Romo still Worthy of our Support? Tuesday, Sep 27 2011 

When Tony Romo replaced Drew Bledsoe in 2006 as starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys, I was more than excited for my team. ANYONE had to be better than Bledsoe, right? (more…)

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Charles with Early Exit Sunday, Sep 18 2011 

Detroit– Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles made an early and unexpected exit off the field midway through the first quarter. Fantasy football owners of Charles, start to panic! The injury at first was questionable and a return possible but by the third quarter there was no sign of his return; he ultimately would not at all. (more…)

Bronzed Statue Unveiled Friday, Sep 16 2011 

Baton Rouge– The LSU campus recently unveiled a 900lb bronzed statue of retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. The statue is a life size representation of Shaq performing his double handed dunk (the university’s website has reported) in his LSU uniform. Fans, Coach Trent Johnson, former players, and coaches all attended the ceremony. (more…)

Season Opener and Power Offenses Sunday, Sep 11 2011 

Lambeau Field– The season opener of the 2011 NFL season kicked off Thursday night. The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints are both two high powered offenses and the game was highly anticipated to display them both. (more…)

Monday, February 21, 2011 Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

Filling out your NCAA bracket, my friends, is no easy task. When you become as obsessed with it as I have, the idea of March “madness” is very true. I don’t normally have my NCAA bracket figured out this early (nobody could) and this weekend of tough loses for top rankers and huge upsets is prime example WHY!! (more…)

Studs n’ Duds Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

Duds

1.) St.Mary’s

~ranked 23rd in the nation

~lost to one of the worst teams in basketball San Diego

~terrible conference lost

~3 point shooting on their part was a joke, like the crowd said “OVERRATED”

2.) Seth Curry

~ Seth, you have to learn to stop shooting, especially when you are in a horrible cold streak. We all understand you were trying to find your touch but the shots you were taking could have cost your team the game if the game was close. Lear to be a point guard and not trying to be Larry Bird (or Steph Curry).

3.) McMorris

Can’t stand you. How does that loss to Kansas State taste?

STUDS

1.) Jacob Pullen

Career High 38 points (5-6 from deep) and had a chance to go for 40 points when KState had the ball with the clock winding down, but opted to just enjoy the victory over Kansas instead. Awww poor McMorris. Tissue?

2.) Nolan Smith

Dominated the entire game (as usual). Drove the middle of the lane easily and even snuck in a shimmy after one “and-1″ play. He had 22 points. He was solely looking for his jumper and deep stroke in the 1st half but in the 2nd handled the adjustment to to isolations and new scheme by Duke perfectly.

3.) Kemba Walker

Good to hear about you again. It’s been a while. Kemba has been quieted in recent weeks but had a nice bounce back game with 31 points and highlight plays that reminded many of Kobe Bryant.

Siena Breezes by Maine Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

Albany, Times Union Center- Maine and Siena go at it. Siena has not had an easy season. We fans have been blessed to see a Siena team win big games and head into NCAA tournament games. This year we just like seeing Siena win, period. Hopes for an NCAA berth, well most likely is just a hope and wish.

Against Maine, Siena, well they looked good. I liked the matchup between Siena’s Brookins and Maine’s Singleton. This Singleton was quick! Very hard to guard. He could come up with a steal and make it down and under the basket before anyone, even his teammates realized what just happened. For Brookins I believe this may have been why he was so quiet in the first half. Matchups changed in the second half (big men on littles) and Brookins had some sweet 3s that got the crowd going. Siena played with a lot of patience which led to more baskets. They led by 10+ points in the second but Maine switched from full court press to a half court trap and it was working in their favor.

They managed to cut Siena’s lead to 6. Luckily Siena was able to hang on and Maine showed frustration in an unsportsman like fashion. Rossiter endured a cheap hit to the face by Maine’s #15 Barnes bringing a loud range of Boooo’s echoing through the arena. The officiating froze the game up. At one point it was said that “that ref needs to swallow his whistle for a minute.” The final score Siena 71 Maine 60.

Trevor Bayne Wins Sprint Cup Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

Daytona 500- Trevor Bayne in his second Sprint Cup race career start manages to get the win in the Daytona 500. Bayne just turned 20 years old, what a way to celebrate a birthday! The win was so unexpected he was unaware how to get to victory lane!Bayne said he knew how to walk over but never expected to have to drive over.

In lap 29 things got very messy and many seasoned veterans were knocked out early. Luckily for Bayne, his car seemed to blow through the trouble and watch the rest from the rear view. Of course it was the 10th anniversary of the death of Dale Sr. and the favorite to win was Dale jr. He however wrecked in the last few laps of the race finishing in 24th. Bayne was lucky to get the win. Carl Edwards was right behind him in the last seconds of the race and attempted a pass, but it was to late and Bayne went home with the win. Its a great story and amazing win for Bayne.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

Its rivalry week baby and what better game to watch than Duke vs UNC. They are the biggest rivals in college hoops. (more…)

Becoming a Duke Fan Saturday, Sep 10 2011 

This may seem so trivial but I just thought I’d share a bit about myself. My father is certainly the culprit for my obsession with college hoops. I remember when I was young, he would fill out my sister’s and my brackets for us year after year. At first we would pick teams out of a hat. When we got a little older he would call out the names of the teams and we would pick whichever team sounded “cool.” The team that was always cool to me, was Duke. My father, grandfather, sister, and I had gone to a resturant for dinner. Now I was about 5 or 6 and a seafood fanatic. I believe I got sick on the seafood (or car sick I was 5 what do I know) so the car ride home was less than pleasant for my father due to the fact I got sick all over the place. So my father cleaned me up and tucked me in. When I was settled in her rubbed my tummy and asked “Deanna, hunny you ok?” My response, “Yea Dad, Duke won!” So needless to say that has stuck with me ever since. Cute story, thought I would share! 🙂

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