Monday, September 26
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The Vikings have now been outscored in the second half by more than 60 points in three losses, which isn't sitting well in the Twin Cities. Fans jeering, players screaming on the sideline, coaches making irrational decisions, players committing destructive penalties, and a proud group of veterans collapsing in the second half for the third consecutive week while their owners beg for a new stadium. ... While most players and coaches, after the game, argued they should stay the course, that they're close to winning games and salvaging hope, history suggests they're just as likely to fund their stadium with a lucky lottery ticket as they are to make the playoffs. So it's time for the Vikings to start thinking of "Ponder" as a noun, not a verb. (Star Tribune)Comment
We learned after Sunday's game that Kenny Britt was wearing a brace in the locker room and referred to his status as "limping," though there may be more to it. Sources close to the situation told TitanInsider that Britt's knee was "not good" after the game. Another described the injury as "bad," although none of the sources could say definitively, however, if the injury was to the ACL, which could be season-ending. Britt said he was on his way to have an MRI performed on the knee to determine the exact of the damage to his knee. After making a catch, Britt tried to run with the ball and was hit by Cassius Vaughn, who forced a fumble and recovered it. Britt had to be assisted to the sideline and was carted to the locker room. (Titan Insider)Comment
Though he also walked the ball up the court, King James did offer a peek at some new tricks, too. Offering hints of a stated commitment to offer more of a post game going forward, a pledge that included time this summer working alongside former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon, the Miami Heat forward frequently took his game closer to the basket in a game-high 43-point effort in a 131-122 loss to a team of Philadelphia-based players at the Palestra. James, who maximized his post-up opportunities against the likes of Tyreke Evans and Mardy Collins, played on a team that initially was supposed to feature NBA-level talent from the Baltimore area. "Baltimore was a little bigger than I thought," quipped Phoenix Suns forward Hakim Warrick. (Sun-Sentinel)Comment
Fred Jackson gets the ball down to the one-yard line to set-up a game-winning field as the Bills moved to 3-0 to start the season.
Kevin Walter of the Texans made what may have been the best touchdown catch of the year Sunday against the Saints.
Game To Watch
While the Red Sox and Rays battle for the Wild Card in the A.L., the Braves try to cling to their Wild Card lead over the Cardinals when they host the Phillies in Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. ET
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SI Vault: More Serena Williams
This Day in Sports
- 1981 -- Women's tennis star Serena Williams born in Saginaw, Mich.
- 1964 -- The Braves and Phillies set a record by using a combined 43 players in a nine-inning game.
- 1960 -- Roger Maris ties Babe Ruth's single-season home run record with his 60th homer of the year.