Bob Sanders of the Indianapolis Colts was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. It isn’t quite the MVP Award (we all know that the Dreamboat won that), but it’s still an honor for Sanders to be recognized for his defensive prowess.
Oh, who am I kidding? Does anyone actually care about this?
Don’t look so forlorn, buddy – Holly cares about ya!
Roger Clemens continued his “I Am Innocent 2008” tour, with a press conference last night. Seriously, Roge, shut up. For anyone who hasn’t heard the tape that Clemens played at the press conferences, visit good ole ESPN – I’ll wait.
Okay, now that you’ve heard it, doesn’t Brian McNamee sound like a little kid? And I don’t mean that in a pathetic way, but in a “stop picking on him already!” kind of way. When he tearfully asks Clemens what he wants him, McNamee, to do – I don’t even know what to think of all that anymore.
At one point, near screaming, Clemens asked: “How do you prove a negative? How do I do it? Do I keep just shelling out millions [in legal fees]?” His lawyer, Rusty Hardin, trying to alleviate the tension perhaps, quipped: “That’s a good idea.” +1 to Rusty, from the Legal Dept. of Ladies…
What I did enjoy was the many faces of Clemens:
“I ate his liver with fava beans and a nice chianti.”
“I have never used steroids. Period. “
“This is my serious face. This means I’m taking this seriously.”
“This is my less serious face. This means I’m on TV right now – Hi, Debbie! Yes, hon, I know that none of this would probably be happening to me if we’d had Cingular.”
Seriously, this is the exact same face Baby Mets pulls when she’s been caught doing something naughty. Ergo, I’m going to infer that Clemens has also done something naughty.
Oh, Grant Hill. He was my first athlete crush, when I was a freshman in high school, and he was a Detroit Piston. I even dated a guy just because he looked almost exactly like GH. What?
Over in the NBA, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Denver Nuggets, 137-115, with a little help from everybody. The team had 20 3-pointers, and Marcus Banks made 7 of them. For that, my boy, you get your name in bold. Grant Hill had 20 points of his own.
“Dude, Jessica Alba’s at our game!”
In the other NBA game, the Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs, 130-121, in overtime. Baron Davis had 34 points and 14 assists, while Tim Duncan had 32 points and 13 rebounds.
And because I’ve promised myself I wouldn’t overlook the NHL:
Dallas beat Minnesota, 3-1, Edmonton shut out the Islanders, 4-0, and Anaheim defeated Nashville, 5-2.
Oh, and of course, there will be BCS goodness to come later.