Nasty Neighbors

Bad loss for South Florida last night.  Packers take care of Bears, 23-10.  Cutler had four (4!) interceptions.  Maybe the baby is keeping him up at night?

A couple of other interesting matchups this weekend in College Football.  Florida vs. Tennessee and USC vs. Stanford.  Matt Barkley has never beaten Stanford (of course Stanford had Andrew Luck for those wins).  I expect that will change this weekend.  Florida against Tennessee at Neyland Stadium could be interesting.  That is always a difficult place to play for the visiting team.  Is Tennessee really back??

NBA question: Anybody want to sign off on the new look Lakers being the favorite in the West and get to the Championship game.  Steve Nash will be interesting addition and they have a better bench now.  The big (BIG) addition, Dwight Howard, still the man-child?, at center with Bynum shipped off.  I am so glad they kept Pau Gasol.  I love Gasol and never understood the trade Gasol mindset.  While Bynum is hugely talented, he had a real downside with a lack of maturity and bit of shall we say “attitude problem”.  I think with Kobe and Howard, keeping Gasol and other additions including Nash, I would pick the Lakers as favorites, at least in West.  OKC is certainly on the upswing but still young so I am going with the Lakers.  Can Kobe get ring number six?

Braves take the first of a three game series with the Nationals here in Atlanta,  They win 2-1 on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth.  Another tremendous performance by pitcher Chris Medlin and the Braves’ bullpen.

Izod Indy Series in Southern California racing tomorrow night.  This race will decide this year’s series points winner, Will Power looks like the favorite.  My favorite, Dario Franchetti, is in ninth place so pretty much out of it for this year.  He has been the winner for the past three years so bit of an off year for him.  His teammate Scott Dixon has an outside chance since he is currently in fourth place.  Still, Dario won Indy 500!! Yeah!  Moreover, this race is an oval.  Hopefully will be an exciting one and cannot complain about the setting.  I love LA!

ABC’s news show 20/20 is doing a show tonight on “Nasty Neighbors”.  That is a topic I am all too familiar with!  (www.survivingparadise.info).

Goodnight.


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