Detroit Sports and stuff

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

Thursday, November 30, 2006

What a boring week

Wow, when there is nothing happening, there is really nothing happening...

Michigan's basketball team took it's first loss of the season against NC State, a 74-67 deficit. Michigan took a 16-4 lead early on, but then fell behind by 20 with about 12 minutes to play, and that proved to be too big of a hole to climb out of. I did not know how this game would turn out, but it seems to me that the bigger the game, the smaller the performance from Courtney Sims. Sims, who had feasted on the lesser teams, was invisible during the game against the Wolfpack. He had 7 points, on 7 shot attempts, and 8 total boards. If the Wolverines are going to do anything on the hardwood, they will need C.Sims to step up big against the big opponents. G Dion Harris will do his bit, but we really need Sims to be the beast in the middle. Well, another cupcake coming on Saturday (Wofford), so we won't know much about this team until the UCLA game on Dec. 23.

The Wings finally got back into the 'W' column with a 2-1 win over the Dallas Stars, but it came at a price, as F Jason Williams had to leave the game with a thigh injury, which will keep him out of at least Friday's game against Minnesota. But the pain is temporary, the win is the important thing, as the Wings stayed out of the penalty box for the most part, and while they were shorthanded, that's when they got their two goals. Kris Draper, who loves nothing better than to score shorthanded, and Mathieu Schneider (odd for a D man to get a shorty) were the goal scorers, as the Wings only took 5 penalties, and gave up 0 goals off of them. 2 tough games to end the week, @ Minnesota tomorrow, home to San Jose on Saturday. We'll see if we can get another 9 game win streak going.

And finally, the Gunners are not firing on all cylindars, if you will,as they fell victim to Fulham @ Craven Cottege, 2-1. They were down 2-0 before 20 minutes, as goals from American Brian McBride, and Canadian Tomasz Radzinski basically sealed the 3 points for the Cottagers. Holland's Robin van Persie got Arsenal on the board before 1/2 time, but the Gunners could not get the equalizer they wanted, and worse off Swiss CB Philippe Senderos was sent off in the 66th minute, pretty much dooming the Gunners from that point on. Arsenal will face hated rivals T*****ham Hotspur on Saturday, and nothing less than a victory will suffice for Arsenal fans worldwide (I really, really, really, don't like spurs).

That's all for now, 'Stones update tomorrow.


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