One of my long terms goals for this site is to give you weekly recaps of whats going on in the world of sports: from major updates to major hotties, fun facts and just plain, ole things that I find funny! This is my first edition of The Stiletto Report so bear with me a bit because these are just the things I happened to hear about this week, which isn’t much!
My fun, wacky, interesting, semi-newsworthy things to know from the world of sports this week to survive weekend conversations!
1. Celtics win 16th in a row against Atlanta. This is heating up to be a huge rivalry betweent the two franchises again. Back in the 90s when Lenny Wilkes was the head coach of the Hawks, everyone hated them too. I already talked about this so if you want to Read More…..Celtics Win or Celtics try for #16
2. Peyton and Eli Manning were both named to the Pro Bowl Teams becoming the first brothers in history to go together! However, when you think about how many brother quarterbacks have ever played in the league simultaneously, well, it’s not so WOW. I like this story because it talks about two hot brothers 😉 Easy to remember!
- 2a. The Pro Bowl is NFL’s All-Star game filled with the best of the best players. It pits the two leagues against each other. Takes place in Hawaii every year, after the Super Bowl. The additional Pro Bowl Roster.
3. The Indianapolis Colts have secured their place in the NFL playoffs after their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- 3a. The teams guaranteed spots in the playoffs are: NY Giants, Florida Panthers, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers.
- 3b. The teams battling out for the Wild Card spot in the playoffs are the: Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NY Jets, Baltimore Ravens
- -I like this because it looks like the March Madness bracket! NFL Playoff Bracket
4. The Colt’s head coach Tony Dungy (hehe such a funny name. Dungy!) now has the most consecutive playoff appearances with 10 in a row–7 with Indianapolis, 3 with Tampa Bay. (Can someone explain how he went from living in Tampa to move up north? It’s 82 degrees here today and its the end of December!)
5. Hottie Sam Bradford from the University of Oklahoma was selected as the 74th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy.
5a. The Heisman Trophy is awarded every year to the Most Outstanding College Football Player.
6. Slightly outdated news but in case you didn’t hear yet: The Yankees finalized their deal to get C.C. Sabathia for a mere $161 million/7-year contract, and A.J. Burnett for a paltry $86 million/5-year contract. Sabathia’s deal is the highest ever for a pitcher. It was officially announced on Thursday when they put on their uniforms and picked their numbers. Question 1: What’s up with all the initials? and 2. They paid $161 mil for this guy? Seriously? He’s not even cute! See my article: Why I hate when teams Buy Championships. (just kidding. Well only because my boyfriend won’t let me write it!)
7. Tyler Hansborough made North Carolina Basketball history. He surpassed Phil Ford’s record of 2,290 career points set in 1978 to become the school’s All Time Leading Scorer. When he scored his 2,291 point, the game was paused and officials gave him the game ball as a souvenior. The season is not even half-way over!
8. Tiger Woods is no longer Golf’s Player of the Year. Padraig Harrington won this award this year, upsetting Tiger’s three year winning streak (he’s actually won like 9 times or something crazy like that). Lorena Ochoa was the female POY and Jay Hass, the senior POY.
9. NHL. Guys skated this week? Yeah, this one I don’t know yet. I barely knew that there was hockey (my Canadian friend will kill me when he reads that). However….I am going to with the transformation of Chicago’s Wrigley Field into a skating rink. Why? Because I was watching Yankee Stadium: Baseball’s Cathedral the other day and learned that it is somehow possible to transform an outdoor baseball park into a ice hockey rink and I found it fascinating. And turns out, right now they are in the middle of transforming baseball’s second oldest ball park for the Winter Classic. Couldn’t really do that here in Florida. The Hockey News has more about this fun story!
My Disclaimer: Please play nice. I’ve read some really mean comments on other people’s blogs this week attacking the writer’s POV. I appreciate all constructive criticism! I want this to be the best it can be. However, 1. I am only one person. I will not be covering international sports. If there is something you want me to mention, let me know and I’ll look into it. 2. This is my opinion of what I find fun and fascinating. Just because you don’t agree does not mean you have to be mean. I cry easily.