The Boston Celtics just won their 17th NBA title by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in game 6 of the NBA finals tonight by a score of 131-92. It was a HUGE blow out victory for Boston (the biggest in NBA finals history.
The Celtics played flawless basketball and the Lakers were pretty much done by half time. Paul Pierce won the MVP for the 2008 NBA Championship playoffs. Kevin Garnet, Ray Allen and others all contributed with great games. Ray Allen tied the NBA record for number of three pointers made in a Championship game, by hitting seven three pointers.
It was fun to watch… well it was fun for me to watch, since my Father’s side of the family is from the Boston area and I have been a Celtics fan for a LONG time.
Anyway, congrats to the Boston Celtics organization an all their fans.
WOW! The New York Giants won Super Bowl 42. That was an amazing game!
I guess the 1972 Dolphins get to pop open another bottle of champaign to celebrate again. I actually was seven years old back when the Dolphins went undefeated and I was a BIG dolphin fan too, because I lived in South Florida. I am kind of surprised the New England Patriots didn’t join them at the top of the mountain. Maybe next year…
Congratulations again to Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and the rest of the New York Giants, great game!
I heard about this on a local talk radio station (sports radio 610) this morning and thought I would share it with you.
The Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation, founded by Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, sponsored a special even where needy kids were allowed to shop for their favorite toys in a timed “race”. It was a really nice way to give back to the community.
You can read more about the story on Houston Chronicle.
This past Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings beat the San Diego Chargers 35-17, but the game wasn’t what everyone in Minnesota was talking about.
The Minnesota Viking’s Rooking Running Back, Adrian Peterson, is what everyone was talking about.
Adrian Peterson set a new NFL rushing record – 296 yards! With his amazing performance on Sunday, Adrian Peterson is on pace to break Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record and some people are predicting that he might break the all-time NFL single season rushing record (also set by Dickerson).
In case you missed it, here some highlights from the game last Sunday:
Trinity University beat Millsaps College on a last second play that may be the most amazing ending for a football game ever. This play gave Trinity University a 28-24 victory over Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday, October 27, 2007.
I watched it on the news last weekend, and just had to post it. Check out the video to see what could be the most amazing football play ever:
I meant to write about this earlier. Anyway, the Boston Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies 4-0 to win the 2007 World Series. Here are some video highlights of the final game (mostly their victory celebration):
Congratulations to the Red Sox and their fans.
Here is the schedule for the opening series of the 2007 MLB Playoffs:
Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox
1. Wed, Oct 3 – at Boston, 6:30 pm EDT (TBS)
2. Fri, Oct 5 – at Boston, 8:30 pm EDT (TBS)
3. Sun, Oct 7 – at LA Angels, 3:00 pm EDT (TBS)
4. Mon, Oct 8 – at LA Angels, 9:30 pm EDT (TBS)
5. Wed, Oct 10 – at Boston, 8:30 pm EDT (TBS)
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians
1. Thu, Oct 4 – at Cleveland, 6:30 pm EDT (TBS)
2. Fri, Oct 5 – at Cleveland, 5:00 pm EDT (TBS)
3. Sun, Oct 7 – at NY Yankees, 6:30 pm EDT (TBS)
4. Mon, Oct 8 – at NY Yankees, 6:00 pm EDT (TBS)
5. Wed, Oct 10 – at Cleveland, 5:00 pm EDT (TBS)
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
1. Wed, Oct 3 – at Arizona, 10:00 pm EDT (TBS)
2. Thu, Oct 4 – at Arizona, 10:00 pm EDT (TBS)
3. Sat, Oct 6 – at Chi Cubs, 6:00 pm EDT (TBS)
4. Sun, Oct 7 – at Chi Cubs, 1:00 pm EDT (TNT)
5. Tue, Oct 9 – at Arizona, 10:00 pm EDT (TBS)
Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1. Wed, Oct 3 – at Philadelphia, In progress (TBS)
2. Thu, Oct 4 – at Philadelphia, 3:00 pm EDT (TBS)
3. Sat, Oct 6 – at Colorado, 9:30 pm EDT (TBS)
4. Sun, Oct 7 – at Colorado, 10:00 pm EDT (TBS)
5. Tue, Oct 9 – at Philadelphia, 6:30 pm EDT (TBS)
Who is your favorite to win it all?
