Heavy NFL players twice as likely to die before 50: Experts say that our lust for bigger and better lineman is going to kill our favorite stars...
Bode Miller is at it again: Miller has taken the focus off his indiscretions by pointing the cheating finger at Bonds and Armstrong.
Haslett signs as Rams defensive coordinator: With the signing of Haslett, the Rams have successfully replaced 3 of their top 4 coaching positions.
Martz dismissed by the Rams: After weeks of anticipation, the Rams finally announced the end of Martz's tenure in St. Louis.
Royals add 4 Free Agents: It appears that the Royals are actually spending that new found payroll in an attempt to turn around their dismal skid.
Fans BEWARE, Ron Artest vows to play "out of control"!!!!: He says that he "will continue to play hard and out of control, like a wild animal that needs to be caged in" Also, when about whether he would react the same way he did the night of the attack he said, "I don't think anybody's going to throw anything at me, and I don't see me reacting how I reacted."
Catching a home run ball is great, but what about two!!!: Shaun Dean caught Lance Berkman's home run in the eighth inning as well as the game winner from Chris Burke in the eighteenth in what turned out to be the longest playoff game in MLB history.
AFL to Kansas City via New Orleans: The AFL approved an expansion team for Kansas City starting the 2006 season. This expansion team will take 15 players from the current New Orleans Voodoo. The plan was designed so that the Voodoo players can continue to play together and not have to sit out until the team has a new stadium. The article does not say what the Voodoo will do about players when they are up and running again.
A coach with a heart and the brains to go with it: ND Coach Charlie Weis makes a gutsy call on the first play of the Washington game in honor of a ten year old boy's last wish. In doing so, he may have just taught his players the most valuable lesson of all; integrity.
Skip Bayless denounces Stoops's punishment of Peterson: Skip Bayless's recent article on ESPN.com attacks Bob Stoops's choice to discipline Peterson for skipping class. The article is clear that academics are second to football and one should not effect the other.
Another KC Chief behind bars: KC running back Larry Johnson was arrested for allegedly grabbing his girlfriend and shoving her to the floor of a KC nightclub after she caught him with another woman.
Notre Dame #10 in AP poll!: Notre Dame knocked off #23 Pitt and #3 Michigan on the road. Has Charlie Weis finally woken up the sleeping beast in Irish football?
Bonds to return this week????: ESPN claims that Barry could be back as early as Tuesday. Barry says that he wants to be an everyday player, but he may have to take a few days off. Unless the Prince of BALCO has found a new steroid that they cannot test for, he is going to need more than a few days off. Just looking at his stats: Prior to coming to the Giants, Barry was inconsistent at best. He went from averaging 25 home runs a season in 7 seasons with the Pirates to a whopping 44 home runs as season in 12 seasons with the Giants. In the last 5 years he has averaged 51.6 home runs per season and his batting average has jumped to .341 over that span compared to his .300 career average. While I agree that every player should improve as their career goes along, this improvement defies logic (unless he has a little help from Mr. BALCO himself)
NL Cy Young: Carpenter may have tipped the scale: Chris Carpenter and Roger Clemens faced off in a showdown of the two most likely Cy Young candidates. Chris Carpenter may have pushed himself to the forefront. I think the stats from the game speak for themselves: Carpenter - 9 innings, 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 8 K's 2.28 ERA. Clemens - 5 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 K's, 1.57 ERA. Carpenter is also the first 20 game winner and "He has won his last 12 decisions and is 12-0 with 1.44 ERA in his last 14 starts, with three shutouts and six complete games" Clemens may not have alot of run support and a low ERA, but Carpenter continues to deliver complete games that put W's up for the Cards. Also, Carpenter's ERA continues to fall, as Clemens ERA is on the rise. Barring a melt down, this showdown may have proven that Carpenter should win the NL Cy Young.
Has Katrina ended the Saints season before it started?: There is a reason why they use the phrase, "home field advantage?" The Saints have already had to move practices, and possibly, they will have to play some or all of their home games at another facility. Add to that the fact that, the majority of their home town fan base has been displaced by the loss of their homes. Will these factors negatively effect the Saints on the field? Will this hurt the franchise? (lost revenue, etc.)