Monday sucked for me, and Tuesday has been busy too, but here is the Weekend Wrap-Up. Will hopefully have a new podcast up soon as well. Will be in Iowa over the weekend for a wedding, so maybe there will be some Mid-West Blogging about the NFL Playoffs.
And that’s where we will start:
1. The game of the weekend was the Green Bay Packers vs. the Arizona Cardinals, a game in which the Kurt Warners won, 51-45 in Overtime. Remember when I called the Cardinals the “Delonte Wests” of the NFL (for the non-NBA fans it means they are bipolar). All this season, any time the Cardinals went up, they went right back down. This week would be a great week for the Cardinals to prove me right. Not because I hate the Cardinals, I just hate being wrong.
2. How about them Cowmen? Am I saying that right? The Cowboys have quietly won some big games lately, as they beat the Philadelphia Eagles two straight weeks, and Tony Romo is playing out of his mind. This week: the Minnesota Favres. Should be fun.
2a. Pete Carroll leaving USC to coach the Seahawks. I hate USC, so I love this. But I have to wonder if Pete is going to do stuff like this in the NFL:
1. Don’t look now, but the Clippers have won four games in a row, including a win against the Lakers. Is it time to catch Clipper Playoff Fever? Probably not yet, but play is definitely improving.
2. The Detroit Pistons have lost 12 games in a row, if was writing this on Saturday, but it being Tuesday, they have lost 13 games in a row. Now, this team has a lot of their key players (Tayshaun Prince, Rip Hamilton, and Ben Gordon) in and out of the line-up due to injuries, but 13 in a row? Maybe, you should have kept Iverson…No, I think you made the right choice there. The wrong choice was to led Sheed go. At least so he can do this again:
1. The #1 team in the nation, the University of Kansas, lost to the University of Tennessee on Sunday, who were ranked #15. A 15 beating at 1 isn’t a big deal in January, but what makes this win a big deal is Tennessee was playing without four key players (one dismissed from the team, and three awaiting big trouble). So they only dressed eight guys. Then, two of the top remaining players got into early foul trouble, so six players beat the “best” team in the country. What does this mean? Parity baby. Parity.
2. This isn’t a national story, but it’s a big deal to me, as I just switched to AT&T U-verse, and now I get ESPNU and the Big Ten Network, so I am now in College Basketball heaven. I mean, I watched UC Davis vs, UC Santa Barbara. Big West Basketball BABY!!!!
2a. This is not from the weekend, but Rick Pitino busted out the white suit again last night. Looking good baby. Let’s go to a TGI Friday’s!
1. As per my friend Chris, I am going to integrate some hockey into the weekly wrap-up, so here we go. Apparently, the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, did not pay their power bill, as during the New Jersey Devils vs Tampa Bay Lightning game on Friday night, the lights went out in the arena during the second period. Now, it’s not crazy for lights to go out during a game, but here is the thing…they never came back on. THEY DID NOT COME BACK ON!!! They had to reschedule the game for the next day, and people were refunded their money, and in the end, the Devils lost. Maybe the team would have some more pride on the ice, if they felt like the team could actually PAY TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON!