Five Things We Learned This Weekend: April 24-26

1. The Raiders are still clueless.
With star recievers like Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin on the board, Al Davis's mock franchise took one of the most shocking picks in the history of the draft, selecting Derrius Heyward-Bey with the 7th pick. Yes DHB has great speed, but how can you pass up Crabtree? On the other hand, I'm glad however. The Raiders will continue to be a laughing stock and Crabtree will have a better chance of winning across the bay in San Francisco.

2. Manchester United is still the best in England.
Down a pair of goals, and Liverpool still holding out hope as Tottenham dominated the first half on Saturday, Manchester United shocked everyone with a handful of second half goals to lead them to a 5-2 win over Spurs. The victory all but settles the title race, and served as a prelude to Ryan Giggs' shocking PFA Award win on Sunday, despite his mere 12 starts for the Red Devils.

3. Derrick Rose's Bulls are the real deal.
The Chicago boy and his Bulls have showed up to play with the champs. Despite a lack of momentum heading into Sunday's fourth game of the series, Rose lead the Bulls to an amazing win in double overtime. With the game winding downing, and down a three in the first overtime, Ben Gordon drilled the shot of his life to tie it. Then, to add to the magic, pranced down the court with the jewels in hand.

4. Zack Greinke is a Cy Young Award favorite.
After overcoming depression and becoming the dominant star we all knew he could be, it's clear that this is Greinke's world and we're all just lucky to be able to watch him pitch. After winning on Friday, the Royals stud has gone 4-0 with a scoreless ERA, punching out 36 in 29 innings. His WHIP over 0.862 is not human, and as of now he has got to up for pitcher or player of the month in the AL, no questions asked.

5. The Sharks were overrated.
Yes they had the best record in the NHL, the most points, blah blah blah. But they've pulled a postseason performance like the Cowboys and Cubs of recent so far. If they can't escape the Ducks, by winning the next two games, then this will hands down be the greatest dissapointment and upset in NHL history.

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2 Responses to "Five Things We Learned This Weekend: April 24-26"
  1. Ryne Nelson said...
    April 28, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    For now the Bulls look like the real deal. Still, they're going to look completely different next year as well as two years down the line. The only common denominator should be Rose, T. Thomas and (possibly) Noah.

  2. Michael Castillo said...
    April 28, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Right, they need some support around Rose. I hate to play up Summer 2010, but that could be a time where the Bulls make their move to take the next step.

    Thanks for the comment.

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