Monday, January 7, 2013

Weekend Observations

The story of the weekend was the injury RGIII sustained in the Redskins loss to the Seattle Seahawks.  That's unfortunate because the Hawks played a hell of a game after the 1st quarter.  The defense shut down Washington's running game and Earl Thomas proved why he's the 2nd most important player on the team.  The two time pro bowler (he's only played 3 seasons) was brilliant wreaking havoc all over the field and causing turnovers that led to a victory.  Now that the NHL lockout is over DC fans can turn to the Capitals for their sports fix.  Something tells me the Wizards aren't going to turn it around this season.

As for my B3TZ game?  I made a valiant effort coming back from a 4 point deficit, but I barely missed the cut.  Blake Griffin and the Clippers let me down early in the week and I was never able to recover.  Congrats to Danielle Tran, Winston Tran, and Monk Key for coming in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.  I'm not completely discouraged about my 6 week losing streak, but the lack of victories is starting to become annoying.  Not to worry though, the self proclaimed expert on all things sports related will make his triumphant return to the top of the leader board this week.  Here are some observations over the weekend.

The NFL has decided Chip Kelly's gimmick offense isn't what they're looking for and the Oregon coach will head back to Eugene.  Just because Jim Harbaugh, Pete Carroll, and Greg Schiano have had success in the pros doesn't mean every college coach is ready to make that leap.  Note to Chip Kelly:  Don't go chasing waterfalls, please stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.

The media is doing their best to pretend the national championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama will be competitive.  Don't believe them.  Notre Dame is out of their league and Nick Saban is about to win his 3rd national championship in 4 years.  Not sure how I feel about that.

Canada can breathe a sigh of relief now that the NHL lockout is over.  My friends and family in Vancouver can pull out their Canucks gear and head down to Rogers Arena.  Can't say it makes any difference to me one way or another.

Kobe Bryant is leading the NBA in scoring with an average of 30.5 points per game, but his individual success hasn't translated into Laker wins.  LA has lost 3 straight games and are currently behind Portland, Minnesota, and Utah for 8th place in the Western conference.  Where's Jeanie Buss's fiancee when you need him?

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