Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday's Starting Five

1) Redskins safety Sean Taylor passed away last night. That means that he died. He was/is 24 years old. He was shot in his Miami home with his fiancee and 18-month old daughter also in the house. This is just unfathomably sad. And it doesn't matter how people feel about Taylor or his style of play. He was 24. He just had a baby. He was about to get married. Sad. Sad. Sad.

2) Miami escapes victory in rain. Pittsburgh escapes expectation of beating Patriots with another lackluster game against another lesser team from the AFC East.

3) Ricky Williams is back. Then he got stomped on. I can only hope that the trainer didn't write any refills for that painkiller prescription.

4) At some point last night, the sporting media learned that the Yankees want to acquire Johan Santana. WHAT? OH MY GOD! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. Oh, wait. I can believe it. Johan is the best pitcher on the Earth and is potentially in the prime of his prime. Of course, the Yankees want him. And would be capable of paying him. They print money. And for a change they have some young talent. But so do several other contenders. This is just beginning.

5) Wiz beat Mavs. Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison are picking up slack with Agent Zero out. It seems likely that this good karma is due to the fact they Wizards have decided to retire Earl "the Pearl" Monroe's #10. Well played, Wizards.

"Jazz flute is for little fairy boys"

Knicks beat Jazz, 113-109

The Knicks have a winning streak. Two games in a row. It is something. They beat a good team last night that got solid performances from its stars. Deron Williams was real good. In the fourth quarter Carlos Boozer was even better. It seemed like the song was going to remain the same as the Jazz closed the gap coming down the stretch. But Eddy Curry blocked a shot, the Knicks grabbed the back-breaking offensive rebound and held on to win the contest.

Steph was the best player on the court. He scored 28. He played defense. And thanks to him the Knicks have a winning streak. Two games in a row counts as a streak. It is most definitely something.

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