An All Star Sunday


After Saturday’s marathon day of College Basketball, Kim Clijsters repped for working moms with an Aussie Open championship over Na Li and big games by NBA phenoms Blake Griffin and Kevin Love, today should be a defacto vacation for sports fans as Novak Djokovic won the Aussie Open Men’s Final in straight sets over Andy Murray, nothing important is really at stake. (Although the Heat/Thunder and Lakers/Celtics match-ups are must see for NBA fans who pay attention to basketball before the All Star game)

The NHL All Star Game is today at 3PM on Versus (which means the NHL insists on getting the lowest viewer-ship possible).

The cool thing about NHL All Star 2011? The captains (Carolina Hurricanes Eric Staal and Detroit Red Wings Lidstrom) of the two teams picked their rosters gym class style from available All Stars in an 18 round “fantasy draft”. Everyone is hoping for a family feud as the Vancouver Canucks Sedin twins and known ice toughs (Daniel and Henrik) are split between the two sides. Daniel pegged his brother Henrik as an early favorite. I haven’t checked the line in Vegas.

The un-cool thing about NHL All Star 2011? Hockey in Raleigh, NC.

The NFL Pro Bowl game is today at 7PM on Fox.

Mike Vick and Peyton Manning headline the NFC and AFC all star teams. Best thing about NFL All Star 2011? The marathon of Super Bowl recaps on the NFLN. The worst thing about NFL All Star 2011? The impending doom of an NFL lockout (Bonus: Packers players sniping at each other through the media and micro-blogging prior to their Super Bowl appearance).

Phil Hecken discusses both All Star games at the excellent Uni Watch blog.