This week’s Friday Five might be missing something important. That’s because it’s being written on Thursday morning. In case you didn’t know, I’m a very busy and important person, and I have places to be on Friday… right….
#5 – Athlete’s foot is more than a fungus
Okay, probably not the best headline I’ve come up with. But there has been a trend this week of athlete’s sticking their foot/feet in their mouth/mouths. The winners for dumbest things said – Milton Bradley (go figure), Torii Hunter (actual surprise) and Derek Anderson (who wouldn’t want to get out of Cleveland?).
#4 – Nomar retires
After a 12 year career, Nomar Garciaparra (just a side note, I wrote that last name without looking it up) retired from baseball. He signed a one-day contract with the Red Sox so he could retire with the team that brought him to the Bigs. Nomar started off his career in a very promising manner, but was held back by injuries. The debate now is whether or not he is a Hall of Fame player, and quite frankly, I don’t see it. Good player, great guy, but not a HOF’er. But don’t worry, he’s going to work at ESPN now… and he’s still married to Mia Hamm.
#3 – Wofford makes first appearance in the Big Dance
It’s championship week across college basketball, and Wofford won its conference so that it can have the honor of being slaughtered by either a #1 or a #2 seed in the tournament. Congratulations, Wofford!
#2 – First Tourney bid goes to an Ivy League school
In keeping with the same line as #3, Cornell (perhaps you’ve heard of it) was the first team to clinch a spot in the Big Dance. I have no reason to include this in this week’s Friday Five other than to make the “perhaps you’ve heard of it” comment. Don’t know why? Click on the link.
#1 – UCONN women’s basketball continues ridiculously long winning streak
The women of the University of Connecticut defeated Notre Dame to win it’s 71st straight game, and then proceeded to win their 72nd straight by beating West Virginia in the Big East championship game. Their last loss came on April 6, 2008 against Stanford in the Final Four, and their closest game in that stretch was a 10 point win over Rutgers on March 2, 2009. I’m fairly certain they could beat the New Jersey Nets right now.