I'm up here in Canada right now and most of the sports talk is about hockey. As you well know I basically took the year off with regards to the NHL schedule because the lock out went on so long I completely lost interest plus they only played like 14 games this season. The Canucks are down 0-3 to the San Jose Sharks so it looks like I can keep the riot gear in the closet for another year. I also heard CFL training camp is right around the corner. With all the talk of Tim Tebow possibly heading north to resume his professional football career I asked a few natives what they thought of the idea. To my surprise Tebowmania is not an experiment they want to embark on. The CFL may be one step below the NFL, but even CFL fans would prefer a quarterback who can actually throw the football. Ouch!! Here are some observations over the weekend.
Floyd Mayweather continued his dominance in the ring Saturday and with no one on the horizon to challenge his greatness he will end his career undefeated and wealthy. Wish I had something more interesting to say on the subject.
Kevin Durant is getting tired of people questioning whether or not he can carry the Oklahoma City Thunder on his back in the absence of Russell Westbrook. He even had Royce White taking cheap shots at him via twitter. Instead of lashing out at a flight fearing D-league player KD simply went out and scored 35 while hitting the game winning shot to beat Memphis. Classy and talented is a great combination.
R.A. Dickey got shelled by the Seattle Mariners on Saturday for 7 runs in 6 innings including 3 home runs. Last year's NL Cy Young winner has struggled early with a 2-5 record and a 5.36 ERA. Perhaps playing in Canada and eating cheese Kurds on a regular basis is affecting the spin of his knuckleball.
Don't be surprised to see Phil Jackson in New York next year. Notice I didn't say where in New York right? More on this tomorrow.