Other sports do exist
Just a couple of links about the two other sports that I get all geeky about, besides baseball.
First, I’m with these guys. Out of all the various preseason college football predictions I’ve seen, CFN is closest to what I think. Miami’s being vastly underrated in a lot of places. They’ll have a terrifying defense and a ton of offensive skill. They’re a top-5 team. And USC is my No. 1. Ohio State has a nice team, but I don’t expect them to be as good as some people think. FWIW, I have my Seminoles in the second half of the top-10. But I’m an eternal optimist.
Second, while I can’t stand the tone of this piece, I think Jason Whitlock’s underlying point here is excellent. Open-wheel racing in the U.S. looks like it’s just about to explode (in a good way). If Danica wins some races — and I believe she will win next year — and they keep some of the young talent they have in the IRL (Wheldon, Hornish, Marco Andretti), that’s going to be a series people care about. And then if they can actually merge, look out. I think Whitlock’s right — I think guys like Stewart might find their way over that way. Not immediately, but down the road a few years.
Currently playing on the iPod: My Bloody Valentine, Loveless.