Since I've had a really busy week....I haven't been able to properly keep up with all the haps in the sports world. So this will hopefully rectify it...
49 DIE IN KENTUCKY PLANE CRASH: A plane crashed just after taking off in Lexington, KY on Sunday morning. It happened about an hour away from where I sit now. Only one person has survived, a co-pilot, and he is still in critical condition. Speculation is that the plane used the wrong runway.....one that was too short. Of the 49 dead is Jon Hooker....a former pitcher for the Kentucky Wildcats [a teammate of D-backs' pitcher Brandon Webb] who had a stint in the minor leagues. He was married on Saturday night and was on his way to his honeymoon this morning. He was 27.
PANTHERS STEROID TROUBLE: Go to AOL SPORTS: PANTHERS to check out the story written by David Warner on the recent breaking story on the Carolina Panthers and the steroid scandal. It really begs the question.....is baseball set to a higher standard?? I mean, if something like this broke in the MLB....it would be a firestorm. Imagine if the 2004 St Louis Cardinals had a ton of guys taking roids that year....and that it was a well known thing. All hell would break loose. But, in the NFL...it is a mildly buzz worthy story.
TIGER WOODS WINS AGAIN: Let's see. Tiger wins his 52nd event. He won his fourth straight event he's entered....and on the 10th anniversary of him turning pro. In the 13 events he's entered this year....he has won 6 of them. Yikes!
REDS FALLING: When the weekend began, the Reds and Cardinals were tied atop the NL Central. Then the Reds got ripped in three straight with the Giants....while the Cardinals won three straight over the Cubs. Now Cincy's lead in the wildcard is just 1/2 a game over the Padres....who the Reds will visit next weekend.
OWENS SAGA: Now the Cowboys have fined T.O. $9,500 for being, well, T.O. Couldn't happen to a better franchise!
TEAM USA: Our hoops team dismantled Australia to advance to the World Championships quarterfinal round. Now, we get Dirk Nowitki and the German team. Most likely the Americans should cruise to the gold medal game where they get to face off against either Argentina or Spain....the two teams that could topple them.
HEISMAN WATCH: Um, why is there one?? Oh, because the Heisman is the most ridiculously overhyped award in sports. I mean, does the NBA put out a list of MVP candidates before the season starts?? How about the NFL or MLB??? And it is a bullcrap voting system anyways that bases everything on exposure. That's why they should just ship the award to Brady Quinn since you know every Notre Dame game will be on national TV.