Today’s Sports Update

Sunday November 7, 2004

Hey sports fans; this is Sebastian Maldonado with today’s sports update.  How you doing?  Some people just get luck, while others get, well, not so lucky.

In football, NFL Films has announced plans to make a season documentary of this NFL team:

“Remember the Steelers” Cast: Ben Roethlisberger, Duce Staley, Jerome Bettis, Plaxico Burress, Hines Ward, James Farrior, and Bill Cowher as “The Jaw”!  Oops, they did it again; this time, they beat the undefeated Eagles by a score of 27-3.  Jerome Bettis ran for 149 yards, filling in for an injured Duce Staley.  Roethlisberger got 2 TDs and passed for 138 yards.  What a week it has been for the Steelers!  They dominated the Eagles in every single category, including penalties.  Congratulations Pitt, it’s time everyone gave you guys the respect you deserve.

In baseball, Boston offered Pedro Martinez a 2-year $25 Million deal; we don’t know if he will accept the deal.  Plus, the Chicago Cubs might trade Sammy Sosa to the Dodgers for Shawn Green.  Both have no-trade clauses, but due to Sosa’s complaints of the Cubs organization, Sosa could be traded.  Who would want Sammy Sosa?  Where do you think he will land?  Plus, will P Jon Lieber take the Yankees’ offer for less money?  Or is it bye-bye to one pitcher? The free agency case continues…

In the NBA, my sleeper pick is the Orlando Magic (if they all stay healthy).  Speaking of Orlando, a battle that all basketball fans have been waiting for has happened: Dwight Howard (Magic) VS. Emeka Okafor (Bobcats)

Both did well individually.  They led both teams in rebounds, but Okafor scored 12 points, while Howard scored 5 and got into foul trouble.  Round 1 goes to Okafor; how ironic that the Bobcats defeated the Magic for their first victory whereas the Magic passed Okafor for Howard in the 2004 NBA Draft.  How ironic indeed; well no “magic” last second shot from Steve Francis as the Bobcats beat the Magic 111-100.  Plus, what is wrong with the Knicks?  They couldn’t even beat the Celtics (107-73); they better sharpen up or else no tickets for them!

For those of you that don’t know, Kevin Garnett disrespected the young players of the NBA after the T-Wolves’ lost to the Nuggets, saying that he didn’t know any of them.  Well, listen up KG; first and foremost, you’re still my boy, but be careful what you say.  You too were a young player 8 years ago straight out of high school, and not everyone knew who you were either.  Aren’t you in your mid-20s?  Wouldn’t that technically make you a young player yourself?  You’re not really a Karl Malone are ya?  Still, this is not to ridicule KG because I respect him.  This is just to remind him of where he came from.

Thanks for reading this update guys; reply back.  I would like to take the time to congratulate Willie Randolph for getting the job as Mets manager.  I think he’ll last longer than Wally Backman.  Anyway, have fun and be safe.

Sincerely,

Sebastian Maldonado

Copyright © 2007 by Sebastian Maldonado

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