Real Salt Lake – Playing only three days after grinding out a victory against the LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake put forth a dominating performance last night against the Portland Timbers in game 1 of the Western Conference Championship. RSL scored 4 straight goals against the Timbers. The atmosphere at the match was electric to say the least. Now, with a 2-goal lead, Real will head to Portland for game 2 of the series on November 24th. Salt Lake’s ticket is partially punched for a trip to the MLS Cup Finals thanks to the Studly showing.
Our Veterans – It being Veterans Day, we only find it appropriate to salute the men and women in the armed forces. Yesterday, throughout the world of sports, there we’re many tributes to our veterans and current military forces that are serving around the world. Thank you for your dedicated service.
Utah Jazz – We’ve heard it already, it’s a rebuilding season. Rebuilding or not, the Jazz now sit at 0-7 on the season. There are some positives that can be taken from the playing time that the young players are getting, but these small lessons are only mere consolation prizes. The Utah Jazz is currently the only team in the NBA that is still winless. Tonight the Jazz will return from a 4-game road trip that was ugly, and perhaps they will be able to get their first stat in the ‘W’ column. Duds.
Dallas Cowboys – The New Orleans Saints absolutely trounced the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at the Super Dome, 49-17. Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and 4 touchdowns. The Cowboys’ defense was simply miserable, they allowed the Saints to do as they pleased. Due to the lackluster opposition, the Saints tallied up an NFL-record 40 first downs and a franchise-record 625 total yards. A Stud goes out to the Saints, but it would have been impossible for the ‘Boys to escape this weekend without a Dud.
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