How's this for weird: Saturday's entry, on September 11th (aka 911) was blog entry #911 for yours truly.
Nice of the Buffalo Bills to kick their (wagering) fans in the nuts. Down 13-10 in the dying minutes, the Bills, instead of punting, elected to give up a safety so they could free kick. The move took the game from a push, to a Miami cover. The other team that shot themselves in the foot in spectacular fashion were the Dallas Cowboys, 13-7 losers in Washington in a game they would've won comfortably if not their ridiculous penchant for penalties. Guard Alex Barron was shakier than Michael J. Fox on Red Bull with all the penalties he took, one that negated a last second touchdown to win most significantly. Not good enough, Wade Phillips.
Figured that the Houston Texans would give the Indianapolis Colts a tough game, but didn't figure they'd hammer them 34-24 in a game that wasn't even that close. Also surprising whipping boys were the San Francisco 49ers, crushed by the Seattle Seahawks 31-6.
The worst team in the league shows up to BMO Field on Saturday with the hosts Toronto FC needing a win. Easy money for the Reds, no? Nope. Not only were they outplayed and outscored, they were also outworked, which is especially embarrassing with your season essentially down the toilet now. Yours truly is boycotting TFC for the remainder of the year. No joke. As for GM Mo Johnston, here's a little something to help get you on your way. Rest of the MLS wrap here.
Tonight's home opener for the San Diego Chargers, hosting rival Kansas City, will most likely be blacked out in SoCal as it hasn't sold out. Monday night, home opener, for a good team hosting a rising team. Not good, NFL.
Damien Cox of the Toronto Star has a strong blog entry looking at how badly the Toronto Blue Jays are struggling at the gate, despite generally positive media support and a few young talents to get behind, and Jose Bautista approaching 50 homers. Concludes Cox: "has to leave the Jays thoroughly puzzled as to what it will take - if anything - to bring the people back."
Hey Pittsburgh Penguins fans, rock some (fake) ink supporting your team. Tap Out shirt not included.
Rick Reilly at ESPN, who always thinks he's a step quicker than everyone, puts together a list of things he'd tweet if he didn't hate Twitter. Somebody ought to let him know a good chunk of his ideas are beyond 140 characters.
I'm sure everyone saw the show of union solidarity in Thursday's NFL opener in New Orleans. Noticeably absent was one player. I'll give you one guess. Got it yet? Yep, the FFF had his back turned to the rest of the players.
Even the most serious of soccer fans would tell you that they can't stand games getting solved by penalty kicks if still tied through overtime. So what is FIFA President Sepp Blatter looking to do at the World Cup? Have all tie games end with a round of PK's, of course. Idiot.
A racist rant and domestic assault claims the last couple weeks weren't enough for Floyd Mayweather. He also was arrested for stealing an iPhone.
Prime Time Picks (1-0, +$100 on the year) for tonight: Baltimore +1, KC +4.5. Liking the road dogs!
Awesome penalty kick goal here, or maybe it is better termed "goalie fail"...