Josh Helmuth delivers the top sports stories of the week!
Tiger Woods finally won a tournament. It only took him two years. Most of you may remember his Thanksgiving weekend meltdown back in 2009 that essentially revealed the tip of the ice berg revolving around his deteriorating family life. Since the scandal, Tiger hadn't been Tiger since, going 30 months without a victory. But Sunday he finally completed a few days of solid golf and won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill by five shots. Woods moves up his rank to number six in the world. His smile still remains second.
The Final Four is set for New Orleans this coming weekend, and the winners emerging from each region have secured some intriguing matchups. Number one Kentucky, in their quest to become only the 6th number one overall ranked team in the last 30 years to win the title, will face in-state rival Number four Louisville in the semi-finals. And on the other side of the bracket, two number two seeds will clash when Bill Self's over-achieving Kansas squad will take on the Buckeyes of Ohio State. While the favorite, Kentucky, is still alive in the tournament, my personal bracket is not. I'm in the 24th percentile. Hey, it's still about three percent better than my math score on my high school ACT. I do want to thank the Wildcats for making it this far, they're the only final four team I got right.
And in the NFL, the quarterback carousel finally hit it's pinnacle, with Peyton Manning signing with the Denver Broncos. Manning's deal is worth 96 million over five years, so what do you do with your former starter in that scenario? You don't keep him as a back-up. That's right, Denver traded Tim Tebow nearly 24 hours later, to the New York Jets, where he will still be a back-up behind quarterback Mark Sanchez. Some are predicting that Tebow will still come in on certain downs to run the 'wildcat' formation.
Just look at this Sports Fix, we've had two wildcats and a tiger. What's next a cougar?
That's your sports update for this last week of March. Be sure to check back here next Monday for your Sports Fix.