Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday 07/17 A.M. Quickie:
Slow, Favre, MLB, Love, Tiger, More

Between yesterday morning's post-ASG/Favre/Clemens storylines and this morning, very little happened. The Wednesday after the MLB All-Star Game is, regularly, among the slowest sports days of the year -- if not THE slowest.

I have written a daily sports column for five and a half years; it was never particularly lacking for material. I always looked to this day -- rather than the obvious, "big" days -- as the true test of the "daily" gimmick: Is there enough to fill a column?

You can see today's results here
. (No, I couldn't bring myself to go back and find the URLs for every preceding year from the Quickie on the day after the MLB All-Star Game.) Are there items that might not necessarily make the cut on other days? Totally. Did it still generate a good 10-15 storylines on the radar this morning? Absolutely.

It's either a good thing or a horribly bad thing that the Favre story continues to be top of the headlines, the latest being this "Vikings tamper" charge. As I write in the column, at some point, Packers fans need to have the self-respect to turn on Favre: He was openly talking with the O.C. of your rival about bolting the Pack and joining the Vikings.

Meanwhile, it will be hard for MLB's 2nd half to be much better than its 1st half; I'd be happy with the status quo being sustained through October.

And here's the story from the NBA Summer League in Vegas: Kevin Love is the real deal -- by far the best rebounder in the Summer League, and -- quite possibly -- ready to become one of the best rebounders in the NBA, immediately.

Full column here. More later.

-- D.S.

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