An advice column for people who live with people who live for sports
What happened on Wednesday, January 14, 2015?
The Hotspurs come from behind: It’s rare that you see one team go up 2-0 in a soccer game and end up losing but that’s just what happened to Burnley in their English FA Cup Soccer game at Tottenham. The final score was Tottenham 4, Burnley 2. Tottenham advances to the next round of the tournament to play Leicester. Line: Usually when a soccer game is 2-0, the best the team with zero can hope for is a tie. Not so, in this game.
Flyers shut-out in Washington D.C.: The hockey game last night between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals was a close and surprisingly exciting one for a game that ended 1-0 in favor of the Capitals. The Caps have been on a real run lately, this win fits them snugly behind the Penguins for third place in the Metropolitan division. Line: The Capitals have improved a lot since the start of the season. Looks like their new coach, Barry Trotz, is doing something right.
Big brother wins but little brother looks tough: The North Carolina vs. North Carolina State rivalry definitely matches a stereotypical sibling rivalry wherein the big brother (North Carolina) does just enough to win no matter how much the little brother tries. Last year North Carolina needed overtime to win, this year they held on by the skin of their teeth despite not scoring a basket in the last four minutes of the game. The final score was North Carolina 81, NC State 79. Line: North Carolina State came so close but couldn’t break through the mystique.
Nobody beats the Wiz…ards: The Washington Wizards cemented their growing reputation as a team to be reckoned with by beating the Chicago Bulls 105-99. The Bulls fans have something to be happy about though, often injured guard Derrick Rose had his best game of the year, scoring 32 points, 17 in the first quarter alone! Line: Dumb name, but good basketball team.