It must be the end of the baseball regular season if a Monday column leads with baseball ahead of the NFL and college football.
But the end of this baseball season is even better, because the White Sox have to win a make-up game against the motivated-or-phoning-it-in Tigers, and -- if they win -- THEN play the Twins. Regardless: It's a weekday day game of playoff implications -- who's doing a live-blog? (Who's NOT?)
Meanwhile, today's SN column exposes that Week 4 in the NFL is generally where 3 weeks' worth of assumptions about the season fall apart: Favre sucks? Perhaps not. LJ/Chiefs suck? Not yesterday. (Corollary: Broncos unstoppable? More like: Mirage.) Titans and Bills can't possibly sustain it? My god: Kerry Collins is 1/4-Season MVP (and Chris Johnson is 1/4-Season ROY).
And then there's the "Monday Morning After" in college football. If you dropped by the blog on Saturday, you saw how I reacted to Florida's loss to Ole Miss (My "Worst. Loss. Ever.") Let's focus on the positive: Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country, and I am mystified that 2/3 of AP voters have Oklahoma ahead of them -- or that the Coaches have them at No. 4(!)
Ranking this weekend's top CFB accomplishments:
(1) Oregon State beating USC.
(2) Bama rolling at Georgia.
(3) Ole Miss winning at Florida.
(4) Michigan's comeback at home vs. Wisco.
(5) Northwestern 5-0 for first time since 1962.
Check out my complete BlogPoll (Take 1) for this week and give me any feedback before I file tomorrow's final version.
More later. Complete SN column here.