Sunday, January 29, 2006

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of the Weekend

Let's take a quick look at the weekend:

The Good:
- LeBron James with 44 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists in a 113-106 win over Phoenix Sunday.

- Minnesota Golden Gophers - Finally got their first Big 10 win, and they did it in a big [10] way (pun intended), playing great defense in route to a 61-42 route over #11 Indiana. The Hoosiers shot only 32%, and the lefty Vincent Grier led Minnesota with 17 points and 9 rebounds as they improved to 10-8.

- Philly beats Orlando 89-81 even without Allen Iverson. Nice defensive showing, and nice overall game for a few guys, including John Salmons (17 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists), C-Webb (18,5,8) and Samuel Dalembert (15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks). Sixers improve to 23-21, and now have a home game coming up against Phoenix on Tuesday.

- Dr. Z gave his annual TV Commentator Awards, which are always entertaining and fairly insightful.

The Bad:
- Mike Piazza signs with the Padres - Piazza may have a little more left in the tank, but I don't think that'll be too evident when he's playing catcher in a pitcher's ballpark. I'm not exactly anticpating great things for him in Petco Park.

- Even with Ron Artest, Sacramento loses 124-123 vs. Toronto. Yikes!

- Utah to retire Andrew Bogut's #4 jersey - 2 years and one Elite Eight appearance is all it takes to get your jersey retired?! Bogut was great last year, but he only played for 2 years!

The Ugly:
- Me I didn't post on here for like 2 days, although I do have a viable excuse. Friday night, I had a couple of friends come into town, and we went to a hockey game at The Ralph (Sioux lost 2-1), and then we went to eat, stopped at a couple other places, and I had no time for the computer. On Saturday, my sisters and a couple cousins came into town, so I was gone all day and then slept at the hotel, so I really had no time. So that's why there was a small break of time between my posts. Sorry!

- Texas A&M is unhappy that Seattle's fans are called the 12th Man - :yawn:

Until next time, you stay classy!