Steroid List From 2003?

I got this little gem this morning so I figured I’d share.  This list is unconfirmed so it may be fake.  Read on to see how it is.

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This is hilarious

For those of you that haven’t heard, Tennessee got a “commitment” from a 13 year old yesterday. With that in mind, check this out.

USA Falls to Brazil

USA vs ItalyI really don’t want to write this because I’m still frustrated about the second half of that game.  The Americans seem to either play brilliantly (see, Spain and Egypt) or fall flat on their faces (see, Costa Rice, Brazil, Italy).  Today, they managed to do both.

The first half was spectacular.  The US hung with Brazil in even aspect of the game.  They looked great.  They carried a 2-0 lead into the half and were poised to win their first FIFA sanctioned tournament.

Instead, the wheels fell off and Brazil scored three unanswered goals (should have been four) and sent the US to a second place finish.

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Tennessee Gets A New Commitment… From a 13 year old?

I know what you’re thinking. “He’s thirteen, how can we be sure we’re going to want him when he’s 18?” And my answer is simple: he is Eric Berry’s younger brother, Evan. Read what I wrote about it for 3SIB by clicking here.

Most Fuel Efficient NFL Divisions

I was bored today and my mind started to wander in the direction it always tends to wander when I get bored and that would be towards football. Somehow or another my chain of thoughts made me wonder how many miles the 32 NFL teams travel on average per season when they fly around the country to play football. Then I thought to myself “man, if they reorganized the divisions I bet they could save ton of money on fuel costs.” And next thing you know, I’m looking up distances between different NFL cities and seeing what would be the most efficient way to arrange the divisions to minimize total travel distance for the teams to play games within their division.

Let me first start by saying that I realize this would ruin a lot of the tradition in the NFL and would be breaking up bunch of the divisions historical division rivalries and by no means am I actually proposing that the NFL does this. It’s just something interesting to look at. I just wanted to see how many total miles of flying is done by the NFL for division games, and then come up with the divisions that would reduce that number the greatest amount and then compare. Continue reading

NHL Draft Review

John Tavares puts on an Isles jersey for the first time.  Sorry, kid.

John Tavares puts on an Isles jersey for the first time. Sorry, kid.

Last night the NHL hosted the first round of their annual entry draft.  It was broadcast on Versus, so chances are good that you didn’t know it was going on (unless you frequent WaB and for that, we thank you).  As I outlined here, there was potential for a pretty wild day with trades and picks being sent all over the place.  There was also potential for nothing to happen and for everything to go according to plan.  Unfortunately, teams went with the latter option.

The biggest news of the day was Anaheim’s trade of Chris Pronger to Philadelphia for Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa and two first round draft picks.  Pronger will be an unrestricted free agent next year, so this is entirely too much.  That being said, I’m happy to see him exit the Western Conference.

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NHL Draft Day

Last night the NBA gave us a warm up for tonight’s NHL Draft.  I watched the first round of basketball’s annual event and then realized once again that I didn’t like basketball.  Go Grizzlies, I guess.

Anyway, tonight we have a sport that one of us here at WaB cares about so it gets its own post.  Much like the Major League Baesball Draft, I don’t know many of these kids aside from what I read on the internet.  I tried my hand at a first round mock draft for baseball and I failed miserably.  I’d be even worse at a hockey one, so I won’t try.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Get Shaq

Do you hear that distant noise? That’s Lebron James throwing a party.

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Julius Peppers Signs Ridiculous Deal

Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers

It just came out that Julius Peppers has agreed to a 1-year, 16.7 million dollar contract with the Carolina Panthers, which means he’ll be getting paid over one million dollars per game. Peppers has played for the Panthers for all seven of his years in the NFL after being drafted by them second overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. Peppers has been a very productive player and is 6’7″ – 283 defensive end and “freakishly athletic” but has often been criticized for taking plays off and not going 100% on ever single down and “disappearing for long stretches.” Peppers had a 14.5 sacks last season, which is a career high and is his fifth season with double-digit sack numbers. He is also the franchise’s all-time career sack leader with 70.5. Continue reading

USA Beats Top-Ranked Spain

Clint Dempsey scores for the US

Clint Dempsey scores for the US

What’s up with this team?  First they make a mockery of the game with their play in the losses to Costa Rica, Italy, and Brazil.  Then they dominate Egypt and qualify for the semifinals of the Confederations Cup.  Today, they took on the best team in the world, Spain, and came out victorious.  I think Bob Bradley has found his lineup for the rest of the qualification process.

This win is the second for the Americans against the world’s number one team.  The last came in the 1998 Gold Cup against Brazil.  In my opinion, this win ranks right up with the Portugal game in the 2002 World Cup, the 1989 World Cup Qualifier that sent the team to the 1990 World Cup, and the 1950 upset of England.  This win couldn’t have come at a better time for American team and fans after the previously mentioned games.

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