The New York Yankees finally showed some signs of life last night and rode the back of a gritty CC Sabathia start in a must-win game to a 7-2 win. The ghosts of Yankee Stadium showing up and pushing the Texas Rangers into a mistake filled second inning didn't hurt the cause, nor did homers from Nick Swisher and Robinson Cano. Game 6 goes in Texas tomorrow night.
Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker James Harrison is said to be contemplating retirement because he's so livid over the NFL's $75,000 fine on him for his nasty hit on Mohammod Massaquoi of the Cleveland Browns Sunday. Of course, Harrison didn't help his cause by admitting Monday he was out to hurt guys. Retirement? Really? Me thinks Harrison is a bit of a drama queen. Who would retire with your team just about the favorite to win the Super Bowl right now?
Champions League group play saw eight games take place yesterday. Inter Milan raced out to a 4-0 lead after an early red card on Tottenham's 'keeper Gomes, but Spurs made it real interesting and it ended 4-3. The group stage is now half complete and only Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Lyon, Real Madrid and Arsenal are a perfect 3-0.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says the Wayne Rooney issue will be "put to bed" this morning. I'm sure a guy who has had several allegations of marital infidelities recently is thrilled with Ferguson's choice of words. Former EPL
I can't say I've ever much paid attention to or respected the dozen's of NFL Power Rankings that appear every week, but this one caught my eye simply for the dominance of the AFC. You're into the sixth slot before a single NFC team appears.
Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten tweeted that his kids were going to go out as Buzz Lightyear and Woody of Toy Story fame for Hallowe'en. So of course, yours truly thought it would be a good idea to respond with this: "dressing as Wade and Jason far scarier." In typical Cowboy fashion, he did not respond.
I generally take up for Terrell Owens because he has always kept his nose clean of a lot of the off-the-field that a lot of other guys get a pass for to a greater degree than you should relative to a guy who trashed the odd QB (see Favre, Brett). And while I'd never take up for Ben Roethlesberger and his act of recent years that saw multiple allegations of sexual assault, T.O. trying to compare his suspension to Michael Vick's and imply he got off lighter is just rhetoric. One, Roethlesberger wasn't charged with anything and got four games. Two, Vick was charged with something got three games. It was the John Q. Laws that took care of the rest of his time from the game with a stay in the crowbar motel.
Do not mess with the St. Leonard Cougar's of the Ontario Football League. Check out their act at Ivor Lose Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday in their league semis, as a dozen or so players ventured into the stands with bad intentions and got into it with fans. My personal fav comes around the 21 second mark. Watch left of the screen as #40 crowns a guy with a milk crate shot that Mick Foley would think was stiff. Good of the refs to let it go for a couple minutes before slowly wading in to try to separate people.