Week in Review…Kind Of

Well last week was quite a whirlwind but for some reason the sports world didn’t stop for me.  I can’t figure out why.

Anyway, I’m home now and so I figured I’d do a little quick hit post and try to cover the big stories that happened while I was gone.  We’ll see how it goes.

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Early Spring Doldrums

Now that the Olympics are over, I’m sort of in a funk.  Usually this period lasts from the Super Bowl until Opening Day of Baseball season so this year is a little more kind.  But not by much.

I know there’s still hockey, but even that doesn’t do it.  The Blues played last night and don’t play again until Thursday.  What do I do with my time between now and then?  College basketball?  No.  NBA?  Absolutely not.  I’d rather stick forks in my eyes before I watch basketball.  I’ve tried to get into it and I just can’t.  I gave up trying last year.

If I didn’t have Fox Soccer Channel, I’d probably go insane.

So how am I going to fill the time between now and the glorious beginning of baseball season?  I don’t know, either, but I’m going to make something up to finish out this post.

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Fiesta Bowl…Kind Of. (And Other Stuff!)

Tonight was the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl which pitted two undefeated teams, Boise State and TCU, against one another.  I know the game ended 17-10 and came down to a final drive, blah blah blah…but was I the only one who was bored?  I just couldn’t get into it.  I caught the very end of the fake punt, which from what I understand was the best play of the game.  My fiancee tried to change the channel several times and normally she enjoys watching the good games.  Heck, she usually enjoys watching the mediocre games.  Maybe it was just our apartment that didn’t feel like watching football tonight, I don’t know.

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Saturday Happenings

This post is going to touch on a couple things that happened yesterday in the sports world that doesn’t worthy of their their own full post.  We’ll start in college football.

Normally I wouldn’t pay much attention to the Harvard-Yale game, but yesterday was an exception.  Yale had a 10-7 lead with 2:25 left and was facing a 4th and 22 from their own 26 yard line.  That’s when first year head coach Tony Williams made the worst call in the history of organized football.  Yes, worse than Bill Belichick’s decision to lose last week’s game against Colts.  Coach Williams decided to run a fake punt.  Predictably, they did not get the required 22 yards.  Three plays later, Harvard found the end zone for the game winning score.

Williams would take the blame for the horrible idea later saying:

The whole idea was to keep our foot on the pedal, and not play scared. If anyone is looking for somebody to blame, blame this guy right here.

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Back From Hiatus

You may have noticed our absence around here last week.  We were out of town attending our grandfather’s funeral.  Needless to say, WaB was not the first thing on our mind.  Nevertheless, we are back now.  Or, I am back now.  Weller is planning another cross country road trip.

I didn’t get to watch many sporting events over the last week.  I saw one World Series game and attended the Tennessee Vols-South Carolina Gamecocks game at Neyland Stadium.  It was my first Vols game in over a decade and it was just as great as I remember it.  My voice was almost gone less than four minutes into the game after they came out in the black jerseys, created two turnovers and scored two touchdowns.

In fact, that whole night was just too awesome for words, so I won’t try.  Neyland Stadium is amazing.

I don’t have much else to say.  There was only basketball on tonight and that excites me about as much as watching paint dry.  Though Syracuse did lose to LeMoyne.  How embarrassing.

Shaq’s New Show

LAKERS MEDIA DAYFor the last two Tuesdays I’ve found myself watching Shaq Vs., the new show on ABC.  In it, Shaquille O’Neal takes on top athletes from around the country in their respective sport.  The results are predictably hilarious.  In the first episode Shaq took on Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in a 7 on 7, two-hand touch football game.  Roethlisberger’s team won, but the highlight of the night came when Shaq left the sideline to pick off Big Ben’s pass and rumble down the field for a score (which did not count.)

In last night’s episode, Shaq took on the best sand volleyball team in the world, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.  Again, he lost, but he put forth a respectable effort.

I’ve stated my general disdain for basketball on numerous occasions.  I just really don’t like the game.  I must say, though, that I love Shaquille O’Neal.  I wish all athletes were like him.

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Wrapping Things Up

Weller took off for Jacksonville to go on a much needed sabbatical.  Maybe it wasn’t much needed, but he’s going anyway.  I’m docking his pay accordingly.  Anyway, this means that you’re stuck with me for then next week or so.  Sorry mock draft fans, you’ll have to wait a while (this may be a lie, we’ll see).  Since I don’t have anything to write about at the moment, I’m going to use this post to tie up a couple things and maybe give you a preview of some upcoming posts.

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