Thursday, March 31, 2011

2011 MLB Predictions

AL East- Boston Red Sox
AL Central- Chicago White Sox
AL West- Texas Rangers
AL Wild Card- New York Yankees

NL East- Philadephia Phillies
NL Central- Cincinnati Reds
NL West- San Francisco Giants
NL Wild Card- Atlanta Braves

World Series- Philadelphia Phillies over Boston Red Sox

AL Cy Young- Justin Verlander
NL Cy Young- Roy Halladay

AL MVP- Mark Teixeira
NL MVP- Joey Votto

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kentucky Wildcats!!!

This blog has been dead for a while, and probably will continue to be dead but my beloved Kentucky Wildcats are playing in the Final Four and I had to share some of my thoughts.

* I heard a lot of analysts talk about how poorly Ohio State and North Carolina shot the ball. I don't think this was a coincidence. Kentucky is VERY long and play pretty tough defense, especially on guards. I am very interested in the matchup of Liggins on Kemba Walker.

* Josh Harrellson has gotten all of the pub from the week and he has been praised for his play. I love Jorts, but I don't completely understand why he is getting so much praise. He left his mark on the Ohio State game with a fastball to Sullingers chest and some good offensive production. But Sullinger still scored over 20 points and grabbed 16 boards. To me it was the guards defense.

* I love Deandre Liggins, he just hits shots in the clutch and plays nasty defense.

* Brandon Knight has been streaky but that shot against Princeton and Ohio State were clutch. He is not as much of a physical freak as John Wall, but he might be a better college player.

* Terrence Jones has been M.I.A offensively but I do think he has been involving the team more. Jones need to remember to get into the post and not force anything. I expect him to have a big game against UConn.