Let's talk about the Women's World Cup.: I watched the US-Nigeria match last night, and I went to Canada-Germany and Japan Argentina last week in Columbus. I haven't seen any matches in the other groups, but this US team looks to me to be a notch or two above the rest of the field. Can they be beat? They are playing out of their minds right now. Are they the greatest team the US has ever fielded in international sports? I think they might be.
Clemens wants a Yankee cap when he goes to Cooperstown.: (NYTimes link) I can see the argument, but in my mind's eye, he'll always be wearing a Boston uniform. The player's preference is not controling, which surprised me: Gary Carter goes in this summer as an Expo, even though he asked to be recognized as a Met. Is Clemens a Yankee? Should Carter be a Met? Who else in in the Hall wearing a cap that seems wrong?
If soccer is going to be more popular than baseball, make baseball more like soccer!: Playing the All-Star Game to a tie is unsatisfying, but Curt Schilling has the answer:"[P]lay nine innings no matter what. Tell everybody from the start. And then, if it's tied, each team picks one guy, and you decide it with a Home Run Derby. How great would THAT be?"
Derby Day!: Even occasional punters follow the "Fastest Two Minutes in Sports". I love the ponys, but it's become an old guy sport-- old guys with hats, and cheap cigars, for the most part. They say there is no real favorite in this year's race, but the favorite never wins, anyway, and is just a horse to bet against. Who do Sportsfilter folks like? And where exactly does one buy White Owls these days?
Where does Shaq rank?: No question he'll be going to the Hall of Fame, but where does Shaq rank all-time? He's in my top five...