We started a new segment on the show today called “What Had Happened Was” that inspired me to start a weekly Monday blog about the three best sporting events, and one great event not associated with sports, that happened to me over the weekend. So here we go, let’s countdown the three big sporting events:
It has to be watching the incredible meltdown that the Pittsburgh Penguins suffered against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday-Sunday. It wasn’t bad enough that the Penguins blew a 3-0 lead in game one on Wednesday. They took that one step further on Friday night as they allowed TWO shorthanded goals and blew not one, not two, but three two-goal leads in losing to Philadelphia 8-5. So how did they follow that up? With a total meltdown in Game three. It was so bad that even Sidney Crosby lost his cool. Check out his fight with Claude Giroux below:
This is a Penguins team that finished with over 100 points in the regular season and was one of the best defensive teams in the 2011-2012 campaign. The Flyers seem to care less. They set a franchise record by scoring 20 goals in the first three games of the series. No other Flyers team has scored that many goals in the first three games of a playoff series.
The Orioles 6-4 come from behind win over the Blue Jays on Saturday night. It was difficult to pick between the two come from behind victories on Friday and Saturday night. I picked Saturday because of the sudden nature of Wilson Betemit’s game tying home run in the eighth inning. How long has it been since the Orioles had a guy step to the plate and tie a game with a late inning home run? That’s exactly what this team has been missing. Nolan Reimold’s game winner in the ninth was a mammoth shot to left! Reimold also homered in Friday night’s game and could be a key contributor in the lead-off spot for the O’s. He isn’t your prototypical lead-off man but he takes a lot of pitches, and he gets down the line well. If he is going to continue in that role he should consider working on his bunting to try and utilize his ability to get down the first base line.