Archive for December 12th, 2008



The winter meetings just concluded in Las Vegas.  That’s where managers talk about the upcoming season, but primarily — it’s all about free agent signings.  Two days ago, C.C. Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees for $161 million dollars.  That’s not bad, but there are still two other big name players looking to cash in.  Those names… the Rangers’ Mark Teixeria, and LA Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez.  It’s no guarantee that either player will leave their current team, but they both had monster years last season, and will be looking to bank that success.


The Boston Celtics just keep rolling along. They are now 21-2, and on an incredible win streak.  Last night, their prey… the Washington Wizards.  And they absolutely massacred Washington (not too much of an accomplishment, but still).  Paul Pierce and Ray Allen led the way, with each putting up 22 points.  It seems to be almost a lock (baring injury) that the Celtics and Cavs will have a show down in the Eastern Conference Finals.  Boston 122, Washington 88.


Some Thursday night action between the Bears and the Saints. Chicago jumped out to a big lead in the first half, but rallied back behind their rookie running back, Pierre Thomas, who broke away for a 42 yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter.  Then, in the 4th, Saints QB Drew Brees hit his old favorite receiver Marques Colston for an 11-yard strike, putting them up 24-21.  But, the Bears would force an over time with 2 seconds left on the clock, as kicker Robbie Gould hit a clutch 28-yard field goal.  And then in OT, it was Gould again, booting a 35-yard field goal to win the game.  Chicago 27, New Orleans 24.

Finally, a bit of a humorous gossip story from the NFL.  Apparently, Terrell Owens has made his thoughts clear about Cowboys QB Tony Romo.  His grievance:  He’s jealous of Romo’s friendship (and thus passing chemistry) with tight end Jason Witten. Owens thinks that Romo and Witten hold private meetings to plan plays, and then throw to Witten no matter what, even if Owens is open.  Remember — these are just Terrell Owens… assumptions.  But you have to admit, they’re pretty imaginative.