Archive for January 22nd, 2009



Wow!  A stunner in college basketball.  The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been playing out of their mind, and were just recently promoted to #1 as the last unbeaten team in the nation.  On a pretty easy-to-win Wednesday night game, Wake took on Virginia Tech at HOME.  Virginia Tech was a pesky bunch, and they headed into the half up by 10.  The Demon Deacons made a comeback push behind their star PG Jeff Teague, but the Hokies just kept attacking them.  The game stayed close until the final seconds, with the Hokies missing a ton of easy free throws that could have sealed the game.  But — Wake Forest could never quite catch up, and the unranked Virginia Tech Hokies pulled off the monster upset.  Virginia Tech 78, Wake Forest 71.

And in some random college basketball news, the New Jersey Institute of Technology has quietly amassed the longest losing streak in Division one b-ball.  They’ve lost 51 STRAIGHT GAMES.  They’re 0-17 on the season, and the only reason we’re reporting on this is… well, you guessed it.  They finally snapped their losing skid by beating 3-15 Bryant University.  This is a marquee night in N.J.I.T. athletics history.  For those of you who don’t know, N.J.I.T. plays in the same conference as those #16 seeds in March Madness.  The ones that get killed by 50-60 points by the likes of #1 seeds UCLA/UCONN/Duke/etc…


The New York Knicks have made it absolutely clear over the past couple of months that they want nothing to do with Stephon Marbury.  He has sat idly by as they’ve openly resented him, but now a team in Greece, Olympiacos, is eying bringing Marbury to Europe.  Olympiacos signed former Atlanta Hawk Josh Childress to a $20 million deal this off season, but recently lost him to a much needed knee surgery.  Now, they’re hoping to continue appeasing their fans by recruiting another NBA name to the club.  This is quite an interesting trend happening with European basketball.  And there are still rumors that a Euro club has their eyes set on Shaq.

Finally, the Los Angeles Lakers had their bi-annual home game against the other LA team, the Clippers.  (By the way, they play in the same stadium).  The Clips haven’t beaten the Lakers in two years, and that wasn’t going to change tonight.  Behind the tour de force that is Andrew Bynum, the Lakers topped the lowly Clippers.  Bynum had an amazing 42 points, and an injured Kobe Bryant still managed to put up a triple-double.  These guys are on the championship path.  LA Lakers 108, LA Clippers 97.

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