ESPN speculating that the Goose makes it into the Hall, and that Jim Rice will fall short. Official announcement is soon to come. I think they are both hall worthy if the writers/voters are willing to translate the numbers for the era in which they played.
Outside of tuning in for a few minutes of the Stanley Cup playoffs I don't really consider myself a hockey fan. I was today though. Anyone else catch the Sabres/Penguins game ? Outdoors, at Ralph Wilson Stadium, with Buffalo doing what Buffalo does in January - snowing. 73,000 fans, Ronan Tynan singing God Bless America, actually a good game, on a real channel - it was great, and just what the NHL needs to try and return to a more mainstream status of a sport. Hopefully it becomes an annual event - "The Winter Classic"
Seriously - I could give a shit about these college bowl games. Get a playoff and produce a real champion.
I'm curious to see what this Sunday's 60 Minutes interview will mean for Clemens . . . or for Mike Wallace for that matter. Outside of under oath level of testimony in front of Congress and on cable news feeds, my feeling is that Clemens is in a no-win situation.
When is someone going to let the cable news whores in on the secret that no one cares who Iowa thinks should be President?? I think the table is being set for a third party candidate: I am convinced that a Bloomberg/Gore ticket will soon be announced.
Happy New Year!