July 8, 2011

The Eternal Season - Friday July 8th

Good Afternoon TES Friends!

Only hours to go now...the end is in sight!

There is breaking football news today-  but not of the kind we are waiting on.  No, Ohio State is trying to self-punish in an effort to lesson the hammer the NCAA is going to drop on them, so they have vacated all their 2010 wins.  Umm, did Pryor and the others get these benefits in the 2009 or 2008 seasons?  I suppose the NCAA investigators shall have more to say about that.  You recall a while back, USC tried to do this, and still got walloped when it was all said and done.  OSU goes before the NCAA board on August 12th, and the ruling will follow sometime later.   Expect scholarship losses at least.

There is NFL news today, but it doesn't change anything - the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals tossed the earlier ruling lifting the lockout.  So the lockout, and the talks, go on.  We already know they will stay in NYC through the weekend if there is progress being made, but I would bet that as today is Friday, there will be some leaks tonight telling us how far things have moved.  It's July 8th - tick tick tick.

If only Koufax-Light could start every game!  8 strong allowing 5 hits with 9 k's, Dodgers finally top the Mets 6-0 to salvage a game in the series.  The weekend is here again, time to see if the pitchers are once again going to be nasty.  There was a tragedy in baseball on Thursday, as a Rangers fan fell over the railing trying to catch a ball tossed to him by a player.  He survived the 20 foot fall, only to die en route to the hospital.  Seeing the way some people battle for those balls, I tend to think that would happen more often.  No evidence that this was the case in Texas, or if alcohol was involved.

There is news today that Yao Ming has decided to call it a career, one cut short by knee and other problems.  He will be forever hyper-famous in China, and I would expect he will be involved in basketball there, helping to grow the sport, and get other special players recognized by the NBA. 

Well the golfers are punishing the John Deere, current leader at 14 under, but I don't think they will find things so easy next week!

Ok friends, still waiting on the rain to move through the City and clear out some of this humidity.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, get a chance to play, or watch some games, and spend time with friends and family.

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