Wooley’s Weekly Winners 3-18-13
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By: Ryan Wooley
I’m sure many Michigan fans have posted on social media over the last few days how dirty they felt after rooting for the Buckeyes on Tuesday night to beat the Hoosiers, but what Ohio State did was not only good for the Big 10 as a whole, but Michigan and Michigan State’s season.
Does it suck that both the Spartans and Wolverines needed more help to at least clinch a share the Big 10’s regular season title? Yes. But that’s the way it goes sometimes and there is nothing wrong with rooting for a rival in order for you to win another championship.
Now the question remains, can either school do their part in their final two games or was Ohio States victory over Indiana just a waste?
After reaching the World Series last season and falling short, the Tigers have showed they’re willing to do whatever it takes to bring home a championship and with the recent reports having them looking for a new closer, they appear that they’re not willing to settle at any position.
We all knew Jose Valverde’s time was up after his rollercoaster playoff run, but what we didn’t expect was the team to give up on Bruce Rondon as quickly as they did. Jim Leyland made the decision to pull him from his start Wednesday to throw a bull pen session to work on his mechanics and according to CBSsports.com, they’re trying to trade for a veteran.
Whether or not they’re able to land one is yet to be seen but give the team credit for still doing what it takes to try and win a title and not wanting to suffer the same fate they endured at the end of last season with Papa Grande.
Detroit Red Wings
It’s no secret the Red Wings started the season off very slow and have been battling some injuries to key players, but with their most recent stretch that has seen them win two straight and five of their last seven, it appears the team maybe has gelled together.
If you take away their boneheaded delay of game penalties at the end of Sunday’s game with Chicago, they could be riding a four game winning streak.
On top of all that though, their defense has finally started to come around and Jimmy Howard is playing at an elite level, allowing just four goals in the last four games while the offense has lit the lamp nine different times.
If Detroit continues to play the way they have been playing for the last two weeks, they will have no problem making the playoffs. They however can’t have a letdown against Columbus this weekend during their home and home.