Sunday Night Quick Hits

Amazing how close the Heisman was. Fitting. The only shame is that Graham Harrell wasn’t more competitive. He had a lousy game, but a heck of a season.

I have noticed a trend this year – I watch a college basketball game, get impressed by the team playing, write nice things about them, then they go out and get beat at their earliest possible opportunity. First Duke, and now Gonzaga. Arizona looked very good in the win. As a service to all of you, I will be sure to let you know what games I watch as soon as I watch them so you can fade who I like.

The Dallas Stars are going to dump Sean Avery and eat his contract. This is a strange world we live in.

I’ll spend much more time looking back at this week in football on Tuesday, but I did want to talk about the New England game for a second. Sure, it was just a game against Oakland, but I was struck by Matt Cassel. Days after his dad died he played with a maniacal look in his eyes, and he was frighteningly effective for as long as the game mattered. It was eerily reminiscent of the Brett Favre’s game after his dad died.

On that same theme, the AFC East is going to be truly epic down the stretch. It couldn’t possibly be closer, or more interesting.

The Arena Football League is apparently taking this season off with the goal of returning next year. Two things: Will anyone notice?, and does anyone give them even a remote chance of coming back? I don’t.

The Spurs have won six in a row. Sadly, it seems like the reports of their demise were premature. This has been a bad year for that – I hate the Spurs and the Colts, and both have risen from the dead.

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