Soaring Back: The once hapless and injury-ridden Detroit Red Wings are soon to melt the ice with their play, as the 11-time Stanley Cup Champions ended March with 6 straight wins, and are 12-2-1 since the Olympic Break. Meanwhile, back in Toronto, the league office is rejoicing after panicking over dreaded Wingless playoff television ratings.
UConn Do it: The Lady Huskies won their 76th straight game last night by 40 points over Florida State, booking yet another Final Four trip, and putting them a couple games back of the Toronto Raptors for the last playoff spot in the NBA.
Bucking Old Habits: In the 17 years of the Pirates long string of losing seasons, they have traditionally placed their pitchers in the nine spot, but this year is different however, as the Buckos plan on slotting Zach Duke & Co. in the 8-hole. According to Pirates brass, the move is to ensure a winning season in Miley Cyrus's lifetime.
Ducking Around: Numerous reports have surfaced that the Oregon Ducks are prepared to offer current and dedicated Michigan State boss, Tom Izzo, the richest deal in college hoops, to take the post in Eugene. It better be the richest deal ever, if you're asking someone to go from a squad of perennial Final Four candidates, to a school of Nike sponsored convicts.
Take that, Glazer: Bayern Munich dramatically beat Manchester United 2-1 in Tuesday's first leg of the Champions League Quartfinals, as Ivica Olic stole the ball away from United defenders to score the winner in the 90th minute. As a result of the historic win, Oktoberfest has unofficially begun in Munich, six months early.
Coyote Ugly: While the Phoenix Coyotes are howling into the playoffs, the NHL is scrambling to sell the team to any takers, while denying that a deal is in place to move the team to Winnipeg, Manitoba. This could be due to Gary Bettman's refusal to admit defeat, considering he was a key voice in moving the Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix in 1996.
It's been a while, but it's time for a revitalization. What should you look for this go around? A new format. One that's grittier, edgier, wittier and all about the brief.