Another round of the heat today, we at TES want spring back, but the front arrives tomorrow, and drops temps some 25 degrees. 25 degrees from 100 is still a pretty good weekend!
A weekend that will be filled with lots of good sporting action, for the fan in all of us. We start on the ice, because I'm thinking about ice a lot right now. The Bruins gained an extreme emotional edge when their injured teammate Horton showed up in the locker room before the game. The Canucks weathered the initial storm, but then they allowed the guy who replaced Horton - Peverley, to walk in all alone, and he juked Luongo out of his shorts and laid it in for the 1-0 lead. The 1st ended that way, but then Boston pocketed 2 goals about two and a half minutes apart midway through the 2nd, and the rout was on. Peverley scored again three minutes into the 3rd, and that goal chased Luongo; then the parade to the penalty box began, with 3 game misconducts thrown in for good measure. Suddenly Vancouver is searching for answers, and they pray that they will find them when they return home. That classically critical game 5 is Friday night, 8:00 eastern, Versus.
The NHL-NBA leapfrogging returns to the hardwood tonight, as that series faces the uber-important game 5 as well - in Dallas, 9:00 eastern, ABC. Seems Dirk might still be a bit on the fever side, but I don't think you are going to see it show up in his play. Dallas has to win this game, so they are going to need everyone to give it their best shot. Based on the recent comments of Sir Charles, it seems that going back to Miami won't give the Heat the edge that it should. If the Mavs can head there with a series lead...things could get real interesting.
So, Hamels goes 8 strong and the Dodgers lose 2-0. Enough of Philly, onto Colorado now, where Koufax-Light gets the ball tonight, which gives the Bums as good a chance to win as they are going to get right now. Boston bombed the Yankees again, 11-6, giving the Sox outright 1st in the AL East. Those whispers about the Yankees, their ages, the money locked up in outrageous contracts - they are going to get a lot louder. It's not the same old AL East - even Baltimore is only 2 under. 500.
Another option for Pryor seems to be the UFL - that's the United Football League:
In fact, if you harbor dreams of getting paid (a little) to play football, its seems that a few of the UFL teams are having open tryouts! I wonder if they need any play by play guys or bloggers...
In other football news, there are ongoing discussions between the NFL and the Players - no one is going out of their way to express any kind of optimism that things could be close, but at least all the parties seem to be happy to be talking.
Saturday the Belmont is run, and with no Crown on the line, it's just a showdown between Animal Kingdom and Shackleford and a bunch of other horses. Today is June 9, which was this Saturday back in 1973, the day that Secretariat ceased being a horse and became a living legend. Below, his race into history, the epic 31 length win, and still standing, 1.5 mile record of 2:24.
That wraps things up for Thursday, stay cool out there, and remember that the weekend is now within sight. Have a great day!
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