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All-NBA 1st Team
PG- Chris Paul (New Orleans)
SG- Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
SF- Lebron James (Cleveland)
PF- Kevin Garnett (Boston)
C- Dwight Howard (Orlando)
All NBA 2nd Team
PG- Steve Nash (Phoenix)
SG- Ray Allen (Boston)
SF- Paul Pierce (Boston)
PF- Chris Bosh (Toronto)
C- Yao Ming (Houston
All NBA 3rd Team
PG- Allen Iverson (Denver)
SG- Manu Ginnobli (San Antonio)
SF- Carmelo Anthony (Denver)
PF- Pau Gasol (Los Angeles)
C- Marcus Camby (Denver)
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Here is the 2008 N C A A Tournament.
North Carolina (Overall #1)
1 North Carolina
16 Coppin State/Mt. St. Mary's
5 Notre Dame
12 George Mason
4 Washington State
14 Boise State
11 St. Joseph's
10 South Alabama
16 Portland State
9 Kent State
14 Cal State Fullerton
8 Missippi State
5 Michigan State
13 Oral Roberts
10 Saint Mary's
15 Austin Peay
16 Miss. Valley State
9 Texas A&M
12 Western Kentucky
13 San Diego
7 West Virginia
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With the Super Bowl on the line, look who had the perfection thing down Pat: Eli Manning and the road-conquering New York Giants.0 Replies 285 weeks
And what a beauty their 11th straight road victory was, a 17-14 Super Bowl win Sunday that shattered the New England Patriots' unblemished season.
In one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, Manning, New York's unlikely Mr. Cool, hit Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left. It was the Giants' fourth consecutive postseason away win and the first time the Patriots tasted defeat in more than a year.
"There's something about this team," Manning said. "The way we win games, and performed in the playoffs in the stretch. We had total confidence in ourselves. The players believed in each other."
It was the most bitter of losses, too, because 12-point favorite New England (18-1) was one play from winning and getting the ultimate revenge for being penalized for illegally taping opponents' defensive signals in the season opener against the New York Jets.
"I don't rank them," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "It's disappointing."
The Giants had the perfect answer for the suddenly imperfect Patriots: a big, bad defense and the improbable comeback led by Manning. Yes, Eli Manning, who outplayed league MVP Tom Brady and furthered the family legacy one year after older brother Peyton led Indianapolis to the title.
"I talked to Peyton and he said, `Go in there, have some fun, you can do it."'
It was how Eli and the Giants did it.
After Brady found Randy Moss for a 6-yard touchdown with 2:42 to go, New England's defense couldn't stop a final, frantic 12-play, 83-yard drive. It featured Manning's unlikely sack-avoiding scramble and a spectacular leaping catch by David Tyree, who had scored New York's first touchdown on the opening drive of the fourth quarter.
"It's the greatest feeling in professional sports," Burress said before bursting into tears.
"That's a position you want to be in," said Manning, who followed Peyton's MVP performance last year with one of his own. "You can't write a better script. There were so many big plays on that drive."
And now the 1972 Miami Dolphins can pop another bottle of champagne in celebration of a record still intact, the NFL's only perfect season.
"As for the 1972 Dolphins, I don't take joy in the fact the Patriots lost -- period," said Jim Mandich, the tight end on the 17-0 team. "But I do relish and savor the fact that there has only been one unbeaten team in the history of the NFL, and it is the 1972 Miami Dolphins."
The Patriots were done in not so much by the pressure of the first unbeaten season in 35 years as by the pressure of a smothering Giants pass rush. Brady, winner of his first three Super Bowls, was sacked five times, hurried a dozen more and at one point wound up on his knees, his hands on his hips following one of many poor throws in New England's lowest scoring game of the season.
"They played well," a dour Belichick said. "They made some plays. We made some plays. They just made a few more. We played as hard as we could. We just couldn't make enough plays."
