us-open-another-heartbreaker-for-phil-mickelson-justin-rose-merion-golf-club-061613">was

a bridesmaid again at the U.S. Open, and Greg Biffle

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/nascar-sprint-cup-michigan-greg-biffle-wins-a-big-one-for-ford061613">won

at Michigan as the competition faltered.

As for the rest of the news, here’s some of what you may

have missed this

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/jason-whitlock-love-for-father-endures-good-bad-times-061613"

target="_blank">Father’s Day weekend:

• It’s finally

href="http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/mlb/tampa-bay-rays/story/Rays-promote-top-prospect-Wil-Myers-from?blockID=912473&feedID=3720"

target="_blank">Wil Myers time in Tampa Bay.

• Danny Green nearly steamrolled Tim Duncan’s kid on

his way to the locker room at halftime:

• Tim Thomas is gone but Tuukka Rask

href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/nhl_coverage/2013/06/rask_stays_in_touch_with_predecessor_thomas"

target="_blank">has not forgotten his predecessor in the

Boston Bruins net.

• Sewage problems forced the A’s and Mariners to

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/oakland-athletics-seattle-mariners-forced-to-use-same-locker-room-061613">share

a clubhouse.

• This is the only way to celebrate an ace at the U.S.

Open:

• Grab a tissue for this one on

href="http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130616/COLUMNISTS0317/306160041/John-Torres-God-baseball-lift-Brevard-natives-from-depths-despair?gcheck=1"

target="_blank">the long road back for Mario Garza, manager of

the Gulf Coast League Yankees after losing his 19-month-old son two

years ago.

• Donald Driver would

href="http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/story/Donald-Driver-would-only-come-back-to-pl?blockID=912419&feedID=5059#.Ub4V778vvpw.twitter"

target="_blank">come out of retirement if the Packers wanted

him.

• Birdman’s contribution to the Heat’s

“Who Has the Worst Fashion” contest:

 

• Denny Hamlin

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/denny-hamlin-honors-late-jason-leffler-sprint-cup-car-paint-scheme-michigan-international-speedway-061613"

target="_blank">paid a cool tribute to Jason Leffler at

Michigan on Sunday.

• All of the synonyms Doc Emrick used for

“pass” in Saturday’s Game 2:

 

• The Avalanche’s No. 1 pick in this year’s NHL draft

href="http://blogs.denverpost.com/avs/2013/06/16/did-calgary-offer-three-no-1-picks-for-the-avalanches-no-1-pick/13849/"

target="_blank">seems awfully coveted.

• Rory McIlroy shot himself out of contention Sunday, then

href="http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/rory-mcilroy-breaks-golf-club-at-us-open-061613"

target="_blank">took it out on his club.

• McIlroy perhaps could have used a lesson from the

9-year-old who

href="http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130614/PC20/130619489"

target="_blank">shot a 58 in a sanctioned junior golf

tournament.

• Dick Vitale, keeping you up to date on the latest

Hollywood gossip:

 

• It’s summertime, which means another college athlete is

probably being arrested. The latest is a

href="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/blogs/swamp-things/os-gators-gators-lb-antonio-morrison-arrested-20130616,0,5082388.post"

target="_blank">Florida Gators linebacker.

• Boxers are

href="http://www.statesman.com/news/sports/boxer-kirkland-charged-with-assault/nYMfF/"

target="_blank">no strangers to the law either.

• Some crazy lightning interrupted a minor league game

this weekend:

 

• I’m sure

href="http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/fox-sports-networks/story/Johnny-Manziel-ready-to-leave-Texas-AM?blockID=912385"

target="_blank">life is very tough for Johnny Manziel at Texas

A&M.

• A special

href="http://www.nola.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/the_father-son_bond_roman_and.html#incart_river"

target="_blank">Father’s Day bond between coach and player at

Southern U.

href="http://deadspin.com/the-chargers-doctor-is-a-drunk-quack-why-havent-they-466685771"

target="_blank">Controversial Chargers team doctor David Chao

href="http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/jun/13/david-chao-resigns-chargers/"

target="_blank">stepped down late last week.

• Desmond Howard gets photbombed by Buckeyes fans:

 

• The Jets are

href="http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/23928/sunday-notes-a-different-brand-of-defense"

target="_blank">paying more for Tim Tebow than the

Patriots.

• How did Deacon Jones

href="http://www.lohud.com/article/A2/20130616/SPORTS0103/306160045/Leo-Roth-Marv-Levy-says-football-s-sack-coined-by-team-effort"

target="_blank">coin the term ‘sack’?

• Say what now?