After the unknown driver's first career Sprint Cup win in the Daytona 500, offers for sponsorships and jobs fell at the newly famed racer's feet.
It would be an understatement to say this season has been an epic disappointment for the Bulls. That's fact. It is unquestionable. Losses aren't even surprising anymore.
The Blackhawks added one more to their losing streak Friday night as the Minnesota Wild came to town to beat Chicago 5-2, putting the losing streak at eight. But Sunday night the Hawks were able to top the Nashville Predators in overtime, 3-2. It was a big win for the morale of the team.
Why They Might Be Good: Never afraid to utilize the latest motivational techniques, GM Jerry West has become an expert hypnotist. "I made [veteran guard] Eddie Jones think he's 22, I made [second-year forward] Hakim Warrick think he can hit from 17 feet, and I made [rookie guard] Kyle Lowrey think he's a chicken. Plus the Grizzles lead the NBA in both adjectives (Rudy Gay, Stromile Swift) and nouns (Brian Cardinal, Alexander Johnson).
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock announced at his team’s morning skate retired enforcer/goon Darren McCarty had been signed to a one-day contract for Friday night’s playoff game against the Predators. Babcock denied the signing had anything to do with Shea Weber’s cheap shot on Henrik Zetterberg in the closing moments of Nashville’s opening game 3-2 victory Wednesday, but did wink at reporters as he closed the interview.
After suffering a humiliating 4-1 first-round playoff series loss to Nashville, Red Wings GM Ken Holland is looking to sign the ultimate Predator-stopper, NBC News' Chris Hansen.
"I'm really good at eating pork rinds," Haynesworth noted. "I'm glad somebody finally can put my skills to use. I'd like to show the world how good Americans are at watching TV and eating snacks."
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