Good afternoon everyone. I've decided that I'll give a short little paragraph to all of the sports today since so much is going on in the sports world. We'll start with hockey since the skaters are currently in the first round of their playoffs. The thing that I like about this year's hockey playoffs is that none of the teams got swept out of the first round. There are eight first-round series in the quarterfinals. Five of the series are currently 3-1, while the other 3 series are currently tied at 2-2. My predictions are just a little ahead of the curve at this point as 3 of the 5 teams with 3-1 leads are ones that I picked to win. I will give you my second-round predictions as the matchups become available since those series will not all start at the same time.
The NBA will be winding down its crazy and condensed regular season on Thursday. My first-round NBA predictions will make up my blog next Friday since the playoffs will begin next Saturday. Dwight Howard, another casualty to injuries, is supposed to have back surgery according to Yahoo! Sports and will miss the rest of the season. If you find yourself bored right now, go back and compare my regular season predictions for this season's standings to the current standings - I'm going to be really close on a lot of them... ;)
The NFL will be holding their annual draft starting on Thursday - YES!!!!! I am such a football junkie now that I freely admit that even the prospect of the draft gets me excited now... I was even posting on my facebook the other day to let everyone know that this season's NFL schedule was being released... :) At this point everything is still a go for me moving back to the desert this summer, and I am looking forward to wagering on football games at will when September rolls around (in addition to playing poker at will)... ;)
Baseball, ah baseball... This has been a wonderful month of April so far... My beloved Red Sox have managed to lose a game 18-3, and my fantasy team is currently getting THROTTLED... I will usually give my fantasy baseball updates on Mondays because the fantasy week plays out Monday-Sunday, but I wanted to take a moment here to mention that the Bikini Hill Giants are currently sitting in 8th out of the 10 teams that make up my league. I knew that I wanted to mention my team here last night when they hit a WHOPPING .105 for the day. Having a .105 batting average is not like getting a perfect score on a test and then getting the extra credit question correct also. It's more like (no, it's pretty much EXACTLY LIKE) getting 1 hit in every 10 at bats. This is my hand picked "fantasy team" mind you... Ahem... My team is 1st in ERA and 2nd in WHIP (walks/hits allowed per innings pitched), and that is about all of the good news that I have right now. As a result of my team's .216 batting average for the season to this point, I am not stealing any bases or scoring any runs either (since no one is getting on base). I can type all of this with a smile since I do not give up and there is a lot of baseball to be played. Hopefully my team starts playing some of it (that goes for you too Red Sox)...
I will be back on Monday with my ramble. Have a great weekend! ;)