Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mid day wrapup

Lots to talk about again;

Ohio State football

God dammit, Antonio Henton. What the hell were you thinking?

I've stayed out of the ever-changing headlines on this story, because there were too many conflicting reports early. No, the charges didn't disappear, and the story behind what happened isn't exactly clear. One story says he straight-up solicited a prostitute, another story says he and a group of buddies heckled a hooker and Henton waved a 100-dollar bill at her. That would actually be soliciting, but it would be gray-area stuff.

Either way, Henton's suspended from the team (which is EXACTLY what should happen to the kid) and won't travel to Minnesota this weekend, or Purdue next weekend.

Special thanks go out to the following, for keeping Henton out of the news cycle today;

- LSU linebacker Derrick Odom, for getting arrested while trying to beat up a car. Yeah, you heard me. By the way, it's Odom's second arrest in a month, and he's still on the team.
- Jack Bauer, for getting a DUI
- Most of the Texas Longhorns, for getting a rap sheet that makes the Cincinnati Bengals seem like angels.


Ohio State is currently ranked #8 in both the AP and Coaches' Poll. They are within range to do a little run towards a title, but it'll take a big run plus a little help.

Texas is ranked #7, ahead of OSU 1,196 to 1,193, a razor-thin margin. They've been gaining weekly on the struggling Longhorns, and another blowout win over Minnesota could put them at #7. Plus, Texas is scheduled to lose against Oklahoma in 2 weeks anyway.


ESPN also sees our value right now. They have Ohio State ranked #7 in the Power Rankings.


Hat tip to MotSaG for finding this video - seriously, "The Worm"? Doesn't this guy know he lost to Appy State and Oregon? Have some class, douchebag.

Cleveland Indians

The Tribe now has their playoff spot, and are closing in on the best record in baseball. Finishing the regular season with the best record means two things for us;

1) We get home-field-advantage throughout the postseason, including the World Series.
2) We get to pick the schedule for the first round. If they choose Schedule B, they get 8 days to play a 5-game series. Imagine being able to pitch C.C. Sabathia and Fausto Carmona twice each in a best-of-5. It'd be sending a guy with an 18-7 record and a 3.10 ERA to the hill four times in five games. Me likey.

As of this posting, the Indians Magic Number to win the American League's best record are;

over Boston - 7
over Los Angeles - 6
over New York - 5

We start tonight at 10pm against Seattle. If we can go 5-2 or 6-1 in our final 7 games, it should get us what we need.


Cleveland Cavaliers

Yeah, you heard me.

Preseason games start in 14 days. Hell, yeah!

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