Monday, March 9, 2009

The Weekend That Was

World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic got underway and although Canada opened with a 6-5 loss to the states it was still an amazing game.  I will be talking more about this later in the week as I am currently working on an article about the World Baseball Classic.  I am a huge fan of the event and hope that they continue to hold it every year.

A-rod Opts for Surgery

Alex Rodriguez will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a labral tear on his right hip and the procedure is expected to keep him out six to nine weeks. That would have him returning sometime in May.  In A-rod's absence the Yankees will have to hope that the other members of the team can pick up their game and fill the offensive gap that will clearly be evident.   

T.O. to the Bills

Last week wide receiver Terrell Owens was released by the Dallas Cowboys.  He didn't have to wait long to find a new team as yesterday he signed with the Buffalo Bills for 1 year and $6.5 million (all guaranteed).  He is a perfect fit for the team as he will take the double team off Lee Evans and give quarterback Trent Edwards a viable option over the middle.  Owens is especially good for getting yards after the catch which is more conducive to the way Edwards plays as he is more of an accurate passer than a deep ball kind of player.

Owens should also help out the running game and since defenses will be worried about Owens and Evans they will not be able to put 8 in the box as often allowing running back Marshawn Lynch more freedom to run the football.    

March Madness Getting Close

Over the weekend there were tonnes of games in NCAA basketball that had serious tournament implications.  Kentucky is seemingly out of it after their loss to Florida where as Northern Iowa punched their ticket to the dance by winning their conference.  Cornell and Morehead State also secured a tournament bid by winning their conference tournament.

Good thing Michigan State will be going, possibly as a 2 seed, as they clinched the Big Ten conference with a win over Indiana and then Purdue.  Hopefully the Spartans can go far and bring home another National Championship.

Jazz Keep Winning

The Utah Jazz beat the Toronto Raptors on Sunday 109-101 to win their 11th straight game.  It seems that no one can stop guard Derron Williams who has been putting up amazing numbers over the course of the winning streak and is showing why there is a debate over whether he or Chris Paul is a better point guard. 

It hasn't been an easy 11 wins as the Jazz have beaten quality teams like the Lakers, Celtics, Hornets, Rockets, Hawks, and Nuggets.  The streak has also helped them take over the division lead in the Northwest as they have passed Portland. 

Dirty Burn

This didn't happen over the weekend but I feel it must be mentioned.  During NHL trade deadline day Pierre McGuire dished out what can only be described as the dirtiest burn ever when he called Derek Armstrong of the Los Angeles Kings a "poor mans Jeff Halpern."  Now if you're not a hockey fan this may be lost on you but trust me its a severe kick to the nuts, verbally of course.

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