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Weekend Recap

March 9, 2009

Well, this little column is looking like it might start being a regular feature here on the NEZ. Let’s get started:

1. We lost. Again. Though this time it was against FSU at their stadium so it wasn’t as heartbreaking as the previous two. Oh, but then it effectively killed our chances of getting into the NCAA tournament, so it was as heartbreaking.

2. A-Rod has elected to have surgery on his hip, putting him on the bench for 6-9 weeks. Some say that this is a secret suspension from the Commissioner’s office seeing as how Clemens and Giambi both got “injuries” right after they were found to have done steroids that lasted approximately the time of a steroids suspension. Also as evidence is that Bonds is one of the most prolific hitters in history and no one signed him last year. Call it what you want, but some say it might be a secret suspension along the lines of MJ in the 90s.

3. The US and Canada played a really good game on saturday, and I’m not being sarcastic about that. I was on the edge of my seat for a first-round WBC baseball game. The US ultimately won 6-5, but they may face off against Canada again to win the Pool outright, in hopefully another thriller. The US also beat Venezuela yesterday, but that was a blowout, 15-6. The US will play the winner of the Canada-Venezuela game for a chance to win the pool outright, even though the US is already advancing to Round 2.

4. Lovable Terrell Owens has signed with the Buffalo Bills. I think this was probably a good move for both teams. If he works out then good for them, they’ll still suck. If he doesn’t work out, then who the hell cares about a football team in Buffalo? It’s not like anyone is going to care if TO calls out, shit, I don’t even remember his name. The QB for the Bills. Who is it? I know this. Joe…Joe something… Trent Edwards. That’s it. No one cares if TO calls him out because that would be the most publicity that guy ever had.

5. The Red Sox locked up pitching ace Jon Lester for five years, $30 mill. That’s just awesome. Dustin Pedroia and Jon lester on long-term contracts for under $75 million combined. That may be the best two bargains in baseball today.

6. David Beckham has agreed to rejoi….ahhh no one cares about soccer.

7. UNC beat Duke in a thriller of sorts last night. While it’s not great that UNC won, because they always do, it’s great to see Duke lose. And don’t think they didn’t try to win. They cheated. They had the calls. They just still suck bad enough to lose anyways.

8. The Iditarod started this weekend. I don’t see the point in running a dog-sled team 1,100 miles from Anchorage, AK to Nome, AK. But then again, I don’t like my balls freezing off. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

That’s all I got. Hope you had a nice weekend, and that you changed your clocks, because if not, then you’re an hour late today, and probably in trouble.

Wednesday Recap

March 5, 2009

So a lot of sports news went down yesterday/this morning. Let’s recap what happened:

1. We lost. At home. Again. Though we did hold our own against the number 2 team in the nation. But we still had the opportunity to win if we had taken some smarter shots. But that is neither here nor there. We can’t go back and replay the game, so we must look forward to FSU and see that it is really our very last chance to make it into the NCAA Tourney. ESPN this morning said that we were now part of the the “first four out” along with Maryland, so if we beat FSU, we will be .500 in the ACC and have a much better chance of getting in than we do now. Everyone say your prayers starting tonight.

On a related note, I want to preface this with the disclaimer that I don’t like basketball, was never good at it, and do not claim to know anything about it, but can someone tell me if the whole foul-at-the-end-of-the-game-so-they-are-forced-to-make-free-throws-rather-than-field-goals gameplan has ever worked?

2. T.O. got his ass released. What a douche. I hope no other team signs him and he ends up doing commentary on ESPN/ABC and gets in an on air fight with Keyshawn Johnson.

3. Manny Ramirez finally got a deal with the Dodgers. Two years, $45 million. So, after all the moaning and groaning, the forgetting what knee he hurt, the intentionally sitting out an important game, all the other shit he gave the Sox, the refusing of Dodger offers 80 times, and the being a complete dickhead, Manny made $5 million more than what the Red Sox were offering in the first place. Let’s hope being labeled as a spoiled brat who cries when he doesn’t get his way was worth it.

4. On the other side, Kurt Warner lowered his proposal to the Cardinals from $14-16 million/year to $11.5 million/year, and then signed with them for two years.

5. Japan kicked off the World Baseball Classic early this morning with a 4-0 win over China. Japan has so many good players that Ichiro played right field, the fat kid position. They’re going to win this thing again, hands down.

6. Some more bits of news: The Ravens resigned Ray Lewis. The Coast Guard officially called off the search for the two lost NFL players and the other operator of the boat they were on. The Cavs and Celtics clinched playoff berths. ARod might be out of the WBC due to a bum hip.

That’s all we got right now, but if any other breaking news comes out today, rest assured, we’ll break it.