Gregg Popovich left generous $5,000 tip at Memphis restaurant

Posted by    |    April 25th, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Pop loves his wine and tipping.


It’s well known that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich loves wine, and he also likes tipping generously. On April 21, Popovich went to McEwen’s in Memphis and tipped $5,000 on a $815.73 bill.

A Reddit user posted this screenshot sent from a friend. San Antonio played at Memphis on the 20th and the 22nd. McEwen’s is an upscale restaurant with an extensive wine list, which is is why Popovich probably went there in his night off between games.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Coach Pop has been to the establishment before but they would not confirm that he showed up on the 21st. But the signature on his receipt does match sports memorabilia that he has signed in the past.

NHL playoffs 2017: Bracket, schedule, scores and more

Posted by    |    April 25th, 2017 at 5:08 pm

The 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs are now in the second round.

Hope you like overtime!

The 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs have set a record with 18 first-round games ending with #FREEHOCKEY, as the kids call it. So far the NHL silly season is as thrilling and as tight as ever, and we haven’t even started the second round!

The Nashville Predators shocked the Chicago Blackhawks, sweeping the perennial Cup contenders out of the postseason for the first time since 1993. The defending champion Penguins needed just five games to dispatch the Columbus Blue Jackets, and will face the Washington Capitals in the second round.

The Anaheim Ducks took care of the Calgary Flames in four games as well.

We’ve still got months of this left. Praise to the Hockey Gods.

NHL playoffs format

The top three teams in each division — Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central, Pacific — earned automatic postseason berths, while the final four spots were given to two wild card teams in each conference based on point totals. The top seeds in both conferences play against the lowest wild card teams in the first round, and the other division winners face off against the other wild card qualifiers.

Otherwise, the matchups aren’t based on conference standings — rather, the second and third seeds in each division square off. From there, whomever emerges from the series involving division champions take on the winners of the series involving the second and third seeds, in what is known as the conference semifinals. The winners advance to the Conference Finals, and then the Stanley Cup Final.

Each series is best-of-seven, played in a 2-2-1-1-1 format.

Second-round schedule

All times ET.

Eastern Conference

No. 2 Senators vs. WC Rangers

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 27: New York at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 29: New York at Ottawa, 3 p.m.
Game 3 – Tues., May 2: Ottawa at New York, 7 p.m.
Game 4 – Thu., May 4: Ottawa at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 – Sat., May 6: New York at Ottawa, TBD
Game 6 – Tues., May 9: Ottawa at New York, TBD
Game 7 – Thu., May 11: New York at Ottawa, TBD

No. 1 Capitals vs. No. 2 Penguins

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 27: Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 29: Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m.
Game 3 – Mon., May 1: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Game 4 – Wed., May 3: Washington at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 – Sat., May 6: Pittsburgh at Washington, TBD
Game 6 – Mon., May 8: Washington at Pittsburgh, TBD
Game 7 – Wed., May 10: Pittsburgh at Washington, TBD

Western Conference

No. 3 Blues vs. WC 2 Predators

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 26: Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 28: Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 30: St. Louis at Nashville, 3 p.m.
Game 4 – Tues., May 2: St. Louis at Nashville, 9:30 p.m.
Game 5 – Fri., May 5: Nashville at St. Louis, TBD
Game 6 – Sun., May 7: St. Louis at Nashville, TBD
Game 7 – Tues., May 9: Nashville at St. Louis, TBD

No. 1 Ducks vs. No. 2 Oilers

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 26: Edmonton at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 28: Edmonton at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 30: Anaheim at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Game 4 – Wed., May 3: Anaheim at Edmonton, 10 p.m.
Game 5 – Fri., May 5: Edmonton at Anaheim, TBD
Game 6 – Sun., May 7: Anaheim at Edmonton, TBD
Game 7 – Wed., May 10: Edmonton at Anaheim, TBD


First-round schedule

All times ET.

