The Weekly Rewind is our recap of some of the most captivating stories of the previous sports week.
Tiger wins a cool $10M- With a second place finish at Eastlake in Atlanta over the weekend, Tiger wrapped up the FedEx Cup and received a $10M prize. Phil Mickelson won the tournament and finished second behind Tiger in the FedEx race; his check was $3M. I’m sure losing isn’t so bad when a check that size is your consolation.
The Yanks are back in the postseason– After a years hiatus following 14 consecutive playoff appearances, the Yankees are back in the postseason after sweeping the Red Sox over the weekend and sewing up the AL East championship. The franchise hasn’t won the World Series since 2000 and with their overloaded and overpaid roster they should at least be playing late into October.
Stafford leads Lions to first win since 2007– Nearly two years had elapsed since the Detroit Lions won a regular season football game. That streak ended Sunday as the Lions defeated the Redskins 19-14. Nineteen games in a row were lost by the Lions, but for now Detroit fans can sleep easy and enjoy this victory. It may be the only for the year.
Houston is 3-0!- Most people in the U.S. don’t know Houston has a college football team, but so far they have fared much better than most of the overrated top ten teams in the country. The Cougars have defeated two Big 12 teams, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, and look like they have something to prove while nearly half of the country’s top ten teams lost this weekend. College football should do away with the rankings until mid October.
WNBA legend retires- Most of you didn’t know that the WNBA playoffs had begun and are just about over. In the midst, Lisa Leslie, the quintessential post player, played her last game on Saturday night as the Sparks lost to the Mercury in the Western Finals. Leslie scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds before fouling out in a game three 75-64 loss. A league that needs all the star power it can muster, has lost one of it’s brightest.