Random Rumblings 12/12


  • Was anyone rooting hard for Texas’ quarterback Vince Young to win the Heisman? Neither was I. But it’s always fun to see the PAC 10 get screwed.
  • Which brings me to my next point. If there was no ESPN, Young or Notre Dame’s Brady Quinn probably would have won the award.
  • The reason: Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that the left coast exists only via tivo/highlights. I would guess that most voters only saw Bush play live three or four times.
  • Can’t get enough of Reggie? ESPN couldn’t either as blogcritics.org sports editor Matt Sussman wrote in his humorous depiction of Saturday night’s Sports Center.
  • One last comment on Bush: A friend of mine pointed out that he seems to be the same type of runner that 1994 Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam was. For every “expert’s” sake, let’s hope not.
  • What a difference a week makes. The San Diego Chargers have gone from AFC title contender to probably needing to win three in a row just to make the playoffs.
  • Herm Edwards just can’t catch a break. With his whole team seemingly injured, the coach watched as the New York Jets played themselves out of the Reggie Bush sweepstakes by pounding the Oakland Raiders at home.
  • You think my article about hating Duke could have come at a worse time? The Blue Devils manhandled Texas this weekend. Don’t get too crazy Duke fans. Texas isn’t nearly as good as their ranking.
  • I’m thrilled that I picked Memphis to win the national championship. Even if they don’t win it all, they are the most exciting team in the country and watching them score 90 every night should be entertaining.
  • Manny Ramirez still hasn’t been traded. The one deal that I still like would have Manny going to Anaheim for Orlando Cabrera, Darin Erstad and prospects. The Angels are rich in minor league talent and if the Red Sox could get SS Brandon Wood and 1B Kendry Morales in the deal, they might be able to ship them along with Andy Marte to Florida for Miguel Cabrera.
  • ESPN’s Steve Rosenbloom wrote a very nice piece on World Series of Poker runner up Steve Dannenmann. Dannenmann was portrayed by ESPN as your everyday average Joe, and according to this column, he intends to stay that way.
  • Another story on Dannenman: On Christmas Eve, ESPN will televise the tournament of champions and rumor is that he gets into a pretty big argument with Phil Helmuth. The TOC will be from 1-4 EST and from what I’ve heard; it will be the most entertaining of any poker even ESPN has ever shown.


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