Eastern Conference

No. 2 Senators vs. No. 3 Bruins

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 12: Boston 2, Ottawa 1
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 15: Ottawa 4, Boston 3 (OT)
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 17: Ottawa 4, Boston 3 (OT)
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 19: Ottawa 1, Boston 0
Game 5 – Fri., Apr. 21: Boston 3, Ottawa 2 (2OT)
Game 6 – Sun., Apr. 23: Ottawa 3, Boston 2 (OT)

No. 1 Canadiens vs. WC Rangers

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 12: New York 2, Montreal 0
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 14: Montreal 4, New York 3 (OT)
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 16: Montreal 3, New York 1
Game 4 – Tues., Apr. 18: New York 2, Montreal 1
Game 5 – Thu., Apr: 20: New York 3, Montreal 2 (OT)
Game 6 – Sat., Apr. 22: New York 3, Montreal 1

No. 2 Penguins vs. No. 3 Blue Jackets

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 12: Pittsburgh 3, Columbus 1
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 14: Pittsburgh 4, Columbus 1
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 16: Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 4 (OT)
Game 4 – Tues., Apr. 18: Columbus 5, Pittsburgh 4
Game 5 – Thu., Apr. 20: Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 2

No. 1 Capitals vs. WC 2 Maple Leafs

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 13: Washington 3, Toronto 2 (OT)
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 15: Toronto 4, Washington 3 (2OT)
Game 3 – Mon. Apr. 17: Toronto 4, Washington 3 (OT)
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 19: Washington 5, Toronto 4
Game 5 – Fri., Apr. 21: Washington 2, Toronto 1 (OT)
Game 6 – Sun., Apr. 23: Washington 2, Toronto 1 (OT)

Western Conference

No. 2 Wild vs. No. 3 Blues

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 12: St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1 (OT)
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 14: St. Louis 2, Minnesota 1
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 16: St. Louis 3, Minnesota 1
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 19: Minnesota 2, St. Louis 0
Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 22: St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3

No. 2 Oilers vs. No. 3 Sharks

Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 12: San Jose 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 14: Edmonton 2, San Jose 0
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 16: Edmonton 1, San Jose 0
Game 4 – Tues., Apr. 18: San Jose 7, Edmonton 0
Game 5 – Thu., Apr. 20: Edmonton 4, San Jose 3 (OT)
Game 6 – Sat., Apr. 22: Edmonton 3, San Jose 1

No. 1 Blackhawks vs. WC 2 Predators

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 13: Nashville 1, Chicago 0
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 15: Nashville 5, Chicago 0
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 17: Nashville 3, Chicago 2 (OT)
Game 4 – Thu., Apr. 20: Nashville 4, Chicago 1

No. 1 Ducks vs. WC Flames

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 13: Anaheim 3, Calgary 2
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 15: Anaheim 3, Calgary 2
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 17: Anaheim 5, Calgary 4 (OT)
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 19: Anaheim 3, Calgary 1


Stanley Cup playoff teams

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

  1. Montreal Canadiens — 103 points
  2. Ottawa Senators — 98 points
  3. Boston Bruins — 95 points

Metropolitan Division

  1. Washington Capitals — 118 points
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins — 111 points
  3. Columbus Blue Jackets — 108 points

Wild Card

  1. New York Rangers — 102 points
  2. Toronto Maple Leafs — 95 points

Western Conference

Central Division

  1. Chicago Blackhawks — 109 points
  2. Minnesota Wild — 106 points
  3. St. Louis Blues — 99 points

Pacific Division

  1. Anaheim Ducks — 105 points
  2. Edmonton Oilers — 103 points
  3. San Jose Sharks — 99 points

Wild Card

  1. Calgary Flames — 94 points
  2. Nashville Predators — 94 points

Stanley Cup playoffs bracket

You can find the full live bracket at our SB Nation NHL playoff guide right here!


via NHL.com