Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday 09/18 A.M. Quickie:
Brewers, Rays, Tarvaris, 'Eers, More

I feel like this morning is a lull before a sprint. As usual, there's still quite a lot of items in today's SN column, but it was quiet this morning. Maybe too quiet...

10 games to go in the MLB season (roughly -- 11 if you're a Mets fan), and it's likely nothing will be decided until the season's final weekend.

The pivot from Wednesday to Thursday in the NFL is always the nadir of the week; college football picks up tomorrow with the weekend preview and picks. (Find it hard to get too excited about West Virginia playing tonight at Colorado -- on paper, an interesting game -- although I'm curious to see if WVU abandons this passing schtick in favor of a return to RichRod's run-first option.)

The biggest dramas? The NBA, ironically, still a few weeks from training camp.

The whole Josh Howard "Anthem" thing. And, of course, Gilbert Arenas' knee surgery, putting him on ice until mid-December -- at the earliest, despite his projections of only missing a month. Regular readers know that Gil is my favorite NBA player (the Wiz my favorite NBA team -- no fairweather bandwagoneering this time, I swear!), and I continue to miss his on-court presence. Maybe he'll go back to serial blogging.

Complete SN column here. More posts coming later.

-- D.S.

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