Wednesday, January 7, 2009

At the sports desk: my favorite teams

The ND women's hoops team won yet again on the road, defeating DePaul 86-62.
This team really continues to impress. They've lost two starters for the season due to injury. They've been on the road a lot. They have a history of not playing well at DePaul. Yet they keep right on rolling. I'm very happy for Irish center Erica Williamson and her 20 points. I was fortunate enough to meet her once, a couple of years ago, and she's a very nice, funny gal who works hard and deserves her success.

Meanwhile, the Detroit Red Wings won their 4th straight, 3-0 over Columbus.
Goalie Ty Conklin, filling in for the injured Chris Osgood, earned his second straight home shutout.
Professionalism and excellence...that's what you get from the Wings.

And Michigan State's men's hoops team is finding its groove, beating Ohio State last night, 67-56.
The Spartans are now 3-0 in the tough Big 10. Getting injured players back such as Goran Suton has helped. The Big 10 is a tougher league this year than people thought, by the way.