Monday, September 03, 2007

Monday 09/03 (Very) Quickie: No Labor Here

Looking for a college football wrap? See the next post down...

U.S. routs Argentina to rule hoops in this hemisphere
: LeBron scored a team-record 31, capping a terrific tournament fo rhim. Team USA vanquished its rival (and the world's reigning top dog). And Team USA declared itself to be the favorite in Beijing in '08. That's good and bad: It's where they SHOULD be, yet it's back to the old standard: Anything less than gold is a failure.

CFB Today: Florida State at Clemson. I have Clemson winning in an upset, because I need to see FSU's "new" "offense" first-hand before I can possibly believe in it.

MLB Stud: Jacoby Ellsbury. You all know it pains me to have two Red Sox players as Studs for two days in a row -- rookies no less. But they keep trotting them out there, and the rookies keep delivering. It's refreshing that both the Yankees and Red Sox are getting clutch performances from cheap home-grown rookies, rather than the usual high-priced veteran mercenaries.

-- D.S.

11 comments:

Mr. Ed said...

Wow - no comments yet this morning... some of you folks take this Labor Day thing seriously, huh?

Just stopped by to show a little love for Coach Richt and the UGA 'Dogs... we always beat the week 1 patsies, but fan expectations here aren't too high. Congrats on a nice win - now we just hope and pray there will be some more to come.

The heroin sheik said...

MLB stud to Carlos Pena. He went 2 for 4 with 1 run and 3 rbi's. He had his first triple of the season and he tied the single season record for dingers for the Rays(34). It is shared with Jose Canseco from back in the shit show days and Aubrey Huff. Like I said before the series started, we would take 2 of 3 and will do the same thing when we play the Sox next week. Hell we might even be able to sweep the O's and the BlowJays here this week.

jhawkjjm said...

Weren't most of Argentina's top players (ginobelli and others) not even playing in this tournament? Keep that in mind before getting too worked up about the US win.

Chiefs are officially tanking this season to get the high draft pick. How else do you explain not picking up Byron Leftwich and pick up some unknown from Coastal Carolina (I think).

ToddTheJackass said...

C. C. vs. Johan tonight. Get excited.

Ellsbury is going to be sweet, though his walk rate in the minors could stand to be higher if he's going to be a leadoff hitter. Dud to Kevin Youkilis though, going 0-4 yesterday with 4Ks.

starkweather said...

O's have to be the duds of the season. If Trembley gets fired in the off-season does the extension just get annulled?

CycleDan said...

I still can't believe that Seattle is on a 9 game losing streak now. Wrong time to do it (not that there is ever a right time). They play the Yanks for 3 games and can right their ship real quickly but it will be tough.

Mets finally threw that monkey off their back and swept the Braves.

Padres and Diamondbacks is lining up to be the best division race in my opinion.

Still can't get over Appalachian State over Michigan - Wow! I love upsets and they don't get any bigger. I want to see Mich out of the polls and everyone votes App. St. at #25 this week even if they drop them next week.

Matt T said...

App State is not eligible to receive votes.

The heroin sheik said...

I know that App St. can't receive votes as they are not in Div I or whatever the hell it is called now but I think that this is almost as retarded as Corky in Life Goes On. It makes sense in my little mind that any team should be able to be ranked in the top 25. I mean hell if the ole ball coach can rank Duke 25th at the start of each season why can't a team with a legit claim of being one of the best in the country not have this opportunity. I don't think a I-AA tram could ever win a Nat'l Championship in Div I-A but they should at least for one week be part of the equation. The other thing I don't get is this. Because Michigan lost that loss counts against them when the BCS ranking are announced later in the season yet if they had won it wouldn't benefit them. That is stupid. Sometimes I wonder what the bigwigs of the NCAA are smoking and furthermore where can I get some. I want to be as retarded as they are.

malcolm said...

It's worth noting that the Yanks' true salary advantage has never been hiring mercenaries -- they've historically been the best-drafting team in the league.

The real payroll advantage comes from their being able to hold onto those draft picks come free agency, rather than letting them bolt for financial reasons. When Jeter's contract expires, they throw more money at him, an option small-market teams don't have with their draft picks.

FreKy J said...

Watching Clemson/FSU on ESPN right now... ready to hit the mute button.

Guys, repeat after me...

IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!
IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!
IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!
IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!
IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!
IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!
IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!
IT'S NOT A REVERSE! IT IS AN END AROUND!

How can we teach these buffoons the difference?

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