Saturday November 12, 2005

Welcome to this special today’s sports update as we celebrate Veteran’s Day weekend.  I wish every soldier currently employed in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, and so on that they get back safe.  I also want to take the time to dedicate this to my grandfather, Henry Sebastian, who was on the navy during World War II.  My only wish from him is if I could see him one time.

In basketball, last Thursday was full of close games.  The heat beat the Rockets by 4, and the Pistons are undefeated.  Plus, can this team ever win??? Whatever happened to the New York Knicks???  This is a horrible start as they diminish the legacies of the names that played before them: Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley, Willis Reed, etc.  For the sake of New York, at least win one.

Here are my picks for the football week: Arizona, Jags, Indy, K.C., the G-Men (shutout), Chicago, Wash., “da Raiders,” Carolina, pats, Atl., Seattle, Pitt., and Philly.  Why Philly?  It’s the fact that division rivals split victories.  Trust me.

This past week, ESPN Sportscenter had former Met GM Steve Phillips do simulated press conferences playing certain GMs.  The teams he did were Boston, Yankees, Cubs, Astros, and Dodgers.  These segments were very good & made some interesting points.  For Yankee fans, the sun might not set on Bernie Williams’ career: Both New York Papers have reportedly said he could accept a back-up CF & DH deal.  Rumors or true?  You decide.

As for the fans of New York, they proved to me how disloyal as some of these players are.  They wanted Bernie gone in a Daily News poll after they chanted Bernie in what might be his last game as a Yankee in Yankee stadium.  Anyway, that’s it for today.  Same routine as usual & happy Veteran’s Day!!!

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

Copyright © 2007 by Sebastian Maldonado

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