What A Sunday

March 17, 2008

Very rarely, do you get a few hour span of great sports in one afternoon. On Sunday, if you were being a couch potato like myself and you are a sports fan, you probably caught at least 1 of the 3 great sports accomplishments of the weekend.

 It all started with the Georgia Bulldogs capping off their amazing run through the SEC tournament. Georgia was a mere 13-16 and 4-12 in the SEC which gave them one of the lower seeds for the tournament. In there first round game, they knocked off Ole Miss 97-95 in overtime. Their second round game was scheduled for Friday night but because of a tornado that tore through downtown Atlanta, the game was moved to Saturday afternoon and the Bulldogs would have to play a doubleheader that day. In the first game, Georgia knocked off Kentucky 60-56 in overtime and then later that night upset Mississippi St. 64-60. Playing their 3rd game in 30 hours, Georgia managed to knock off Arkansas 66-57 in the championship game and earn a spot in the Big Dance. This is one of the most remarkable feats I have ever witnessed.

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After watching the end of the Georgia game, I quickly switched over to NBC to catch the end of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. After falling behind by 7 strokes on Saturday, Tiger Woods had roared back and had the chance to sink the winning putt on 18. Tiger was staring at a 25 foot with the fact in his mind that he hadn’t made anything outside of 18 feet all weekend. But in his usual Tiger style, Woods sank the putt and secured his fifth straight tournament win.

If this wasn’t enough streaks and accomplishment, I once again quickly switched over to ABC to catch the end of the Rockets-Lakers game. The Rockets had won 21 straight games heading into their match-up with the Lake Show. With the game still up in the air, the Rockets scored on four straight possessions to put the game out of reach and secured their 22nd straight win which is the second longest in NBA history.

 All I can say… is what a Sunday!

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