What are the biggest NFL storylines coming out of Sunday? Here's the Top 5:
1. Shocker: T.O. booed in Philly
2. No shocker: T.O. is impotent
3. Bears confirm No. 1 status
4. Reggie Bush makes good
5. Daunte benched after argument?
Sunday night: Hopefully, positive reinforcement (like beating the reigning NFL champs) will convince Marty Schottenheimer that the further he gets from "Martyball," the better.
(Meanwhile, the Steelers are reeling. 1-3 with three straight losses? Don't talk to me about how tough their schedule is; talk to me about how they'll spend that Top 10 draft pick.)
Click here for my quick-hit breakdown. (Or, of course, just scroll down to the next item.)
Boss: Yankees a "sad failure." I'd say Steinbrenner was pretty generous there, unless by "sad" he meant "pathetic" and by "failure" he meant "chokers."
Is Joe Torre going to
First, of course, he has to get fired from the Yankees, which sounds like it will happen any minute now. Despite his team's dud over the past six postseasons, his legacy is still secure.
MLB LDS: Cards eliminate Padres, head to NLCS to face the Mets. I was at Shea a few months ago when the Mets came back from that deep hole to clock HR after HR (to counter Pujols' HR frenzy) and win. Mets in 5.
"Pulling a Haynesworth" appears to be the new NFL trend: It's when a defensive player does something totally stupid.
This week, Antrel Rolle is the new Albert, tackling Larry Johnson by the facemask. Let's start the suspension bidding at 2 games.*
(After all, LJ *is* one of the NFL's top fantasy stars.)
MNF: Broncos at Ravens. Time for
Is the NBA going back to the old ball after all the complaints? That's where it seems to be headed, and it just shows the type of influence the players can have. (Spalding comes out looking terrible.) So, let's review: The old NBA ball is the new NBA ball?
College Football Weekend Review:
in the lane at the goal line, to lead Florida over LSU and up to the No. 2 spot, vacated by...
Did you catch Garrett Wolfe, the
The latest AP Top 25 poll did the right thing, vaulting
Worst Ballot: Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News, a target of my mockery for her ballot last week (ridiculous homerism putting
Chengelis replaced last week's laughable pick of
(I posted an update about my Top 25 and the Michigan-vs-Florida debate raging in the Comments section.)
"Hindsight 20/20" Unlikely-Star NFL Fantasy Lineup I Wish I Had:
QB Bruce Gradkowski
RB Cedric Benson
RB Noah Herron
WR Lee Evans
TE Dan Campbell
Flex: Reggie Bush