Monday Morning Thoughts: Plaxico Burress Released from Jail and UFC TUF Finale

LEBANON - JANUARY 14: New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress arrives at the Lebanon County Courthouse January 14, 2009 in Lebanon, Pa.  Burress is scheduled to appear in a civil trial in a dispute with an automobile dealer over what he owes in damages to a vehicle supplied to him by the dealership. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
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D WizzleSenior Analyst IJune 6, 2011

It is good to know that today is the day that former New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress gets to come home. He will be released from jail today after serving two years for shooting himself with his gun at a club in New York.

He is now 34 years old but I expect and hope that he will revive his career just like Michael Vick did. Lots of teams could use a talented and tall receiver like Burress.

UFC's TUF 13 Finale on Saturday night in Las Vegas had a main event that didn't live up to its hype. Anthony Pettis and Clay Guida fought basically to a standstill for three rounds. Guida got the takedowns to win by unanimous decision but there was hardly a scratch on Pettis' face.

Let's hope UFC 131 this Saturday night will be more exciting with Shane Carwin vs. Junior Dos Santos as the main event.

Another close game last night between the Heat and the Mavs in the NBA Finals. The Heat won the game 88-86.

The key to the win was Dwyane Wade's clutch three-pointer in the fourth quarter to give the Heat a 84-78 lead. Jason Kidd was guarding Wade on that play and he should have forced Wade to drive and make a shot in the paint rather than give him the three from the top of the key.

According to former NBA ref Tim Donaghy, the NBA and David Stern will break even if the series goes five games and if it goes more than five, the NBA will make millions.

The San Francisco Giants are fortunate that Buster Posey hurt his leg in late May rather than in late August or September. This gives the team and GM Brian Sabean more time to find a replacement for Posey.

I would not be surprised if the Oakland A's fire Bob Geren on this East Coast road trip. The A's have lost six in a row.

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