Hardly a familiar position for the record-setting Patriots and their megastar quarterback. This time, it wasn't the Patriots but the Giants making the game-winning rally. This time, the unflappable quarterback making the clutch play wasn't Brady but Manning, who had been booed by Giants fans for most of his four seasons for a lack of emotion.
Oddly, it was a loss to the Patriots that sparked New York's stunning run to its third Super Bowl and sixth NFL title. New England won 38-35 in Week 17 to finish the spotless regular season. But by playing hard in a meaningless game for them, the Giants (14-6) gained something of a swagger and Manning found his footing.
Their growing confidence carried them through playoff victories at Tampa, Dallas and Green Bay, and then past the mightiest opponent of all.
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Richlands went 11-3 this year with losses to Graham (18-13),Bluefield wva (16-13),and Monticello (36-22). It was the third VA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP game in a row for the Blues they went 1-2 in them 3.
For the NFL, 2007 has been a year of tragedy and scandal, ugliness and senselessness, each month seeming to bring worse stories of off-field trouble that stand in stark contrast with an on-field product that is running on all cylinders.1 Reply 295 weeks
The latest, and hopefully last, came Sunday when the Washington Redskins' Sean Taylor was gunned down during a home invasion. He died Tuesday.
It was brutal and sad, the snuffing out of a talented and promising life made even worse by the realization that he is the fourth active NFL player to die this year alone. Combine that with high-profile legal issues, major injuries to current players and a bitter pension fight involving former ones and you have a year to forget.
Things are so bad, the depths so low, the pain so real, it's overshadowed a season that, on the field at least, should be one to remember.
The Indianapolis Colts, featuring the popular Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy, finally won the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots have emerged as perhaps the greatest team of all time this season, chasing both a perfect team record and a book full of individual marks. Big fan base franchises such as the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are having great years while a number of other franchises have been rejuvenated.
The league has not just an array of great young talent (Adrian Peterson, et al) but a rebirth of some older ones (Brett Farve, Terrell Owens, Randy Moss). When the Colts and Patriots met earlier this month, it was the latest matchup of unbeaten teams since the 1970 merger. The game then actually lived up the hype.
So too, perhaps, will the rare late season matchup of one-loss teams, the Cowboys and Packers, Thursday.
That is, if anyone even remembers to watch.
The thing is: as great as the action has been, as great as the storylines have played out, as perfect as heroes and villains have taken their roles, '07 has been a disaster in every other measurable way. One horrible tale replacing another.
Taylor's murder this week was an all-too familiar one.
The year started bad when, during the early morning hours of Jan. 1, the Denver Broncos' Darrent Williams was shot and killed by a passing gunman while riding in a limo after an altercation at a local nightclub.
Less than two months later, Broncos running back Damien Nash collapsed and died after playing a charity basketball game in his hometown of St. Louis.
In March, the Patriots' Marquise Hill accidentally drowned after falling off his jet ski in his native Louisiana.
All four men were just 24 years old.
The offseason was also plagued with high-profile legal trouble. It started with the Tennessee Titans cornerback Pacman Jones' involvement in a gentlemen's club shooting in Las Vegas that left a bouncer paralyzed.
Then the Atlanta Falcons' Michael Vick, the league's highest paid and one of its highest-profile players, was arrested in connection with a dog-fighting ring on property he owned in rural Virginia. Vick pled guilty and is serving time in advance of his sentencing in early December.
Even O.J. Simpson is in trouble again.
Meanwhile, former NFL players continued to fight the league for improved pension and health benefits while spinning terrible tales of woe and making the NFLPA look like a heartless organization. It helped draw attention to the massive physical injuries, particularly concussions, which NFL players deal with after their playing days.
That hit home on the league's opening weekend when the Buffalo Bill' Kevin Everett suffered a severe spinal injury on a simple kickoff play. At least there is some bright light here. Everett is out of the hospital and doctors believe he may even walk again one day.
You can't blame the NFL for wondering what possibly could be next?
There is no simple conclusion to draw here. Each situation is different, each tragedy its own. But sometimes bad things seem to come in waves and the NFL is certainly