Today's Sporting News column starts with an absurd premise: Why not trade Brett Favre for Manny Ramirez?
That was my first reaction to hearing that Manny was open to (or insisting on) a trade, combined with the news that it looks like the Packers are zeroing in on shipping Favre out.
Then I couldn't help myself with the gimmick, using "first reaction to..." as the lens for all of the big headlines on the radar this morning:
CC Sabathia vs. the Cubs today.
Yankees-Red Sox...oh, make it stop.
Devin Hester signed; Ryan Grant unsigned.
T.O. vs. Pac-Man...PLEASE: Make it stop.
Warriors avoid Euro-itis.
Tour de Hunh?
Olympics ticket sell-out.
Here is the complete column, if you want to see the whole thing. More later.
Oh, this story was totally fascinating -- if entirely opaque. "Facebook for football?" The reporter knows how to create a catchy short-hand.
Also: I'm late on this (yet still prescient!), but congrats to Matt Hinton aka Sunday Morning QB for his move to Yahoo. It is an incredible coup for Y! Sports -- SMQ is the most interesting CFB blog in the sports-blog world (not "most hilarious," which would go to EDSBS). Given that SMQ's motif is a brilliant once-a-day post (not that there's anything wrong with that!), I will be curious and excited to see him move to Y! Sports' blog format of many many posts per day per blog.