Friday, May 16, 2008

Finally he is a college grad

Sixteen years after leaving the U, Lamar Thomas is finally a college graduate. The brash former receiver has his share of incident over the years including the famous Sugar Bowl incident and his rant during the FIU and the U brawl last year.

But now he can call himself a college graduate.

The draft matters even in baseball

People talk all of the time how the Major League Baseball Draft has the least affect of any draft in sports but that is not the case just look at the team that is playing the best ball in the NL: the Arizona Diamondbacks.

During the last five drafts the Diamondbacks have shown how to build your team through the draft. After winning the World Series in 2001 the front office decided to rebuild and they did it through the draft.

A look at the key players shows the success the scouting staff had between 2003 and 2006.
  • 2003: Connor Jackson and Carlos Carlos Quentin, who was later traded.
  • 2004: Stephen Drew and Mark Reynolds. As well as two other players that were traded for veteran pitchers.
  • 2005: Justin Upton (pictured above) and Micah Owings.
  • 2006. Max Scherzer.
During the period the team spent $25.7 million dollars on signing bonous for all of their picks. Sure it seems like a lot but in the end it looks like it was money well spent.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Simple the best: CR7

He has won all of the awards in England and in Moscow Ronaldo hopes to add a gold Champions League winner medal. Here are his top ten goals of the season.

Some of Ronaldo's best tricks

Thanks to for the videos

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rangers Fans Love their Soccer

Here is the deal of a lifetime: One son for one ticket to the UEFA Cup final between Rangers and Zenit. Now that is a deal that you can not turn down. I wonder how the boys mother feels about the deal or does she even know about it.

Thanks to The Guardian for the photo.

Euro 2008 is coming quickly

ESPN is getting ready for EURO 2008 in a big way. The network is doing country specific commercials for those who qualified for the tournament, sorry no England.






Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The NHL Playoffs = Great Injuries

Ruptured spleens, broken orbital bones, and crushed testicles it can mean only one thing the NHL Playoffs. Hockey players do not know when to slow down, every year you see a great variety of injuries and this year is not different.
  • Shawn Avery, Rangers: ruptured spleen.
  • Kimmo Timonen, Flyers: blood clot in his ankle.
  • Brandon Coburn, Flyers: swollen and battered face
  • Patrick Thoresen, Flyers: puck to the groin.
This is only a sampling of it, but when is the last time you heard of another athlete taking one in the family jewels to help his team out.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Front Pages Look Great

One of the best things about winning a title is seeing the front pages of newspapers with your team all over the front and with United title clinching win yesterday that is no different.

Diario de Noticias (Portugal) celebrates Ronaldo and Nani winning the league with United, as well as Benfica and Sporting wrapping up there seasons.
The Guardian celebrates United's 10th Premier League title

Sunday, May 11, 2008

D-Day in the EPL

Since mid August teams have been battling for the throphy with the crown on it and it came down to last day. Here are some random thoughts during the day.
  • As a United fan it started really well as at church the priest was dressed in his best reds. Was that a good omen,we will all know later.
  • Nothing is like the final day, drama all over the table. Hey Liverpool would never say that because they treat fourth like the new first.
  • Not a great day for John Terry, first he wears the wrong shorts for the new jersey's then he does not make it to the end of the first half because of a serious arm injury.
  • Peter Cech looked like a big orange in the new Chelski goal keeping shirt.
  • Glad to see Gary Megson is sporting the latest in Cheslski hats.
  • I guess the players at Man City really wanted Sven back 8 -1. I guess that is a no.
  • It's a great day for all the Joe Wolf's Vertical Jump Family as United are crowned champions and Fulham USA avoid the Fizzy Pop League.
  • Every year people talk about great escapes. Is Fulham's escape up there with West Ham from last year and West Brom from a couple of years ago?
  • Everyone kills FSC for their coverage of the EPL but props to them for going to the Setanta coverage of the trophy presentation.
  • I know it's in Italy but are Inter going through the greatest choke ever.

Is it really over?

Are they coming back, the crew pulls a Sopranos and leaves everyone hanging. Please come back for the second season.