Hump Day Sports News

Posted: February 23, 2011 by Kris King in Freak Stuff
Louisville Over Rutgers

Tuesday night the cards left New Jersey with a Big East win. It wasn’t the prettiest win the Cards have come away with this year. But in the Big East, the Cards will take the W no matter what it looks like. Louisville started the game with a 33-19 run and looked good early. But the Cards only scored 22 points in the 2nd half at one point letting the Scarlet Knights really make a run almost closing the gap. Preston Knowles and Chris Smith buried threes on back to back possessions around the six minute mark to put the final nail in Rutgers’ coffin. Even though Louisville made some mistakes they did hold Rutgers to their lowest point total in 4 years.

“We’re getting better defensively and that’s the key, The last two games we were brilliant on defense, before that we were average to good. I say that because we got teams to take bad shots but we didn’t grab the rebounds. In the last two games we got teams to take bad shots and we came down with the rebound. That’s the biggest jump we’ve made.” -Rick Pitino

The Cards return to the Yum center on Sunday to take on the Big East’s top team Pittsburgh.

Deron Williams Traded to Nets

The day after Carmelo was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks, Deron Williams was traded from the Utah Jazz to the team that didn’t get Melo, the New Jersey Nets. Were the Nets really in play for Melo? or did they have their sights on Williams the whole time just sitting back waiting until the Knicks made their trade, so they could pull the trigger on the deal the Jazz. New Jersey sends Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and 2 1st round picks (2011, 2012) to a rebuilding Jazz team. Now The Nets have one of the top point guards in the league to pair with their young center Lopez, and all that extra salary cap space. Things aren’t looking to bad for New Jerseys future.

Shockey Waves Goodbye to New Orleans

Jeremy Shockey is now looking for a new home in the NFl after hewas released by the Saints today. He was owed 4.7 million dollars this upcoming season and I guess the Saints thought they could get by without him. Shockey was a pretty big staple in both the Saints run blocking scheme and as a pass catcher. The 30 year old tight end does have a problem with injuries and may have had something to do with the Saints decesion to part ways.

Shockey played in 42 NFL regular season and playoff games with New Orleans. He totaled 148 receptions for 1,542 yards and 8 touchdowns. He scored on a 2-yard pass from Drew Brees to help the Saints beat the Colts in Super XLIV. Shockey has 510 career receptions. As for Shockey’s future I can see a few teams where he might be a good fit. St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos.


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