They only had 9 shots after two periods, but the Montreal Canadiens stole game four with a couple late third period goals to even their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Said SportsNet hockey analyst Nick Kypreos on Prime Time Sports: "the Montreal Canadiens might be the worst five-on-five team in the history of the Stanley Cup playoffs."
The Detroit Red Wings made a statement last night in a 7-1 beatdown of the San Jose Sharks that got real nasty the further on it went. Even the normally cool Joe Thornton got in the act with a late hit on Tomas Holmstrom on a shift where he also sparred with Nik Lidstrom. The Sharks lead 3-1 heading back to San Jose.
Why did the Tennessee Titans record drop off last year to 8-8 after going 13-3 the year prior? Well, if you believe former running back LenDale White, it is because of their over reliance on Chris Johnson, who rushed for a mere 2,000+ yards, and not using White enough. If anyone can make sense of that, I'd love to hear it.
Jerry Crasnick at ESPN.com talks to Bert Blyleven, Jim Palmer and Goose Gossage on a variety of "unwritten rules" situations to get their thoughts.
Seems former New York Giant and NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has been accused of raping a 15-year old, or 16 depending on the report you read. In related news, Ben Roethlesberger breathed a sigh of relief. In more related news, the SportsPickle tweets that "It's the nickname of a rapist" has jumped "it's unoriginal" as the top reason LaDainian Tomlinson shouldn't go by L.T.
It has only been a couple weeks since Sports Illustrated ran a cover with the New York Yankees "core four" of Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada on it. Since, all but Jeter have run into injury concerns. The "SI Jinx" lives!
Seems Jerry Reinsdorf is out on purchasing the Phoenix Coyotes. It's a good thing that Gary Bettman didn't just sell the team to Jim Balsillie. I mean, who would want a team selling at a premium with no other suitable buyers in the mix?
Check out New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees take part in a home run derby against some teammates recently, switch hitting no less. And going deep from both sides. He also once beat Andy Roddick in tennis, was an elite soccer player, and carries a 3-handicap in golf. Dude rules.