Archive for January 8th, 2009



The Cowboys off-season reshaping began yesterday, as they released troubled cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones.  Jones had a troubled legal history, and new reports have surfaced that he was (somehow) involved in a shooting incident in 2007.  Pac Man and his agent have denied the allegations, but the Cowboys said ‘Enough is Enough’ and parted ways with him.  Plus, his acquisition last off-season was probably more of a PR move than anything else, as Dallas owner Jerry Jones always likes to attract media attention to his organization.


The Celtics continue to, well… stink.  They dropped another game, and have now lost 6 of their last 8 games.  This time it was the Houston Rockets dealing the blows.  The game was close, and Paul Pierce put up a healthy 26 points, but it was the Rockets’ Yao Ming that stole the show with his own 26 points (along with 8 rebounds and 2 blocks).  They also got a great game from Aaron Brooks, their second-year point guard and NBADL alumnus (NBA Development League).  He put up 19 points coming off the bench.  The Rockets are 22-15, but come season’s end, they could be a serious title contender.  Houston 89, Boston 85.


A pretty big upset.  The #24 Boston College Golden Eagles beat the #1 North Carolina TarHeels earlier this week, and last night they followed up that beautiful win by losing to… Harvard.  Yes, that Harvard — not exactly known for their basketball program.  But Harvard is coached by Tommy Amaker, who used to coach major conference teams.  It’s his goal to make Harvard the representative for the Ivy League in the NCAA tourney from this point forward (as it’s almost always Penn or Princeton).  Harvard 82, Boston College 70.


Finally, tonight’s the night — The BCS National Championship game between #1 Oklahoma and #2 Florida.  It’s also a battle of this year’s Heisman Trophy Winner, Oklahoma’s QB Sam Bradford, and last year’s winner, Florida’s Tim Tebow.  Whoever wins the game will be dubbed the best team in college football this year.  However, surely the undefeated Utah Utes will contest that fact.  This is a can’t miss game.

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