So maybe it was filing unexpectedly from the road overnight, in between a plane flight that was cancelled at 10 pm and one I (plus wife and 2 kids) would have to get up at 3:30 am today to try to fix, but I'm feeling a little chippy in today's SN column:
*With one master stroke, Rickey Henderson undid a lifetime's worth of "bad selfish" to look like someone who appreciates something other than himself: "I am very very humbled." Now we can all remember him as the astonishingly talented player he was -- perhaps Top 10 all time?
*Lance Armstrong's 3rd-place finish was more impressive than any of his 7 Tour de France titles. And will be more impressive than when he finishes 1st next year.
*What the hell is the leading swimming governing body thinking in getting rid of the super-suits in January? In 8 Worlds races yesterday, we got 6 world records. Folks CARE about swimming -- and it's not just an Olympic off-year, but WAY off. And the suits help.
*Halladay Watch: I don't know why the Phillies wouldn't mortgage a small piece of their future to win right now. With Halladay they would be the favorites to win the World Series -- sorry, to repeat as World Series champs. You don't let windows like this pass you by.
*CFB Media Days: Needless to say, the Big Ten, ACC and everyone else won't be nearly as self-regarding (or exciting) as the SEC Media insanity last week. Nobody is asking who DIDN'T vote for Terrelle Pryor as 1st-team all-Big Ten QB.
There's actually a lot more. (Find it here.) You'd be surprised at how productive you can be between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m. when you are fueled with travel rage.