Monday, September 28, 2009

Weekend Sports Roundup

Let's take a look at what I cared about from sporting events this past weekend:

Arsenal beat Fulham 1-0, which was probably the right score there. Fulham is a good, but not great, football club, and showed last year that you underestimate them at your own peril. Without stellar goalkeeping Arsenal could have easily lost this match.

Robin Van Persie acknowledged that he likes to embellish his reaction to fouls. In other news, water is wet.

The baseball Cardinals clinched their division, thus assuring their appearance in the playoffs. This is good news, of course, but the team still has its problems, and I don't think they will make it to the world series. I pick the Dodgers for that honor.

Iowa put the smackdown on Penn State on Saturday, with what was one of the most brutal defensive beatdowns I have ever seen. Seriously, that 4th quarter showing by the Iowa defense was amazing. If you use just the points the defense scored they would have almost won the game by themselves. Four turnovers by Penn State in the 4th alone; just brutal. Unless you are a Hawkeye fan, of course.

The Detroit Lions, God love 'em, won a football game. For real! Against the Washington Redskins. As someone who lived in the D.C. area for over five years, I can state with authority that Redskins football is not just a game in that area, it is a full-blown cult. There will be blood, people, the cult members will demand a sacrifice for this one.

And, to top it all off, the Blues are in Sweden, getting ready to open the NHL season. Just a few more days, and I have hockey again!


Magister said...

And the Blues even won, if I saw correctly!

Aaron W. Thorne said...

Yeah, but that was this weekend, not last weekend.


GO BLUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!