Archive for December 9th, 2010



In the NBA, LeBron James and the Miami Heat have been on a hot streak lately.  They’ve certainly had some struggling moments this season, but they recently turned it around.  A dominating win against his former team (the Cavs) sure didn’t hurt LeBron’s momentum, and yesterday the Heat were looking for their 6th straight win.  To get it, however, they would have to win on the road in one of the most difficult places to play:  Utah — against a fierce Jazz team.   If the Heat boys could do that, it would be actual proof that they’ve turned things around.  Well, the game stayed close most of the way, but the Heat looked like they were really clicking out there.  In the 4th quarter, LeBron and D-Wade took over the game and led the Heat to a surging victory.  LeBron finished with 33 points and 9 assists, as the Heat finally start to… heat up.  Miami 111, Utah 98.


The Cliff Lee sweepstakes are on fire right now.  Cliff Lee has basically positioned himself, up to this point, as an “Ace For Hire”.  If you’re a team on the cusp of being good, spend a lot of money on Lee and he will pretty much guarantee you not only a spot in the playoffs, but also some solid wins in the post-season.  Well, the leaders for Lee right now are his current team, the Texas Rangers, the Los Angeles Angels, and, yep, the New York Yankees.  And the Yankees want to put Lee in pinstripes for a while.  So, yesterday, the Yanks offered Lee a 6-year $140 million contract.  They’re clearly serious, and want, as always, to be prominently featured in the post-season.  We’ll see what Lee decides.


Finally, in college football, it’s the end of an era.  Citing that he wants to spend more time with his family, Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer has decided to step down.  It wasn’t even a guarantee that Meyer would coach this year, as he battled with health problems in the off-season.  He did come back, but Florida had a lackluster season at best.  This year certainly wasn’t status quo for the Gators, who have loomed in the Top 10 or 5 in the nation the last few seasons.  This is most notably due to Meyer, who led the Gators to a National Championship, and also Meyer’s relationship with the college football Hall of Fame player Tim Tebow.  Meyer’s exit signals that Florida may in transition for a year or two.  Although, knowing that program, they should be back on their feet in no time.

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