With so much going on in the sports world lately it made me think I should start a weekly post to roundup all of the impactful things that happened during the current week. Today’s post will be the first of this weekly installment, bare with me I’ll try to be consistent as possible.
Last weekend the NBA PLAYOFFS started and by Saturday night two key clogs on two different teams tore their ACL both in the same knee. The two players were Iman Shumpert and Derrick Rose. The Knick and Bulls miss both players dearly, we all know Rose was the centerpiece in Chicago.
The Clippers came back from being down 27 points in the 2nd half to stun the Grizzlies in game 1 of the series. I personally think the Griz will still win the series but it was an amazing comeback to witness first hand.
Andrew Bynum of the Lakers had a triple double 10,13 and 10 in-game 1 vs the Nuggets. First Lakers to get a triple double in the playoffs since Magic Johnson in 91.
The Butler Bulldogs are leaving the Horizon league to join the Atlantic 10 in all sports starting 2013-14.
Last years Defensive Player of the Year DE/LB Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles tendon playing recreational ball. The Suggs lost is a big for the Ravens and great for the other teams in the AFC North. We at The Front Office wish you a speedy recovery T Sizzle.
The saddest news of the roundup is we lost an All time great in Junior Seau. He reportedly took his own life, we at The Front Office send our prayers out to his friends and family.
The Celtics Rajon Rondo got suspended one game for chest bumping a referee during the game he missed the Hawks Josh Smith sprained his knee (jumpers knee) and is currently doubtful for game 3. Amare Stoudemire of the Knicks after losing to the Heat took a double L as he messed his hand up punching through glass. I blame the braids for his injury, cloudy judgement maybe?
Angels Pitcher Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter on Wednesday. His 2nd no-hitter of his career. No hitters are a big deal so give that man props.
Conference USA will add North Texas, Louisiana Tech and Florida International .
Roger “Ironfist” Goodell threw the hammer down on a few Saints players for their part in the bounty situation. Jonathan Vilma is out for the season, Anthony Hargrove (Packers) is out for 8 games, Will Smith is out for 4 games and Scott Fujita (Browns) is out for 3 games. These players will be without pay during the games they are suspended.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tore his ACL in warm ups. Rivera is 42 years of age this could put his career in jeopardy. He is the all time saves leader in MLB history.
The Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers ended their home and home series because UK wanted to play at a neutral site. After the Watford shot last year Coach Crean might have Coach Cal scared huh? Please get this game back on the schedule guys with the talent at both schools the fans are the ones missing out.
San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich won Coach of the Year, New York Knicks Center Tyson Chandler won Defensive Player of the Year and Dallas Mavericks Guard Jason Kidd won the Sportsmanship Award.
That’s it for this weeks rundown, I know we missed a few things but this week has been a sprint. Drop a line and let us know how you feel about some of the things that happened this week in the world of sports.