Sports Blurbals

By Melanie Greenberg
September 26, 2010

Phillies fail to clinch NL East at home

Phillies fans will not be able to enjoy seeing the Phils clinch the NL East at home. The New York Mets ended their 11 game winning streak, keeping the champagne chilled. The Phillies magic number in order to clinch dropped to one after the Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals. The Phillies play the remainder of their season on the road against the Braves and the Nationals.

Read original story at ESPN | Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010

Dallas Cowboys escape fear of losing streak

The Dallas Cowboys won their first game on Sunday against the Houston Texans, 27-13. The Cowboys lost their first two games to the Redskins and the Bears. Dallas had not started out a season 0-2 since 2001. The Texans could have gone 3-0 for the first time and gain respect in the state they share with the Cowboys.

Raed original story at ESPN | Sunday, Sept. 26 2010

Nevada ranked for first time in 62 years

Nevada football is ranked for the first time since 1948. Known in college football as The Wolf Pack, they have been ranked number 25 in the Associated Press poll. Coach Chris Ault was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and praises his defense for their new ranking. Over the past five seasons, the Wolf Pack has scored an average of 33 points a game but were unable to stop their opponents from scoring.

Read original story at ESPN |Sunday, Sept. 26 2010

Jimmie Johnson on his way to top of The Chase once again

Nascar driver, Jimmie Johnson, won the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware on Sunday, September 26th. Johnson is on his way to winning the Sprint Cup for the fifth consecutive year. Johnson earned the maximum 195 points making his move from seventh place to second place. He is now only 35 points behind leader Denny Hamlin. The Chase for the Spring Cup began in 2004 and so far, Johnson has won 19 out of 62 races in the Chase.

Read original story at ESPN | Sunday, Sept. 26 2010

Winter Classic a reality show for HBO

The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins will be starring in an HBO reality series about the Winter Classic. Four hour-long episodes will air before and after the Winter Classic game January 1st at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. Discussions about the series began after HBO showed NHL officials the documentary about the 1970’s Philadelphia Flyers, Broad Street Bullies. Both teams agree the series is a risk worth taking because the type of exposure for the league will help rally fans of hockey and hopefully draw more viewers in for games.

Read original story at ESPN |Sunday, Sept. 26 2010

Andy Reid makes right decision with Michael Vick

Michael Vick proves Andy Reid made the right decision making him the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback. Vick completed 17 of 31 passes for 291 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, September 26th. Vick accounted for four touchdowns beating the Jaguars 28-3. Reid insisted Kolb would return as starting quarterback after his concussion but quickly changed his mind stating the left-handed Vick would improve their chances of winning. Former Eagles quarterback will return to Philadelphia to face Vick when the Eagles play the Redskins Sunday.

Read original story at ESPN | Sunday, Sept. 26 2010

David Beckham helps raise England’s chances of hosting World Cup in future

David Beckham played a role in England’s bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup games. According to CONCACAF’s president, Jack Warner, he, “adds a lot of weight,” to the chances of England hosting the event for the second time. The first time England hosted the event was in 1966. Beckham is a huge influence because he wants to help not only children in England, but children from all over the world. His advice is valuable because he has been around FIFA for many years now.

Read original story at ESPN | Sunday, Sept. 26 2010

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