Archive for November 27th, 2012



In the NFL, it was Monday Night Football against two of the leagues most struggling teams — the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles.  Prior to the season, this match-up might look like it had playoff implications.  But now, these teams were just trying to save face.  Cam Newton looked amazing. He had 306 yards, two touchdown passes, and two rushing touchdowns.  This looked like the Cam Newton we saw in his rookie year.  Then again, the Eagles have zero defense, so it’s certainly easier for him.  On the other side, the Eagles were missing their star running-back LeSean McCoy, but they got one great of showing from his rookie back-up Bryce Brown (who, by the way, was a brilliant pickup by my fantasy football partner).  Brown went for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough (for this game and for my fantasy football game against our bitter rivals, the Ziti), as the Panthers held on for the victory.  Carolina 30, Philly 22.

In college football, some major whining.  Alabama head coach Nick Saban is complaining because of how the Bowl system works.  His team earned their way into the SEC Championship, but will have to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Georgia Dome.  That’s basically a home game.  Moreover, while the winner of that game will likely go to the National Championship, the loser won’t go to a BCS Game.  With that said, Florida, who isn’t even playing in the SEC Championship has basically locked up a spot in the Sugar Bowl (a major BCS Bowl game).  Sure, they won’t get a shot at the BCS Championship, but they will get a lot of money for playing in the Sugar Bowl.  Saban is complaining that a loss would put them in a lesser bowl, even though they were the top team in their division.  But Florida coach Will Muschamp said he would gladly switch places with Saban to get a shot at the National Championship.


And in the NBA, it was the much anticipated rescheduled battle between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets IN Brooklyn.  This game was supposed to tip-off the season for the Nets, but it was postponed on account of Hurricane Sandy. The Knicks’ Tyson Chandler showed why he was one of the few reliable big men in the league, finishing the night with 28 points, while Deron Williams contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds.  However, these guys would need overtime to finish this one, and that time belonged to Brooklyn, as the Nets pulled away to lead this rivalry 1-0.  Brooklyn 96, NY Knicks 89.


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