Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wednesday P.M. Wrap

Sorry I was light on the posts today. Great work on the "Questions" post below!

Let me attempt to clean up the afternoon remainders:

Yankees can clinch division tonight
: Wow, that was a lot easier than we thought it would be in April. Team to beat in the A.L. playoffs -- and it gives me no joy to write that.

Deaf sue Skins
: I kind of assumed that NFL teams already had some sort of closed-caption system for the hearing impaired.

Fisher rips Volek: Billy felt he was thrown under the bus,'' Fisher said. ''Billy threw this organization under the bus, along with a number of his teammates.''

Don't accuse Tiger's wife of doing porn: Tiger is ticked at an Irish magazine that tried (and failed) to use satire to gently (or not-so-gently) mock Elin. Don't mess with the spouse.

Finally, I filed the final version of my BlogPoll college football Top 25 ballot this week, the biggest change was that I flip-flopped Florida to No. 5 and Michigan to No. 6 and dumped Alabama altogether, adding Cal into the tenuous 20-25 range.

(Why the flip of UF and UM? Mainly, it was because of the blog commenters who pointed out that I can't say Notre Dame is overrated and give Michigan TOO much credit for beating them, even at South Bend and even in the stomping-ass way they did. Thanks for your help. We'll revisit next week. As for Bama, a Tide fan wrote to tell me they didn't deserve it. Kudos.)

Update (7:28 p.m.): Just saw that "Once in a Lifetime" is on ESPN2 tonight at 9 p.m. ET. It's a documentary about the 1977 New York Cosmos. It's a great story. (Varsity Letters Reading Series participant David Hirshey covered the team for the NY Daily News and has a part in the movie.) It was at the Tribeca Film Festival, too. Definitely worth a watch (or TiVo).

-- D.S.

8 comments:

wildpitch_20 said...

Dan whys isn't the Jags-Colts game on national tv? These arguably the top 2 teams in the NFL and the nation won't see the game. HELP!

ryan from falmouth ma said...

yeah,I was wondering that too,I have min-chicago,and bengals-steelers.

I'd rather have seahawks-giants and cotls-jags.

ryan from falmouth,ma.

Joshua said...

Dan,

Does the porn thing just motivate Tiger, or does he get distracted?

My Take: I think he's about to take some Euros behind the shed with a hickory stick.

Brien said...

ESPN ran the "list" of people who recently dissed Tiger ... all of whom were trashed on the course by Tiger in the next event following the dissing.

The biggest difference here? Those other guys dissed Tiger ... but that newspaper dissed his wife ... and that, my friends, means that the European team might as well just hand over the trophy, right now.

Not only will Tiger be on a mission ... but so will the rest of the team.

Brien

Hende said...

The Irish press can kidnap Nordegren to motivate Tiger, and it doesn't mean that the US will win. The away team is still playing 4 Ryder Cup rookies, and 3 guys ranked below 60 worldwide.

Tiger is the world's greatest golfer, but he's had his hiccups in match play, and it's been rumored that he has trouble working with his playing partner in paired matches.

Tiger's chivalry makes for a good story, but I still think the Euros will have this wrapped by Sunday morning, before Tiger can play anyone one-on-one.

TBender said...

How much money can Tiger make this weekend by playing high caliber golf?

Thought so. Euros win again.

Jason said...

I disagree that Yanks are the team to beat in the playoffs. They are formidable and have a better shot than Oakland (that lineup!); but the Twins are the hottest team right now and the Tigers are coming around. Given New York's playoff experience, you'd take em over Detroit, but it would be a great series. But you have to go with the Twins over the Yanks, especially with home field.

Josh said...

Dan,

Thank you for adding Cal. You won't regret it after Saturday. And I know you feel that the Cal-ASU game is pretty much a desperation throw for a decent college game, but they might throw a surprise your way. Sadly, one of the best runs of last weekend never got any press, so take a look and you'll see what Marshawn Lynch can really do, even with a hurt ankle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17lK3Z4_a0&search=marshawn%20lynch