The Morning Cheat Sheet (4/12/11)

The Cheat Sheet

“The Morning Cheat Sheet” is designed for those who may not eat, drink, or breathe sports on a regular basis.  Cosby Sweaters delivers the essential bite-sized talking points you can use throughout the day to sound like an expert. When your significant other, coworkers, boss, kids, or the mailman dive into sports related conversation, simply recall and regurgitate “The Morning Cheat Sheet”  and watch them nod their head in agreement (or spit out their coffee). Take that sports nerds.

1)  Baseball’s Best – The 5 best teams in MLB (baseball) currently are the Texas Rangers, The Philadelphia Phillies, The Colorado Rockies, The Cleveland Indians, and the Cincinnati Reds.   Most teams have only played 10 games so far, they have 152 more games to go so plenty can change.

2)  Basketball’s Bad Boys – The Detroit Pistons’ Charlie Villanueva and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ryan Hollins were ejected after a skirmish which occurred late in the fourth quarter Monday night.  Villanueva was restrained by Pistons security and teammate Rodney Stuckey on the way off the court as he tried to go after Hollins.  A few minutes later, Villanueva apparently ran towards the Pistons’ locker room and made it only halfway to the Cavs locker room before police restrained him again.  Villanueva reportedly threatened to “kill” Hollins.  HERE IS THE VIDEO.

3) Hockey Playoff Time – The NHL (hockey) Playoffs start on Wednesday night.   Here are the teams involved (the lower the # = the better record the team had heading into the playoffs).

Eastern Conference
Washington Capitals (1) vs New York Rangers (8)
Philadelphia Flyers (2) vs Buffalo Sabres (7)
Boston Bruins (3) vs Montreal Canadiens (6)
Pittsburgh Penguins (4) vs Tampa Bay Lightning (5)
Western Conference
Vancouver Canucks (1) vs Chicago Blackhawks (8)
San Jose Sharks (2) vs Los Angeles Kings (7)
Detroit Red Wings (3) vs Phoenix Coyotes (6)
Anaheim Ducks (4) vs Nashville Predators (5)