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A Great Sports Weekend

by Ryan Hudson

If you're making a list of the best sports weekends of the year, you'd be hard pressed to find one better than what we just had.

The NFL Draft invaded the TV, totaling somewhere around 57 hours of coverage, with roughly just as many talking heads covering it (including a less-than impressive debut by Herm Edwards). Although we knew Matthew Stafford was the No. 1 pick the night before, it didn't make the draft any less interesting -- we can all thank Al Davis for that.

The NHL Playoffs (say what you will about the NHL, but playoff hockey is wildly entertaining) guaranteed us at least two Game 6's, and best of all: a pair of Game 7's (both Tuesday night).

And don't forget the NBA Playoffs, which in just three days, gave us a four-game sweep (Cleveland over Detroit), and two very entertaining series: Orlando-Philadelphia and Chicago-Boston, the latter of which has already featured two classic games, including Sunday's double-overtime epic.

Add to all of that a wild series at Fenway between the Yankees and Red Sox (ending in a Boston sweep), summer-like weather in April, and even a Jacoby Ellsbury steal of home, and well, I think I need a nap.

Too Bad Raiders Couldn't Pick Usain Bolt - Sacramento Bee
Pistons Era Was Over Before LeBron Finished It - Mitch Albom
Herm is Palin-esque in his ESPN gig - Jason Whitlock
Bulls-Celtics Series Thrills, Captivates - Jay Mariotti
Red Sox speed to series sweep - Boston Globe