What more could a sports fan ask for this past weekend? well, I could have asked for the Cowboy’s to have won, but that’s just me.
Four of the top five NCAA Football teams got upset, with only previously #2 Oklahoma surviving. Oh, and Navy beat #16 Wake Forest as well! When is the USNA going to get some respect? Sure Paul Johnson left to go to Georgia Tech, but this team is still very very good. Not BCS worthy to be sure, but still…
Then there’s the Baseball races. Wow. The Mets collapsed again! Guess it wasn’t just Willy Randolph eh? Hope he had a beer and called Omar Minaya to say “HA!” And it looks like we’re bout 2 innings away from another Ozzie Guillen tantrum in Chicago. He has to be on the hot seat if the White Sox fail in their make up game against the Tigers. Then there is the feel good story of the Tampa Bay Rays. A payroll 1/5 that of the NY Yankees, and the Rays win the dvision, the Yanks get to play golf. And the Twins. Who would have expected the Twins to be looking at making the post season? No one that’s who. Even die hard Twin fans were writing this season off. Oh, and Cubs fans, you still got a long way to go. Not saying they won’t, but it is the Cubs. And of course some “usual suspects” are back, LA Dodgers (aka the West Coast Red Sox), the Red Sox, Angels, and Phillies. Oh and the Brewers are back for the first time since Cecil Cooper wore the uniform.
NFL weeken was interesting as well. No unthinkable upsets like last week with the Patriots-Dolphins game, but still some upsets. Kansas City over Denver? Herm Edwards probably just saved his job there. Brett Favre finally has a great day as a Jet, even if they were wearing the old NY Titans uniforms. How Lane Kifin is surviving in Okland is beyond me. It’s not that he’s a bad coach, but with Al Davis in charge, it’s more soap opera than NFL. Json Garret in Dallas finally had a “bad” game as offensive coordinator. Not enough touched for TO (though the Skins D had something to do with that), and no use of Felix Jones. See what happens after the bye week.
The NHL preseason has begun as well. Haven’t watched any games as yet, but I am looking forward to the new season.