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THE PONCHATOULA TIMES, NOVEMBER 11, 2010, PAGE 2 Dave Berwick Giants are Giants By DAVE BERWICK Times Columnist The San Francisco Giants sit atop the baseball world today as the undisputed champions, having crushed the Zephyr- stealing Nolan Ryan who led Texas Rangers and indeed it was in a convincing manner. The Giants beat the Rangers in every position. Texas Ranger Cliff Lee, the greatest money game pitcher in baseball today, was beaten twice by Timmy Jim "The Freak" Lincecom and once in his home park. Of course the argument will rage for many years as to why Lee chooses to pitch to Renteriq, who hit three run home run, instead of draw- ing a walk, thus winning the last game. Lee lost two World Series games after winning five post season starts, a fantastic achievement. The Giants rookie catching sensation "Buster Boy" Posey clearly outplayed the Texas catcher, Bengie Molina, would just happens to be one of my fa- vorite baseball players. The Giant infield clearly out- played the Ranger infield. How about that giant out- field led by Cody "Smiles" Ross, I call him "Babe" Ross because of all the home runs he's hit in the post season. And last but most impor- tantly than all LSU's own Brian "the Beard" Wilson, the ace of the Giant bull pen who repeat- edly closed the door right in ev- ery opponent's face in the post season. The most amazing thing in this lopsided Giant win was the fact that Texas had dispatched one of the greatest teams in baseball history, that being the Tampa Bay Rays and then showed no respect for the dead, meaning George Steinbrenner, as they soundly defeated the aged Yankees, showing no re- spect whatever for their elders. Texas had defeated those two teams so easily, the odds makers made them the favorite even though the first two games and the last two games were go- ing to be played at San Fran- cisco's stadium. Well they, the odds makers, certainly thought that Texas was going to emerge victorious. Then after a flurry of activity the odds on Texas in- creased. The betting public was chunking it in on Texas. The American people thought Texas was going to win! But San Francisco proved ev- eryone can be wrong sometime. The Giants played like Giants. The San Francisco Giants are truly Giants TO SUBSCRIBE Call 985/386-2877 24 Hours The Ponchatoula Times Published by The Ponchatoula Times L.L.C. 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By JOHN DUDEK Times Columnist Toward the end of the Loui- siana State University Fight- ing Tigers' thrilling 24-21 vic- tory over the Alabama Crimson Tide, the co-host of my radio talk show "The Whole 9 Yards" texted me. In that text, Jamie Bob sug- gested that the New Orleans Saints could use some help from our hometown Tigers. He stated that players like kicker Josh Jasper, linebacker Kelvin Sheppard, and corner- back Patrick Peterson would be great for the boys in black 'and gold. I couldn't agree more. Jasper is the second most ac- curate kicker in SEC history, and would shore up the shaky kicking game for the defend- ing world champs. All-Amer- ican Kelvin Sheppard would be a great replacement for the departed Scott Fujita at the weak side linebacker position. His leadership, knack for the big play, and sure-fire tackling would give the Saints another stud on defense alongside Pro Bowler Jonathon Vilma. Patrick Peterson is an ab- solute beast at the cornerback position and could help out on special teams as well. In fact, Peterson is the only player in college football to have 300+ return yards on both punts and kickoffs, a rare blend of game-breaking speed and brute strength, Peterson is a future Hall of Famer in the making. Let's just hope the Saint's scouting department pulls the trigger on draft day and turns these Tigers into Saints. In other news, Brett Favre di- rected scoring drives of 40 and 77 yards in the final four min- utes to force overtime against the Cardinals of Arizona. Then he and running back Adrian Pe- terson took over the extra period and led Minnesota to victory. The one week I don't start Favre in fantasy football, he has the most passing yards in his entire career. That's the sto- ry of my season folks. Honestly though, this week it didn't mat- ter one bit. Cheney, Rockefell- er's "Employee of the Quarter," put a halt to my "streak" and ended any chance of me making the playoffs. See you in the "toi- PLEASE SEE PAGE 6 Ponchatoula.com Your Local Special,sts .Web Site Creation DVD/CD Duplication Web Site Hosting Business Printing Services (Any quantity - Large or Small) IG to ponchatoula.com00or call .......... 386-8581 1 [ Times Internct Edition -- ww\\;V.lonchakmla.com/ttimes E-Mail: editor();ponchatoula.com