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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Quick Hits

The Main Event
Which team is the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century? The New England Patriots? The Chicago Blackhawks? The Boston Red Sox? All are but skid marks compared to The University of Connecticut's women's basketball program, who've won nine championships since 2000, just one less than the Patriots, Blackhawks, and Red Sox combined during that time.

The top-ranked UConn Huskies won their 60th (that's right, 60th) straight game this week against the #2 South Carolina Gamecocks, which also snapped South Carolina's 45-game home winning streak. The Huskies, currently sitting at 23-0 on the season, are well on their way to a fourth-consecutive national championship, and you haven't heard word one about it. They've had shockingly few close games this year, having beat every opponent by at least 10 points. In fact, they've won by 40 or more points 18 TIMES this season. You couldn't get more lopsided results if the Patriots played Fayetteville State's Division II football squad every week.

The Huskies will win the national championship with an undefeated record... for the second time in three years.

Good Sport
MLB is making changes to the slide rule at second base. Currently, base-runners are allowed to target middle infielders to break up double plays. And by target, we pretty much mean tackle. The long-standing issue was typified by LA Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley's ridiculous slide tackle in last year's playoffs, which broke NY Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg. In a nutshell, the new rule will disallow runners from takin' bitches out if the infielder is out of the base path. The rule will not only make the game safer, but will likely make Utley rethink his decision to pursue a non-contact sport. A win-win.

Bad Sport
Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin has been suspended four games by the Clippers for beating the hell out of a team assistant, which resulted in Griffin breaking his own hand. Griffin won't be paid during his suspension, with his wages being donated to youth charities in Los Angeles. Cheers to the next athlete who decides to rain fists upon another helpless victim so the youth of America may benefit once more. Always thinking of the children!

Johnny Manziel showed up drunk to a Cleveland Browns practice in late December, and the Browns covered it up by putting Manziel through the NFL's concussion protocol. At least that's what NFL Network analyst Mike Silver is claiming. The Browns responded to the report last night by denying any attempts at a cover up, claiming Manziel arrived at the practice facility showing concussion symptoms. To be fair, it'd be hard to determine if symptoms like slurred speech, dizziness, and memory loss were the result of a concussion or a typical night out for Manziel, so we'll cut the Browns some slack.

Never Forget
The time Jonathan Villar went ass-to-mouth on live TV. Never Forget. 

What to Watch (All Times Eastern)
NBA. Lakers at Cavaliers - 8pm on ESPN; Rockets at Trail Blazers - 10:30pm on ESPN
NHL. Rangers at Penguins - 8pm on NBC Sports
COLLEGE BASKETBALL. LSU at South Carolina - 7pm on ESPN2; Butler at Seton Hall - 6:30pm on Fox Sports 1; Washington at Utah - 9pm on ESPN2
SOCCER. FA Cup: Peterborough vs. West Brom - 2:30pm on Fox Sports 1; International Friendly: Mexico vs. Senegal - 8:30pm on Fox Sports 1
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