Busy Times

It sure is a busy time in the sporting world. It is crunch time for several of my favorite teams this week. This is a time to give shout outs to the other sports besides baseball. I think it is appropriate anyway since none of the teams are doing anything in the MLB anyway.

SteelersThis week my Pittsburgh Steelers will be taking on the New England Patriots. Usually this would be an amazing game, Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. New England’s offense going up against Pittsburgh’s defense. That would be a great game. But as we all know Mr. Brady hurt his little knee and is out of the season so Matt Cassel has to step up against the #1 defense in the league. Pittsburgh is #1 in the NFL in passing defense, rushing defense, and total defense. Yes, the Triple Crown in defense. It is going to be hard for Cassel to throw to Randy Moss from his back.

As for my Penn State Nittany Lions, they are already in the Rose Bowl. They smashed Michigan St. to end the season and get the Rose Bowl bid. Now all that has to be decided is who they play. The winner of the Pac-10 plays the winner of the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl. So, it is either Oregon St. or USC. If you happen to be a Penn State fan you are already aware that Penn State embarrassed Oregon St. already this year. I don’t want to watch that again. So I have actually found myself rooting for USC. Although it isn’t like they need my help against Notre Dame. What I do need to root for is for Oregon to beat Oregon St. That would make USC the Pac-10 champion and give them a bid to the Rose Bowl.

Oregon DucksNever thought I would say this but, GO DUCKS!

Basically it comes down to the fact that I would rather see Penn State play USC and possibly get beat then beat down or even lose to Oregon St. I think it would just be a flat out better game. I have been wanting to see Penn State play USC for a while now anyway. There is no doubt in my mind that USC will easily embarrass Notre Dame, having Oregon upset Oregon St. is what the challenge will be. But, you never know, anything can happen. Any team can beat any other team on any given day. That is just the way it is.

Tyler HansbroughAny college basketball fans out there? If so I take it you watched the Maui Invitational. All I have to say is damn, UNC is good. Hansbrough isn’t even healthy yet and he is still yammin on people. That kid is ridiculous. 

He is going to win Player of the Year again. I am still a little shocked that scouts said he would be a late first round pick in the NBA draft last year. Are you kidding me? He is the freakin NCAA Player of the Year and he is a late first round pick? Doesn’t make much sense to me.

The rest of his team does need props though. Danny Green can knock down a 3 from anywhere over anyone. He is just obnoxiously athletic. Ty Lawson is ridiculously fast. He was running past Notre Dame defenders that were already down court.

As for the Atlanta Braves, they have still done absolutely nothing. They have so much money and are clearly waiting around for San Diego to come back. It is disappointing that there was so much hype for the off season and a whole bunch of nothing has happened. Oh well.

Till next time,

~Ben

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4 comments

  1. juliasrants

    Ben – it might not be Brady & the Pats playing the Steelers tomorrow, but Cassel has really stepped up and he’s done something that even Brady hasn’t done. Not only has Cassel had a game with over 400 yards of passing, he has done it 2 games in a row! Becoming only the 4th QB to do that. No question, it’s going to be a tough game – but I have faith and picked my Pats in my pool tomorrow! GO PATS!

    Julia
    http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

  2. hardballblog

    I can’t deny the fact that Cassel has stepped up. But the only problem is he has yet to face a defense like Pittsburgh’s this year. This is the best I have seen in my short life time. Their linebackers have been getting so much pressure it has been ridiculous. But the Patriots have just been that pesky team for years now. Last year they were extremely good but it seems even when they get injuries they replace that player with someone just as good. I just have faith the Steelers’ defense will shut down Cassel.
    http://hardballblog.mlblogs.com/

  3. hardballblog

    Thanks Julia. It was a good win but the Patriots are still a force to be reckoned with. To be honest, I would be more than happy if the Steelers don’t have to play them in the playoffs. I didn’t get to see most of it but I listened to some of the post game on the radio on my way home. Sorry about the cheap shot on Wes Welker. Ryan Clark did not represent the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise well. I hope Welker didn’t suffer a serious injury.

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