Posted on: October 2nd, 2011 by Jen Mueller

Sports topics and headlines make great small talk at the office, help you break the ice, lead to better rapport and future conversations.  Here are a few of the hot topics in the sports world this week.  Just read the summary, click on the link for more information and ask the questions provided.


Talk Sporty to Me Blog, Jen MuellerNFL – Love ‘em or hate ‘em there’s no denying Tony Romo is a hot conversation topic around the NFL.  He’s dominating headlines for a fourth straight week.  He helped the Cowboys to a 24-point lead against Detroit and then threw 3 interceptions.  The Cowboys blew their largest lead ever and lost to the previously winless Detroit Lions.  Why the inconsistency from Romo and how does he impact the Cowboy’s chances for a successful season?


MLBBaseball playoffs started last week after a wild finish to the regular season.  In the American League the Yankees are playing the Detroit Tigers; and Tampa and Texas square off in a best of 5 first round series.  In the National League, St. Louis plays Philadelphia and Arizona faces Milwaukee in the first round.  Which teams advance?  Which matchups will come down to pitching?   Meanwhile, Terry Francona is out as manger of the Red Sox after a monumental collapse that eliminated the Sox from playoff contention.  Where do you think he’ll end up?  Was it the right move for the Red Sox?


NBAMonday marks the day that training camps should have opened across the NBA, but lockout remains firmly in place.  Both sides met over the weekend with talks scheduled to resume Monday.  If a deal isn’t struck soon, regular season games will be canceled.  It means a loss of games for fans and players, but how else does it affect cities that count on the NBA as a source of business?


Tiger Woods – The former #1 golfer in the world has dropped out of the Top 50 in the world rankings for the first time in 15 years.  Woods hasn’t won a tournament in nearly 2 years after a string of personal problems.  What does this do for his legacy? Is his career over?


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