Our favorite Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick gave a passionate, but completely phony apology speech from an emoty Detroit Church Wednesday night. His wife, Carlita, also spoke, standing by her man, even though he clearly has made a fool of her. But the real story was the Channel 7 news investigative reporter, the great Steve Wilson, getting right in front of Kwame as he exited his car on his way into the Church. Wilson asked Kwame one question "Who is Camen Slowski?" the woman who was with him at the spa in North Carolina last week. Kwame responded by shoving Wilson and his camera person separately. It's absolutely great.
Thanks to The Big Lead, we have found two more solid Cleveland Sports-centric Blogs. Hell Yes Guy examines how the Johan Santana deal affects the Tribe and Waiting for Next Year has a cornucopia of Cleveland Sports opinions.
After hyping it up for two days, Entertaiment Tonight has decided not to show the Heath Ledger drug video. A smart move in our estimation. When we saw this preview, Mrs. MTAC called ET "heartless."
Why is Deadspin revered as the top dog of all sports blogs? It's for uncovering videos like this. Nothing better than watching that phony Chris Berman blowing his stack.
This is why it's fun to go out on Tuesday night's in New York. Elisha Cuthbert and Paris Hilton were spotted making out at the club Tenjune. I guess Paris was worked up after her Letterman spot and meeting the great Artie Lange.
Dan Patrick and his massive ego have officially joined forces with SI.com. You can go on the website and listen to his radio show live Monday-Friday 9 AM-Noon EST. Sorry, we've got Howard to listen to.
Among the Super Bowl Parties this week, was one thrown by Cardinals QB Matt Leinart at Olive and Ivy in the Scottsdale Waterfont district. MTAC's brother in law was a chef there up until four months ago. The place is legit, except for when douche bags like Brody Jenner and his toolbox friend Frankie Delgado are considered the big celebs there.
#4 North Carolina 91 Boston College 69 - Nice balance by the Heels. All five starters were in double figures with Tyler Hansbrough of course leading the way with 18. Ty Lawson had 16 and 10 assists in this laugher. BC was killed on the glass by UNC 41-24 and they turned the ball over 17 times.
#3 Duke 92 NC State 72 - It was a tale of two halves. The Cameron Losers...errr...Crazies were all clad in Green for "Green awareness" night. Their team looked blue. The Wolfpack took it right at them, pouding the post with J.J. Hickson while Gavin Grant was knocking down shots from the perimeter. NC State led at the half by nine. Then the Crazies began tossing the Green shirts onto the floor at halftime, and the team followed by exploding in the final 20 minutes. This was the best game Greg Paulus has had in his Duke career. He led Duke's comeback by nailg four three pointers in the second half, and had a sweet over-the-shoulder dish to Kyle Singler during the 55-26 second half run where they shot 66%. Paulus had 22, Singler 19, Demarcus Nelson and Gerald Henderson 18 each. "You can't play too much better than we did in the second half," coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
#13 Wisconsin 62 #11 Indiana 49 - At first glance, you think this isn't a bad loss for Indiana, and it isn't. But the Hoosiers have to be concerned about their lackluster play over the last three weeks. Other than DJ White (22 and 17), none of the Hoosiers came to play in the biggest game of their season to date. Meanwhile, the Badgers just did what they do. Played solid defense and took good shots. Trevon Hughes struggled (3-15) but somehow managed to score 17. Marcus Landry added 14 and Mr. Everything Joe Krabbenhoft grabbed 12 boards. "That Krabbenhoft kid, I really like him," Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson said. "It seems kids like him always make the right play and make the key play. He's tough. Wisconsin's good." Wisconsin is one of four Big Ten teams with one loss in conference, including Indiana, Purdue, and Michigan State. The stat of the night: Wisconsin was 3-19 from three and still won, partly because IU shot 3-21.
#5 UCLA 84 Arizona State 51 - This was a flat out thrashing. The Bruins shot 56% from the field, hitting 8-12 threes, and outrebounded The Sun Devils by 16. Josh Shipp had 21 and double-double machine Kevin Love had 20 and 10. "Obviously, we got whipped in every facet of the game," ASU coach Herb Sendek said. The Bruins seem to have righted the ship since their home loss to USC.
Cal 69 #9 Washington State 64 - We are starting to worry about Wazzu. A home loss to Cal? Not good. Star SG Derrick Low continues to struggle. He shot just 2-11 from the field, missing all nine three-pointers he took. Meanwhile, none of the Cougar guards could stay with Cal's Ryan Anderson, who torched them with 27 including 5-7 from deep. The Golden Bears also played without their starting Center DeVon Hardin. Again, a bad loss for Washington State.
#14 Stanford 65 Washington 51 - A nice road win for the underrated Cardinal. Brook Lopez was sensational. Being guarded all night by bruising Jon Brockman, Lopez had a career-high 31 points to go with 13 boards and used his superior athleticism to lead Stanford to the W. Interestingly, he was the only player on his team in double figures.
Arizona 80 USC 69 - Here come the Wildcats. They go into LA and knock of the Trojans and will no doubt make a re-appearence in the MTAC Power 16 later today. We don't care if they aren't ranked currently. Chase Budinger killed USC with 29 and eight boards. Senior Jawaan McClellan had 23 of his own and Jordan Hill controlled the glass with 10 boards. This is a huge confidence builder and boost for a very underrated Arizona team who next heads to UCLA Saturday night.