Monday, March 31, 2008

Johan Santana and the Mets are 1-0

track record says that Johan Santana is going to give up a lot of homeruns, but I'll take a dinger here and there as long as we're way ahead. Either way, 7 innings, 2 runs, 3 hits and 8 strikeouts is worth the price of admission.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rick Pitino Pays Tyler Hansbrough The Highest Compliment

Said the Hall of Fame coach after his Louisville team lost to the Tar Heels in the East Regional final tonight:

"I've coached against Michael (Jordan) in his prime, (Charles) Barkley in his prime, Kareem when he left," Pitino said after Hansbrough scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in North Carolina's 83-73 victory in the East Regional final Saturday night. "Magic, all the great ones. Certainly he doesn't have those abilities of those superstars. But just like shooting, rebounding and playing defense, passing, working hard is an acquired skill.

"Every NBA coach would love to have a player, not only because he works hard but he has a lot of talent. There's an old saying about offensive rebounding, that you should treat every shot as a pass to you. It's a very good saying, except most players can't do that. He does that."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Greg Oden Plays In Two Pick-Up Games....

. . . and rightfully gets reprimanded by the team that's invested millions in him. But considering that he didn't get injured, didn't attempt any dunks and that he's still a kid (which is very hard to remember for 7-foot-tall guy in the NBA), I guess he deserves a pass.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Davidson Is The Story

I still don't know where Davidson is, but led by Stephen Curry this team has a legitimate shot to make it to the Elite Eight and that is definitely the story of this years March Madness. And while this may be a stretch, but I'm still picking the Heels to win the whole thing.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Chris Webber Retires

Webber had a pretty decent career, but more important of note is the fact that with Chris retiring, we're almost (Juwan is currently riding the Mavericks bench) at the end of the infamous The Fab Five era.

Friday, March 21, 2008

UConn Huskies Are Out!

I have all the respect in the world for Jim Calhoun as a basketball coach, but I'm a St. Johns fan whose team has been consistently beat up (amongst many others) by Calhoun's Huskies over the the years. In other words the Huskies to me are like the Braves to the Mets....I just can't ever root for them, so its especially satisfying to see them lose in the first round (first time ever for a Calhoun team) today.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Joba Chamberlain To Stay In The Bullpen

That's where he belongs anyway, esp. after what he showed last season. Why the Yankees took so long to make their mind up in anyone's guess, but you know that down the line they have to look at Joba as being Mariano Rivera's successor.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Rockets Have Won 21 In A Row

There should definitely be more national coverage about the Rockets fantastic streak (the 2nd longest in NBA history), so much so that if they're still winning consecutive games by the time SI hits it next deadline, Tracy McGrady should be on the next cover.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Don't Mess With Shelley Duncan

To me the Yankees-Rays spring training brawl today was yet another example of the consequences of the A-Rod era on this franchise. I mean, so now we have a Yankees-Rays feud brewing? Puh-leeze. Not too long ago this franchise's focus was on winning championships, now just making the playoffs and A-Rod winning a regular season MVP quantifies as a "good season". It's just not the same.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Samuel Peter Stops Big Russian Guy

The Nigerian Mightmare
proves his mettle against Oleg Maskaev, but needs to beat both Klitschko's first before he can declare himself Wlade true heavyweight champion.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Big Win For The Tar Heels

Duke made a great comeback in the second half and I really thought they were gonna pull it out, but in the end North Carolina showed why they're number one.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Mets Should Go After Bonds

The all-time home-run leader is still out there and wants to play. The Mets are in dire need of an outfielder and some offense. Bonds provides both.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Brett Favre Retires

Kind of surprising considering the way he ended his season during the playoffs. And while he was a great QB who provided some exciting times, he was not one of the Top 3 QB's ever, as some yahoos would like you to believe.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Big Ben Gets Paid For Life

Listen, I know he's won a Super Bowl (which he played horribly in by the way) and I like the guy, but Ben Roethlisberger is not worth $102million. Somewhere Eli Manning just raised an eyebrow.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Kevin Borseth Needs Help

Michigan women's basketball coach Kevin Borseth had a meltdown of epic proportions after the Wolverines blew an 18-point lead Thursday night and lost to Wisconsin, 69-67.

Dude, it's just basketball, women's basketball at that.