Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tuesday 09/01 Quickie: Favre, RichRod,
Thome, USC, Rubio, Erin Andrews, More

I have no doubt that Brett Favre didn't intend to hurt Eugene Wilson. I don't think that notion is incompatible with the fact that it was a dirty play. Say the word: Dirty.

As if Brett Favre could engender any more hostility from fans (at least the ones outside of Minneapolis, where the fans are single-handedly propping up NFLShop.com buying Favre jerseys), he went for Wilson's knees. I believe he knew what he was doing, even if he had no intention of actually hurting Wilson.

It's a good Tuesday morning when you can wake up and take a shot at Favre, like I did in today's SN column. By tomorrow, we'll all have moved on. For today, it's the big story.

More you'll find in today's column:

*Worst GM in sports: David Kahn.
*RichRod: I don't buy the tears.
*Venus: Not off to a good Open start.
*MLB Trade Deadline: What trade deadline?
*Does Thome/Garland make LA the favorites in the NL?
*USC's ineligible stud CB: It's just not their year.
*EA on Oprah: The only choice she could have made.

My quest to lead my fantasy baseball team from perennial cellar-dwelling to the playoffs in a very competitive 16-team league -- I am right on the cusp -- took a hit last week, but I drafted Adam Lind and have enjoyed his breakthrough all season long. As it looks like I will just miss the playoffs, yesterday was like his victory lap for me -- 2 HR, 8 RBI -- and I wanted to tip my cap to him for his service to my team.

Complete SN column here. More later.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

Jac said...

I have a question on the twitter ban by the NFL - how do they plan to crack down on that - anyone can register with any given name which makes it hard for them to reliably know that it's actually *that* person - yes, we know ochocinco is Chad Ochocinco but does the NFL have proof of that? I think it's just opened up a legal can of worms that I'm not sure if can even contain...