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Breaking News:Padraig Harrington wins PGA Player of the Year

It’s been Tiger Woods, Tiger, Tiger, Tiger for the past decade in golf.

But now that has changed. Tiger has sort of slipped out of the spotlight not playing much, and let someone else slip in. We all know who we thought would slip into that spotlight: Phil Mickelson.

But, no, a smaller name has stepped into golf’s spotlight: Padraig Harrington. He has been owning golf for the past year, and his outstanding performance(s) has earned him the PGA Player of the Year.

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December 17, 2008 Posted by | PGA | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Brett Favre-Like day for Matt Cassel

Remember December 23, 2003? Probably not, unless you’re Brett Favre. I’ll refresh your memory.

Monday, December 23, 2003, was the day after Brett Favre’s dad died, and the day that Favre was set to play the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. He decided to play.

The Packers eventually won that game, 41-7, and Favre had 399 yards and 4 touchdowns, moving him into 2nd place all-time in passing touchdowns, only behind Dan Marino.

But, how does this relate to Matt Cassel, you ask? He most certainly didn’t move into second for all-time passing touchdowns, no. But, what he did do is this: have a sensational game soon after his father died.

Very soon after his father died, Matt Cassel lead the Patriots to victory over the Raiders(another coincedince: they both played the Raiders) with 218 yards passing, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 18 yards rushing for a 108.1 QB rating.

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This year, Cassel has been a huge surprise. Coming into the season, the Patriots had the best QB in the league in Tom Brady. But, when he went down with an injury, everyone thought that it was the demise of the Patriots. However, as it turns out, it was actually a blessing in disguise as Matt Cassel stepped into the quarterback role. On the year, he has 18 touchdowns, 11 interceptions, a 63.8 completion percentage, and 3,270 yards for a 87.1 QB rating. And it’s not like he’s had a great offensive line, he’s been sacked 44 times.

 But that’s off-track. The main thing is that Cassel had a great day soon after his father died.

I would have never predicted this kid.

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December 16, 2008 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barack Obama’s Basketball Credentials

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Our president-elect Barack Obama has been said to be a basketball player, and a good one at that. I did a little research, and came up with this:

Obviously, you can tell that he is a leader, because he’s holding the ball in his high school team photo. At Punahou High School, he wore number 23 and 25, was called “Barry O’Bomber”, and it said that he played forward. His 6’1 frame put him at the largest on his high school team. Continue reading

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Other | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NBA Rookie Report

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*Note: these statistics may be a day or two late. I’m sorry about the inconvenience.

My NBA Rookie Report rankings are as follows:

1. O.J. Mayo- 21.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, .471 FG%, .398 3PT%, .878 FT%

Why above Rose- 1 reason: only guy since Magic Johnson to start a career with 20 straight games with double figures in points. Pretty good company, don’t you think? Continue reading

December 15, 2008 Posted by | NBA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bradford Wins the Heisman!

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It’s official: Sam Bradford won the Heisman.

It was definantly only a three man battle: 3rd place (Tim Tebow)having 1,575 points, then 4th place (Graham Harrell) having  just 213 points.

But, boy, oh boy, was it close between those three! The voting within those top three went like this: Continue reading

December 14, 2008 Posted by | College Football | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yankees Making Big Deals with Big Pitchers

In the NBA, it’s the Suns who make big moves.

In the NFL, it’s an assortment of teams who make big moves.

And, as we all know, in the MLB, it’s the Yankees who make big move.

And boy, have they made big moves in Free Agency Season 2008-2009. We all know about their predicament on the pitchers’ mound, but they’re ready to change that.

Just a few days after Baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Yankees have already made deals with big name pitchers C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett. The deal with Sabathia is worth $161 million dollars over 7 years, and the deal with Burnett is worth $82.5 million over 5 years. Continue reading

December 13, 2008 Posted by | MLB Off-season | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Suns Make a Blockbuster Deal

The Suns sure do love to make some big moves!

They made another deal recently, this time with the Bobcats. The Suns traded away defensive ace Raja Bell, also known as “The Kobe Stopper”, was traded away as well as versatile forward Boris Diaw, and rookie point guard Sean Singletary. In exchange for these players, the Suns recieved dynamic shooting guard Jason Richardson, second-year forward Jared Dudley, and a 2010 second round draft choice.

Steve Nash doesn’t seem too happy about the trade. He said, “I take this personally and I take my career home with me. I care about my teammates. When you lose two of your best friends on a team suddenly, it’s hard.”

After his bad performance in the game after the trade was announced, he said, “I was emotionally drained and just couldn’t give the guys what they needed tonight.”

December 13, 2008 Posted by | NBA Trades | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2008 College Football Awards Results

All of the College Football Awards, except the Heisman, have now been announced. The results are:

The Maxwell Award(Outstanding Player) went to Tim Tebow out of Florida. There’s one repeat for him, and he’s looking for another.

The Walter Camp Award(Player of the Year Award) went to Colt McCoy out of Texas. Good sign for him, maybe.

The Dick Butkus Award(Outstanding Linebacker) went to Aaron Curry out of Wake Forest.

The Outland Trophy(Outstanding Interior Lineman) went to Andre Smith of of Alabama.

The Chuck Bednarik Award(Defensive Player of the Year) went to Ray Maualuga out of USC.

The Davey O’Brian Award(National Quarterback Award) went to Sam Bradford out of Oklahoma. This gave every Heisman finalist an award before the Heisman winner. Continue reading

December 13, 2008 Posted by | College Football | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heisman Finalists Announced

The Heisman finalists have been announced, and they are:

Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma, Sophomore

Colt McCoy, QB, Texas,Junior

Tim Tebow, QB, Florida, Junior Continue reading

December 13, 2008 Posted by | College Football | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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December 10, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments