My knee-jerk reaction is that last year's Mets collapse is infinitely more brutal than this season's drip-drip-drip into oblivion. But I'm not so sure. What do you think? I'm legitimately stymied.
This didn't make today's SN column, but it's one of this blog's most recurring Big Topics:
Would you rather be a fan of a team that is a consistent contender but consistently falls short, or a team that wins a couple of championships over a decade, but otherwise stinks?
I never get tired of this discussion, and I'm not sure it ever gets resolved. I see the points of both sides -- but I also use it as a defense of the Marlins as one of the best-run teams in baseball.
Anyway, I should know this but I don't: How will the Twins and White Sox reconcile the extra game that Chicago needs to play to have a full 162-game season?
It's a moot point if the White Sox win tonight, then win 2 of 3 in their season finale this weekend. But based on the last two nights, that's no guarantee.
Meanwhile, USC gets the national stage to itself tonight -- yeah, sure, keep arguing that Oregon State is not to be dismissed as yet another cupcake on USC's conference schedule.
You got my insta-take on Matt Millen yesterday. I'm sure Lions fans still can't believe it's true.
Finally, Amare Stoudemire immediately jumps into my "Players I Root For" list, if only because he made a guest-appearance on my favorite toddler-TV show, Yo Gabba Gabba, yesterday.
Here is the complete SN column. More later.