Archive for December 15th, 2009



On Monday Night Football, it was the Arizona Cardinals v. the San Francisco 49ers.  With a win, the Cardinals would lock up the NFC West.  For the 49ers, a win keeps them in the playoff hunt.  Arizona has been confusing this season.  They lose to an average team, then turn around and beat the Vikings.  Very strange.  So… how would they fare against a hungry 49er team?

Frank GoreThe game started off all San Francisco.  In the first half alone, quarterback Alex Smith hit both Vernon Davis and rookie Michael Crabtree for touchdowns.  It was 17-0 San Fran at the end of the first half.  The Cardinals would get a little production in the second half due to some solid running from rookie Beanie Wells, but this game simply belonged to the 49ers.  Running back Frank Gore blew up with 167 yards and touchdown.  This win keeps them in the wild card picture, but they will most likely have to win the rest of their games and hope for some lucky losses elsewhere.  San Francisco 24, Arizona 9.


In baseball, the off-season trades/free agent acquisitions are starting to heat up.  Reportedly, a deal is close that would send Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay to the Philadelphia Phillies, and also current Philly Cliff Lee to the Seattle Mariners.  Obtaining Cliff Lee would put the Mariners back on the map, as he would pair with their other ace pitcher Felix Hernandez.  For the Phillies, obtaining Halladay would put them right back in World Series contention yet again.  However, they would have to give up their top two young prospects to Toronto.  Sure, Toronto might be losing their ace, but it was time that they finally traded him as a chip for young talent.


And in the NBA, the Allen Iverson experiment hasn’t worked out so well.  They continue to lose, and haven’t even come close to selling out arenas.  However, last night, he finally helped them end their 12 game losing streak against the Golden State Warriors.  Thadeus Young was the hero for the Sixers with 26 points and 14 rebounds, but Iverson’s 20 points helped lift the Sixers over the Warriors.  Philadelphia 117, Golden State 101.

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