Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wild World of Wednesday - April 9, 2008



Where do I start…

The Lady Vols are the NCAA Women’s hoops champions, defeating Stanford 64-48…ouch…

In Men’s NCAA Basketball news, UCLA’s Kevin Love will enter the NBA Draft…yeah, that is a bit too much money to turn down. Word is on Los Angeles’ ABC News that Darren Collison is also leaving but the L.A. Times article says he is not 100% sure as of last night. Again, too much money to turn your back on...

Tennis star Venus Williams announced that she is taking a break from tennis for a while. She claims that she has some “issues” that need to be resolved but loves the game. The amount of time she will take is not certain but she says she does want to play in the French Open that stars in May.

I am still in a state of bliss after my double dose of Dodgers last week. They did fairly well in San Diego afterward and still look like they could possibly have a real season. In case you didn’t know, Rafael Furcal is the real deal. He makes sick catches. He steals bases. He hits when he needs to. He deserves Andruw Jones’ salary…

So, Liverpool beat Arsenal in the Champions League match 4-2. I thought it would be the other way around! Man U face Roma today and are reportedly a bit worried. My biggest gripe is that I haven’t been able to watch many of the matches…

You know you’re the best golfer in the world when ESPN has a very long article about your caddy. I learned a lot about Steve Williams, the man who carries the clubs for Tiger Woods. He has one of those “feel good” stories that give you the warm fuzzies about hard work and perseverance. Speaking of Tiger, the Master’s starts tomorrow and the hype around him has begun.

David Garrard of the Jacksonville Jaguars signed a 60 million dollar contract to continue as their starting QB. Nice! He really showed his stuff last year, leading his team to beat the rival Pittsburgh Steelers at home in the cold…twice! Besides that, he really comes across as a genuinely good guy in interviews and has overcome some rather challenging health issues recently.

I noticed a headline that announces the Indian Cricket League’s World Series has started this week. I really need someone to help me get up to speed on this sport. I’ve watched some highlights on Sky Sports News and read up but haven’t caught a televised game. This is the number one sport in India and very popular in other parts of the world as well so it must certainly be worth a watch…

The action sports world is picking up - the Quiksilver Pro Durban South Africa starts on Friday and the Moto X World Championships start this coming weekend as well.

By the way, if you want a plethora of sports news links all in one spot – check out SportsTsar’s "Abraham Linkin" posts. He travels the blogosphere/news world - so you don’t have to - and puts it all in one neat spot!

Oh, and one more thing…would someone please tell me why ESPN is covering Dancing With the Stars? I don’t care if there are professional athletes that are contestants – is this a way to justify someone’s guilty pleasure?

2 comments:

George said...

thanks for the kind words and the link, apryl! i figured since i read an absurd amount of blogs anyways, might as well add another feature to my site and take note of the best. glad you enjoy them!

George
http://sportstsar.com/

Apryl DeLancey said...

You're so welcome! Keep up the good work!