Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’

First off, I would like to apologize for taking the previous two days off, and appreciate those viewers who still stopped by to see if I did post anything.  I will have expanded coverage of the sports world this weekend seeing as I mised two straight days!  For those of you who do not remember, this is Four Things about sports, where the title is pretty self-explanatory!

  1. Why now, Jerry? Jerry Sloan, previously the longest active coaching coach, resigned recently.  I ask, why?  Twenty-two great seasons, and he just re-signed a one year extension Monday, the Jazz aren’t even having a bad season!  With a record of 31-23, only 3.5 games out of first place, I don’t understand why he would say, “my time is up”.  Regardless, I congratulate Sloan for the excellent career he put together, and I may put together an article breaking down his resignation. My Opinion: Coaches should not leave, unless having a horrendous season, in the middle of the year!  Espicially one of Jerry’s caliber!  Henceforth, one could understand why I feel that he should have at least finished off the season!
  2. Duke wins in comeback style! Being down by 14 at halftime usually assures a team a win, not for a visitor at Cameron Indoor!  Duke was down 14 to all-time rival North Carolina Wednesday night, albeit Coach K got Duke fired up at the half, and two minutes into the half, the Blue Devils only trailed by six.  After going back and forth for a while, the Dukies really took charge behind Nolan Smith and Seth Curry’s shooting ability.  Curry dropped 20+, around five assists, and eight rebounds.  Nolan Smith posted a career high with 34 points!  Overall, it was a heck of a game, or second half, for the Duke Blue Devils, and a HUGE win!
  3. Red Storm blow out Kemba Walker’s Huskies. Well Duke fans, no need to feel embarrassed. St John’s Red Storm blew out the number nine ranked UCONN Huskies last night, in a game that Kemba Walker only shot 4-16.  Can you say “bubble team”?  You should be able to, its synonymous for the St. Johns Red Storm! NOTE: Hardy has 33 points for St. John’s.
  4. Ray Allen breaks all-time three point mark. Last night the Lakers flew to Boston, where they did indeed beat the Celtics.  Ray Allen was one three pointer away from breaking Reggie Miller’s all time record.  Well, he hit that three and the crowd errupted in what was an emotional moment for the veteran. Wow, over 2,000 career three pointers, and couting, that is pure insanity! NOTE: Reggie Miller congratulated Allen at the game, seeing as he was in attendence.

Four things is about sports is obviously recapping four events that happened in the sports world the night before, here is my second installment.

  1. First off, I’d like to admit I was wrong. Yesterday in a post, I predicted that Notre Dame would be upset last night by unranked Depaul.  The game was close for the first fifteen minutes, even though Depaul was missing shots…. and Depaul looked great on the boards.  What hurt them was that they couldn’t hit the close ones inside, or the deep ones outside.  The route was on, and the Fighting Irish won by 25, behind Hansbrough’s 24 points, shooting five of eight from downtown…. Tyler never did that… I think, who knows, his older brother was pretty good.
  2. MyDyess rolls the dice. In what is probably the most interesting segment featured in this post, the Lakers just about beat the Spurs last night, even though Kobe only put up 16 points.  Albeit, just about beating is not registering a W in the win column… There they stood, the Spurs had the ball with two seconds left, Tim Duncan holds the ball, only he would not be the hero…. Duncan threw up a shot, the Spalding Ball rolled off the front rim towards McDyess who then tipped it in.  Game over. Spurs win 89-88.
  3. Goalies seldom in three stars of the game.* Yesterday, we spoke of Franzen getting five goals in one game, and last night, the Bruins beat Dallas 6-3, I guess NHL Goalie’s are gonna be appearing on some milk cartons… HAVE YOU SEEN ANY GOALIES? 18 stars of the game were chose last night, and only one of those players was a goalie… the goalie who was chosen gave up three goals! Shut out? More like shut eyes.
  4. Justin Bieber Not Being Boo’ed. Many of you may have seen the video of Justin Bieber being announced slightly before the Knicks vs. Dallas game began,and was boo’ed.  Reportedly this was the ONE TIME he’s been boo’ed, so now we know what that song is about.  Hey, it was at the Garden, hence, it should count as being boo’ed twice.  In all seriousness though, they teen star appeared on Regis and Kelly last night, where he was cheered for on arrival.  Guess Knick’s fans don’t get out much, I wouldn’t either if my team had not been to the Finals in that many years…

That’ll do it for today’s installment!  Feel free to comment, I honor all opinions!

*If anyone has seen anyone who looks like Jason, we encourage you to comment immediately, we believe there has been a lockout in the NHL again consisting only of goalies.

College basketball, the home of the upset, the cinderella story, the home of the Depaul Blue Demons.   Depaul has not won a Big East game in forever, let alone this season.  Henceforth, my predection, as proclaimed in the title, that Depaul will knock off ninth ranked Notre Dame may seem… crazy.   Although, really, it is not.

Depaul has had close games all season!  They are one of the youngest teams in the country and has one of the top freshmen in all the nation in Cleveland Melvin!  This pressing team has a chance to be a tournament team next year!  You heard it here first!  But, I am focusing on tonight for now.

If you have the Big Easy Network, you know what I am talking about here, Depaul usually is within eight points half way through the second half, yet they seemingly can’t pull it out, they pulled this charade against West Virginia (lost by two), Georgetown, and Seton Hall…  If they make their shots early, this game will be theirs, because I know how good Ben Hansburough is, I just don’t think they’re ready for the shock they might see at Depaul tonight…. That’s why this game is a must watch.  How bout that Big East!

 

Prediction: Depaul 62 Notre Dame 57