Saturday, January 06, 2007

Saturday night wrap-up.

Alot in the sports world has happend tonight. To name a few; the start of the 2006-2007 NFL playoffs, a major upset in college basketball and another tragic death.

NFL Playoffs:

KC- 8 INDY-23

Almost all of the "experts projected Larry Johnson to gain at least 150 yards and 2 TDs against the worst run defense of the Colts. I have to admit, I thought LJ would get 40+ touches and 150 yards but I was leaning towards only 1 TD. Well like most things in my life, I was wrong. Johnson only had 13 rushes and a miserable 32 yards. What the hell happened to the defense that gave up damn near 400 rushing yards to Jacksonville less than a month ago?

But with all that aside, Peyton Manning was less than spectacular throwing 3 picks, but did manage to throw for 268 yards and connect with Reggie Wayne in the end zone with less than 5 minutes in the 4th quarter. The big contributors in this game besides the Colts' D(who would've thunk it?) were Dallas "don't show me grunting on a video game without my permission" Clark with 9 catches for 103 yards and Joseph Addai who had a stellar game, 25 carries 122 yards and 1 score.

The Colts looked absolutely dominating in all aspects of the game today, offense, defense and special teams. Look, when you hold the ball twice as long as your opponent and you nearly triple them in total yards, odds are you'll win.

DAL- 20 SEA- 21

This as expected, was a very close game. It came down to Tony Romo botching the snap of a chip shot field goal attempt with 1:19 left in the game that sealed the fate of the once thought of best team in the NFC( Being the best team in the NFC is like being the skinniest kid at fat camp, sure you feel good now, but wait till you get home and you hear the first "hey look, tubby's back"....fuck, remember what Dr. Feinstein said, that's the past...leave it in the past.)What was I talking about, oh yes, the playoffs.

No one really jumped out, statistically in this one except Jerramy Stevens, in between dropping passes in the Superbowl and getting his crotch destroyed by a 300 pound lineman, he managed to haul in two touchdowns.

So to recap quickly, Indy beats on KC like Ike beats on Tina and Romo loses it for the Cowboys. Don't feel bad for Tony Romo though, he can always go cry on the shoulder of Jessica Sim....oh yeah, I forgot about that, honest mistake *wink, wink*.


I guess I will have to take the bad with the good on this one. The good part is my Hokies were able to beat Duke in Camden to revenge that bullshit 45 footer at the buzzer last year. We usually play the Blue Devils well but haven't really been able to beat them in recent years. But we finally edged them out in overtime today, 69-67.

The bad part is my beloved UConn Huskies fell for the second time this year. LSU showed us that all the talent in the world can't win you games, you have to come out and play like the better team. Led by Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Tasmin Mitchell the Tigers destroyed us 66-49.

Another tragic death to a young football player:

Mario Danelo, the kicker for the USC Trojans, was found dead at the bottom of a cliff today. Danelo is the 21 year old son of former NFL kicker, Joe Danelo. Police have not yet released any details, but Martha Garcia of the Los Angeles Police Department, said that it appeared as though he had suffered traumatic injuries.

Speaking on behalf of Trojans coach Pete Carroll, USC spokesman Tim Tessalone said: "We were stunned to hear about this tragedy. This is a great loss. Mario was a wonderful young man of high character.

"He was one heck of a kicker. He was a key ingredient in our success the past two years. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Trojan family go out to the Danelo family on this sad, sad day."

More to come on this horrible story when further details are released.

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