Curlin edges Street Sense at Preakness: Even though horse racing lost the only reason to pay attention to the Belmont (chance for Triple Crown winner) when Curlin beat Street Sense in the Preakness, it was a phenomenal race, even for non-racing fans. I think enjoyment of a Triple Crown horse race improves greatly when you are at a race-watching party, keeping your 1-year-old out of the mint juleps.
FA Cup final: Drogba! Chelsea ekes 1-0 win over Man U in extra time thanks to the striker's goal. And that's why they pay him the (very) big bucks.
NBA Conference Finals: I have a hard time seeing the Jazz derailing the Duncan Dynasty. Similarly, I have a hard time seeing the Cavs upending the Pistons, who are working a bit of a conference-specific dynasty of their own. Spurs-Pistons in the Finals? Yikes: Call me when THAT's over. (More important: Tuesday is Lottery Night!)
MLB Stud: Dice-K, who handcuffed the Braves before the two teams split a double-header. (OK: I picked the wrong SP stud of the two games. Props to Smoltz. It's not like Dice-K doesn't get enough pub already...)
MLB Dud: The Yankees. Another rookie pitcher, another injury. Money might be able to buy you happiness, but it can't necessarily buy you health.
Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Sabres' glorious run is over, dispatched by the Ottawa Senators. I actually feel for the fans in Buffalo, whose team was recently named the "Ultimate Sports Franchise," a tabulation that absolutely must be re-jiggered after this.
NASCAR: Whither Dale Jr? Apparently, Hendrick Motorsports doesn't want sports' top free agent of 2007 (and perhaps the decade). I appreciate why Junior wants to stay with a Chevy-based team (all-American brand et al), but wouldn't it be a coup for, say, Toyota to offer him some over-the-top offer to jump to one of their teams? What price, legitimacy?
NCAA LAX: It seems inevitable that Duke will win the men's tournament. As for the women, obviously I'm rooting for Northwestern. (And don't even start with the "But you dropped Northwestern for Florida!" crap. I totally reject that, particularly in the non-revenue sports.)
Floyd Landis: OK, well HE insists he didn't cheat. Do you believe him?