First, the NFL mets with owners today in mediation meetings and the possibility of extending the deadline is very likely. Also, the players association won a case over TV money, something that NFL owners wanted to use as lockout insurance against the players association. This is a big win for the players, and hopefully soon there will be a deal in place for an NFL season in 2011 because I know one thing, if there isn’t a NFL season, a lot of people will be upset. Plus, the NFL will hurt itself, and they will lose money.
Second, my MLB early season picks are Boston and Philadelphia to make the World Series. For the Phillies, I think they’ll make it because of how good there pitching is. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Joe Blanton are all very good. and there isn’t a weakness. Plus, there hitting is solid with Ryan Howard leading the surge.
For the Red Sox, I think with the additions of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, they will huge. Plus, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury are healthy. There pitching is solid too, with Josh Beckett, Jon Lester leading the rotation to a solid Jonathon Papelbon as closer.
Other teams to keep an eye on are the defending champs, the San Francisco Giants, who have solid pitching with Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain as aces and a solid lineup led by rookie of the year Buster Posey, who is a rising baseball star.
The Rangers could be interesting to watch, but losing Cliff Lee hurts. Josh Hamilton will have to have a big year again for the Rangers to be good.
The whole AL Central I think will be good, as the Minnesota Twins are still the favorites, but the White Sox and Tigers will be contenders after adding key additions.
Even, the AL East might be competitive from top to bottom. The Red Sox are elite right now, the Yankees are good, but there pitching will determine there season, the Rays are young but still experienced and the Orioles and Blue Jays are two teams on the rise with young stars hitting there primes.
For a complete baseball preview stay tuned in the coming weeks!
Third, BYU guard Brandon Davies was suspended the rest of the season because of violating the honor code at BYU. This certainly derails the Cougars chances at a deep run, and will have to be more dependent on Jimmer Fredette. Speaking of which, do you guys think BYU and San Diego State can go deep in the tournament? I am a bit skeptical right now, but we’ll see. I definitely don’t think they are one seed quality though.
Fourth, here is One Shining Moment from 2010 to get you pumped up for March Madness coming up!
I’ll be back tomorrow, but for now, see yah!