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May 2001


by Twinsfan

Allen Iverson - Philadelphia 76ers

Is it me or are the NBA playoffs taking forever to play? The 76s-Pacers series took 12 days to play 4 games, and I thought the NHL playoffs dragged on. The LA Lakers, San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers have the best shots at winning the championship. I give the nod to the Lakers.

Jozef Stumpel - LA Kings
Last month, I picked the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL playoffs to win it all because of their domination of the regular season and their goaltender, Patrick Roy. But the upstart LA Kings are giving Roy and the Avs all they can handle. The biggest upset of the first round were the Kings dumping the Detroit Red Wings. Another upset was the Toronto Maple Leafs sweeping the Ottawa Senators.

Michael Vick - Atlanta Falcons
Michael Vick was the first overall pick in the NFL draft, but didn't go to the San Diego Chargers as expected. The Chargers made a draft-day deal with the Atlanta Falcons, who wound up with Vick, the QB from Virginia Tech. The XFL crowned their champion last month and it turned out a lot like the Superbowls have, a romp. The LA Extreme pounded the San Fransisco Demons 38-6.

Now for the real news, baseball is through its first month and some things went as predicted. The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and NY Yankees are among the leaders in the AL East. The Seattle Mariners are Brad Radke (left) and Corey Koskie (right) - Minnesota Twins
off to a great start and already lead their division by 9 games. The unpredicted news is happening in the Central division of both leagues as well as the eastern division of the NL. All the teams leading these divisions ended last year in last place. The Philadelphia Phillies lead the NL East, the Chicago Cubs lead the NL Central and, look who's leading the AL Central! Come on now, say it with me, the MINNESOTA TWINS! Someone pinch me --I think I'm dreaming.


The sporting world lost a great guy in Willie "Pops" Stargell to cancer last month. He, of the champion Pittsburgh Pirates "We Are Family" team.

That's it for this month. Until next month, good night and good sports.