Archive for November 28th, 2011



In college football, all eyes were on #1 LSU vs #3 Arkansas in a battle that could have huge BCS implications.  Arkanasas had been playing fantastic as of late, and many thought they matched-up very well against LSU’s staunch defense.  They might have been right, but it doesn’t really matter until the game starts, and you see just how amazing LSU really is.  Arkansas got out to an early 14-0 lead, and looked like they would definitely be making this competitive.  But then LSU just came surging back thanks to an amazing game from their best player Tyrann Mathieu.  Before Arkansas knew it, LSU had build a huge second half lead, and there was just no coming back from that.  With the win, LSU stays #1 and will take on Georgia next week in the SEC Championship.  Right now though, the National Championship would most likely see #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama, but a lot could change next week.  LSU 41, Arkansas 17.
In the the NFL, the Texans are having their best season ever.  But 2 weeks ago, they lost their starting quarterback Matt Schaub.  That would give Matt Leinart his big comeback opportunity.  But, in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Leinart went down with a broken collar bone.  There are reports that Leinart’s season may be over as well, which would make #3 quarterback, and North Carolina T.J. Yates, their starting quarterback.  Yates came in and helped maintain the lead to give the Texans another win.  But will the Texans stick with Yates?  Fortunately, the Texans are built to run the football behind amazing running-backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate.  Plus, they have the best defense in the NFL right now, so that is another thing to take the pressure off a young quarterback.  But, you still have to wonder if the Texans are going to risk their best season ever on a rookie quarterback.  Then again, they also signed former Jets quarterback Kellen Clements.  It should be an interesting road for the Texans.  Houston 20, Jacksonville 13.

Elsewhere in the NFL, the Tim Tebow circus continued.  In traditional fashion, it took Tim Tebow a while to do anything productive, and the Broncos allowed the Chargers to take an early 10-0.  Fortunately for the Broncos, the Chargers are one of the most pedestrian teams in the NFL this year.  They’re not explosive this year as they have been in season’s past, and thus… they’re beatable.  And, yet again, the Tim Tebow show kicked in in the 4th quarter.  He connected with Eric Decker on a clutch pass that would put the Broncos in field goal range in overtime.  Then, Matt Prater, came on and booted a 37-yard field goal to give the Broncos their 4th straight win.  Tebow continues both not to impress and truly impress.  His stats are not eye-popping, but he just finds a way to help the Broncos win… and they’re not complaining.  Denver 16, San Diego 13.



Finally, the big news of the weekend was out of the NBA.  It looks like after about 6 months, the NBA Lockout is finally over.  The deal is for 10 years with the players essentially doing a 50/50 revenue split with the owners.  The luxury tax is still in place (which means teams can go over the salary cap if they pay a penalty), but it’s apparently much larger, meaning if the Lakers want to bring in big-name talent and go over the cap they can, but it’s really going to cost them BIG.  This year, we’ll have a 66-game season that begins on Christmas Day.  All the players were all over Twitter this weekend, and all said they’re excited to get back to playing.  The NBA is back, baby!

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