Liriano done for season: Did the Twins rush the phenom back? Did the fans pile on the pressure? Whatever the underlying reasons, Liriano obviously returned prematurely, because his elbow couldn't hold up to the game pressure, and now he's done for the season – you have to wonder if there will be any longer-lasting issues to his career. Anything less than a Twins World Series title this season, and you have to ask: Was it worth the rush to get him back?
Update: As pointed out in the Comments section, I may be WAY off here, and I defer to the best Twins expert of any baseball writer out there: Aaron Gleeman. Here's his post.
CFB Story of the Year, Cont'd: That
This is college football's version of the old
Trent Green hit legit: The NFL had no problems with Geathers' hit on the KC QB, mainly (a) blaming the victim for a late slide and (b) blaming his teammates for pushing Geathers into him. I'm sure KC fans will be thrilled.
Freaky NFL Trade of the Day: Samkon Gado for Vernand Morency. Forget the talents involved; this may very well be the greatest "all-name" trade in NFL history.
So here's the spin-off question: Which player will end the season with more wins? It's a total toss-up: Anyone who thinks the Packers are a lock to win more than the Texans is fooling themselves.
Gamecocks QB suspended: If you're Steve Spurrier's QB, you don't waste the opportunity by getting into a stupid bar fight and getting suspended. Or, alternatively, maybe playing for Spurrier is so bad that a bar fight and suspension look good in comparison.
Lance defends himself (again): I'm still trying to decide if there's a direct correlation between the level, intensity and responsiveness of Lance Armstrong's full-court press defensive p.r. strategy and his level of... what's the technical term? Oh, yes: "Hiding shit."
Gary Matthews Jr hits for cycle: Has any player made a reputation off of less? He's had all of TWO great games this season: That first one, which got him on the All-Star team and now this one. Both on slow news days. Good timing.
Seems like a slow news day today. What am I missing?