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Wooley’s Weekly Winners 5-25-12

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Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot against Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot against Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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By: Ryan Wooley

After taking last week off from picking my weekly winners due to celebrating my wedding anniversary on Friday, I’m back with another three this week. As always, feel free to leave me a comment or message me on Twitter @WooleyMammoth85 and let me know whether you agree or if there is someone in your mind that is more deserving.

Oklahoma City Thunder

metta world peace getty 5 21 12 Wooleys Weekly Winners 5 25 12We all could see how good OKC was during the regular season and that they would be a problem for LA in the playoffs, but did anyone honestly see the Thunder taking the series in five games?

I sure didn’t.

I also think it’s fitting that OKC eliminated LA the way they did because of the incident Metta World Peace pulled with his elbow to James Harden. You want to talk about something that energized a fan base going into the series? That certainly did the trick.

LA Kings

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Coyotes v L.A. Kings (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

After not making the Stanley Cup Finals since 1993 with “The Great One”, the Kings have found themselves on hockey’s biggest stage for just the second time in team history by defeating the Phoenix Coyotes in five games.

What’s more impressive than just making the Cup Finals though is the way they did it. They knocked off the top three seeds in the Western Conference in Vancouver, St. Louis and Phoenix, and have now become the second 8th seeded team to make the Finals.

Can they win it all now? I don’t know. But I am pulling for them now that the Coyotes are out.

NFL Players Association

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Dallas Cowboys in rookie mini camp. ((Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

For nearly a year we have heard about how the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins would be penalized for overspending in 2010 which was suppose to be an uncapped season, yet they have been docked $36 million and $10 million respectively the next two years with the money being spread out to other teams because of what the NFL calls an unfair advantage.

The NFLPA has since issued a lawsuit alleging the league and its owners conspired to establish a secret $123 million salary cap during the 2010 season, and base their case off four teams being penalized, as Oakland and New Orleans each went over the alleged mark and are not allowed to receive reimbursement from both Dallas and Washington. There is obviously something wrong here and it has to do with the NFL and its logic.

How can you penalize four teams that took advantage of a loop hole to try and win a Super Bowl? They did what 28 others should have done, yet they’re the ones getting penalized.

I’m happy the NFLPA is going after the league on this one.

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