Bledsoe better at home …
Home sweet home
Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe has found the solution to success. Play at home. Here are his stats on the road compared to at home.
Road Rec. C-A Yds. TD Int. Sacks
1-2 47-91 648 3 7 9
Home Rec. C-A Yds. TD Int. Sacks
2-0 36-66 405 4 0 3
Franklin destroyed by the dangerous Silva …
UFC 64 was dubbed “Unstoppable” and after witnessing Franklin get clobbered and knocked out in just under four minutes, it appeared Silva was deserving of the moniker.
Franklin said before the bout that he was going to trade with Silva, even if it meant fighting him in the clinch. Franklin did just that and he paid for it dearly.
Silva avoided virtually everything Franklin threw his way and shook off the few solid straight lefts that “Ace” was able to land. But once Silva entrapped Franklin within his vaunted Thai clinch, the end was just around the corner.
Silva refused to allow Franklin, a veteran of over 20 fights, to escape; the champion appeared to have no idea to how to break free of Silva’s clinch. Sensing that his foe was in deep trouble, Silva unfurled his attacks and immediately began firing knees to both Franklin’s body and face.
The Cincinnati-based middleweight withstood the first few knees that infiltrated his defense, but with an expert striker the caliber of Silva teeing off it was only a matter of time before the lights were turned out.
And turned out Franklin’s lights Silva did.
How Bout them Stars??? 10 points out of 10 points to open the season! …
The Stars have come from behind to win in overtime, dominated from the start and have now blown a lead only to come back and win in a shootout.
It's been a mixed bag to start the season, but the end result is Dallas is 5-0-0 after a 4-3 shootout win against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday.
"We're really getting a firm grip on the identity of our team and how we need to play," center Mike Modano said. "So far, we've found different ways to win games – getting strong leads, shootouts, coming from behind. That's a good thing. Find ways to win games and worry about the X's and O's later."
It's especially good if those wins are coming on the road against Pacific Division opponents. Dallas will end a four-game California road trip in San Jose on Tuesday, but the trip already has been a success. The Stars marched into Los Angeles and swept two 4-1 games and then came into the Honda Center in a back-to-back situation while the Ducks had been waiting for three days.
"It is what it is," Tippett said with a shrug. "That's the Pacific Division. You get used to it."
Zumaya goes Yogi …
Tigers setup man Joel Zumaya didn't pitch Saturday because of tendinitis in his right wrist. While playing catch before Game 2, he felt a snap near his wrist and a "deep shock of pain." Zumaya, 21, was convinced he had torn a ligament. But after an MRI and visits to a hand specialist, he was diagnosed with tendinitis.
A colorful character, Zumaya does yoga, but has been more Yogi in this series. He referred to his wrist as "inflammated," topped only by the next exchange. Asked about his bloodshot right eye, he said: "It's allergies." So what are you allergic to, Joel? "I am not allergic to anything."
Cowboys Dark Side Correspondent - this week's offering …
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