Ichiro Suzuki led the American League to a 5-4 victory over the National League in Tuesday night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Suzuki was named the MVP of the game, and he deserved it, since he hit the first EVER All-Star Game in the park home run. Even though this is his seventh All-Star game since joining MLB in 2001, this is the first game where he has made a major contribution to the outcome.
So, fans, what’s your opinion? Was Ichiro Suzuki the MLB All-Star Game MVP? Or did your favorite get passed over?
This year Wimbledon had some surprises, and a historic moment.
To start things off, Roger Federer won a very tough 5 set match against Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2. This victory gave Federer 5 Wimbledon championships in a row! Wow, I didn’t really think anyone would ever tie Bjorn Borg’s record of winning 5 straight Wimbledons. Pretty amazing.
On the woman’s side, Venus Williams was the lowest ranked woman to win a Wimbledon championship. Venus defeated Marion Bartoli of France 6-4, 6-1. This was also Williams’ fourth championship victory at Wimbledon.
Both Venus and Roger are young enough to win quite a few more titles at Wimbeldon. It will be interesting to see if they do.
For a more detailed look at Wimbeldon, check out the All-England Club’s Wimbeldon.org website.
Here is a run down of the first round from last night’s 2007 NBA Draft:
1 Portland Greg Oden – C
2 Seattle Kevin Durant – SF
3 Atlanta Al Horford – PF
4 Memphis Mike Conley – PG
5 Boston Jeff Green – SF
6 Milwaukee Yi Jianlian – PF
7 Minnesota Corey Brewer – SG
8 Charlotte Brandan Wright – PF
9 Chicago Joakim Noah – PF
10 Sacramento Spencer Hawes – C
11 Atlanta Acie Law – PG
12 Philadelphia Thaddeus Young – SF
13 New Orleans Julian Wright – SF
14 Los Angeles Al Thornton – SF
15 Detroit Rodney Stuckey – SG
16 Washington Nick Young – SG
17 New Jersey Sean Williams – C
18 Golden State Marco Belinelli – SG
19 Los Angeles Javaris Crittenton – PG
20 Miami Jason Smith – PF
21 Philadelphia Daequan Cook – SG
22 Charlotte Jared Dudley – SF
23 NY Knicks Wilson Chandler – SF
24 Phoenix Rudy Fernandez – SG
25 Utah Morris Almond – SG
26 Houston Aaron Brooks – PG
27 Detroit Arron Afflalo – SG
28 San Antonio Tiago Splitter – PF
29 Phoenix Alando Tucker – SF
30 Philadelphia Petteri Koponen – PG
Craig Biggio made his 3,000th hit last night here in Houston at Minute Maid Park. This huge milestone cements his place in history and greatly increases his chance of being inducted into the hall of fame.
Here is video of the historic event:
For more details on his 3,000 hit, check out this article in the Houston Chronicle.
Congratulations Craig from all of us.
Last night, the San Anotonio Spurs finished their sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers to win their fourth NBA championship since 1999.
First, I would like to say congratulations for a job well done. The Spurs play great fundamentally sound basketball and it wins them championships.
Are they the best NBA team in history?
Well, they are one of only four teams to win at least four championships. The other teams are the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers. Speaking of that last team… the Lakers won three championships in a row from 2000-2002. If they hadn’t split up Shaq and Kobe would the Spurs have won the next few championships?
What do you think? Are the Spurs the best NBA team ever? Are the Lakers the best NBA team ever? How about Larry Bird’s Boston Celtics or Michael Jordan’s Bulls?
Justin Verlander pitched a no-hitter for the Detroit Tigers the other day. What a great performance.
For more information on the no-hitter, check out Dana Wakiji first hand account of the event on her blog.
The San Antonio Spurs won game one of the 2007 NBA Finals, by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 85-76. What they did best was take Lebron James out of the game. They basically dared the rest of the Cavs to beat them.
I personally don’t think that the Spurs will be able to hold James to such low numbers (14 points, seven rebounds, four assists) every night, but in game one the Spurs showed why everyone considers the West so much better than the East this year….
The 2007 NBA Championship starts tonight. I think this is a great match-up, between two really solid teams. It should be interesting to see how this plays out.
While the Western conference seemed much better than the Eastern conference this year and San Antonio has to be the favorite in this series, Lebron has shown signs of living up to his billing. King James might just win a championship this year.
So who do you think is going to win it this year? The Cleveland Cavaliers or the San Antonio Spurs?