A few things I wanted to hit before flipping off the television for the evening:
- It’s crazy to think that Jerome Harrison is gone from the Cleveland Browns, but apparently they have enough faith in Peyton Hillis that they’re ready to commit to him for the long term. Not sure that I fully agree after his week five performance (10 carries, 28 yards), but then, I’m not Mike Holmgren.
- Brett Favre needs to take off the Twins cap. No need for him to taint another franchise, particularly one as likable as the Twins.
- It’s been 50 years since Bill Mazeroski hit a homer to beat the Yankees in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series, but I think we’ve had similarly epic baseball moments in my lifetime that are as incredible. The Red Sox 2004 comeback, the 2001 Diamondbacks win on the bloop, Joe Carter’s Series-winner, and Dan Gladden on the 1991 Twins. Not to mention watching some truly great players like Griffey, Pujols and Pedro Martinez. There’s always gonna be great baseball.
- Ohio State needs a big game against Wisconsin this weekend to make a statement about their worthiness for the national championship. I think it’ll come down to the banged-up Buckeye secondary; if OSU can limit Scott Tolzien’s passing, it’ll make a big difference against the Badgers.
- Watched the Capitals-Islanders game on Versus, and came away impressed with the penalty kill unit for the Caps. We hear a lot about Ovechkin and Backstrom on the scoring chances, but it’s the man-advantage and man-down units that make or break top teams.
More to come tomorrow, particularly with the ALCS getting started Friday.