posted on January 28, 2013 09:00
Happy Monday to you.
Please don't step on the frozen pond outside because it's not frozen. Got rather warm last night.
ESPECIALLY AFTER THE BLUES WON IN OVERTIME!
The Blues have won in many different ways in 2013. Sunday they erased a two-goal deficit to the Wild and took a 4-3 lead in the third period on a goal by Barrett Jackman. For real. Minnesota forced overtime when Danny Heatley scored his fourth goal of the season. Two minutes, 16 seconds into OT, Vladimir Sobotka scored his first goal of the season to send the fans home happy and give the Blues their best start (5-1) since the 1997/1998 season.
The Blues got a goal from five different players: Sobotka, Jackman, Stewart (now with four goals), Berglund (three goals on the season) and Redden.
The Blues are stocking up on points early and are off to a great start with 10 points and a second place standing in the Western Conference (San Jose). The Blues trail the Blackhawks by two points, who remained unbeaten after a 2-1 OT victory Sunday against Detroit.
It's a rare three days off for the Blues who travel to Columbus for a Thursday night game with the Blue Jackets.
RONNY CEDENO AND TY WIGGINTON: CARDINALS FEVER!
In an off-season that has produced little movement give or take the addition of Ty Wigginton, the Cardinals are closing in on a deal with middle infielder Ronny Cedeno.
If Cedeno signs, he'd be competing with Pete Kozma and Ryan Jackson for the right to back-up Rafael Furcal (assuming Furcal's health is in order). But as Viva El Birdos points out, Cedeno isn't that much of an upgrade over Kozma and Jackson.
This just reeks of the La Russa era, where collecting scrapheap veterans and applying them to the middle infield is the norm.
To put it in a different perspective, if Cedeno competed in the Royal Rumble, he'd be eliminated as soon as he entered the ring.
THE ROCK WINS WWE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Rock defeated CM Punk for the WWE Championship last night at the Royal Rumble. Much like the Blues, he needed overtime to do it. Unlike the Blues, he was attacked by The Shield when the lights went out, ultimately costing him the the match.
However, Vince McMahon ushered out the stipulation that CM Punk would be stripped of the WWE Championship if the Shield interfered in the match. Just as McMahon was stripping him, The Rock says this: The Rock wants the match restarted.
The Rock won with a People's Elbow, which is much more lethal than the People's Palm and People's Femur.
Were you just picking your nose!?
This is a classic too.
ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH LOWDOWN
John Cena won the Royal Rumble, his second Rumble victory. Cena joins Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin as multiple-time winners.
Order of Entrants:
1. Dolph Ziggler
2. Chris Jericho
3. Cody Rhodes
4. Kofi Kingston
5. Santino Marella
6. Drew McIntyre
7. Titus O'Neil
9. David Otunga
10. Heath Slater
13. Brodus Clay
14. Rey Mysterio
15. Darren Young
16. Bo Dallas
17. The Godfather
18. Wade Barrett
19. John Cena
20. Damien Sandow
21. Daniel Bryan
22. Antonio Cesaro
23. The Great Khali
25. Zack Ryder
26. Randy Orton
27. Jinder Mahal
28. The Miz
29. Sin Cara
Order of Eliminations:
1. Santino Marella (by Cody Rhodes)
2. Drew McIntytre (by Chris Jericho)
3. Titus O'Niel (by Sheamus)
4. David Otunga (by Sheamus)
5. Goldust (by Cody Rhodes)
6. Brodus Clay (by multiple people)
7. Tensai (Kofi was involved)
8. Darren Young (by Kofi Kingston)
9. Kofi Kingston (by Cody Rhodes)
10. The Godfather (by Dolph Ziggler)
11. Heath Slater (by John Cena)
12. Cody Rhodes (by John Cena)
13. Rey Mysterio (by Wade Barrett)
14. The Great Khali (by Kane)
15. Kane (by Daniel Bryan)
16. Daniel Bryan (Kane)
17. Zack Ryder (by Randy Orton)
18. Antonio Cesaro (by John Cena)
19. Jinder Mahal (by Sheamus)
20. Wade Barrett (by Bo Dallas)
21. Bo Dallas (by Wade Barrett)
22. Damien Sandow (by Ryback)
23. Sin Cara (by Ryback)
24. The Miz (by Ryback)
25. Chris Jericho (by Dolph Ziggler)
26. Randy Orton (by Ryback)
27. Dolph Ziggler (by Sheamus)
28. Sheamus (by Ryback)
29. Ryback (by John Cena)
HULK HOGAN STILL REALLY CREEPY, BROTHER!
The Hulkster Tweeted a picture of his daughter Brooke's legs. This is the same father who has an odd way of applying sun tan lotion to his daughter. He is really some kind of creeper, that Hulkster.
Speaking of Hogan and cosmetics like lotion, how about that classic promo before WrestleMania V where it looked like Hogan just got done swimming in a pool of baby oil?
It was a great match, though, that included Jesse the Body Ventura calling all the Hulkamaniacs "the Pukesters".