Sunday, May 6, 2012

Death, No-No's, & No More Mo? - Sports Sunday

With a late start in writing this week’s article (being that a week ago I didn't even have a blog), I may have missed one or two things in here...but these are your major sports events for the week of April 29-May 5.

- Los Angeles Angels starter, Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter this week. The second in the majors in a two week span. It was the 10th No-hitter in Angels history. FULLSTORY
- Future Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera tore his ACL on Thursday, after shagging fly balls during batting practice. This put him on the DL for the first time since 2003. Rivera says he WILL return, surgery scheduled for this upcoming Monday. FULLSTORY

- Longtime San Diego Charger Linebacker, Junior Seau, committed suicide this week. He was a 12-time Pro-Bowler and named to the NFL's 1990's All-Decade team. He was 43 years old. FULLSTORY
- The fallout from the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal continued, as Linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended for the entire 2012 season. He plans on appealing. FULLSTORY

- Washington Capitals and New York Rangers played a Triple Overtime Game on Wednesday night, with the Rangers winning in the 115th minute. The series is tied at 2-2. FULLSTORY
- The 8th seeded Los Angeles Kings continue to stun, after knocking out #1 Vancouver in the first round, they lead #2 St. Louis 3 games to none. FULLSTORY

- Miami Heat took a commanding 3-0 lead in the series with the New York Knicks. This after Knicks Power Forward, Amar'e Stoudemire punched a fire extinguisher, after a Game 2 loss. He will miss the rest of the series with a broken hand. FULLSTORY
- The Oklahoma City Thunder swept the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, knocking out the reigning champions. FULL STORY

Kentucky Derby
- In the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday "I'll Have Another" won at 12-1 odds. His jockey, Mario Gutierrez won his first time out. This was also the first time a horse starting from the 19th stall has won the derby. FULLSTORY

And that's a wrap for this week in sports.


  1. Yawn. Sorry, it's not easy for a girl to get excited by sports. Can we change it to makeup Sundays? ;)

    1. As stated in last nights post, and my hopeful schedule/topics of posts, the response to that is Wondering Woman's Wednesdays! Stay tuned later in the week for the first one of those...and tune in daily for our other great topics!

  2. Point of contention: The team name is the LA Angels OF ANAHEIM!!! They are not the LA team! LA has one baseball team - namely the Dodgers.

    1. I would be wrong if I misstated the team name.

      I did not, but rather did not give the full name.

      It's like if I said Oklahoma City beat Dallas. It wouldn't be wrong, just wouldn't be the full name.

      Point of Contention: Denied

    2. You gave the wrong name. They are the Anaheim team, not the LA team. They retained the "of Anaheim" part for a reason.

    3. The team name changed in 2005. Everyone, except the Dodgers, abbreviates it as LAA.
      The Dodgers do ANH, clearly you are a Dodgers fan, and trying to pick a bad fight, because their is no basis in which I was wrong.
      You may be correct, but I was not wrong.

    4. The team name changed but they retained the "of Anaheim" part. They want the LA simply for marketing purposes. Their stadium is in Anaheim, their fanbase is in Anaheim and they are teh Anaheim Angels. So you werent wrong per-say, you were just missing an integral part of their name.

    5. The Football Giants and Jets, make home in New Jersey. Yet are still called the New York Giants & New York Jets.

      Get over it.

    6. It's a dumb argument.

      Phoenix Coyotes play in Glendale.
      San Jose Sharks spent two years in San Fran.
      Washington Redskins play in Maryland, not DC.
      Tampa Bay Rays play in St. Petersburg.

      Arguments can be made anywhere. Don't pick a fight where it's unnecessary.

    7. That may very well be, but the Coyotes didnt change there name from Glendale Coyotes to Phoenix Coyotes, the sharks werent the SF Sharks, etc. The Angels were the Anaheim Angels until they decided to change their name for marketing purposes. The Lake Elsinore Storm did a spoof on the concept back in 2005 by briefly changing their name to "New York San Diego Los Angeles Storm of Lake Elsinore".

    8. Todays games preview, from MLB.COM, besides for the stadium name and location, screenshot and show me where they are referred to as Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and I'll concede.

    9. Quite simple. Go to and on the top it says "HE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM"

    10. I never said that that wasn't their real name.

      Obviously the website would have the full name.

      I just said that no one refers to them as that. And neither do I.

    11. Right cuz most people refer to the as the Anaheim Angels and dont even bother with the whole LA thing. Anyhow, il let it pass this time...

    12. Every scoreboard in the country: LAA
      Only ones not like that: Dodgers write ANH

    13. Simple reason: Here in LA we know more than anyone that there is only one LA team = The Dodgers.

  3. Um I think you missed the most important sport, Soccer...

    1. Yeah, I know.
      I considered putting in Man City beating Man U, but I figured that doing sports was too far off topic from what this blog had begun as...and I figured I had even less of a chance with Soccer.

    2. But the next time it fits into the sports headlines for the week, you can be sure it'll be in there!

    3. Man City? Man U? (fine Rooney is good, and I like Torres (Chelsea) and also "El Chicharito")

      Real Madrid won "La Liga" this past week, now THOSE are sports news!


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