Detroit Sports and stuff

My ranting of sports, life, and whatever I feel like...but mostly sports. Now in the un-daily variety.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Best Weekend ever!!!!

Well, it all starts with the Tigers... Last night, they came from 3 down to defeat the Oakland Athletics, 6-3, to complete the 4 game sweep of the A's and move onto the WORLD SERIES. World Series. World Series. Sorry, I have to keep repeating myself to make sure it sinks in, which it hasn't yet, but it will. World Series. Sorry. Anyway, the hero of the game was Magglio Ordonez, doing what your cleanup hitter is paid to do. In the bottom of the 6th inning, he tied the game at 3-3 with a missle down the left field line into the front row of seats. But that was just the warm up, as in the bottom of the ninth, 2 on, 2 out, he hit a titanic blast to lef that still has not landed yet (not the best video, but relieve the moment here). Which set off a huge celebration in Detroit. But, the next party, if it occurs, might be slightly bigger. Placido Polanco, who has done nothing but get clutch-hit after clutch-hit so far this post-season, was awarded the ALCS most valuable player award. He hit 9-17, and was a general threat everytime he came to the plate. Next up, the winner of the St. Louis Cardinals-New York Mets series, which the Cards lead currently, 2 games to 1. Game 1 of the World Series will be Saturday, in Detroit, and I think it may just sink in by then.

The University of Michigan continued their unbeaten run on Saturday, taking care of Penn State 17-10. It was a defensive struggle for most of the evening, but Michigan capitalized when they could, and continued to flex their defensive dominance against the Nittany Lions. With Florida's loss this weekend, Michigan moved up to #2 in the AP poll, and #3 in both the coaches poll and the BCS poll, released for the first time this season.

The Lions finally got on the right track today, defeating the Buffalo Bills 20-17. Roy Williams had a great day, catching 10 balls for 167 yards, and a touchdown, and the defense did just enough to prevent Buffalo from winning. The Lions try to start a winning streak next week against the New York Jets, and move away from the top 10 lotto picks (= good season).

Arsenal continued their winning ways, defeating premiership newcomers Watford, 3-0 at Ashburton Grove (Arsenal's stadium). Watford contributed to their own demise, scoring an own goal early in the first half. Thierry Henry and Emmanual Adebayor contributed with goals of their own, and Arsenal cruised to their 6th consecutive victory in all competitions, and moved up to 5th in the premiership standings(own goal here, Henry's here, and Adebayor's here).

Here's to more weekends like this one!!!


Anonymous Josh said...

hopefully this hot spell will continue for many more weekends to come!!!

7:40 PM  

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