Monday, December 22, 2008

It's a learning process

What we all learned this sporting weekend past

Appealing for more supporters for Sunderland appears to have worked.

  • Number of games played since this blog penned this article on same: 2
  • Number of goals scored by Sunderland in those two games: 8

Sunderland absolutely blew previously high flying Hull City away 4-1 to add to their superb 4-0 demolition of West Brom a week earlier. Suddenly things look shiny and bright at the Stadium of Light. Plenty of tickets for the bandwagon though! Hop on and enjoy the ride.

If they ever find out that Pizza causes some kind of serious health issue, I am totally screwed. Just saying.

Wes Welker is an enjoyable professional athlete to watch. So is Matt Cassell, Ellis Hobbes returning the football and Richard Seymor bearing down on a Quarterback. How unprepared did those Cardinals look last night? Here's praying to whatever maker you believe in that Vegas ignores this and makes them either a first round playoff favourite or at least makes the line close. 'Zona are one and done, mark it down here. Horrifically bad football team from a fundamental perspective.

Scott Boras is (insert expletive here)

God bless you, Tyler Thigpen. Bless your cotton socks. Those 24 fantasy football points Thigpen bludgeoned his way towards against Miami last night could possibly send 'The Tusken Raiders' into the Hurricanes Fantasy baseball league final. Therein it appears they will be taking on Hurricane's supremo Steve Divito's 'NTL is awesome'. Thigpen threw two touchdowns but also threw two picks, not exavtly superb, however his 50+ yards rushing and crazed end zone scramble pushed him up to 24 beautiful points, and the 'Tusken Raiders' towards Nirvana. Meanwhile, someone somewhere had a hunch about Lamont Jordan, and is grinning away wildly like a Cheshire Cat on LSD.

Tyler - my man!

Rumours of the demise of what is, in effect, Ireland's strike force, Robbie Keane and Damien Duff, appear to have been greatly exaggerated. Duff scored a dramatic last minute winner for the rejuvenated Newcastle United on Sunday while later that evening Robbie Keane struck to earn Liverpool a point against Arsenal. This is good news ahead of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers in the new year.

If the denizens of New York ever get hold of Damien Dempsey, they will never let him go.


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Irish National baseball team

Irish National baseball team
Team Ireland at the European Championships, Croatia, 2000.

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