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We just updated all the MLB 40-man rosters. We removed all the retired players and those no longer in the MLB. We will also update the minor league rosters in the near future. You should see your favorite rookies on the rosters.
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We just updated the NBA players for the 2008-09 season.
We just updated all the NHL rosters.
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I really hate, even it up reffing. Last night, the Calgary Flame's Rene Bourque got a deserved 9-minute penalty, leading to a 9-minute power play for the Washington Capitals. The next 8 penalties and 16 minutes were called against the Capitals in one of the most blatantly obvious attempts to even up the penalties that I've ever seen. The refs Chris Lee and Bill McCreary are official idiots, although we've long known Bill to be. BTW, I'd like to thank Bill once again for all the homer calls in international hockey. I can't believe he hasn't been fired yet. The announcers are just as stupid as they actually tried to justify the 8 penalties in-a-row. A great victory for the Flames, except that they needed massive help from the refs.
The Washington Post had a small blog entry discusing talk-sports.net last week.
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AP: The car driving Evgeni Plushenko to the Milan airport was involved in an accident hours after the Russian won gold in men's figure skating. No one was hurt in a chain-collision accident.
CP: The Washington Capitals signed goaltender Olaf Kolzig to a $10.9 million US, two-year contract extension Saturday.
Randy: I was really hoping the Leafs would trade Belfour and something for Kolzig. Oh well, maybe Theodore is the cheaper prize now.
On the back 3 of 4 predictions last week, here's what I think is coming down this weekend. Let's start with the matchups.
|Saturday, Jan. 14|
|Washington at Seattle||4:30||FOX||126||124|
|New England at Denver||8:00||CBS||126||124|
|Sunday, Jan. 15|
|Pittsburgh at Indianapolis||1:00||CBS||125||124|
|Carolina at Chicago||4:30||FOX||125||124|
I predict Seattle, New England, Indianapolis and Chicago.
The Redskins were unable to move the ball last week and were saved by an amazing defensive game and an equally bad Bucs turnover offense. The Seahawks will simply play a very conservative game on offense and that should be enough to beat the Redskins, whose offense doesn't merit playing this late in the season. On the other hand, if the Seahawks start throwing the ball on 1st and 2nd down, then the Redskins' defense could make this a game. I'm pretty sure Mike Holmgren is smarting than that and they do have the best running back in the NFL in Shaun Alexander.
I really like the Broncos. This will be the best game of the week. The Broncos haven't lost at home all season. But they are playing the Pats and the Pats are a dynasty. Now don't get me wrong, this game will be a coin flip. The Pats have a 51% chance of winning.
The Colts haven't played a significant game in more than a month. They should win. But I didn't like the selfish play demonstrated by Payton Manning in the Charger game. Edgerrin James runs the ball effectively in the first half, then it'll be a blow out, otherwise it'll be close.
Back in September, the Bengals scored 24 points against the Bears defense in Chicago. Every other home game, the Bears held the opposition to less than 10 points. I don't expect things to change this weekend.
It's all decided, the wildcard games are...
|Saturday, Jan. 7|
|Washington at Tampa Bay||4:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Jacksonville at New England||8:00 p.m.||ABC|
|Sunday, Jan. 8|
|Carolina at N.Y. Giants||1:00 p.m.||FOX|
|Pittsburgh at Cincinnati||4:30 p.m.||CBS|
I predict the New England, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Panthers.
The Patriots are maybe the best team in the NFL at this time, unfortunately they'll have to win two road games to repeat (tough task).
After losing to the Bengals at home, the Steelers began destroying their opponents. Bengals on the other hand, haven't played a significant game since that win over the Steelers.
Redskins haven't won a road game against a good team since their first road game of the season. Bucs last three losses were to division winners. On the other hand, the Bucs have had an easy schedule otherwise. I'm going with the Bucs, because they are at home, but it's a coin flip.
The Panthers have struggled in the second half the of the season, after winning six in a row early. You have to get hot at the right time. Fortunately, they are playing the worst defense in the playoffs. They should win.
The byes goto Indianapolis (AFC), Denver (AFC), Seattle (NFC), Chicago (NFC).
Washington Post: Owens was suspended indefinitely Saturday by Eagles Coach Andy Reid for conduct detrimental to the organization. [In] an interview with ESPN that aired Thursday night [cut] he was critical of quarterback Donovan McNabb and complained that the team had not publicized the 100th scoring reception of his 10-year career. [cut] Eagles sources confirmed before the game that [Hugh] Douglas [cut] exchanged words with Owens in the training room Wednesday and that both men threw several punches, none of which landed, before they were separated by several other players. Owens reportedly went into the locker room afterward and challenged anyone who was talking behind his back to take him on.
Randy: The Eagles only have themselves to blame. Not publicly recognizing a players 100th TD seems pretty stupid. Signing this problem to a seven year contract was beyond stupid.