Josh Helmuth delivers the top sports stories of the week!
Leading things off, No Joking around when comes to Novak Djokovic, as he joins an elite group of guys to win three consecutive tennis majors. Djokovic defeated rival, Rafael Nadal in five sets in the Australian Open Final. It was the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of professional tennis, lasting 5 hours and 53 minutes. Upon winning his fifth Grand Slam tournament, Djokovic tore off his shirt and let out a primitive scream, similar to the way I reacted after winning my last fantasy baseball title. TMI? Moving on.
Shaun White, what are you on? You just continue to dominate your sport. In Aspen on Sunday, White not only won his fifth consecutive X-Games gold medal, but did so in stunning fashion, scoring the first perfect score in Winter X-Games history in the Men's Snowboard SuperPipe. To make it more dramatic, he accomplished the first 100' perfect score on a sprained left ankle that forced him to miss the SlopeStyle.
And finally as the Super Bowl frenzy gathers in Indy, so does the drama surrounding the Colts. With Peyton Manning still trying to recover from lingering neck issues, it's been rumored all week that Colts owner Jim Irsay will let Manning walk next month when he's due on a 28 million dollar bonus. With the Colts expected to take Stanford quarterback, Andrew Luck with the #1 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, many think that Manning will either be forced to retire or play for a new team for the first time in his career. All I have to say is, Peyton, it's an election year. You're a likable guy! Just sayin!
Towson snapped their NCAA basketball record 41-game losing streak against NC Wilmington this past week, winning 66-61. Prince Fielder signed with the Detroit Tigers for a deal worth $214 million over 9 years. And Super Bowl XLVI — That's Super Bowl 46, is this Sunday, Patriots and Giants.
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