The Morning Cheat Sheet (5/04/11)

“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) D-Rose Gives The BEST Mothers Day Gifts – Derrick Rose won the MVP on the NBA and gave one of the best acceptance speeches we have seen in quite a while.  For being the youngest (22) MVP winner, he sure sounds pretty mature.  Check out the following video and go to exactly 5 minutes in to see why this kid is one special man.  Don’t worry, it is OK to say “That D-Rose is a catch, gives the best mothers day gifts ever with that acceptance speech.

2) No Hitter! – The no-hitter is one of the most highly sought after accolades for a pitcher in baseball.  Imagine facing at least 27 batters (3 outs per inning, and 9 innings) and not one of them getting a single hit.  That is what Francisco Liriano did last night when he threw nine innings of no-hit ball in the Minnesota Twins’ 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.  This doesn’t happen more that 3 times a season or so, so take note.  Don’t hesitate to say: “Man, Loriano tossed a no hitter this early in the season?  Awesome”