Sports in short

Quote of the week

“You have a better chance of catching Bin Laden.”

Kevin Garnett to a Lakers ball boy upon being asked for his autograph.

Boss of the week: Patrick Sharpe

Former Catamount and current member of the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks was named the MVP of the recent NHL All-Star Game. Sharpe scored a goal and had two assists for Team Staal in a 11-10 loss to Team Lindstrom.

Sharpe is an assistant captain for the Blackhawks. He also has 26 goals, which is fifth in the NHL, and is one of eight players to register six game-winning goals this season.

Goat of the week: Roger Goodell

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told Sports Illustrated this week that “I was given assurances that [Belichick] would tell his side of the story. He went out and stonewalled the press. I feel like I was deceived.” Is it wrong to think Goodell needs to grow a pair? The NFL is a man’s league, jilted ex’s need not apply. Goodell should spend less time whining about Belichick and more time locked in a room with the NFLPA and preventing a lockout in 2011.

Former Catamounts score big in NHL All-Star game

Besides Patrick Sharpe’s MVP performance, a few other former Catamounts shined. Tim Thomas posted his third straight All-Star Game victory finishing the game in goal for Team Lindstrom.

Another alum, Martin St. Louis, was alternate captain on Team Lindstrom and helped draft Thomas to the team. He also recorded a goal and an assist in the game.

Women’s hockey scores victory over #9 Providence

First year Roxanne Douville earned her fourth Hockey East Rookie of the Week by shutting out Providence behind the power play goal of Teddy Forlin with 3:16 left in the third period. This marks the fourth win by the women’s hockey team against ranked opponents in the past two seasons. Prior to the 2009-2010 season, the team had never beaten a ranked opponent. Vermont trails New Hampshire and Maine for the final playoff spot in Hockey East and play their next three games against them.