04 January 2011

Catching up on Sports

Hiya! Happy New Year!! Sorry to have been so MIA for the last few weeks. I was staying with my parents and didn't have a computer to use - it was like 1989 all over again, but I did get lots of knitting done. Watched football and knitted things. That about sums up my life.

So, what's been going on? Lots in sports, huh? It's bowl season and the bowls are all about over, college basketball is really taking center stage and professional football is in playoffs. It's a good time of year!

Things I liked:
  • As for the NFL, I think Jimmy Fallon tweeted it best the other night: "The NFL playoff matchups are all set! The Eagles will play the Packers in Philly, the Jets will play the Colts in Indianapolis, and the Giants will play the XBox in Eli Manning's basement."
  • As for college football, my alma mater won their game on New Years Day against Northwestern. I haven't been a big supporter because of all the business with Leach last year, but I'm happy to get a win.
  • Drama, drama with Ohio State who won their game last night. 5 of their players got in trouble with the NCAA for selling memorabilia items and "taking improper benefits." They were suspended for 5 games, to be sat out next season. Jim Tressel (<3) made the players commit to coming back next year to serve their penalty before he would allow them to go to the bowl game. Good for him.
  • The Miami Heat the first team in NBA history to go undefeated on the road in a calendar month - they were 10-0 on the road. Overall they were 16-1. Still not bad. Once they get in the groove and really learn to work together seamlessly, they'll def be looking to win a ring in a real way.
Things I didn't like:
  • This past Saturday when bowl game after bowl game was on, not a single Big 10 team won. Pathetic.
  • The Seattle Seahawks, under the direction of Pete Carroll (gag), are going to the playoffs with a 7-9 record, while Tom Cable, coach of the Raiders, was fired for an 8-8 record.
  • The undefeated UConn Women's basketball team lost to Stanford, ending their 90 game winning streak. Interestingly enough, Stanford was the last team to beat them before the streak.
Things that made me laugh:
  • During Alabama's thrashing of Michigan State, MSU was at one point 4th and goal on the 38. That's some serious penalizing! MSU lost 49-7.
  • During an interview shown during Saturday's game, Ram's QB, Sam Bradford, said the largest purchase he has made since starting his NFL career is a ping pong table.
So fantasy football is over for the year and I have a few friends who won their leagues. Did you win? What did you get?

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