Feuds of the Week
After weeks of speculation,
However you feel, Vick couldn't have ended up in a more interesting scenario. The PETA types will be out in full force in Philadelphia and in seven of the eight Philly road games (even animal lovers know to stay away from Oakland and the Raiders' fans).
With fall camp opening for college football teams across the country, the sport's premier position, USC quarterback, is now up for grabs. Redshirt sophomore
Here's how it breaks down: Corp is going into his third year in the system and assumes the role of veteran. Barkley is the new upstart with the hype, the canon and the strong early performances. Corp brings steadiness and speed. Barkley brings through-the-roof expectations and surprising poise.
On Wednesday, during what appeared to be a routine deep fly ball near the Wrigley Field warning track,
At this point, everyone agrees that Macchione should probably be banned from not just Wrigley, but all MLB ballparks. While a ban certainly should be the penalty here, a special punishment should be automatically handed down anytime a fan throws anything at an athlete on the field.
After watching the video of Youkilis charging the mound after getting nailed by some inside heat thrown by Tigers rookie Porcello, one thing is clear: Youkilis lost. Twice. If you're going to charge the mound, forget about throwing the helmet first; it's no different than throwing dirt in somebody's face. Cheap.
Despite the pre-fight helmet throw (missed, mind you), Porcello retreated and then swiftly took down Youkilis around first base. It's not at the
This is tough. On one hand, you get to watch actual people playing actual football. On the other hand, there seems to be a lot of guys from New Mexico State or UC Davis trying to make teams, and I'm not even sure if that's better than pixilated HD versions of
Preseason games also lead to unrealistic expectations for backups playing against other backups. At one point during Thursday night's Steelers/Cardinals game, I briefly convinced myself that last year's Super Bowl wouldn't have even been nearly as close if
At the same time, Madden leads to the unrealistic thought that gamers know enough about calling plays that they could step in for an NFL coach in an emergency situation. I'm not saying I've had this thought, but I know people who ... OK, it was me.