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04/28/2011

Thurs A.M. MacGriddle: How Can The Cowboys Screw Up the Draft; The Mavs Look to "Push" It To Seven

1. The new NFL "primetime" format is here for the first round. This is still the greatest non-event event in sports. The Cowboys are primed to take a tackle in the first round, which means they are going to take a corner.
Jerry is going to show us how smart he is by trading down two spots and collecting a fourth and a fifth rounder and then he may take a tackle.

Derek-holland1 2. The Rangers defeated the Blue Jays last night 7-6, but am I the only one a little nervous about the back-to-back pitching performances by Matt Harrison and now Derek Holland? Harrison got rocked on Tuesday, and lost. Holland went 5 innings, allowed 11 hits and five runs with three walks on 100 pitches. I keep thinking Holland is going to morph into a Mark Mulder type and it's not happening yet.
Tommy Hunter is getting very close to being ready to take a job if the ERAs keep climbing. 

3. The amazing part? Arthur Rhodes and Darren Oliver, whose combined age is 134 years old, combined for 2 ip., 2 hits with 2 Ks, a hold and a save. 

4. The Mavs are not going to win tonight in Portland. The home team is going to win every game in this series. The Blazers are favored by 4.5 points. The Blazers are preaching the play a full 48 thing. Does anyone think either of these teams can beat The Kobes?

5. Charlie Sheen's show last night at the American Airlines Center was apparently God awful. Why should we be surprised? Maintaining a live audience takes training, practice and a certain skill. There are plenty of trained comedians who would bomb in this format. Sheen is not a trained standup comedian.
I will be very impressed/surprised if Sheen keeps going with his Torpedo of Truth tour. 

6. Gary Neal of the Spurs did more in five seconds last night than Richard Jefferson has done since he's been on the River Walk. This is cluuuuutch.

 

The Grizzlies are the better team, and they will enjoy closing out this series in Game 6 in Memphis where the franchise will also enjoy a nice gate receipt, too.

 7. Seriously classy move by the Penguins fans at home last night despite the fact their team lost 1-0 against the Lightning in Game 7. Pens fans stayed and applauded their team during the handshake line, obviously recognizing their team still team something special by just reaching the playoffs.
This was a team that had no Sidney Crosby since early January and no Evgeni Malkin for a long time, too. 

Kate-middleton-984_306x439 8. Kate Middleton officially wins the lottery tomorrow in London. 

9. Today is No Complain Thursday, unless you live where the tornados have rolled through.

  

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