Cowboys QB controversy: Bill Parcells was obviously sick of Drew Bledsoe, so he went to Tony Romo, and I think that's where he'll stay.
Romo played the entire second half and finished with 227 yards (14/25), with 2 TDs to go with 3 INTs and 2 sacks. In the first half, Bledsoe had 111 yards (7/12) with 4 sacks and 1 INT (the one that presumably got him benched).
Who would you play? Considering that this was Romo's first real sustained game action of his entire career, he obviously flashed enough upside to warrant more starts.
That Bledsoe was basically benched for an INT that happened because he didn't throw to T.O. -- and that one of Romo's TDs actually went to T.O. -- I think is symbolism for Parcells' short-term decision-making.
LaVar Arrington out for season: Perhaps karmic payback for the griping and moaning he did last season with the Redskins?
Matt Hasselbeck out 3 weeks with that knee injury: And the post-Super Bowl jinx continues for the Seahawks...
Shawne Merriman will appeal his 4-game steroids suspension. Good luck with that.
Dennis Green's job coaching the Cardinals is safe... for now. Sounds like the team execs are tired of "woulda, coulda, shoulda."
Joe Girardi pulls out as a candidate for the Nats managerial job. Is he going back to the Yankees to work under Torre for a year before taking THAT job?
New NBA ball is here to stay: So says David Stern. Some might compare this to last year's dress-code controversy (which turned out to be a non-issue after preseason yapping similar to the new ball), but here's how it's different: The new ball actually could hurt game play. If that happens – and it markedly affects his product – Stern might U-turn.
Crazy NorCol punter surrenders: Would make a wild "ripped-from-the-headlines" story on "Law and Order": Could a jury convict this guy for attempted MURDER?
Remind me not to pull a gun on my kid's youth-league coach when he isn't getting enough playing time. Cripes: What a nutbag.
Finally, I'd say one of the more interesting non-traditional opinion columns you'll find is from Pat Tillman's brother, Kevin, which has gone fully mainstream in the last 24 hours.
I'm curious how unwavering supporters of this administration who double as the same football fans who respect Pat Tillman feel about the contradiction. Here's the link.