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Weekend recap

May 26, 2009

This past weekend was chock full of awesome shit going down including, but not limited to, the fact that I went on a tour of Fenway Park, got to go inside the Monster, ate lunch with Jed Lowrie, took in two Sox games, watched some BP from behind the plate, and got to try on the 2004 and 2007 World Series rings as well as hold the trophies. As for the deal of the recap, I got roped into an important project as soon as I got into work, and just now am getting some break time. So here we go.

1. Helio Castroneves won the Indy 500 for the third time in his career. For a guy who just barely beat a tax evasion rap which would have sent him to the clink for roughly 6 years only a few weeks ago, I would say this a pretty nice comeback.

2. The Penguins now lead the Caps 3-0 in the series and can close it out tonight. Will they? Won’t they? All we know is that the Red Wings will probably win another Cup because they are straight up dominating the Blackhawks. The Pens look good, but they don’t look that good. And from that, we get a potential success story from a city that, no arguments, needs it. But no one will care anyways, because who the hell is still left in Detroit to root for the Red Wings. (also, they win the award for the grossest nickname in sports. look it up on urbandictionary.com if you don’t get it)

3. The Sox dropped two of three to the Mets this weekend, but it was OK, because they are the Mets and they are going to miss the playoffs yet again while we take the World Series for the 3rd time this decade. On a related note, I have come to the conclusion that New York fans are the worst fans in the world. Worse than Boston fans, worse than Philly fans (gasp!) and worse than Dallas fans. They are the most fairweathered, in-your-face-when-we’re-winning, start-shit-with-people-for-no-reason, obnoxious and trashy fans out there. Go to a New York sporting event and you will see exactly what I mean.

4. The Cavs and Lakers will be playing each other in the NBA Finals, just as everyone called at the beginning of the… what? The Lakers are tied up 2-2 and the Magic lead the Cavs 2-1? Damn, that sucks for you analysts out there who claimed these series’ were going to be easy wins.

5. Jose Canseco had his MMA debut and got his ass taken down in a swift minute seventeen when he fought a ginormous Korean named Hong Man Choi. Choi dropped Canseco to the mat and went to town on his head forcing the refs to call the fight while it was still in the first round. Guess Canseco will really stop at nothing to keep himself in the spotlight, or is it that he’s as broke as Lenny Dykstra? A little from Column A, a little from Column B.

6. Cornell knocked off UVa (yay!) to take on Syracuse, who, for those of you who don’t know, is a friggin’ college lacrosse powerhouse. Cornell pulled the upset by being a five-seed to UVa’s two-seed, and led ‘Cuse all game long. That is until the Big Orange tied it up with 4 seconds left in the game. Then in overtime, Syracuse put the finishing move on Cornell and dropped one in to win 10-9. I tried to explain this to CGally, but for those of you who like hockey, you should really pay attention to lacrosse. It’s basically hockey in the air. The only difference is really the scoring, which may be a big deal, but the game is so fast and exciting, I’m willing to bet anyone watching it will be hooked immediately. There are few other sports where you can be down by five scores with less than a minute left and still win. I’ve seen it happen. Several times. Check it out. It’s worth it.

So there you go, hope you had a nice Memorial Day Weekend, and a few beers to help kick off summer.

Weekend recap

March 30, 2009

March Madness is starting to come to an end, with only three games left. Soon we will be starting baseball season, so get excited. Here’s what happened this weekend:

1. We had some NCAA Tourney games. You know who won and who lost, because you have money riding on your bracket in which you picked Pitt to beat Louisville in the Championship game. Now your bracket is effed. Sucks to be you. UNC man-handled the Okies and UConn beat up Mizzou. The Spartans upset Louisville in a game they controlled the whole time, and Pitt finally met up with fate, after they had outrun fate since the first round. Fate always wins. (Fate is one of those words that gets weird if you say it enough. Fate fate fate fate fate. See?)

2. Tiger came back from his biggest deficit since 2000 (also tying his biggest deficit ever) to win the Bay Hill title for the sixth time. Good lord.

3. The second son of Tech legend Dell Curry has slapped us across the face, just like Stephon. Seth Curry is transferring from Liberty (eww) to Duke (“I’m gagging and vomiting at the same time… I’m gavomiting” – Scrubs). Do us a favor Seth and Dell: take the knife out of our back when we turn around.

4. Jimmie Johnson won at Martinsville. That’s close to Tech, right? Ah, screw it, I tried to include NASCAR into this blog, but never again!

5. April 5th is the official opening day for baseball. According to MLB.com, right now, first pitch is only 6 days 9 hours and 1 minute away. Getcha popcorn ready.

6. UVa beat Maryland 10-9 in men’s lacrosse on Saturday. That may not seem like a big deal, but UVa was the #1 ranked team in the country, and Maryland isn’t even ranked. I mean that would have been a huge upset. Oh yeah, and it went to 7OT making it the longest D-1 lacrosse game in NCAA history. Seven (7) friggin overtimes? Are you kidding me? I wish I was there to watch that game. Even if I despise the Terps and loathe the Hoos, that would have been an amazing game to see. Unfortunately UVa won, and they’re still real good. We don’t even have a men’s D-1 team. And our women’s D-1 team blows. Now I’m sad.

Sorry this recap is coming so late, but I had a staff meeting at 9 that lasted until now, so my bad, but not really.