Friday, June 14, 2013

Day 75: Friday Free For All - Weekly Roundup

I think Friday is the perfect time for a roundup of what's been happening this week. It's been a busy one in the sports world! The Red Sox are still plugging along, the Bruins have officially started their quest for the Stanley Cup, the Patriots signed Tim Tebow and the US Open is under way. WHAT?

If you read Balls through your email, you may have missed the new addition to the blog. Before I get into all the sports stuff... take a look at my new banner. Pretty sweet, right? That's what 12 weeks of an online Photoshop class will get you. That thing took me hours and hours and lots of referring back to those lessons that gave me fits, but I did it.  I've been patting myself on the back all week!

I'll admit, I haven't been too on top of what's been going on this week with the Red Sox, but they did manage to take two of three from the Rays earlier this week. And they continue to hang onto a slim lead in the AL East—2.5 games over the Orioles. So needless to say, this week's series with the O's is pretty damn important to the standings.

The Patriots have been rather quiet the past few months as they start to preparing for pre season activities. It's not really too surprising considering this Belichick-led team tries not to be too dramatic. But holy crap! They shocked Patriots nation with the announcement that they signed the former Bronco and Jet, Tim Tebow. Way to stay out of the spotlight, Bill.

We don't really need to relive that heartbreaking game one loss the Bruins suffered on Wednesday night —I'm still suffering from sleep deprivation from staying up until 1am to witness the triple overtime doozy. But tomorrow's another day and the B's have a chance to bounce back and even the series up before heading back to Boston.

And lastly, the US Open started this week in rainy PA at the Merion Golf Club. At 6,996 yards, Merion is considered short. But it's not playing short so far this week, mostly due to the wet weather. After the second round, only two players sit under par—including Phil Mickleson, who has never won the US Open, but has finished in second five times. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Should be a big weekend! Will the Sox win the series against the O's and hold on to first place? Can the B's rebound and take game two from Chicago? Could this be the year, Phil makes it to the altar? We shall see...

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