Daily Grind 2.27

Blues trade a goaltender, LaChoke shines again, some annual headlines, and NFL teams drooling over the Heisman winner.

Best of luck to Ben Bishop, who was traded to the Ottawa Senators Sunday. The dream to play professional sports, let alone for the city where you grew up, is an achievement. Bishop should be playing at the NHL level. When Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott are the only goaltenders ahead of you, it’s a tough situation. Ottawa rewarded Bishop with a one-year, one-way contract…meaning he’s now an NHL goaltender.

St. Louis plays a bad Calgary Flames team tonight at the Saddledome. A win would give them a .500 record on the road.

The NBA All-Star game was rather entertaining. The West scored 88 first half points! The East trailed by as many as 21 in the 3rd quarter, but LeBron James drained a record 6 three-pointers as the East cut the deficit to just 1 with under 2 minutes. And then, he choked. After an errant Derron Williams shot, James had a chance to take the final shot–and he passed. Literally, he passed it up. A terrible turnover led to Kobe Bryant continuously mocking James, “come on, Man…come on.” Speaking of Bryant, his 27 points gave him 271 points in 14 career All-Star Games passing Michael Jordan’s old record of 262.

3 Yearly Headlines:
Greg Oden To Have Knee Surgery
Rich Harden To Miss Season With Shoulder Surgery
Joel Zumaya Out For Year With Torn Ligament

And just because …
Cubs World Series Drought Continues

On This Day … February 27
Tiger Woods, 16, became the youngest player to compete in a PGA Tour event when he was given a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Nissan Los Angeles Open. Woods didn’t make the cut, competing as an amateur. He didn’t join the PGA Tour until 1995.

Paging Robert Griffin…

Please, just draft RG III already. But, if not, his stock is so high the Rams will bank one way or another. His 4.41 40-time at the spandex festival in Indianapolis, has scouts splurging. I’m not sure what will be worse … watching RG III run all over the Rams defense in years to come, or wishing we had a playmaker quarterbacking an anemic offense. This is not a shot at Sam Bradford … but to pass on a guy like RG III is mind-boggling.

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