Detroit Sports and stuff

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

Thursday, December 14, 2006

a pretty bland midweek

Well three games, 1 good result, but all three games played poorly. That is pretty much the status of the week so far.

Arsenal was the one good result, taking care of Wigan Athletic at the JJB stadium, 1-0 on another late Emmanual Adebayor goal. But the game, from all accounts I've read, was a crapfest from beginning to end, and it appeared that we were going to get another poor result away from home. But all it takes in football is one moment of magic, and it's "one-nil to the Arsenal". So, we'll take the 3 points, and await the arrival of Portsmouth to the lovely Ashburton Grove, and try to inch closer to the top two.

As for the poor results, Tuesday saw the Red Wings fall to the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in which Dominick Hasek was outstanding except for a 5 minute stretch in the 2nd period, when Ottawa scored all three of their goals. Detroit clawed their way back into the game, but could not find the equalizer to steal a couple of points. Their in the Windy City tonight, playing a Blackhawks team that we should beat easily, but we all know how that usually goes....just ask the Pistons.

...who should've beaten the Pacers in Indiana on Wednesday, but instead took a 101-90 defeat. The difference in the game was Jermaine O'Neal, who ripped the Pistons for 26 pts and 14 boards. Chauncey had 22 pts in the game, and tried to keep the Pistons in it, but everytime they got close, the Pacers would have a little hot streak, and pull back away. Why do we lose the "easy" games, but can go down and beat Dallas and Orlando, at their places, on back to back nights? Flip Saunders must be pulling his hair out over this very same question. Oh, well, long season, still doing well, will be in the playoffs. I guess that's really all that matters.

One final note, Michigan QB Chad Henne, and OT Jake Long both announced today that they will be sticking around for their senior seasons, to try and lead the Maize and Blue to a National Championship, and RB Mike Hart said he was '99%' sure that he would be back for his senior year as well. I was just hoping that we could convince one of those three to stay another year, but all three coming back? Awesome.

Well, That's it for now, till tomorrow.


Blogger Tondar said...

Word on the street outta my blog is that we will win the National Championship next year. In the meantime let's say you and I hunt down some Catholic honeys from UM that know not to wet themselves in the presence of a real man.

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