Posted on: February 28th, 2011 by Jen Mueller

Welcome to another great week and a new batch of conversation starters.  I spent Sunday evening taking in the Washington – Washington State game in Seattle.  This is my view from the court.

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It was a great game for WSU fans as the Cougars swept the series against the Huskies and handed UW it’s first home loss in 14 games.   This will be a talking point for sports fans in Washington this week.  What did you think about the game?

If you’d like to broaden your horizons check out these conversation starters at work or with your friends.  Remember these quick exchanges are the building blocks to better relationships.

NFL – The current collective bargaining agreement ends at midnight Thursday March 3rd.  Both the owners and players union have been negotiation for the last couple weeks, but now there is talk that the players union plans to decertify which would preempt the owner’s ability to lock out the players.  It’s a move that means neither side is close to resolving their differences.  When do you think things will be resolved?  Will their be a lockout that affects the regular season games?

College Hoops – Another topsy turvy week in the world of college hoops as Virginia Tech knocks off top-ranked Duke. What does it say about the state of college basketball when the top teams are struggling to stay on top?  Who is the best team in the country?

Golf – Martin Kaymer (pronounced KI-mer) takes over as the world’s #1 ranked golfer, but Luke Donald spoiled his weekend by beating Kaymer in the Match Play Championship. Donald became the first player in the history of the tournament to lead the entire week.  He became the first player to win any golf tournament without ever playing the 18th hole.   Talk about some trivia there.  What did you think of Donald’s performance?  How long to you think Kaymer will stay at #1?

NASCAR – Jeff Gordon won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sunday, snapping a streak of 66 races without a win.  Crashes marred the event.  There were 10 cars in the garage just an hour into the race, including Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne who crashed out early.  What did you think of the race?  Are you glad to see Gordon win?