Friday, September 29, 2006

End-of-Week Review

Thanks for another great week, everyone. (Best week yet, actually.)

Don't forget to have your say about today's big picks:
*NFL Week 4!
*CFB Weekend!

Meanwhile, here's my weekly ranking of my Top 10 favorite newsmakers of the week:

10. Byron Nelson: R.I.P. to golfing great
9. Rutgers: Ranked for 1st time since '76
8. Chris Simms: Got some 'spleenin to do
7. Madden Curse: B-button to heal foot?
6. Twins: Still time to win AL Central
5. Billy Beane: A's clinch AL West
4. Tigers: What a difference 3 years make
3. Cardinals: By Monday, we'll see...
2. Superdome: What a sight on Monday night
1. T.O.: It was played out by the 2nd hour

Comments: Who was YOUR most significant newsmaker of the week?

-- D.S.


jhawkjjm said...

I'd grudgingly have to say T.O. was the biggest story (non-story?) because of all the drama associated with it. I'm also one of those who didn't realize that Byron Nelson was still alive.

As for the Superdome and NO, yes it was fantastic to see it all. BUt at the same time I'm curious why so much money, $185 million, and importance was put into restoring the Superdome where there's so much more important things that needed to be done. (IMO) It's great that the city has its football team back in NO, but was that the greatest need for the city?

Something that hopefully won't be added to this list is the following: Buck O'Neil was hospitalized a week or so ago and the story coming out as of this morning was that thing took a turn for the worse Thursday night.

TBender said...

Magic number = 4.

Here's hoping for enough Cardinal victories to make the game vs San Fran moot.

Barring that, I want a three-way tie in the Central. That would be cool.

Christian Thoma said...

Eric Neel's take on the Card's collapse is high-larious and deserves reading: Collapse?

Ace Cowboy said...

How about this Chinese guy, boxing a kangaroo at the fourth annual Animal Olympics in Shanghal this week. Totally under the radar, but awesome nonetheless.

Brian in Oxford said...

Could you imagine if the NFL decided ties for wild card spots "on the field"? Like a midweek Wednesday game, winner plays as the actual wild card on Sunday! Who cares about the lack of prep time, win your divison!

(Akin to the idea of 2 wild card baseball teams playing one game....burn your best pitcher.)

Badass Of The Year said...

There were bigger stories this week, but Petey out for the post-season broke my heart.

marcomarco said...

As a sox fan, I too am sad to see Pedro go down. I'd like to see him get another ring.

One has to wonder, however, is Omar getting bashed yet? Is Theo getting a pat on the back?

Mr. E said...

My most signif...appearing naked onstage in the Musical the Full Monty.

Horrifing...but quite fun.

And the only people who are traumatized are the ones who paid to see it.

Matthew B. Novak said...

Again, bigger stories for the week, but God bless Brad Radke for pitching again. It really means a lot to his team and their fans.

Christian Thoma said...

What would Omar possibly get bashed for? Pedro contributed mightily the first half of the season (and last season); Omar should get plaudits for making sure the Mets weren't overly dependent on Pedro.

Of course, come Year 4 of the bloated contract, if Pedro is 1-5 with a 6.37 ERA and multiple stints on the DL, Omar might take some hits. But it's not like the Mets are a small market team and can't afford to overpay for Pedro.

marcomarco said...

bottle, you're finding things that aren't there. If he had said:


Then you might have something.

Mega said...

But Da Bears aren't!

Even these guys agree!

Christian Thoma said...

I agree with ron, bottlerockets. I didn't see that as a Shanoff-related comment at all. It reminded me more of Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

thistlewarrior said...

What about Chris Henry puking out a car window? All of us in Cincy are just so damn proud.

Josh said...

So which game is Florida going to lose by two TDs? Auburn? LSU? Georgia? FSU? Two or more?