The Winter Olympics, a nice segue from the end of the NFL postseason to the offseason, went out in style yesterday with the gold medal men’s hockey game between the United States and Canada.
In case you missed it, the USA trailed 2-1 late in the third period. But with just 24 seconds to play, the boys from the red, white, and blue tied the game and sent it into overtime.
Unfortunately for the Americans, however, Canada’s Sidney Crosby closed the door with a goal in overtime.
Still, it was an exciting game to watch and a great way to end the Winter Olympics, which began to wear out its welcome with some of the more ridiculous events like ice dancing.
Now sports fans can turn their attention to March Madness, the start of the 2010 baseball season, and the NBA playoffs.
Speaking of baseball, I put together the 16-team fantasy baseball league again this year on Yahoo! for those interested. Details below:
League ID#: 324439
Here are today’s great reads:
* The NFL is proposing some changes to the current overtime system , something many fans and analysts have been wanting for years now. But is this new proposal really the best idea the NFL has for changing the OT rules? Still seems a little underwhelming. [Deadspin]
* The one-year Terrell Owens experiment in Buffalo is over, so where does TO get his next one-and-done deal? Some are speculating that the Ravens could be interested. But I think more than a few Ravens fans remember Owens’ brief time in Baltimore a few years ago... [FFToolBox]
* Another big-named running back is about to hit the open market, joining the likes of LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook. The Jets are set to part ways with the aging Thomas Jones, paving the way for Shonn Greene’s fantasy value to skyrocket heading into the 2010 season after his stellar postseason. [ProFootballTalk]
* Trading in fantasy football leagues can always get contentious, especially in competitive leagues with cash prizes. However your league determined the fairness of trades before, know that there now is a new player in the world of Fantasy+Ethos%29" target="_blank">fantasy trade disputes: Yahoo! has decided to get into the business, for a nominal fee, of course. [Fantasy Ethos]
* If you are looking to spice up your fantasy football portfolio this offseason, consider starting and/or joining an individual defensive player league. Before doing so, however, make sure to do your research and prepare yourself for something completely different. [Bruno Boys]
* Mentioned three of the names set to hit the open market above...this year’s free agent running back class is full of big names, some perhaps past their primes, with a laundry list of career accomplishments. [FanHouse]
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