Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday 08/24 Quickie: Bruntlett, Smoltz,
Daniel, Cowboys, Rockies, Florida, More

So many storylines this morning that I had to lead today's SN column asking who the weekend's biggest winner was.

It really has to be Bruntlett, if only for the novelty. Not just an unassisted triple play -- which is more rare than a perfect game -- but a game-ending UTP, which is more rare than Halley's Comet. (That it took can't-go-lower Mets fans and actually made them say, "Oh COME ON." was a bonus.)

But a fast finisher was John Smoltz, left for (career) dead a week ago, suddenly looking like he is in his mid-20s, with a scoreless 5 IP with 9 Ks for the Cards. Meanwhile, the Red Sox are on the verge of trading for Billy Wagner, and their current bullpen is kind of pissed about it.

Finally, there is Chase Daniel, maligned as the prototype college spread QB who could NEVER play in the pros -- with that big 2-TD weekend for the Redskins. On the other end, you have Jerry Jones, who personally decided to set the height of the enormous jumbotron at the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium at a height that a punter can easily reach. [Shakes head sadly.]

There is a TON in today's column, takes on all the storylines above, plus more, about Florida (and Tebow's back), Rich Rodriguez, Lou Holtz, Scott Feldman, Jake Fox, Rex Ryan, Penn State, Jim Rice and More.

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Complete column here. More later.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

BobbyStompy said...

You're right. RichRod is stupid for testing out all three of his QBs and not settling on one.

Florida certainly only needed Chris Leak to win that national title.