So long Charlie Weis, Grady gets caught, Blue Jackets end drought

Good Morning Sports Fans!

Yesterday marked the end of an era at Notre Dame as the school parted ways with Head Coach Charlie Weis. The move came days after Notre Dame lost to Stanford during the final minutes of play. With the loss, the Irish finished 6-6 on the season and the decision to fire Weis with six years left on his contract seemed inevitable.

Even though Weis turned around the Notre Dame program the first season there, he failed to maintain that success during his tenure there. After Brady Quinn, Jeff Smardjia, Darius Walker, and Tom Zbikowski graduated, Weis could not put a strong team together to compete for a BCS Bowl Bid. Weis managed to get good recruits in Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate but could not bring Notre Dame within contention of a BCS Bowl Bid or a National Championship.

Rumors have been circulating that the school had already contacted head coaching candidates before Weis was officially let go. A couple notable names that will probably show up in rumor mills will be Monday Night Football’s Jon Gruden and former Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy. After the Irish let go of Bob Davie and Tyrone Willingham, Gruden’s name was mentioned as a possible candidate but decided to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL. Whether or not Dungy wants to coach again is still up in the air but his religious background and familiarity with the state of Indiana would make him a good candidate.

Moving from the college gridiron to Major League Baseball, Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore is looking to take legal action against someone who he claimed stole pictures from his girlfriend’s e-mail. Sizemore, who posed nude in the pictures to his girlfriend, found the pictures over the Internet not too long after he sent them. The pictures were meant to be for private use and Sizemore is taking legal action.

Whatever Sizemore’s intent was, taking the photos was a big enough risk in itself. Even though they were probably on a private computer, it’s still possible for people to hack into accounts and obtain them without permission. The e-mail was private, however, people can still hack into those accounts and obtain any information available in those accounts. Sizemore is learning the hard way and will probably think twice before doing something like this again.

Last night in Columbus, the Blue Jackets ended their winless streak by stomping the St. Louis Blues 5-2. With the help of an UJ Umberger hat trick, the Jackets took a three goal lead late in the third period and helped seal the victory. Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason had 27 saves on the night and was solid for all three periods.

Since being acquired a couple years ago, Umberger has proven to be a good pickup for the Blue Jackets. Umberger is consistent, crashes the net and has added a scoring touch the Blue Jackets needed before his arrival. Umberger is also a great leader on the ice and knows Ken Hitchcock’s system.

With the win, the Jackets will have to continue their streak to stay competitive in their division. It will not be easy tonight as the Jackets will take on the first place Chicago Blackhawks at 8pm. The Blackhawks have Marion Hossa back in the lineup and are as fierce as ever. If the Jackets want to move up in the standings, they will need to play with the best in their division.

That’s it for now. Keep it real.

 

Jeff

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~ by jeffrsabo on December 1, 2009.

2 Responses to “So long Charlie Weis, Grady gets caught, Blue Jackets end drought”

  1. Jeff!!

    Your blog looks great – I am loving this!! Very well done! 😀

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