Archive for March 31st, 2011



In college football, some major drama circulating the Fiesta Bowl.  The Fiesta Bowl is one of the big 4 bowls that makes up the BCS.  And every 4 years, the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona hosts the Championship Game.  Last year, it played home to the National Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon. Now it looks like the CEO of the Fiesta Bowl may have done wrong by reimbursing his employees for around $46,000 in political contributions.  This is a big no-no in the college sporting world, and if the Fiesta Bowl is ousted by the BCS Committee, this may open the doors for the Cotton Bowl (usually considered a major bowl outside of the Top 4) to become part of the Championship Series.  That means serious money for any bowl organization.  But, as of now, it’s still under investigation, and the Fiesta Bowl is still in the BCS family.


In the NBA, the Heat are still jockeying for that #1 spot with the Celtics and Bulls.  And, at times this season, they have been suspect when playing teams they SHOULD beat.  The Wizards were ready for D-Wade and company coming into Washington.  JaVale McGee swatted away a few Dwayne Wade dunk attempts, and rookie star John Wall even got ejected for getting in a tussle with Zydrunas Ilgauskas.  The Wizards were out there with fire, but, in the end, LeBron James just had too much firepower with 35 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists.  The Wizards are now hoping for a good draft lottery spot, while the Heat are trying to get in a rhythm before the playoffs.  Miami 123, Washington 107.


And today is the day we’ve all been waiting for:  Opening Day in Major League Baseball.  To start things off, it’ll be the Detroit Tigers vs. the New York Yankees.  Then, the San Diego Padres take on Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Finally, in the prime-time match-up, it’s Tim Lincecum and the defending champion San Francisco Giants vs. a Los Angeles Dodgers team poised for a comeback season.  Can the Giants win it all again?  Will the Yankees regain the throne?  Will the Phillies be unbeatable with Cliff Lee back in their rotation?  Will the Cubs, gasp, win it all?  We’ll get some clues tomorrow.

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