U.S. and the crazy fortunes of a few American national team players were
brought into focus following Sunday's 2-2 draw with Portugal. There were the
heroes Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones, and then there was the scapegoat
most inspiring person of the match was none other than Client Dempsey. Even sporting
a broken nose that still looked like an old windy road in the countryside and taking
lumps from Portugal's defenders, Dempsey’s game reached another level.
The first words out of
Tom Caron’s mouth in the post-game review are the same on all our lips: what a
difference a week makes. A home and home four game sweep of the Braves (while
we handled Minor, we were extremely lucky to dodge Teheran) and a three game
sweep of the Rays equals seven straight wins after a ten game stretch I’m sure
we’d all like to forget. Never mind that the Jays have been winning steadily
during that span, it’s not time for us to obsess over the standings just yet.
It feels particularly right
that we clean off our week of wins by sweeping the Rays.
The Bruins had a magnificent regular season and one of the more disappointing playoff runs in recent history. After leading the entire NHL in points the Bruins have fallen from a 3-2 series lead to watch the Habs move on to the conference finals against the New York Rangers. Granted, the Bruins hit what seemed liked a hundred posts, which puts it mere inches from this series being a sweep, but it is those accumulated inches that make champions every year. The Bruins even outshot, and out opportunitied the Canadians, but along with the lack of finishing, came with it a lack of sacrifice that we have seen in years past as the Bruins were out shot blocked.
With the NFL Draft upon us, it is only fair to join all the
other “know it all” Opinionated analysts on their top 10 players available in
this draft. All though you will find many teams in need of QB’s, I believe
there is no QB worthy of going in the first round. Each QB in this draft is a
risk, especially the highly talked about Johnny Manziel aka. Johnny Football.
This year’s draft class is special, but special in it’s own unique way. I
believe the WR’s coming out of this class are some of the best ever to come
a week it has been! Champion’s league final is set, the Serie A crown was
awarded and the English Premiership is approaching a very dramatic ending. Plus we’re under the two month mark for the up
and coming 2014 World Cup.
An all Madrid final is set! Athletico Madrid
and Real Madrid with face off in a bitter battle for the Champions League title
on May 24. The two clubs play only four miles from each other but will fight for
the European football crown across the border in Lisbon, Portugal.