Detroit Sports and stuff

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

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Some things never change...

Arsenal took care of business on Saturday, taking care of the hated T*****ham Hotsp*r 3-0. Emmanual Adebayor scores another big goal, followed up by two penalties from acting captain Gilberto (pictured, middle), and Arsenal walk away with all three points, against a hated rival. All this accomplished without the services of captain Thierry Henry, who is out for an unknown period of time with a neck injury. This was a great result, and going into the game at Porto on Tuesday, for a match that we need a result to move into the Champions League knockout stage, it was a good warm up for the game.

The Pistons keep rolling on, winning at Miami on Thursday, 87-85, and at home against New York, 108-100. After struggling to beat the Heat Thursday, even with Dwayne Wade having a terrible shooting night. Rip Hamilton poured in 24 points, and Tayshaun Prince added 12 for the Pistons, who did just enough to upend the Heat. On Friday night, it was the Tay and Chauncey show, as Prince had 31 points, and Chauncey had 22 and 16 assists in the 8 point victory over the Knicks. Rip Hamilton added 26, and the Piston machine keeps chugging along with their 8th consecutive victory. They go for number 9 tonight, as they face the Bobcats in Charlotte.

On Friday, the Red Wings defeated the Minnesota wild, 3-0 in Minnesota, but then dropped a result to San Jose, 3-2 on Saturday night at the JLA. Against the Wild, the Wings only took 1 penalty, and scored a pp goal of their own, which made it a lot easier for them to get the victory. Against San Jose, they lost a lead with 3:31 remaining, and lost the game with 6 seconds remaining, a heartbreaking way to lose. They get to try again Tuesday @ St. Louis, to try and gain some ground on first place Nashville.

The Lions put on a good show today, but could not keep it up for 60 minutes, and fell to New England 28-21. Detroit had leads of 10-3, and 18-13, but could not make either of them last, and a late Cory Dillon touchdown sealed the Lions' fate. I wish it were a different story, but until the Lions can keep players healthy, and have a consistent offensive line, it will continue to be difficult for this franchise to win games. However, I do see some (baby) steps in the right direction, but we need a pretty big personnel overhaul for this team to be competitive.

Finally, the Michigan B-Ball team got back to its winning ways, beating Wofford 83-49. Captain 'can't show up in big games' Courtney Sims led the way for the Wolverines, with 19 points, 7 boards, and Dion Harris had 14 pts, 10 Assists. A good bounce-back game after the defeat at NC State. They will be at Miami(OH) for their next game on Thursday, where they will try and make a pretty good start to their season even better with another win.

B(S).C.S. final polls will come out later tonight, and barring a miracle, it seems like Florida will jump the U-M Football team, and play Ohio State for the National Championship, even though we got the UCLA win against USC that I personally thought would be enough for us to get a rematch. Seperate post for that to follow.

Arsenal @ FC Porto on Tuesday, @ Chelsea on Sunday; U-M B-ball @ Miami (OH) on Thursday, v Delaware St. on Saturday; Wings @ St. Louis Tuesday, v St. Louis Thursday, v Toronto on Saturday; 'Stones @ Charlotte today, v Portland Tuesday, @ Dallas on Thursday, and @ Orlando on Friday; Lions v Minnesota on Sunday


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