Archive for December 13th, 2008



It’s official:  This year’s Heisman Trophy recipient is Oklahoma Sooners’ Quarterback Sam Bradford. He had an incredible year in the Big 12, and will be playing in the BCS National Championship game against Florida on January 8th.  Bradford is also predicted to be a top pick in the 09 NFL Draft.  He thanked God, his parents, his coach, and his entire team by individual position.


The Cavs looked to improve their win streak to 12 games against the Atlanta Hawks.  Cleveland’s win streak actually began with the Atlanta Hawks 11 games ago. Lebron had 33 points on the night, but this was Atlanta’s night.  It was a neck and neck game all the way up to the end, but Atlanta’s Joe Johnson had a huge fourth quarter with 11 points, and Mike Bibby had some clutch assists to barely edge the Cavs.  Atlanta 97, Cleveland 92.

Elsewhere in the NBA, Philadelphia has given up on head coach Maurice Cheeks.  The 76ers were supposed to compete in the East this year due to the key addition of superstar free agent, Elton Brand.  However, that experiment didn’t work out, and the Sixers are 9-14, after losing 8 of their last 10 games.  Not good news for a head coach.  Cheeks was fired yesterday, and hopefully his replacement can help turn things around in Philly.


Another record came to end.  The #23 Kansas Jayhawks currently have a 30-game home winning streak, and were expected to easily topple a 2-6 UMASS team.  But, this pesky UMASS team just wouldn’t quit.  They even pulled up by 11 points in the first half.  Kansas came back in the second, but UMASS simply kept the heat up.  Keep in mind too, that UMASS’s coach is Derek Kellogg, the assistant coach at Memphis last season.  And for those of you who forgot, Memphis lost to Kansas in last year’s championship game by one point off a last second shot by Mario Chalmers that unnecessarily sent that game into overtime.  This time, however, Coach Kellogg saw that play coming, as Tony Gaffney got piece of Kansas’ Sherron Collins last second shot, and the UMASS Minutemen held on to win the game.   Ricky Harris led the way for UMASS with 18 points.  UMASS 61, Kansas 60.

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Well, LeBron and the Cavs just keep on rolling, winning their 11th straight against Philadelphia.  Of course, LeBron James led the way for the Cavs with 28 points, while shooting guard Willie Green put up 19 for the Sixers.  The Cavs are now 13-0 at home.  And keep this in mind — Cleveland started out the season at 1-2 (a sign that an average season is coming).  But their year has been anything but average for the Cavs, as with this win they tied the franchise win streak record.   Cleveland 88, Philadelphia 72.

While the Cavs might be scorching right now, they still can’t get out from the Celtics’ shadow.  They played host to the New Orleans Hornets last night and looked to improve to brilliant 22-2.  Boston started the game off sloppy, but then regained their mojo in the 2nd half behind a dominant Paul Pierce.  He had 28 points on the night, while David West led the way for the Hornets.  We’ll have to wait until January 9th to watch the Boston/Cleveland face off, but every NBA fan will be glued to that game.  Boston 94, New Orleans 82.


It appears that Terrell Owens’ grievance against Tony Romo is a much larger concern than we first thought.  Owens called Romo out for conspiring to throw to Witten more often.  Many thought this was just Owens running his mouth, but, apparently, other players on the team feel the same way about Romo.   Some members of the defense thought he favored Witten as well, even if Witten was covered, and T.O. could make the play.  And when your defense says you’re playing favorites… not a good sign for Mr. Jessica Simpson.


Tonight is the Heisman Trophy ceremony.  The candidates are Florida’s quarterback, Tim Tebow, Texas’ Colt McCoy, and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford.  Tebow won the trophy last year, and will go for two.  But it wouldn’t be a surprise to see one of the other two take home the statue.  And if you’re betting money, go with Bradford.  He threw A LOT of touchdown passes this year.  A… LOT!!  At least Bradford and Tebow will face off in the BCS Championship on January 7th.  That should settle something, right?