1. Quick Hits
- * Monday Night Football: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick won his first career start as San Francisco easily beat Chicago 32-7.
- * The NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens star safety Ed Reed one game without pay ($423.5-thousand) for repeated violations of rules that prohibit hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
- * Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig approves the blockbuster trade (read that fire sale) between the Miami Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays.
- * With the Fox News Corporation buying 49% of the YES Network, it leads some to speculate that Fox will eventually buy the Yankees.
- * Bye-bye it like Beckham. 37-year old David Beckham is leaving the L.A. Galaxy after 6 seasons (my how time flies). He isn’t retiring.
2. Cloak and Dagger
What, the Patriots were playing by their own rules? Can’t be. When Rob Gronkowski left Sunday’s game with a broken arm there was no information given out by the Patriots. That’s in direct violation of the N.F.L.’s media policy. Of course getting any information from Bill Belichick and company under ordinary circumstances is like pulling teeth. Need I bring up Spygate? Why the Patriots had their first team in the game going for still more points against the Colts in a blowout is a whole separate issue. Or is it?
3. Geographically and Mathematically Impaired
4. Name Game
The Philadelphia Phillies double-A team is changing its name from the Reading Phillies to the Fightin Phils, Coupla questions. Shouldn’t they be the Phightin Phils? And isn’t this just the beginning? How about the Maulin Mets, the Shufflin Cards or the Collapsin Cubs?