Detroit Sports and stuff

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

Sunday, November 12, 2006

And its Aaarrrseeeenaaal...

...Arsenal FC

and we'll always be
the world's most famous team

Today Arsenal took care of Liverpool, 3-0 on the strength of three very unlikely goal scorers, Mathieu Flamini, Kolo Toure, and William Gallas (pictured). This is a huge lift for the Arsenal, as they had dominated games, but gotten nothing out of it, and now they get a big break with goals from three players who don't usually score goals. With Newcastle United on Saturday, and Hamburg next Tuesday, this was a game that Arsenal needed to dominate, which they did. They now sit 3rd in the table, with 20+ games remaining, and 10 points shy of 1st place Manchester United, so there is still plenty of time to overtake ManUre, and win us a championship.

The U-M baskeball team stayed undefeated in the "John Thompson challenge" with a 3rd consecutive win, a 80-51 victory over Eastern Michigan. Courtney Sims led the way for the Wolverines with 17 points, and Junior Bret Petway had 10. Michigan played 14 players, and 12 of them had at least 2 points, as it was a very well rounded attack for the Wolverines. Dion Harris, named the 'John Thompson challange MVP', had 5 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and a block in 18 minutes, before letting the reserves takeover. Freshman F Deshawn Sims led the reserves with 9 points in 14 minutes. Next up for the 3-0 Wolverines is University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday, the 4th of 7 straight home games to begin the season.

and now for the bad news of the weekend...

Yesterday, the Pistons showed how much they missed Rip Hamilton, getting a beat-down at the hands of Golden State, 111-79. How bad was it, you ask? Our leading scorer was Lindsey Hunter, with 14. Fourteen fricken points. I could eat 14 points worth of toast. Anyway, it was bad. The 'Stones will be back to work on Wednesday, as they welcome in the New Orleans Hornets to the Palace, hopefully with a healthy Rip Hamilton to boot.

And, of course, those lovable losers, the Detroit Lions, leaving another steaming pile on the field. This time, it was the San Francisco 49ers that were the benefactors of the Detroit Lions charities, winning 19-13. San Francisco got it's lone touchdown on a 61 yard run by Frank Gore, which should've been a 12 yard gain and a punting situation, but sloppy tackling found Mr. Gore in the endzone celebrating instead. The Lions tried to comeback and snatch the 'W', but, as usual, fell just short. Next week has the Arizona Cardinals coming to town, and hopefully the ball bounces our way.

No games 'til Tuesday, so next update may be Wednesday, but probably Thursday (unless something major happens). Until then...


Anonymous James said...

You've got to stop using that something I could eat out of toast bit. You are starting to sound like me when you do that. Nobody wants that.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Josh said...

DEFINITELY don't want that

11:06 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

You guys are so cute

1:01 PM  

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