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-- Rangers forced Game 7 with a 3-2 win at Ottawa; road team is 4-2 so far in this series.
-- Congrats to Phoenix Coyote fans, who got their first playoff series win Monday night. Not much thats as fun as playoff hockey.
-- Matt Kemp has nine homers already and didn't pull any of them.
-- Nets played their last home game in New Jersey Monday night, losing by 18 to Philly. Funny what Governor Christie had to say about them leaving Jersey. Sucks to be honest.
-- San Antonio Spurs won/covered their last eight games; they're playing very well as the regular season comes to an end.
-- Charlotte Bobcats lost their last 21 games, going 5-16 against spread in those games; if they don't fire anyone after the season, what does it say? It says they were losing on purpose to get Anthony Davis in draft. With the lottery the way it is, there are no guarantees, though.
Tuesday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but........
13) Bobby Petrino once replaced John L Smith as the football coach at Louisville; now Smith is replacing Petrino at Arkansas, a few months after Smith took the head coaching job at Weber State. Maybe they could do a switch again and Petrino could go to Ogden and coach at Weber. He does need a job.
12) Seth Greenberg got the boot at Virginia Tech; no idea where they turn for a coach. Not easy to recruit hoopers to Blacksburg, its off the beaten path. Greenberg will be very good on TV; apparently he was hard to work for, going through six assistant coaches the last four years.
11) I’m sitting here thinking and I still can’t believe that Urban Meyer left the Florida job to live in Ohio. He hasn’t stayed anywhere (Bowling Green/ Utah/Florida) very long, makes you wonder if he’s capable of maintaining a top program for the long haul.
10) If Dolphins pass on drafting Ryan Tannehill Thursday, what does that say about the kid? His old college coach (Mike Sherman) works for Miami now. If Sherman doesn’t want him, when he needs a QB, why should anyone else want him?
9) City of Buffalo had 58 less inches of snow than normal this winter. Someone’s going to pay for that down the road.
8) When Ron Artest came into the NBA, his hometown’s Knicks knew he was a wack job and passed on drafting him, which turned out to be a huge mistake because they drafted some French guy (Frederic Weis) who never played a game. Anyway, Artest’s suspension shouldn’t be severe because James Harden is/isn’t hurt, it should be severe just because it was so obviously an intentional attempt to injure.
7) Over the length of his career, Artest has been suspended 13 times for a total of 111 games, and the meter will be running again soon.
6) Fran Fraschilla is rumored to be the man for North Texas, since he wouldn’t have to move from where he already lives, and UNT is rumored to be moving up to Conference USA soon.
5) Red Sox once turned down a Miguel Montero/Michael Bowden trade. Whoops. As for the Diamondbacks, sometimes the best trades are the ones you don’t make.
4) Pirates haven’t scored 6+ runs in a game yet, and haven’t allowed 6+ runs; according to Elias Sports Bureau, which knows stuff, it’s the 3rd-longest such streak to start a season of all time, behind the ’65 Pirates (16 games) and the ’43 Tigers (17).
3) Feel bad for the Canucks, who have never won the Stanley Cup and are now the 6th Presidents’ Cup winner to get ousted in the first round of the playoffs. They’ve had two great regular seasons in a row, but no Cup yet.
2) Since September 1, 2011, the Red Sox are 12-30 in games that count.
1) Getting back to Arkansas for a minute; John L Smith is walking into a good situation; they drew 45,200 for the spring football game this weekend, despite all the BS surrounding the program. There is support and there is talent. Most importantly, most of the players know him and respect him. Coach Smith has a chance to be very successful with the Razorbacks.
Wednesday's List of 13: Random mid-week thoughts........
13) A woman on Long Island donated her kidney to a donor pool, so a co-worker could go to the top of the recipients’ list; the woman got her new kidney, and her life was saved because of the extreme generosity of her co-worker. I mean, she donated a freakin' kidney. How did the woman thank her? She fired her. Seriously, she did. What kind of a country is this?
12) Not only that, but the woman who donated the kidney will have trouble getting health insurance on her own, because she only has one kidney. If I was really rich, I’d hook this woman up with whatever income she had been making and health insurance. She deserves it.
11) Tigers are 3-1 in Justin Verlander’s four starts, despite scoring total of only 11 runs in the four games.
10) Gas at the local Mobil Mart is roughly six cents a gallon more than the Hess station a mile up the road; if you fill up once a week, get 12 gallons per visit, you save 72 cents a visit, which over the course of a year, is $37.44. Over 20 years, you’ve saved $748.80.
9) A 20-ounce bottle of Coke is $1.65 at work; water is $1.00. Drink a water every day instead of soda, you save $3.25 a week, which is $169 a year, and over 20 years, $3,380. That’s $4,000 you’ve saved over 20 years without much effort and a lot healthier. I never drink soda unless there is rum to go along with it.
8) I keep having doubts on Robert Griffin III; if you asked people last October 15, no one, and I mean no one thought he would go this high in the draft. Lot can change in 3-4 games. Seems like a good kid, so you root for him, but have doubts about QBs from that college system adapting to the pro game.
7) Royals’ 0-10 start at home is worst home start by big league club since ’94 Cubs started 0-12.
6) Utah Jazz have trailed ten home games after three quarters this seasons; they’ve won seven of the ten games. Solid coaching job by Tyrone Corbin.
5) UCLA has the #1 recruiting class this spring and will play in a remodeled Pauley Pavilion, but unless they get some kids to stay more than one season, it won’t do much good. Not everyone can do what Calipari has done at Kentucky.
4) Sam Cassell Jr signed up to play hoop with Maryland; his father played at Florida State. If Junior’s as good as his dad, he’ll be very rich someday.
3) ESPN.com’s Buster Olney went to Vanderbilt, so he knows what its like to root for losers-- he should take it easy on my A’s. Tuesday’s column suggested that Kurt Suzuki might get traded to Tampa Bay; the other day, he had Bartolo Colon getting dealt. Its freakin’ April 25; lets enjoy a month or two of ball before you become a killjoy there, Buster.
2) Jair Jurrjens to the minors? Wow. He says he’s physically well; obviously, something is screwing up his performance. Curious to see how long he stays in AAA.
1) Not sure why, but some USC football players wore their helmets/ jerseys/shoulder pads to class one day last week. As long as the band didn’t follow them into class playing Fleetwood Mac songs, I guess that’s OK.
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-- In their mostly sad 41-year history, the Clippers have never had a road record over .500; they were 16-15 before losing in Atlanta/NYC last two nights, and are now likely to open the playoffs on the road.
-- Memo to Carlos Gonzalez: When you're playing LF on a sunny day, bring sunglasses out with you. Otherwise, a routine fly ball might fall in and the other team might score five runs against a pitcher who is on my sons fantasy team. Earned runs. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
-- On the bright side, the gritty/gutty A's beat Chicago in 14 innings and are now 10-10 after 20 games. Cespedes was a steal at $9M a year. Wait until he has Manny Ramirez hitting behind him.
-- Braves looked awful the first week of the season, but now they're 12-7 after a 4-2 win in LA, when they scored three runs in ninth inning.
-- Angels are 6-12 and Albert Pujols hasn't homered; they're 8.5 games behind Texas already. Its a long season, but its getting shorter.
-- Spurs sent Parker/Duncan/Ginobili home, still beat the Suns in Phoenix, in what might've been Steve Nash's last home game in the desert. If I'm the Commish of the NBA, I've got a problem with Popovich not being there.