UPDATE: So John Madden retiring happened. I prefer Collinsworth, and I wonder what this will do to Madden's much more important brand -- his video-game brand.
Today's SN column leads with proclaiming LeBron as NBA MVP and admitting that I actually thought about the argument that him winning a title this year is BAD for Cavs fans, because it would almost certainly allow him to leave the city in 2010 with a clean conscience.
That idea, of course, is totally ludicrous -- I call myself out for even thinking it. LeBron needs to win now because -- frankly -- this may be his best chance. I mean ever.
More you'll find:
*My quasi-Jags fandom cheers the MJD extension.
*Ian Kinsler rules: Just as Jewish as Youkilis but not a Red Sox player!
*Who is the preseason All-American QB? Tebow? No: Paulus!
Complete column here.