Which Sport Has the Best Playoffs?

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The hallmark of all four major sports is their respective postseasons.
There really is no time like the postseason in sports. It is the time when the best of the best assert themselves, and the pretenders go home. Every sport’s postseason features its best competition and the most intense games. However, which sport has the very best postseason?

This is very difficult debate, as even the “worst” playoff sports have set the stage for some of the finest moments in all of sports. But without further ado, here’s Overtime’s take on which sport’s playoffs truly are the best.

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2016 Stanley Cup Finals Preview

The 2016 Stanley Cup Final will see the San Jose Sharks face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

An entire NHL Season has led us to this moment. The 2016 Stanley Cup Final is here at last! The Championship round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs will see the Western Conference Champion San Jose Sharks take on the Eastern Conference Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. The series begins on Monday, May 30 and can be seen on NBC and NBCSN.

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MLB Contenders and Pretenders: American League

Which MLB playoff hopefuls are contenders, and which are pretenders?
The 2016 MLB season has the potential to be a wild one for playoff purposes. You could argue that half the league has a legitimate shot at the playoffs, but only 10 spots are available.

The early going has seen many teams come out of nowhere to lead their divisions while other stalwarts are faltering big-time. Which MLB playoff hopefuls are contenders, and which are pretenders?

In the first part of a 2-part series, let’s take a look at the Junior Circuit, the American League.

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2015 World Series Preview

The New York Mets and Kansas City Royals are ready to duel in the 111th edition of the World Series.
The New York Mets and Kansas City Royals are ready to duel in the 111th edition of the World Series.
After a long, grueling, season, Baseball’s Fall Classic is upon us. But the teams involved may not have been the pair that anyone picked preseason.  It’ll be the New York Mets making their 5th World Series appearance (they have won 2) versus the Kansas City Royals making their 4th World Series appearance (they have won 1) beginning on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 on FOX at 8:00.  Who has the edge in the ultimate battle of wills?  Stay tuned for Overtime’s comprehensive World Series Preview. Continue reading

Checking in on the Yankees’ Potential Wild Card Foes

If the Yankees want to get to the Fall Classic, it's looking like they'll need to win a Wild Card game with the AL East crown looking unlikely.
If the Yankees want to get to the Fall Classic, it’s looking like they’ll need to win a Wild Card game with the AL East crown looking unlikely.

While the New York Yankees haven’t exactly faltered in these last couple of weeks, the unprecedented surge of the Toronto Blue Jays likely means that the Bombers will have to settle for a Wild Card spot.  And that isn’t a bad thing!  Keep in mind that the Yankees are one of baseball’s best all-around teams at worst and an absolute juggernaut at best.  That said, how do the Yankees match up in a potential Wild Card Game versus some of the American League’s upstart squads? Continue reading