Monday, September 14, 2009

Spoiled By The Sports Weekend

It seemed that all the other sports realized that the NFL season was kicking off this weekend and did not want to be lost in the greatness of the National Football League. This was fantastic news for all those sports fans out there. From Thursday-Monday great game after great round after great match spoiled every sports fan out there. Starting with Opening Kickoff in the NFL Thursday Night between two power house teams, the Steelers and the Titans, and ending with the US Open finals Monday evening between arguably the greatest athlete of the era, Roger Federer, and rising superstar, Juan Martin Del Potro. Everything in between was also just as spectacular. 

We saw a true freshman quarterback go into Columbus, Ohio and take down the #8 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes by commanding the game winning drive, leaving only one minute left on the clock. We saw the #5 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys fall to the Houston Cougars, the #19 North Carolina Tar Heels score 12 fourth quarter points to rally back and beat the Uconn Huskies and the reemergence of the Michigan Wolverine football program. Oh yeah and a 78 point shootout thriller between the Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks. Just to name a few stores from college football.

We could not believe one of the most unusual and crazy finishes in an NFL game in recent history...the Bengals are cursed, clearly. The Steelers overtime victory over the Titans on thursday...Hines Ward was the happiest man on earth when Jeff Reed's field goal went in in OT. A 6 TD game from Drew Brees, a 180 yard game from All Day, another victory from a first time rookie starter, a four pick game from Jay Cutler and last minute victory led by Aaron Rogers on Sunday Night Football, and we have not even had the Monday Night Games yet. 

We witnessed one of the greatest rounds Tiger Woods has ever had, and he has had many many many great ones. Tiger blew away the field with an Eight shot victory at the BWM Championship putting him back in first for the Fed Ex cup, which concludes this weekend...I wonder who will win... We saw Ian Poulter hit a ball in the water on the 18th hole sunday to miss the cut for the final round of the Fed Ex by less than half a point, poor guy. And we finally saw Sergio Garcia come out from hiding notching a top 10 finish. 

We watched in awe of Roger Federer as he had possibly the greatest shot of his career against Novak Djokovic in the US Open semi-finals, and he has many many many great shots. We were pleasantly surprised by a U.S. player finally emerging onto the scene, and Melanie Oudin could not have done it in a bigger way, knocking down three top 30 players before falling in the quarter-finals. We were shocked by Serena Williams as she lost her head and her match as she threatened the poor line judge. We were reminded of who Kim Clijsters was and just how good she is, as she came out of retirement and cruised through her opponents in winning the US Open. And last but certainly not least we were baffled by the 20 year old Juan Martin Del Potro stunning Roger Federer in a five set thriller to halt Federer's streak of Five US Open championships in a row, which capped off an incredible two weeks.  

Sports fans I hope you enjoyed this weekend as much as I did because it could be a very, very long time before you get to see such a great weekend of sports again. And as the first Monday Night Football game kicks off all I can say is...

Are YOU Ready For Some Football?


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