The Weekly Rewind is our recap of some of the most captivating stories of the previous sports week.
Two in a row?- The Phillies made their way back to the World Series for the second consecutive season and defeated the Dodgers in five games, once again, to get there. Ryan Howard added more hardware to his resume as the NLCS MVP. The city of brotherly love is waiting to erupt, again, in the streets, but will they? We’ll know soon enough.
Did the Bucs really have to travel to London to get embarrassed? -Why not send the Giants, the Saints, the Cowboys or how about the defending NFC champs, Arizona Cardinals to London to represent the NFC in an international game that was watched by millions all over the world. The Tampa Bay Bucs were win less before flying across the Atlantic and will return back to the states the same way. Bad scheduling job by the Commish.
Back on top- The Florida Gators have regained their #1 ranking in the AP poll after their 29-19 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday. Though they were ranked #1 in the BCS poll last week, they were seeded second in the AP poll. With several tough conference games remaining this season, the Gators are still favored to play in the SEC Championship Game against the BCS second ranked team, the Crimson Tide of Alabama.
Tell’em get that money right!- Negotiations and money were the basis of the sentiments echoed by the NBA referees association all summer long. Last week, finally, a two-year deal has been reached and the veteran referees will open the season on the court as the NBA season officially kicks off on Tuesday. Did they really want to negotiate for months or did they not want to officiate the pre-season games? I believe the latter. In any case, I’m glad the replacements weren’t put to the test.
rePlay it again, Sam- Last week Oklahoma Sooner’s Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford decided to opt for season ending surgery on his throwing shoulder so that he may be healed come draft time. Only if he had known in January, what he knows now. He would be in the NFL raking in millions–he was projected to be the number one overall draft pick–, but instead he will be pondering his draft status deep into April 2010.