Some Thursday night, playoff clinching action in the NFL as the Indianapolis Colts took on the Jacksonville Jaguars.  The Colts are the hottest team in the NFL right now.  They got off to a slow start this season, with Manning coming off a surgery, but they have found… their… groove.  Jacksonville was ahead most of the game, but Manning led them back in the 2nd half.  He had a masterful night with 364 yards and three touchdowns.  The rest of the Colts team looks decent, and therefore Peyton is practically carrying them on his back.  And with this win, the Colts clinched the No. 5 spot in the playoffs, and nobody is going to want to play them in the first round.  Indianapolis 31, Jacksonville 24.


A huge scoring mark was set.  North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough set the scoring record at North Carolina last night, giving him the most points in UNC history.  This is a remarkable achievement considering that star players such as Antawn Jamison, Rasheed Wallace, Jerry Stackhouse, and of course Michael Jordan spent their careers at UNC.  Now, Hansbrough stands alone as UNC’s scoring champion.   Tyler finished the game with 20 points, and has his sights set on winning it all this year.  #1 UNC 91, Evansville 73.


It was the Portland Trailblazers v. the Phoenix Suns, and anybody tuning in knew it would be an absolute scoring volcano.  And this game belonged to former Rookie of The Year — the Blazers’ Brandon Roy.  He was an inferno last night, just draining shots from everywhere.  He even hit the essential game winning 3 pointer with under 3 minutes to go.  Roy finished the night with a career high 52 points, and the Blazers finally finished off the Suns.  It’s safe to say… Brandon Roy has arrived.  Portland 124, Phoenix 119.

Finally, in baseball, with C.C. Sabathia off the free agent market, the new hot guy-to-get is the Los Angeles Angels’ Mark Teixeira (pronounced Tee-Share-uh) He’s talking to all the big teams, but in the last couple days a few teams have dropped out of the running.  The Orioles need Teixeira badly, as he could give them a bat they desperately needed, but they had to drop out of the running.  And today, another AL East team backed out:  The Boston Red Sox.  They got outbid.  The favorite now looks like his team, the Los Angeles Angels who want to re-sign him to an eight year deal.  But, alas, these things are never final until the free agent is wearing the winner’s jersey.


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