Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday 01/25 A.M. Quickie:
Federer, Belichick, Senior Bowl, More

The biggest Names to Know included in today's loaded week-ending Sporting News column, which leads with why Roger Federer's stunning loss in the semis of the Australian Open is a cautionary tale for Pats fans everywhere:

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Chase Budinger, Kevin Love, Xavier, OJ Mayo, Tim Floyd, Allen Iverson, Dwight Howard, KG, Monta Ellis and Baron Davis, Jose Canseco, Magglio Ordonez, Roger Clemens, Robinson Cano, Joe Flacco, Matt Forte, NHL All-Star Game, All-American Football League Draft, Kelly Tilghman and More!

Plus: At least 3 original posts coming to DanShanoff.com throughout the day. So check back later this morning and in the early afternoon.

-- D.S.

2 comments:

John said...

Is Wade really still a top 3 player? I think that's very debatable. Lebron and Kobe are obviously one and two, but would you take Wade over Dwight Howard or Chris Paul at this point?

Pete said...

Dan, your analysis of Federer is way off the mark. Have you watched any of the Aussie Open? Look at the results http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/scoreboard?tournamentId=154&year=2008&matchType=1

In the third round against Janko Tipsarevic he was down 2 sets to 1 going into the 4th set, and finally won the 5th set 10 games to 8! 10-8! He nearly lost in the third round!

Sure, he coasted through the first two rounds against a couple of patsies, but then again in the quartfinals he beat Blake 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4. Sure, straight sets, but hardly a dominating performance. In fact, I would argue that Federer has looked the most beatable he has looked in a long time. After seeing that 5th set marathon I knew he wasn't winning this tournament.