Monday, October 23, 2006

And its Back: Your Daily Fix 10.23.06

I've been in grief over the past few days, and I've also been to a wedding, so forgive the absence over the past two days. I'm bringing back this feature now that my focus is off of the Mets and back to general sports.

  • Detroit Tigers fight back to win game 2 of the World Series, but what was it that was on Kenny Rogers hand?
  • The 1-6-1 Philadelphia Flyers shake up the organization big time. Say goodbye to Bobby Clarke Flyer fans. Who will you blame now?
  • Philadelphia is also suffering from yesterdays Eagles' loss on a 62 yard field goal from Matt Bryant of all people. (A former kicker for the Giants who only a few years ago was working out of a pawn shop.) If the Giants can somehow beat the Cowboys on the road tonight they'll be in first place in the NFC East. 23 years and counting for the city of brotherly love.
  • San Diego Chargers' Shawne Merriman has been suspended for steroids use. Will football get the same attention that baseball does on this issue?
  • MLB and the players association are back at the table to negotiate a new labor deal. Word is they are about to reach a five year deal.
  • Pat Tillman's brother has come out swinging calling the war in Iraq illegal. Kevin Tillman, who's brother died in Afghanistan (he played for the Arizona Cardinals), has said the following: "Somehow, the more soldiers that die, the more legitimate the illegal invasion becomes...Somehow American leadership, whose only credit is lying to its people and illegally invading a nation, has been allowed to steal the courage, virtue and honor of its soldiers on the ground."
  • Ohio State remains in the number one slot in the BCS, but Michigan topples USC, taking over the number two spot.
  • Break up the New York Jets? They are 4-3, and play the Browns on the road next week. Its not unlikely that they could be 5-3 heading into their bye, and may position themselves to win possibly ten games this season.