Archive for November 13th, 2008



Many have felt that even though the Lakers are undefeated, they haven’t played a team of substance yet.  A true competitor.  Well they got their chance last night against Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets.  And CP3 (Chris Paul III) in no way made it easy for them.  He had 30 points and 13 assists, scoring the brunt of his points in the 4th quarter as the Hornets were trailing.  But Kobe made that comeback impossible, hitting a clutch 3-pointer over new Hornet James Posey to put the Lakers up 86-80 with 1:08 to go.  Kobe said of the shot on Posey, “I just wanted to shoot it in his face”.  The Lakers prevailed and improved to a perfect 7-0.  LA Lakers 93, New Orleans 86.

And now, the Lakers are the ONLY undefeated team in the NBA because… the underdog Atlanta Hawks finally lost last night to the Boston Celtics.  Joe Johnson led the way for the Hawks with 28 points in an extremely close game, but the hero of the evening was the Celtics’ Paul Pierce.  He put up a whopping 34 points as the Celtics narrowly edged the high-flying Hawks 103-102.  Although Atlanta lost, it was to the defending champion Boston Celtics.  Nothing to be ashamed of.  Celtics star forward Al Horford said after the game, ‘We just want to be taken seriously’.  And they are certainly making this happen with an impressive 6-1 record.


Some good news for fans (of good teams that is).  Due to the struggling economy, the NFL has decided to reduce the price of playoff tickets by 10% from last year.  Perhaps the NFL is worried that an exciting playoff matchup would have empty seats.  Not good for TV broadcasts.  And now if you happen to root for one of the top 12 teams in the league, maybe affording a good seat on the 50-yard line might not break your bank.

Finally, it appears that QB Tony Romo (Jessica Simpson’s boyfriend) will make his triumphant return to the Cowboys this Sunday as they take on their bitter rival, the Washington Redskins.  He has been out the last 4 weeks with a broken pinkie, and the Cowboys have completely fallen from grace without him.  But now, with him at the helm, perhaps they’ll get they swagger back.  And if they don’t, the populist pick for NFC representative in the Super Bowl will be watching it from their living room.