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2009 NHL Playoff Outlook: A Bird's Eye View

By Dan DiLoreto | May 1, 2009

…A guest post by Tim “Moose” Cerimele, Thunder Treats Hockey Analyst… West: Ducks vs. Wings, Vancouver vs. Chicago East: Boston vs. Carolina, Pittsburgh vs. Washington For those of you who don’t know, I’m Tim Cerimele…but you can call me Moose; avid, passionate, and knowledgeable hockey fanatic. I know the game. Currently I’m a sit-in hockey…

ThunderTreats Is On The Clock

By Dan DiLoreto | April 25, 2009

Well once again the fun of being a fan and seeing the 1st pick on draft day was spoiled by the Detroit Lions signing QB Matthew Stafford the night before the draft. Even though the photo above would make you ask yourself if you’ve ever ordered fast food off that guy, you are looking at…

2009 NFL Draft

By Dan DiLoreto | April 20, 2009

The 2009 NFL draft will commence this coming weekend starting Saturday at Noon. The draft provides all NFL fans with a mid spring taste of football season, which is just enough to hold us off till August when the fun begins. In my opinion, this draft is not as highly anticipated as ones in the…

Playoff Preview: Round 1

By Dan DiLoreto | April 17, 2009

Over the next three months, the greatest basketball players in the world are going to shower us with greatness. Come playoff time, the intensity of each game rises, coaching decisions are magnified, rotations shorten, and players define their legacies. Playoffs, baby. This postseason, I thought I’d try my hand at offering some predictions before each…

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By Dan DiLoreto | April 13, 2009

The 2009 MLB Season took off with a rocky start by losing a 22 year old rookie pitcher from the Los Angeles Angels. Nick Adenhart, along with two of his friends, were hit by a drunk driver early Thursday morning. Our thought and prayers go out to his friends, family and teammates. Week 1 of…

2009 Thunder Treats MLB Preview

By Dan DiLoreto | March 30, 2009

The 2009 MLB season is right around the corner and we here at Thunder Treats wanted to get the ball rolling with a preview of our own. First and foremost, So Cal Shredder needs to be recognized for being the brains behind this MLB preview. With that being said, Sunday April 5th at 8 PM…

LeBron on 60 Minutes

By Dan DiLoreto | March 27, 2009

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ngpzdazsbs&hl=en&fs=1]This Sunday, the television show “60 Minutes” will be profiling Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James (Like I needed to announce the team before his name). In this interview, which was filmed at his alma mater Akron St. Vincent-St. Marys High School in Akron, Ohio, James talks of his memories and just how far he’s come. LeBron…

Top Ten Tourney Moments

By Dan DiLoreto | March 18, 2009

With the tourney about to kick off I put together a post to get everybody a little more animated. The great stories that have come from this bigger then life tournament which we call March Madness are sketch in our memory for a lifetime. It’s the reason employees save their sick days to all of…

And the winner is…

By Dan DiLoreto | March 16, 2009

Due to a tie in this week’s poll, What is the Best Girl Scout Cookie? We will have a head to head match up between Thin Mints and Carmel de Lites. A mono a mono bloodbath for bragging rights in the Girl Scout community. TT followers remember to sign up for Thunder Treats 1st annual…

What a night of hoops!

By Dan DiLoreto | March 13, 2009

I settled into the Lazy-Boy last night around 8:30 PM central time, ready for a night to take in some basketball of all shapes and sizes. While I patiently awaited the Cavs/Suns game to tip-off, as an appetizer I ordered up a batch of Lakers/Spurs and a slab of Big East Tournament action. While the…

2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

By Dan DiLoreto | March 6, 2009

With February in the past, and spring around the corner, that can only mean one thing: MARCH MADNESS! Nothing was better than calling off sick to school or work with a mysterious illness for the first Thursday and Friday of the tournament. I myself used to run a bracket poll every year and seemingly could…

Get that weak stuff outta here!

By Dan DiLoreto | March 3, 2009

Wow! I can now say with certainty that I’ve had to pinch myself at least 5 times this season. The Cavs are simply a great basketball team. Last night’s victory in Miami, and the concluding road trip, will definitely be worth looking back on in April and May (and hopefully June). When they embarked on…

Great Move!

By Dan DiLoreto | February 27, 2009

In a time of economic struggle and fiscal irresponsibility, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss some of the greatest financial mistakes in sports. I started doing some research, and found that ESPN’s Page 2 had already done similar articles on the worst contracts in MLB, NBA and NFL. So instead of re-doing what…

And the Winner is…

By Dan DiLoreto | February 23, 2009

This weeks winner is Iron Mike Tyson. One of the hardest hitters of the boxing world, Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion for over two years. He won his first 19 professional bouts with knockouts, 12 of which happened in the first round. Maniac. In 1992, The Baddest Man on Earth made a choice that…

Youngstown Born Youngstown Bread

By Dan DiLoreto | February 22, 2009

7,200 people packed into the Youngstown Chevy Centre last night to cheer on Kelly Pavlik in his fight against Rubio. Most expected an early round knockout from the champ but it went a full 9 rounds before Rubio’s corner called pussy and threw in the towel. A lot of ppv buyers expected much more. As…