Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - March 19, 2008



It’s Wednesday again!

The most prominent thought on most every sports fan’s mind this week is March Madness of course! Did you fill out your bracket? I’m always amazed at how much money and productivity is reported to be lost this time of year due to college hoops. Imagine what happens all over the planet during the World Cup. Don’t they take whole weeks off or something? It just goes to show you, no matter what our social or demographic differences are, sports are a unifying force in life.

Alright, no soap box idealism here, let’s talk about the latest developments this week so far:

Dodgertown is packing up and moving from Vero Beach, Florida to Arizona. I think Tommy Lasorda actually shed tears over it. It certainly is a sad time for Vero Beach since they’ve named a number of locales after the team over the years. They’ll certainly miss the revenue stream every spring as well…

The Houston Rockets’ winning streak was put to an end last night at 22. I personally think it would have ended sooner had they played a full, healthy Los Angles Lakers squad.

Inter Milan sits atop the Serie A League, while Manchester United and Arsenal continually trade the top spot in the Premier League. Tottenham visit Chelsea today in a “rematch” of the Carling Cup held last month. Chelsea will surely want to exact revenge upon the Spurs who defeated them 2-1. Should be an interesting hooligan matchup as well! On another soccer note, I am still waiting to find a fanatic to guest blog/interview to explain the workings of the leagues, cups, and their interactions…so far I’ve had nothing but empty promises! In the meantime, I diligently watch FSN every morning and follow the BBC news so I’ll get it eventually! Phooey on Jim Rome…

Tiger Woods won again on Sunday after being behind the leader by seven strokes. This should not surprise anyone at this stage in the game. The guy is just unstoppable with a truly admirable work ethic and determination.

The MLB Players Association is looking into why Barry Bonds is not currently signed with anyone as part of their “annual review”. I really think he has more than enough money and no one needs to worry about his employment status…shouldn’t he be retiring…

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach was delayed due to bad waves and event organizers are waiting for a decent swell before they pick up the competition again. It just goes to show you – just because you want to surf does not mean you will! When it gets going watch out for Kelly Slater, Andy Irons, and Rookie of the Year Bobby Martinez. Women to watch include Stephanie Gilmore, Sofia Mulanovich, and Karina Petroni. Slater is most impressive at #1 in the world - proof that you don't have to be 20 to be in your prime in sports! Check out the live webcast on the ASP website.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

I guess we all better take a week off! Nothing's getting done anyway.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Good idea - let's just do the rest of the month while we're at it!

George said...

chelsea v. tottenham was a thriller til the end.

poor chelski let it go and gave up an 88th minute score and it finished at 4-4 :(

George
http://sportstsar.com/

Apryl DeLancey said...

Oh I know! Good stuff!