Serena Williams destroyed her tennis racket in her loss to new face in American tennis, Sloane Stephens. Los Angeles Lakers are just hurting everyone feelings with their play. Hockey or the fights on ice are back. Two NFL greats, Tim Brown and Jerry Rice, threw Bill Callahan under bus for the Oakland Raiders’ Super Bowl loss in 2003. In not so unrelated news, Callahan will be calling the plays for the Dallas Cowboys instead of Head Coach Jason Garrett. My mother always said change is good, and it may help the Cowboys.
I briefly watched the highlights of Serena going against the young upstart, Stephens. I thought Williams would pull the match out; however, she did not. Sloane will be moving on in the Australian Open. What really caught my attention how in frustration, Serena slams racket down. The tennis racket looked like someone left it in the driveway and it was backed over by the car. With the upset victory over best American tennis player, Williams, Sloane will face the number 1 ranked tennis player in the world, Victoria Azarenka.
Lakers look more like a team that will not make the NBA Playoffs. This was supposed to challenge for a NBA Championship. To make matters worse, the team may be in jeopardy of losing Dwight Howard. He may want to jump ship to a better team if he does not think the Lakers can turn things around. Okay, Howard is another story. Lakers have not looked close to the championship caliber team everyone expected after getting Nash and Howard in the offseason. I know it is unprecedented, but Mike D’ Antoni is not working for this team and they need another coaching change. Well if not a coaching change, they need to bring in an assistant that specializes in defense. The players need to put in better effort on defense. I never thought I would see a L.A. team with such a loaded roster with a 17-24 won-loss record. They may get into the Playoffs, but if not, fans can always cheer for the playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers.
NHL Hockey is back, and it is about time.I like watching highlights of players
getting checked against the boards. Well, you cannot forget the fights. Everyone watches hockey for the fights. I write that jokingly, but it is good to have the sport back. The shortened season will make it interesting to see what team will become the overall favorite to win the Stanley Cup. In most sports, teams you least expected will shock world win a title in a shortened season.
Bill Callahan will call plays for Dallas next season but he has been thrown in the bus from a Super Bowl of ten years ago. Both NFL greats and former Oakland Raiders’ Tim Brown and Jerry Rice made allegations that Callahan switched the game plan up two days before the Super Bowl. This led to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ only Super Bowl win over the Oakland Raiders. Tampa Bay thumped the Raiders by the score of 48-21. Callahan allegedly made changes to allow then Head Coach John Gruden who was a close friend to win the Super Bowl. Okay, it was over 10 years ago and Raiders loss. Please get over it. Hey, everyone is entitled to an opinion. Brown had an opinion and Rice supported it. I am providing my opinion by writing about it. This may have been 15 minutes more of fame this story did not need. Henceforth, It will not change anything; the Bucs still will have the title. If there was a better defensive plan in place then it may have been a different outcome. Tampa Bay scored 48 points what happen to defense on that day. Please move on as everyone else has.
Cowboys’ Head Coach Jason Garrett may not be too happy to be stripped of his play-calling duties for next season, but he can focus more on being a head coach. Bill Callahan is the new Offensive Coordinator, and Owner Jerry Jones has publicly stated Callahan will call the plays next season. Garrett should have no excuses. He has a good defensive coordinator in Monte Kiffin and Callahan is a proven coach. Well, you might not ask the opinion of Jerry Rice or Tim Brown, they might not agree. Cowboys will have to win and make it to the NFL Playoffs or expect Garrett to be looking for a new job at the end of next season.