Pre-Showdown Saturday misc. news…

Before all the fun and craziness gets underway for one of the most special weekends in all of sport, Rivalry Weekend, a bit of other news:

The Lakers lose to the Grizzlies and are now 1 – 2 under Mike D’Antoni.  Jeremy Lin led his new team, the Houston Rockets to victory over his former team, the New York Knicks.

Rory Mcilroy and Luke Donald are tied at the top of the leaderboard in Dubai.

A few Friday rivalry game scores: LSU survives Arkansas, 20 – 13; Washington State defeated Washington in OT, 31 – 28; Arizona State upset Arizona, 41 – 34 late; and on Turkey Day, Texas fell to TCU, 20 – 13.

Pop Culture: Sad news:  Larry Hagman, iconic actor of shows like Dallas and I Dream of Jeannie, passed away at the age of 81 due to complications from his long running battle with cancer.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years (impressive in Hollywood), two children and five grandchildren.  Very sad.

OK, it’s time, SHOWDOWN Saturday!!  It is going be awesome!  (Early bad news for my Jackets, Georgia Tech will face UGA without their top rusher, Orwin Smith who will miss today’s game with an ankle injury)  Still, I believe!!!

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