February 2, 2007

Worst news of 2007

Brett Favre returns

Ray Guy HOF Watch

Great article by Monte Poole. I know he's a punter, but get 'im in there! He's the best.


Will someone please correctly spell the last name of the head coach of the Oakland Raiders? Thank you.

Dirk Nowtizki is an All-Star

That's a no-brainer. What about this guy?

Howard wasn't selected, but commissioner David Stern gets to pick a replacement for Carlos Boozer, who is injured. So he might get to go after all, though it looks like Carmello Anthony will pick up that spot if anything.

Devils 6, Flyers 5 (OT)

Somehow, some way, the Devils beat the Flyers. It's been happening all year. Sometimes, it happens in rational ways. Sometimes, it's highly improbable. This game was one of the latter. It was a game that was reminiscent of the Devils-Flyers games of old. The Flyers were EVERYWHERE. And they were everywhere in a bad way for the Devils, making huge plays and skating pretty error-free. The Devils had a lot of chances on the power play, as they have had for a while now, and they didn't play it very well. Sure, they got a power play goal, but that was when they had a 5-on-3. The power play must improve. Hard to complain when your team scores 6 goals, however. Although maybe a bit easier when you give up 5 of your own. Everyone called for this game to be the game where Martin Brodeur sits down and finally takes a breather. It would have been perfect, and everyone knew it. Except for Claude Julien, the head coach. And you could clearly see Brodeur didn't have his A-game on display. But the offense sure did. Everytime the Flyers wanted to take the game away, the Devils came right back with it. The Devils matched the Flyers goal for goal all the way down to the wire, putting in a late one to send it to overtime, where, thankfully they took care of business instead of losing in a shootout. The Flyers surely deserved to win, they were the better team. They didn't have the better goaltender, however. Even on an off-night for Marty Brodeur. It is what it was and the Devils escaped with 2 points. Which really doesn't make sense, but that's what happened.