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Monday, February 27, 2006 

Sunday, Sunday.... Monday! (2/27)

Yet another excellent week in the books at Noob Sports. Readership continues to climb, and we (once again) would like to thank all the fans for spreading the information via word of mouth. It's very rewarding for us to hear that people like the site, and that they heard about it from their friends. Plus, you should all pick up the newest "Newsweek", as we get a shoutout on page 14 in their "Blog Watch" section.

A Look Behind

-SEL caught a bad case of the itis. Footballitis that is. Part I. Part II.

- NJV was living large at the Pistons vs. Bulls game. Nothing like playing drinking games at a professional sporting event.

- The 5th of 6 MLB Offseason Report Cards were completed. The NL Cental.

A Look Ahead

- Noobsports 2.0 is still being worked on. Right now, we're in the stage of finding the best freelance web designer to help us out. Exciting.

- Our 2nd Noob Sports football mock draft will come out sometime this week.

- We will finish our sixth and final MLB Offseason Report Card.

- The rest of the sports news, plus our opinions on what's going on in the world.

As always, we reward our fans on Sunday with some of the best and the brightest the information superhighway has to offer.

- Stealing a laptop computer is funny, but stealing a professors laptop? Now that's crossing the line. I would be scared SHITLESS if I was the culprit and sitting in this profs class.

- You might have already seen this, but if you haven't, you absolutely need to check it out. It's the story of Jason McElway, an autistic high school kid that gets into his first basketball game (and lights it up). Honestly, you couldn't come up with a better script for a movie than what actually happens here.

- Two of our favorite things in the world combine into one: Michael Jackson and Midgets!

Finally, reader Marshall G. from Midtown put it best this week:
Davis sent me an email a couple weeks ago regarding the site and I have been getting to work early to check in on it everyday since. Nothing better than a cup of coffee, a chew, and some noobsports.
Those are normally the connections I make with Noob Sports as well... coffee and chew.

A Case of the Mondays Recapping the important events of the weekend...

- The #4 Connecticut Huskies beat #2 Villanova 89-75 on Sunday, avenging a loss to the Wildcats earlier this month in Philadelphia. 'Nova couldn't keep up with the Huskies' scoring pace (54.5 FG% to 33.8%) and was beat on the glass (36-34). The Huskies also went 8 of 13 from behind the arc, while the Wildcats went 9 for 30. Hilton Armstrong had 8 of UConn's 11 blocks, and Pat Forde believes the win highlighted why UConn should be the favorite to win the national title.

In the Big 10, Michigan St. lost to Indiana 78-71 in Mike Davis' final home game on Sunday and Michigan lost to Ohio St. 64-54 on Saturday. Illinois was able to bounce back from their loss to Michigan earlier in the week to beat Iowa 71-59. The Big 10 conference is brutally deep this year and deserves to place a lot of teams in the tourney. These teams have been beating the snot out of each other this year, with most games decided by the home court advantage.

- In our first unnecessary and under achieving NFL mock draft, we outlined the possibility of the Texans trading down in the draft and targeting tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson. Sunday, Houston GM Charlie Casserly confirmed that his team is involved in ongoing discussions with other teams involving the first overall pick. Its still likely that the Texans will take Reggie Bush, but my sweet Brick would be their top priority if the team moves down a few slots in the draft.

- The Winter Olympics finally ended. The United States finished second with 25 total medals, behind the Germans' 29 and just ahead of Canada's 24. Fairly disappointing; thanks Bode.

Hopefully, NBC learned its lesson about tape delayed sporting events. Numerous times during the Games, I found myself checking sports websites at work in the afternoon as they ran the results for competitions that would be on the air that night. Needless to say, I wasn't racing home to watch Bode when I already knew he was going to blow it again. Dick Ebersol, get this fixed before the next Olympics or quit crying about your low ratings, you noob. Of course we shouldn't be too surprised that Ebersol is behind the curve. This is the guy who once called high definition TV a gimmick.

-The Noob Sports Family

Interesting that you think that this year's performance is disappointing for the US. This is actually the second highest medal total for the US since 1976, eclipsed only by the '02 with 34 medals. In fact, success in the Winter Olympics is a relatively new phenomenon for the US (thanks X-Game sports!). Here are the US medal counts for the eight winter games prior to this year:

1976 7 (3,3,1)
1980 12 (6,4,2)
1884 8 (4,4,0)
1988 6 (2,1,3)
1992 11 (5,4,2)
1994 13 (6,5,2)
1998 13 (6,3,4)
2002 34 (10,13,11)

Today I told my fiance I was going to do the dishes. I hyped it up and everything. I told her that they were going to be the cleanest dishes in the world. Then when time came to clean the dishes, I stood up on the kitchen counter, took my pants down, and took a big dump all over the stack of dirty dishes in the sink. I am the Bodeist.

Anytime America finishes #2 at anything, its fairly disappointing.

Have you forgotten when those towers fell?

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