Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Favre's Elbow, Secretatiat, 30 for 30

  • Does Brett Favre need more attention?! Favre is saying if his elbow doesn't improve, he might not play against the Cowboys. There is 0% chance of Favre not playing --- at least not because his elbow hurts. (And yes, I know tendinitis in the elbow lends itself to numerous jokes. It's low-hanging fruit. Strike that.)
  • Reggie Bush read Sports Illustrated's cover story on agents paying players and asked for his Heisman Trophy to be shipped back. Many more players than anyone wants to believe have taken money from agents for years. Make it decades.
  • "Secretariat" is predictable---we know what's going to happen---and at times it's corny, even formulaic, but it's rousing family entertainment. I loved it, and so did my kids. I still can't believe the Belmont in '73. 31 lengths!
  • It's surreal seeing Fred Hoiberg as the head coach of Iowa State, partly because he looks mostly the same as he did in his playing days.
  • Shawn Johnson will sign autographs at the celebration of the the Chow's Gymnastics expansion Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m.
  • It's easy to knock ESPN---ESPN Hollywood anyone?---but the 30 for 30 documentaries have been outstanding. Once Brothers this week was one of the best.
  • 11:40 p.m. I promised myself I'd leave the station by 11. I have a Boardwalk Empire to watch.  I shouldn't lie to myself.
  • Until next time...

1 comment:

The Rooster said...

As college players have received cash payments for decades, pro players in major sports have taken steroids for decades.
For every Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire, Shaun Merriman, and Roger Clemons are many marginal players on steroids that beat out clean players for jobs that pay millions.
It all sucks, but it is all real. Cheating has been a part of sports for ever, and always will.