Monday, February 11, 2008

Surpriiiise! I was wrong!

Of course, after I say Kansas will beat Texas, the Longhorns go ahead and win the game, 71-68. Nobody really stepped up for either team down the stretch, including D.J. Augustin, who went 1-13 from the field in the game. So here's a look at the top three in the Big 12:

Kansas State 7-1 (17-5)
Kansas 8-2 (23-2)
Texas 7-2 (20-4)

Should be good as conference play continues.

Pettitte not testifying:

This is a surprise and an anticlimactic turn in the Clemens saga. After Clemens was shaking hands, taking pictures, and signing autographs with Congressmen last week, that buried him in my book. Now seeing this surface, I can't help but feel like Clemens is up to something. I think Pettitte would have had to bury his buddy--not directly, but I'm sure some of his answers may have implicated Clemens. Maybe I'm wrong, but this is now so far above the game, I just want it to be over. Let's play ball.

Blogging about Hockey?!!

I know, nobody cares, but if you haven't seen that video, check it out here.
Richard Zednik was cut in the neck by the skate of a teammate, and his cartoid artery was severed. He endured life-saving surgery and is now in stable condition. The trail of blood left on the ice is sickening, and though everyone knew it was serious, I don't think they understood how serious it was since he was able to skate 3/4 of the rink to receive help.
The teams finished the game, which I don't disagree with. The officials made sure it was okay with all of the players that they finish the game.
Zednik is familiar with injury, as he was punched in the face in a 2002 playoff game and knocked unconscious. He suffered a severe concussion, a broken nose, a cut eyelid, and a bruised throat from the hit.
I sincerely hope he doesn't return to the ice after this. The dangers are insane and he doesn't need to take any more chances.


ERnie said...

Don't be a pussy Travis, its hockey, not day care. The goalie for Buffalo suffered something similar to this and, after 300 stitches, he was blocking shots two weeks later. Not taking anything away from the severity of the injury but hockey is a man's sport and theres no question in my mind that Zednik will be back as soon as he can be.

Travis Miller said...

But nobody cares if he comes back or not anyway! Why bother???