The column-leading biggest storyline of the NFL weekend -- and I'm not counting the Favre-Packers storyline, which happens Monday -- is THE visual of the weekend: NFL players sporting pink accessories. It's a rare moment the NFL doesn't take itself too seriously -- and it's for an entirely worthy cause: Breast Cancer Awareness. I think players wearing flashy pink shoes is even cooler than when MLB players use pink bats.
Meanwhile, I think this weekend in college football is "Let-Down Saturday." Last week was so crazy, so intense... in part, it took the air out of this week's once-promising match-ups: Cal-USC once seemed like a Pac-10 title game. Now? Ha.... Oklahoma-Miami lost it luster when The U got walloped at VA Tech (if not when OU lost to BYU)... LSU-Georgia is tainted by UGA's loss at OK St, but also because LSU should have lost at Mississippi State last week, a revealing win that nontheless showed LSU to be overrated. In fact, the most intriguing game is Auburn-Tennessee, matching up strategic gurus Gus Malzahn vs. Monte Kiffin.
More you'll find in today's column:
*USA! USA! USA?
*"Rocktober": Best postseason-related, team-based pun.
*MLB season ends this weekend: One more chance to see Greinke.
*Reinstate LeGarrette Blount!
*Ted Williams: Hall of Fame mockery.
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