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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Gunners pull one out

If you are a Setanta subscriber, yesterday's Champion's League tilt between Barcelona and home Arsenal was worth a couple months of the $14.95 monthly charge. Arsenal started on fire only to see Barca take a 1-0 lead half way through the first half on a David Villa goal. From there, it seemed a matter of time before they extended the lead, but the second half was another story. Arsenal had repeated chances, while Barca looked to counter punch, and in short order, Robin Van Persie and Andrei Arshavin gave the hosts a pair of goals and a fantastic 2-1 win in the opening leg. Be sure not to miss the return leg on March 8th, it is gonna be something special. As for Barcelona's Lionel Messi, that's eight games played in England now without a goal.  The other game yesterday saw Shaktar Donetsk pull out a 3-2 road victory at AS Roma, who have given up 10 goals in their last three across all competitions.  The other half of the round of 16 games go next Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Maybe I've got far too great a memory of a terrible Derek Jeter season last year in play, so not too thrilled to see New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi handing him the leadoff slot without a swing in anger yet.

Don't look now, but the New Jersey Devils have lost only once in regulation in the last 5+ weeks.  Also heating up?  The Toronto Maple Leafs, who are now within a small hot streak from a playoff spot  with the teams in front of them reeling.

Not so fast, Boston and Philadelphia, there are more World Series contenders than just you, says Ken Rosenthal at Fox SportsRosenthal also says that Albert Pujols is done in St. Louis.

Seems not all are so high on the Jose Bautista extension with the Toronto Blue Jays, said to be five years and $65 million dollars, and potentially six and $78 million with a team option.

My how things have changed for Chelsea.  The early leaders of the English Premier League season, who once talked of an undefeated year, now are aiming for a top four finish, says manager Carlo Ancelloti.  That kind of talk can get you fired running that club.

If I know Axl Rose at all, there's no chance that the story of a Guns N' Roses half-time Super Bowl show is true.  Now Slash, on the other hand, he'd be down for a Snakepit or Velvet Revolver appearance if it would get him paid.

First we got word that Dan Shulman would be taking a larger role in TSN's baseball coverage, and then yesterday came word that SportsNet has dumped Rance Mulliniks and Sam Cosentino from Toronto Blue Jays broadcasts.  These are good baseball days in Canada.

The LA Lakers pounded Cleveland by 55 points the last time they met.  So what happened last night in the rematch?  The Cavs won.  No, seriously.

After Joba Chamberlain showed up to Yankees camp heavier, and the Yanks are not happy about it, has anbody glossed him Joba The Hutt?  Or is it just me so far?

It'll cost a good time investment, but there are some seriously awesome blunders among the Top 100 Biggest Blunders in Sports History.

15 craziest accidental goals of all-time. 

The LA Clippers electric rookie Blake Griffin goes for an alley-oop pass, and cracks his head on the backboard.

Chocolate and Hearts...Epic Meal Time.

1 comment:

gary said...

Jose Bautista's girl gave me rub downs a few years back. True.

ok, it was physical therapy on my back. still.