Monday, October 24
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The Dolphins and Colts made strong cases for Andrew Luck Sunday. On a day when the winless Dolphins seemed to establish themselves as the worst team in the NFL, blowing a 15-point home lead to the Broncos in the final three minutes, the winless Colts outdid them, losing 62-7 to the New Orleans Saints while establishing themselves, unofficially, as the WTL (worst team in the league). ... It was so bad, it's hard to imagine that Jim Caldwell and most of his staff will somehow survive beyond the season. Caldwell didn't just lose a game Sunday night, he lost his team, and it was obvious whether Antoine Bethea was whiffing on Darren Sproles or Austin Collie, invisible again, was dropping a perfect pass over the middle. (Indianapolis Star)Comment
Urban Meyer's appearance in South Florida Sunday was bound to cause a stir. You saw [Meyer] talking to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for part of the fourth quarter and into overtime, didn't you? ... It was obvious to everyone who saw the shot on CBS. He's not being hired as the team's new coach -- at least not right now. Team sources are saying that Tony Sparano will remain coach of the team for the near-term, barring a significant change in thinking by Ross. Ross left town after Sunday's comeback 18-15 victory by the Denver Broncos over the Dolphins and is flying across country on business. That makes a change less likely because it is hard to believe anyone would make such a significant change over the phone. (The Miami Herald)Comment
As the World Series is extended, so, too, is a bit of drama in Cleveland. Imagine Grady Sizemore patrolling center field for the Giants -- a healthy Grady Sizemore, that is. As he was when hitting .281 and averaging 27 homers and 29 steals over his first four full seasons (2005 to 2008). Knee issues have sidetracked his career, and he's about to become an ex-Indian. It could be worthwhile for a team to take a one-year flier on Sizemore, who hopes his Oct. 3 arthroscopic knee surgery will put him back in business. Within three days of the World Series' final out, several players could be free agents if their 2012 options aren't exercised. (San Francisco Chronicle)Comment
Denver fans cheer the introduction of Tim Tebow to Sunday's duel with the Dolphins. Wait, the game was in Miami? And Tebow doesn't play for the Fins? That's just embarassing. (AP)
Brian Robison demonstrates the only way the Vikings had a chance to stay close with the Packers with a kick to T.J. Lang.
Game To Watch
The Cardinals and Rangers tussle for a crucial third win in the World Series, 8:05 p.m. ET, Fox
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This Day in Sports
- 1992 -- The Blue Jays beat the Braves in six games to win the World Series.
- 1985 -- Soccer star Wayne Rooney is born.
- 1963 -- Sandy Koufax is named the unanimous winner of the NL Cy Young Award.