*What a scene last night in Detroit at Ford Field -- that's about as raucous as any NFL home field I've heard this year. Oh, and the Lions are 5-0 for the first time in a half-century.
*Two words: Albert. Pujols. (Can you believe there was any questioning of Pujols' abilities just a few months ago?)
*Oh, wait: Nelson. Cruz. The first-ever walk-off grand slam in an MLB playoff game. (FWIW, I was at the Robin Ventura "walk-off grand-single" game at Shea.)
*NBA cancels first two weeks: Following the NBA labor situation is wearying. There's a compelling case to be made that the players shouldn't give up so much, but it's hard to break through the league's choke-hold on the mainstream NBA media, which is entirely out of its depth when it comes to labor reporting.
The fact is: NBA reporters, bloggers and fans -- even the most stridently pro-player -- would trade a severe player screwing in exchange for the season starting on time (or, at this point, ASAP). There can be a sympathy for the players' situation, but it is completely subordinate to the interest from these key folks in the process (the media) in having the season begin.
*TCU is in the Big 12: Go back a year ago, when Texas would NEVER have let TCU into the Big 12 -- mostly because TCU had become better than Texas. It's going to be amazing when TCU upends Oklahoma (and Texas, obviously) to become a perennial Big 12 contender/champ.
*Tim Tebow to be named Broncos starting QB today? Why not?