Saturday, March 14, 2009

Around the Sports World

  1. Syracuse has been on an amazing roll lately winning two straight games in OT, one going to 6 OT. If they could take care of Louisville they would be Big East champs. The Big East is so stacked that anybody who wins it deserves plenty of respect. I love Rick Pitino, but who doesn't want to see the upset?
  2. Western Michigan lost in hockey 5-2 last night at Yost in Ann Arbor. Gill faced 47 shots, so he couldn't even steal the game for the Broncos. Freshman's Kyle O'Kane and J.J. Crews scored the goals. We are such a young team and its nice to see our Freshman score. Tonight WMU plays UofM again at 7 on FSNDetroit. LETS GO BRONCOS!!
  3. Bill Davidson passed away last night. He was 86. He was the owner of the Pistons and Shock, leading the Pistons to 3 NBA titles since taking over in 1974. His usual appearances at Pistons games were sorely missed as he only made 2 because of his health. RIP Mr Davidson.
  4. Lebron makes his case for MVP by dropping 51 to clinch the division last night against the Kings in OT. If you love OT basketball then this weekend is for you (yes Thursday night is the weekend, I go to college and all). I don't know if I would vote for Lebron or Kobe right now, and my roommate thinks Dwayne Wade deserves a nod. It will be a three horse race here pretty soon and the discussion comes to the forefront.
  5. More personal note on sports, I am very sad to see there won't be any Kalamazoo Xplosion games this year. I went to my first Indoor football game last year and saw them battle Chicago all night. It was a lot of fun and the tickets were cheap and they treated us great. Too bad the economy isn't very good right now. At least the Kalamazoo Kings baseball team will still be around, I love going to those games as I can't get enough baseball.
  6. UNC and Duke avoided upsets just barely. A couple of controversial calls ruined BC and Va Techs hopes. Today MSU plays Ohio State to try to advance to the finals with a win. A Big Ten Tourney title means a number 1 seed for the Spartans, as the other game is Illinois and Purdue. These are probably the best 4 teams in the Big Ten squaring off. GO SPARTANS!!
  7. In the WBC my picks for today's game is Venezuela over the Netherlands, and USA over Puerto Rico, both should be both games though and I have trouble picking against both teams. Two more games take place Sunday as pool play continues till Tuesday.
  8. Red Wings have the surging Blues tonight after a disappointing loss to Calgary this week. St Louis is still trying to make a playoff run as everybody in the West in the hunt right now.

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