Apparently the Browns are committed to continuing their impressive legacy of losing. Eric Mangini?!? Really?!? Why in the world would you rush to be the first team to hire a new coach when he’s the one you are going to hire? You could have had an equally crappy coach weeks from now, and you could have held out hope in the mean time that a real coach would be available and interested. Terrible choice.
Matthew Stafford declared for the draft today. Allow me to be one of the first to jump on the Stafford-as-bust bandwagon. I am not a believer.
Brian Westbrook isn’t going to practice this week, but he is set to start. Ominous. Needless to say the Eagles need him in a big way. I like the Eagles in that game, but this news makes me nervous.
It sounds more and more like Anquan Boldin won’t play on Saturday. It’s funny, though – it would be a much bigger thing if a receiver like Boldin was out of action for pretty much any team other than Arizona. They have such receiver depth that I’m not even going to hardly pay attention to this situation.
I know I am probably the only one that cares, but then I am the one writing this, so I am going to talk Michigan basketball for a second. I am happy with my boys. They got themselves into a massive hole at Indiana today. They were down by 17 at the half, and down by double digits within the last six minutes of the games. They fought back to tie it in regulation and win it by six in overtime. It’s only Indiana, but they still showed a fight and heart that hasn’t been there for most of a decade. We are now 2-1 in the Big Ten, and the way I figure it we are just seven conference wins away from the tournament. I love the tournament more than almost anything, but a Michigan berth would make it even better than it has been for the last decade. I may live to regret this, but I think my boys are pretty good. There is still lots of work to do, but life is pretty good.
Reason #841 why sports betting is so hard – last game out, Boston College stunned North Carolina in Chapel Hill as 23 point underdogs. Tonight, they lost at home to Harvard as 17 point favorites. I dare you to find the logic in that.
Mats Sundin finally made his debut for the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Shockingly, he looked old and ineffective. The Sundin story was big news in the hockey world this year. Rarely has more ink been wasted on a more ultimately meaningless story. Vancouver wasn’t a legitimate contender before this move, and they aren’t a contender with Sundin. They won tonight, but it was only against Edmonton. I expect there to be value in betting against Vancouver when the opponents are legtimate in the next couple of weeks while people are still blindly excited about this move.