I know that the country is kicking the Big Ten all over the place (thanks, Michigan), but why isn't there any Big 12-bashing? Kent State beat Iowa State in Week 1, which should be embarrassing enough....but now Troy is kicking the ever-loving shit out of Oklahoma State (34-10 early in the 3rd). Add in a near-upset of Texas by Arkansas State and Wake Forest pushing Nebraska to the limits, and you have the makings of a weak conference. But hey, why point out that when you can pick on the Big Ten? (FYI, the Big Ten is 18-4 overall)
Tomorrow's Ohio State game does strike fear into my heart. Washington has shown signs of life and will be fired up for the big upset. But I do think that this game will be like Iowa was last year. We need to take the crowd out early, and the defense can do that.
In case you forgot what the Iowa game was like last year......
There's some hot chicks in Iowa. They look sad, but DAAAAAAAAAAAMN!
Casey Blake just showed a little September magic. He blasted the first pitch of the 9th inning into the bleachers and the Indians won 5-4 over Kansas City. The win drops Cleveland's Magic Number down to 10.
The Tribe clearly controls their own destiny. If they win or split every remaining series, they're in the playoffs. And if they win every series after that......
Meanwhile, the Angels are losing late in their game. If that 5-2 score holds up, the Indians will be tied for the 2nd-best record in baseball. And they hold the tiebreaker with Los Angeles.....
Freakin' Sweet Stat Of The Day - In their last 10 series, the Indians have won 8, split 2 and lost none. That's freakin' sweet.
As I reported earlier this week, Cincinnati Bengals dickhead (oops, I mean wideout) Chad Johnson claimed he would jump into the Dawg Pound if he catches a touchdown pass. Frankly, if he does it, it won't be pretty.
Chad Johnson, by making this claim, is costing the NFL and the city of Cleveland thousands of dollars, because they now have to provide extra security in the part of the stadium. Not to mention what kind of legal nightmares will happen after he pulls an asinine stunt. Should a fan get arrested if they hit a player who willfully enters the stands of an opponent, after taunting them for years?
Well, yeah they should. But it'd be a fun court case if Chad Johnson gets badly hurt and tries to sue the fans.....
What I think is going to happen....Roger Goodell calls Johnson and tells him that if he does it, he's suspended. Johnson catches the TD, doesn't dive in, and is forever branded a pussy. I'd like to see that play out, too.
But I do think that if he does it, he's suspended. After all, the NBA didn't suspend Ron Artest for throwing a punch. They suspended him for entering the stands at all......