Posted by: Female Perspective | September 13, 2010

The Week of Sept. 7 to Sept. 12 in Sports

Here is what happened this week in sports:

Are you ready for SOME FOOTBALL?!?!?! This week was exciting because it kicked off the start of professional football.  Most of the games went as expected.  The New England Patriots (my team J) put a beating on the Cincinnati Bengals.  The Tennessee Titans controlled the pace during their game with the Oakland Raiders and the New York Giants bested the Carolina Panthers.  However, there were some upsets.  The biggest surprise was probably the Houston Texans 34-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts.  Most of the football nation was shocked to see Peyton Manning and his crew go down in this game, especially since Manning still threw for over 400 yards and three touchdowns.  Also Sunday brought a surprise for the Dallas Cowboys.  The Washington Redskins with their new coach, Mike Shanahan and new quarterback, Donavan McNabb beat the Cowboys in a 13-7 shocker.  It wasn’t that the Redskins outplayed the Cowboys, but more that the Cowboys just made too many mistakes. 

In baseball, teams are desperately trying to make the last part of their season count.  There weren’t any great games this past week and most teams that were at the top of their divisions are remaining there.  In this next week, the most important series that will be played are between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays.  Both series could make changes in the leader board. 

In basketball, the American team defeated the Turkey team to win the FIBA World Championship.  Many had said that this American team was filled with “B-team” players because the big name players like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant declined the invitation to play.  However, Kevin Durant took his team all the way to victory.  Durant was also named tournament MVP.

***As I am writing this, the US Open Men’s Finals is being played between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.  The first set went to Nadal, 6-4.  The second set is tied up at 4-4, but is currently on a rain delay.

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