Sunday, August 08, 2010

08/09 Quickie: NFL, Tiger, Morrow

It's nice to have NFL football back and all, but you couldn't have watched any part of last night's preseason opener and not been reminded that preseason football stinks.

(If you're curious: T.O. had 2 catches for 18 yards, but Carson Palmer didn't seem to mind throwing at T.O. early and often.)

*Speaking of stinks: Tiger. No, really: It was the worst tournament of his pro career -- and likely his life. Just when you think he can't bottom out any further, he does. Crazy.

Let's be totally clear: Strictly talking about his golf, Tiger has never been more compelling in success than he is in failure right now.

*I would have thought that Chad Ochocinco would have insisted on being Batman and having T.O. be Robin. And, frankly, that's the way it should be.

*Brandon Morrow was jaw-dropping dominant -- 17 Ks in a complete-game 1-hitter. You can have the perfect games; that was the best pitching performance of the year.

*Milestones: Derek Jeter now has more hits as a Yankee than Babe Ruth had as a Yankee. I'm as underwhelmed by this as you are.

*Um, wow: That sounds like the greatest pickup hoops game ever. And I really hope there is some video or at least one reporter who got to chronicle the thing for posterity.

*Love the idea of Alabama and Michigan playing each other in a non-conference CFB game -- it's a sign of the brand power of both schools that they could play that game in Dallas. Of course, Alabama would eviscerate Michigan if they played, but that's kind of beside the point.

*Tina Thompson became the leading scorer in WNBA history last night. She is a lock for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

*Let's not make too much of Emmitt Smith's "dis" of Florida by not mentioning them in his HOF induction speech; he went on Twitter last night to profusely apologize for the snub.

*Instead of defiantly denying he had anything to do with A-Rod's BP injury, why doesn't Joe Buck admit he might have had something to do with it -- and if that's the case, he's sorry.

*In case you missed it: Tim Tebow's hazing haircut. Yes, you may laugh.

*Sincere thanks again to all for the interest in the legwork project. If you emailed me or filled out the form, expect that I'll get back to you this week.

-- D.S.

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