Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday 11/23 Quickie: Weis, Week 11, MLS PKs, Kobe Shot, BCS, More

Mondays are normally loaded in my SN column -- today feels even more loaded than usual. Let me walk you through with the usual "DVD extra" commentary:

*Forget "Fire Charlie Weis." Who ISN'T saying that? My point is: Fire him TODAY. Waiting a week layers on the humiliation -- and not just for Weis.

*Just when you think an NFL week seems fairly staid on paper, things go crazy: What was more absurd -- the Chiefs beating the Steelers? The way the Raiders beat the Bengals? The insanity that happened between the Lions and Browns?

*More CFB: Les Miles is like a developmentally challenged version of Bill Belichick... TCU is No. 1... Why Colt McCoy is going to win the Heisman (hint: the "Ron Dayne provision")

*Kobe's behind-the-backboard shot is the NBA's highlight of the season so far, but I really wanted to talk about how the Nets could turn "0-82" into a terrific marketing opportunity.

*College hoops' team of the weekend: Syracuse, no question. It was nice to see Villanova rally from that shaky start in P.R. to win the Tip-Off. OK, no more questions about Kentucky's D.

*MLS Cup: I know Levy is going to say that it was terrible for MLS for its super-team to lose the title to a team that finished the regular season under .500, but I think it's awesome. Why? Because there is no such thing as a "casual MLS fan," and the best thing you could offer the avid fans -- of any team -- is that they too can have a mediocre season yet still win the title.

*Let the lead-up to Tim Tebow's final game at The Swamp begin. (That's not me saying it; that's Urban Meyer and ESPN College GameDay saying it. Well, yes: It's me saying it, too.)

There is a ton -- but still a quick read! Check it all out here. More later.

-- D.S.

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