Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Broz of the Day: Super Mario's Spree's & D12's Magic

SBz Staff

After losing 1-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Championz League Round of 16 draw with FC Basel, the team that had been responsible for the early exit of Manchester United, Bayern Munich murdered to excellence, scoring a whopping 7 goals in the second leg at home - good for the largest single-game goal total by one side in CL history.

Bayern striker Mario Gomez tied the UEFA Champions League record for fastest man ever to score four goals in a match. The German's four goals in the first 23 minutes of play drew nicknames the likes of "Super Mario," and as well comparisons to last week's Lionel Messi performance, in which the Argentine scored 5 goals en route to a 7-2 Barcelona win over Leverkusen.

"I'll never be as good as Messi," Mario Gomez told after a four-goal salvo against FC Basel 1893, with Franck Ribéry adding: "We're FC Bayern München and we have no fear." For more go to

And while a routing occurred in Munich, there was magic heating up in Orlando, as the 2 and 3 seeds in the NBA's Eastern Conference, Miami and Orlando, respectively, took it down to the wire in what very well could have been Dwight Howard's last home game at the Amway Center.

There has been talk of the Magic trading Dwight Howard all season. His Parise Predicament is as strong a case as they come. If the Magic keep D12, and go for a title run, they risk losing Dwight Howard to free agency at the end of the season. If they decide to swap out for Dwight at tomorrow afternoon's trade deadline, they will in effect be surrendering their curent third place status in the Eastern Conference and all hope of winning an NBA Championship this season.

Howard has been telling reporters this week that he wants to stay in Orlando, according to ESPN's Mike Wallace.

D12 is the reigning three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year. He's everything a franchise could want and more in their star player. He's coming off a successful stint as All-Star host, and without a doubt, he will dominate Sports Center tomorrow.

Here's to his 24 points and 25 assists that helped defeat who many consider to be the most dangerous team in the NBA in OT last night, during what could have been his last performance ever in an Orlando Magic jersey at the Amway Center.

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