Nonetheless, the show still had to go on, and stories still had to be written. I ended up writing 9, but here's the one's that matter most..today's top sports stories:
The Nets can no longer call New Jersey its home. But Governor Chris Christie says he's not shedding any tears. "It's one of the country's most vibrant cities, and they want to leave here and go to Brooklyn? Good riddance. See you later," Christie said. Monday's 105 to 87 loss against the Philadelphia 76ers was their last ever home game at the Prudential Center. The Nets ranked dead last in the NBA attendance this season but their farewell game had a sellout crowd. After another disappointing season in New Jersey, it's on to the brand new Barclay's Center in Brooklyn for the Nets.
The New York Rangers are in 7th Heaven. In last night's game against the Ottawa Senators, the Rangers re-established their lunch-pail identity, just in time to force a winner-takes-all Game 7. It's not necessarily what the top-seeded Rangers were hoping for when their first round Eastern Conference series against Ottawa started, but they're thrilled about it now On Thursday night, the teams will play in New York at 7pm. It's the first Game 7 in an sport at Madison Square Garden in 17 years.
Team schedules were released last week, but we still don't know who's on the NFL roster. The Indianapolis Colts are slated to make their first selection shortly after 8pm on Thursday For the 3rd straight ear, the draft will run over three days. Thursday will be dedicated to the 1st round only. Friday will host rounds 2 and 3, and the final four will take place on Saturday. Quarterbacks Andrew Luck from Stanford and RGIII from Baylor are projected to take the top two slots.