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Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Week in sports is shocking

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I sit speechless. Some may be applauding, but as words still manage to pour onto the page, I am at a loss for words, as the sports' world seems to be spinning around rather swiftly over the past few days.

I just returned from the Sikeston/Jackson game, where myself, along with several other Sikeston students and alumni sat speechless as the Indians controlled all aspects of the game, defeating the red-and-black 76-54. If you get a chance to see Jackson play, do so, as they are pretty impressive with the rock.

The Bulldogs, however, will bounce back, as they head into Friday's action against the visiting Kelly Hawks, then on to Saturday's play in Portageville, where they will go up against a tough Bulldog squad.

Aside from high school basketball, I'm still speechless over the NFL playoff scenario.

Like Frank TV's John Madden impersonator, I too, admire Brett Favre's ability. I sure would've liked to see him head into Arizona and give the Patriots their only loss of the season in Super Bowl XLII. But, as we all know, it's Peyton's little brother, Eli (Manning) that will give it a whirl.

Riding into the title game on a three-game road winning streak, Lil' Manning will have a shot to defeat SpyGate, I mean, Bill Belichick and the undefeated, with an (*) in my record book, New England Patriots. The only thing that scores Belichick cool points from me is that he shares my birthday.

Another shocker, was the loss that my prized Tennessee Vols' men's basketball team, suffered at the hands of the horrible Kentucky 8-and-

stinking-9 Wildcats, 72-66. Tennessee's second loss of the year surely will bump them from the No. 5 ranking in the polls.

And, was anybody else watching Saturday when Tyler Hansbrough and the No. 1 ranked UNC Tarheels were stunned by Maryland, 82-80? North Carolina's record is 18-0 no mo', and the Memphis Tigers were granted the beloved No. 1 spot with the Tarheels' loss.

And last, but certainly not least, oh Cardinal faithful, the Big Kahuna, Albert Pujols, finally had enough drama on Monday, as he held a press conference without the presence of one local news group in the room.

After falsely being accused of being a part of the Mitchell Report, Pujols allowed all media, except for KTVI, Fox 2, to take part in questions. KTVI had falsely linked Sir Albert to the report, and the big man wasn't too appreciative. Rightfully so.

Kudos to you Mr. Pujols, keep putting bottoms in the seats at the ballpark, and hopefully, for the Redbirds' sake, he can teach Izturis and Kennedy how to swing for power, solidifying the lineup.

Yankees over the Cubs in five games. Oops, random subliminal message.

Enticing action remaining this week on the local circuit, Kelly vs. Sikeston Friday night at the Sikeston Field House. The Dawgs look to bounce back from the difficult road loss, while the Hawks come in off of mark in the loss column to the Notre Dame Bulldogs.

Keep your eyes glued to the paper for all the latest scores and highlights, brought to you with much love from the sports desk at the Standard Democrat.