The weekend is over, and it is time to get back to the grind. With so much going on the past two days, it is hard to imagine it was all in one weekend. Lots to hit on, so lets get right to it.
Remember Brandon Jennings? Two years ago he was chastised for his decision to skip college and go pro. Of course, going pro out of high school was not a big deal for the NBA until they instituted what is now referred to as the “One and Done” rule. Jennings’ decision came after that rule was in place, so when he went pro he did so in Italy. How is that working out for him? He was selected 10th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft, and now he is the NBA record holder for shortest games to drop 50 on an opponent. It took him all of seven games to do it, and he did so in a winning cause as he led his 5 – 2 Bucks to a 129 – 125 (regulation) victory over the Warriors Saturday night.
Michelle Wie has taken a lot of heat since turning pro in 2006. She has had a somewhat bumpy ride on the course, but yesterday she finally turned in her first career LPGA victory. Oh by the way, she is still only 20 years old. Jason Sobel of ESPN.com thinks it might be time to cut her a break.
On the local scene we saw UNC-CH get a big win over Miami, who has yet to win at Keenan Stadium. It took an amazing freakishly fluky play to secure the win, but a W is a W no matter how you slice it. Congrats to the Heels and their fans. Meanwhile, NC State had it completely handed to them, at home, against Clemson. By it I mean their asses. This season can not end soon enough for the Pack at this point, and you can not help but wonder if Wolfpack Nation is griping over the 28th. Duke also got it handed to them on Saturday by Georgia Tech, and I think our little sisters to the East played last night….
Last night yet another chapter was written in the Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning monologues. Yeah, I’m sick of hearing about them too, but just like the rest of you I’m plopping my fine ass in front of the TV every time these guys square off. Manning had a phenomenal comeback to steal a win last night and keep his Colts lossless on the year. The New Orleans Saints also remained undefeated yesterday, and the Carolina Panthers actually played like we thought they could.
Is it the NFC East or the NFC Least? The vaunted division is barely treading water at this point, with two 5 – 4 teams, a 3 – 6 team, and division leading Dallas sitting at 6 – 3. Anyone catch what Philip Rivers did to the Eagles yesterday? At what point does his name start getting included with the top tier guys in the NFL? Probably should have been last year when he led the NFL in passer rating, but then again I may be a little bit biased here.
So was Jim Harbaugh running up the score by going for a 2-Point conversion late in Stanford’s 55 – 21 shellacking of USC on Saturday or was it justified payback for USC running up the score in the past? I think the move was a little classless myself, but I’ll be damned if it did not make me chuckle. Nothing sweeter than USC losing, unless it happens the same weekend that Notre Dame loses. Speaking of Notre Dame, how in the blue hell does fat boy still have a job?