Monday, February 2, 2009

Superl Bowl 43-Wow!

Quick hitter this Monday:

* Props to Pittsburgh & Arizona for a dandy Super Bowl 43. I never envisioned that game having as many twists as it had. Of course, the mile or so of penalty yardage hurt the game a bit, but Arizona hung tough while Pittsburgh controlled the game, battled back from James Harrison's record setting interception return, then turn up the heat in the 4th, taking the lead....I have to catch my breath just thinking about it.

I did pick Pittsburgh to win it, so I was happy about that, but now that the smoke has cleared, Arizona was better than I wanted to give them credit for. Carolina gets a shot at them next season, so they had better be prepared.

* Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has undergone his heart transplant (coverage can be seen on News 14 Carolina), and according to the team it went well. Here's to a speedy recovery for the Big Cat.

* ACC hoops has been, to put it mildly, interesting. UNC, Duke, & Wake have all been #1, and all 3 lost that ranking in Winston-Salem. Weird, huh? February should be a great month for hoops when you factor in what the conference schedule holds for the Big 4--NC State needs some wins to get themselves feeling better, but I'm not sure they have the horses. They've got some good young players, but overall, that program is missing something.

* Charlotte Bobcats meet Utah Monday night (9pm). Cats ended January with a nice record, but still need to do some work to get into that 8th playoff spot. Thing is, there aren't as many teams to climb over to get there. It is certainly within reach.

More in the days ahead, and just think, race fans, Daytona gets fired up THIS WEEK!

~Mike Solarte

1 comment:

Stro said...

Superbowl 43 was one of the best Superbowl games I have seen in a long time. Outstanding effort by both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals. Congradulations Pittsburgh!