Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday's Starting Five

1) Challenge is not really the right word. ACC dominates Big Ten again, winning 8 of 11 games in the annual series of inter-conference matchups. And, while Ohio State actually gave #2 UNC a ballgame, the domination was punctuated last night with Boston College's second-half romp at Michigan. Tyrese Rice scored 28 and keyed the 12-0 run that put the game and the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on ice.

2) Delmon Young for Matt Garza. Who for What? Hitting for Pitching. Young troubled stud for young slightly underachieving stud. Rays and Twins. Delmon Young may be a nutbar but he is very, very good at baseball. It's not quite the A-Rod deal but it means the Twins have quietly and economically replaced Torii Hunter. That was quick.

3) Fear the one-year Turtle. Stevie Franchise sparks Rockets and Yao brings the gasoline. Yao dropped 31 and grabbed 13 as Houston beat Phoenix. With 3 straight wins the Rockets have recovered from their slump (6 straight losses) and they've already got statement W's over LA, Utah, San Antonio, Denver and Phoenix.

4) Police announce that they have no suspects in murder of Sean Taylor and say that all evidence points towards break-in gone wrong.

5) Dwight Howard hung 39 on the Sonics last night. And used the space needle as a toothpick.

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