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Sunday, April 18, 2010

April News and Commentary

We have had an unbelievable run of sports in the last few months dating back to the Colts - Saints Super Bowl.

Tiger Woods returned to the world of golf in dramatic fashion competing all the way until Sunday when Phil Mickelson closed the deal in a powerful storyline of his own with his wife battling breast cancer and waiting on the 18th green for him after he secured his 3rd green jacket. With 4 major titles wins to his credit, Phil is starting to cement himself in the pantheon of greatest golfers in the history of the game.  How Tiger Woods responds throughout the rest of the year (particularly the majors at Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and Whistling Straits) should be interesting to say the least.  Both players resume their tournament schedule at Quail Hollow in a couple weeks.

This month also included the best NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in recent memory culminating with the Butler vs. Duke Final.

  Interesting article from a Houston blog about what if Butler's Gordon Hayward's half court shot at the end of the National Championship game went in?

The Rangers baseball season is off to a shaky start with Ownership turmoil. Tom Hicks is working with his creditors to complete the sale of the team to the new Ownership group.   Ron Washington's job security is still in question if the team doesn't finish with a decent April (5-6 through 11 games).


The day after Darington Hobson declared for the NBA draft, the athletic New Mexico forward was challenged to a dunk contest by St. Pius X High player Kaelan Brennan and was happy to oblige.

Hobson visited the school for a speaking engagement, and KOB-TV has video of the best slams of the dunk session. Brennan proved to be a worthy competitor.

Not every dunk was successful. Three times, Hobson couldn't connect while leaping over another student, grazing his human prop on one occasion.

His words might have meant more.

Darington Hobson talked about a low point in his life, when he was playing for a junior college, not where he wanted to be. "If I didn't believe in myself I wouldn't be here," he said, He just declared for the NBA draft to take place on the upcoming weekend, and was not letting the doubters discourage him. He wakes up each day with the inspiration, "Prove myself."

Cool video of the New Mexico basketball player

Random Thought of the week:
 Why do I never run into Kate Beckinsale in an airport?

Everyone's favorite baseball fan Alyssa Milano thinks Jimmy Kimmel is dreamy and apparently has a serious Twitter addiction.