Brett Favre's Nephew: "Dylan Favre set a MHSAA passing record, throwing for 549 yards in a 50-7 win over Mendenhall. He completed 32 of 50 passes, and broke Micheal Spurlock’s old passing record of 544. Favre hit Joe Klein with a 32-yard TD strike, 10 yards to Jake Lindgren and 28 to Boomer Scarborough. He found Krisjon Wilkerson on TD strikes of 44, 3 and 33 yards, and he added also ran on a 6-yard TD scamper. SSC is 2-0." [Sun Herald] (0)(12861)

Vick's Back In Madden: Michael VickWe are very excited to get home from vacation (oxymoron?), and play Madden 10 on our flat screen. We'll have to wait for Vick to be added to the game though. But still, his  ratings have been released. His 90 speed, 92 elusiveness, 93 throw power and 95 throw on the run should go great with the new wild cat offense. [ESPN Video Games] (0)(12157)

Hate To Say I Told You So: edison-volquezI have hated Edison Volquez for a while now. Thought he was a fluke last season. These were his final stats for this season as he is being shut down for the year: 4-2, 4.35 ERA. "Edinson Volquez’s surgery was about as serious as “Tommy John” surgery gets. The ulnar collateral ligament was almost completely torn. He also had a tear in the flexor mass. “It’s going to be approximately 12 months because he had to have the ligament reconstructed and flexor mass repaired,” Reds trainer Mark Mann said." [Cincinnati Enquirer] (0)(11838)

Bulls Take Game Three Thanks To Kyle Korver’s Clutch Play

The Indiana Pacers were oh so close to taking down the East’s number one seeded Chicago Bulls in the first two games of this series in Chicago. The Bulls didn’t play their best ball but the Pacers competed on both ends of the floor and had leads on Chicago for stretches in both games. [...]

Miami’s Weaknesses Are Coming Into Light

The Miami Heat have lost five games in a row and now how 21 losses on the season. As the first year in the LeBron James-era in Miami comes to a close, these are hardly the results most expected the Heat to have at this point in the season. After a pre-season chalk full [...]

Carmelo’s 50 Not Enough To Defeat Rockets And Other NBA Notes

As the trade deadline nears, Carmelo Anthony is about to re-enter the spotlight of the NBA. After spending a couple weeks at the center of attention earlier in the year because of trade rumors that eventually died down, the Nuggets will likely be shopping Anthony around more than ever as the possibility that the franchise will end up with nothing in exchange for Melo at the end of the season grows larger.

But while there may be much less of a chance that Carmelo ends up staying in Denver for the remainder of the season, it’s time to start looking at the Nuggets as they are currently constructed to determine whether or not this will just be a lost cause for both Anthony and the Nuggets if they end up sticking together until the end of the year.

Denver is currently the sixth seed in the Western Conference with the same record as the Utah Jazz (30-22) but with a superior head-to-head record. This a team that beat the Heat by 28 earlier in the season (though they were without LeBron James, that’s still impressive) but also a club that got smashed by the Clippers and recently lost back-to-back games to the 76ers and Nets by the scores of 110-99 and 115-99.

Whether the Anthony drama has this team disinterested or in spite of their teammate, there is clearly something missing from this team that it had over the past two seasons when they were legitimate contenders to take down the Lakers in the West thanks to their uptempo offense and reliable home court advantage. But instead, ever since Carmelo was left to fend for himself against Utah in the post-season last year, Anthony has started to slip away from his supporting cast and the mojo around this squad is clearly no longer there – at least not consistently.

For my recap of last night’s Rockets-Nuggets game as well as every other game in the NBA last night, hit the break…

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Team USA Basketball Press Conference

World Baseball Classic Post Archive

Here are the articles that cover the 2009 World Baseball Classic:

News & Updates Need for speed, Granderson to play for USA Chris Iannetta joins USA club Ace and closer have arrived for USA Middle Infield looking good for the United States Kazmir adds much needed depth to the USA rotation USA Provisional Roster [...]

Full Count: Yankees Receive Rings, Hold Off Angels

Yankees 7, Angels 5 – Another day at the office for New York, except for those rings of theirs. New Yankee Stadium celebrated the championship of 2009, bringing a sense of nostalgia back to the Bronx. There are a few new faces from the Yanks last title, but the core remained the [...]

Full Count: Twins Win Target Field Opener, Padres Crush Braves

Twins 5, Red Sox 2 – The Minnesota Twins delighted their fans with a win over the Red Sox in Target Field’s first game ever. 39,715 fans filled the outdoor venue to enjoy a game coupled with…gasp!…nice weather. Several former players enjoyed the late afternoon opener, and witnessed Carl Pavano throw out the [...]

Brett Favre’s Nephew:

“Dylan Favre set a MHSAA passing record, throwing for 549 yards in a 50-7 win over Mendenhall. He completed 32 of 50 passes, and broke Micheal Spurlock’s old passing record of 544. Favre hit Joe Klein with a 32-yard TD strike, 10 yards to Jake Lindgren and 28 to Boomer Scarborough. He found Krisjon [...]

Vick’s Back In Madden:

We are very excited to get home from vacation (oxymoron?), and play Madden 10 on our flat screen. We’ll have to wait for Vick to be added to the game though. But still, his  ratings have been released. His 90 speed, 92 elusiveness, 93 throw power and 95 throw on the run should go [...]

Hate To Say I Told You So:

I have hated Edison Volquez for a while now. Thought he was a fluke last season. These were his final stats for this season as he is being shut down for the year: 4-2, 4.35 ERA. “Edinson Volquez’s surgery was about as serious as “Tommy John” surgery gets. The ulnar collateral ligament was almost [...]