Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday 08/01 A.M. Quickie:
Manny, Bay, Favre, CFB Top 25, More

Tired of the Manny meme or the Favre overload? We may be turning the corner.

Manny is officially out of Boston -- for better or worse. Bay is a fine replacement, but we'll see; meanwhile, the Dodgers get stronger, in a division where Manny might make the difference.

Manny and the various trade dramas leads today's SN column, but -- again, for better or far far worse -- the Favre story extends into its Nth day:

Is he taking the $20 million hush money? (That would be great for the Packers and anyone sick of the Favre story, but kind of offensive.)

Is he getting traded to the Jets? (That would be terrible for Packers fans -- as any trade would be -- and pretty bad for anyone who hates the Favre story. Favre in New York? Ugh.)

The only thing you can hope for is that the resolution comes tomorrow. Why? Because things that happen in sports on a Saturday tend to lose their momentum by Monday...

...Unless it's college football results. Speaking of which, the Coaches' Top 25 is out. It's important -- important enough for a stand-alone post later this morning.

Here is the complete SN column from today. More on the Coaches' Top 25 coming at 11 a.m. ET.

-- D.S.

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