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Weekend Recap

April 13, 2009

This weekend was Easter but that didn’t stop the sports world from keeping on. Here’s what happened.

1. The Boston University Terriers won the Frozen four in dramatic style, scoring two goals in the final minute to tie up the game with Miami (OH). The Terriers finished them off in OT to claim the Championship. Then everyone went back to not caring about college hockey.

2. The Red Sox are apprently playing baseball high on drugs because they haven’t been playing well. Thought it should be noted that “well” is a relative term, because if this was the Pirates, then they would be kicking ass right now. But alas, they are not, so the Sox are still hitting like shit.

3. In a related story, the Pirates got three outs on one play!

Edwin Encarnacion hit a blooper into short left that was easily caught by Jack Wilson, who threw to Freddy Sanchez at second base to double up Phillips. By then, Bruce was already at second, and Sanchez threw to first baseman Adam LaRoche to complete the triple play.

The first triple play of the season! Things might actually be looking good for the ol’ Buccos. Wait, what? Really? They still lost 2-0? Alright, well I apologize. Didn’t mean to get your hopes up. My bad.

4. Angel Cabrera outlasted Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell in the Masters on Sunday. The three ended regulation with a three-way tie and went into sudden death overtime. Campbell was eliminated on the first hole. Perry literally handed the title off to Cabrera. Perry hadn’t bogeyed a hole for 22 straight holes, and then shot two bogeys on the 17 and 18th holes to send it to OT. Then he muffed a chance to win on the first OT hole when Cabrera got lost in the woods and Perry finally got on his knees on the second hole to end the pain. This guy is a bigger choke artist than the 2004 Yankees.

5. The NHL regular season is over and the playoffs are about to start. Commence the general public’s viewing of hockey for the first time this year. Bruins all the way.

6. The fat-fat-fatty Byron Leftwich, who resembles an offensive lineman more than a QB has signed a two-year agreement with the TB Bucs. I’m sure the guy’s nice and all, and he’s got a decent arm, but how does he manage to stay active in the NFL up to this point? I mean the guy is built like CC Sabathia and is in one of the two most athletic professional sports (hockey being the other). I can understand a “big” baseball player (see: Wells, David) or basketball player (see: I don’t pay enough attention to basketball to know an example), but a fat NFL player that isn’t a lineman? Life is surprising.

Hope the Easter Bunny was nice to everyone, as opposed to my situation where the Easter Bunny broke into my house and stole my flat-panel TV, laptop, and the $150 I keep on my dresser. All he left was a single Cadbury Creme Egg. Talk about getting ripped off.