New England Patriots LT Matt Light has been placed on the retired list by the team.
While Nate Solder looks as if he will be able to step in as a formidable LT sooner rather than later, the Patriots will certainly miss Light. The man protecting Tom Brady's blind side put together a pretty solid 11-year career, all with the Patriots. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2007 and was always as reliable as they come on the left side of the offensive line.
It would have been nice to see the NBA throw the book at Metta World Peace (former Ron Artest) following his vicious elbow to the head of Oklahoma City's James Harden Sunday, but that's not the case.
World Peace was suspended, but for only seven games. Seven games is lengthy, but not when it comes to the elbow he intentionally threw at Harden. It's beyond me how a guy with his track record will only miss one playoff series for a vicious cheap shot. World Peace is bad for the league and just an all around bad guy.
Something tells me if he were not on the Lakers David Stern would have come down on him much harder, which is just pathetic and embarrassing. No wonder Stern's NBA is the only league in the last half century to have its integrity called into question.
NHL Commission Gary Bettman must be a very nervous man at the moment. The commissioner has been lucky over the past four or five seasons with large market teams where hockey matters are making deep playoff runs and winning Stanley Cups. But if things don't go right in the Eastern Conference, Bettman could be in for a ratings disaster.
If the Bruins and Rangers lose that means Philadelphia is pretty much the only team from a strong market left in the East, and the West is even worse. One can imagine how few people would tune into a Florida Panthers vs. Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Final, sadly that matchup is a legitimate possibility.
-Compiled by Nick Curcuru