I know there are a lot of hockey fans out here in Ontario that despise the Montreal Canadiens, but I was shocked to go to a corner store this morning and see people stocking up on fireworks in anticipation of their elimination in Philadelphia tonight. Did not see that coming.
You'd think with Canadian border patrols detaining major leaguers with criminal records when they come into the country, the Toronto Blue Jays would have a better home record. Strangely, the Jays are actually a better road team this year.
Might the Philadelphia Phillies be riding Roy Halladay too hard? He is averaging 122.5 pitches a start, and had four straight of 115+, and is the only starter in the bigs to have four complete games, more than many teams have. They do know he's never gone into October before, right? Might be worth saving some, just in case. Halladay had his worst outing of the year yesterday in getting torched by the Boston Red Sox.
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is another step closer to qualifying for the U.S. Open. One more strong showing and he'll be rubbing elbows with the top of the PGA. Impressive.
After cracking on Andre Johnson as not being all he was made out to be for holding out early into a contract, it would only be fair to acknowledge he did show up for Houston Texans camp because he didn't feel right sitting at home. What, he figured that staying away would feel great?
Off the rails for a second. The KFC Double Down, that 1,400mg-sodium-heart-attack-waiting-to-happen has sold a mere 10 million sandos since its release in the U.S. Make of this what you will.
Don't let the good-guy image of Albert Pujols get too large, lest you find out he's blasted his manager Tony LaRussa for overmanaging.
Watching last night's New York Yankee loss at the Mets, it dawned on me that if the surest hit in baseball is the home run, the second surest is anything to Derek Jeter's left. What's worse for D.J. is in a contract year, he's not hitting either.
The rest of the weekend in short: TFC wins (good), Inter Milan wins (bad), Chicago Black Hawks advance to Stanley Cup finals (good), Czech's win hockey worlds (who cares?), Phoenix Suns pull one back (nice!), and weather (kick ass).
Scoring from 45 metres out on a dead ball should never, every happen...but does.