Monday, November 10, 2008

The Week That Was

Above is pictured the best player in the NBA today. Kobe Bryant definitely > LeBron James. The Lakers crushed the Houston Rockets last night and stand at 5-0. Yes, it is very early but this team looks dominant right now and has many wondering what might have been against the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals last June if they had had a healthy Andrew Bynum. The Wizards have gotten off to an 0-5 start for the second straight year. I wasn't too worried about first but now I am starting to think the Wizards are headed for a playoff less season. Yes, they will get Gilbert Arenas back in a month but who knows what kind of game shape he will be in. Plus, the loss of Brendan Haywood is proving to be a bigger blow than some feared.

The New York Giants did exactly as I predicted and knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles at the Linc. It is obvious that the Giants are the class of the NFC Beast and that the Cowboys, Redskins, and Eagles are fighting for a wild card spot at this point. Tonight, I get a rare opportunity to see the San Francisco 49ers in action, just hoping they don't embarrass themselves on national television. If they need motivation the Niners just need to think back to two weeks ago when during an embarrassing loss interim head coach Mike Singletary pulled his pants down in front of the team. The players shouldn't want to find out how far he will go if they give a poor effort tonight.

The Alabama Crimson Tide held on to the #1 spot, defeating the LSU Tigers on the road in overtime. Texas Tech remained #2 with an impressive win at home against Oklahoma State. Penn State fell out of the running for the national championship with an inexcusable loss at Iowa. Not that it matters now but it was annoying to keep reading how Iowa was their last true test, completely discounting that the Nittany Lions still have to play a 9-2 Michigan State team in a couple of weeks. Also, it was funny to see them lose because after the win at Ohio State two weeks ago, many friends of mine from Penn State had already decided to book their tickets to the national title game. Sort of reminded me of West Virginia fans before their game against Pittsburgh last year. The Nebraska Cornhuskers proved that there are three guarantees in life; death, taxes, and the Huskers stomping on the Kansas Jayhawks in Lincoln. With the win Nebraska became bowl eligible and finally won a game they weren't expected to win. Hopefully Coach Pelini can build on this and have a strong finish to the season that can hopefully carry to next year. I missed Notre Dame's embarrassing effort at Boston College as they were shutout 17-0. The Irish can't beat a team with a winning record and unless there is vast improvement next year, i.e. a BCS bowl berth, I think it is time to find a new coach.

Oh, and Barack Obama became the 44th president.

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