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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sunday links

Despite making several big errors (two fumbles inside Iowa's 10 yard line) Ohio State decisively beat Iowa 31 to 6.
OSU had a staggering 530-177 edge in total yardage — with a preposterous 331-13 advantage in the first half

It wouldn't be Sunday without Hal McCoy's Baseball Insider column. Today he finds some historical comparisons for the White Sox collapse.

Here is the Scouting Report on the Indianapolis Colts the Browns opponent today.
Of the 16 NFL teams Manning has faced three or more times in the regular season, only two have never given up a 300-yard game, a three-touchdown day or a 100+ passer rating game. Those teams? The Browns and the Denver Broncos.
My guess is after today it will only be the Broncos. I'll, of course, root for the Browns today but I do NOT recommend anyone put any money on them.

The Cleveland Indians continued their winning ways last night beating Kansas City 11 to 4. Magic number for winning the Wild Card is now 7.

George Will gives us a history lesson on Chief Justice John Marshall
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In The Hardball Times, John Brattain has an article arguing that Curt Flood should be enshrined in the Hall of Fame because his efforts to change the labor landscape of baseball should be considered along with his efforts on the playing field. I strongly disagree. Flood was a good player who had a couple very good seasons. His career batting average was .293 which if it was accompanied by a great power would be fine. However, he only hit 88 home runs in his career. For those who say "but he would have better numbers except he selflessly sacrificed his career, blah, blah, blah" all I can say is you get in the Hall of Fame based on what you do not what you might have done. Separately, there has been a movement in recent years to push former labor leader Marvin Miller for the Hall of Fame. I understand he ensured utility infielders are now richer than some third world nations but it is highly questionable whether that is good for baseball. Put both of them in the Organized Labor Hall of Fame but don't send them to Cooperstown.

2 Comments:

Anonymous greg said...

Good call. I'm glad you didn't put any cash on the Browns. It just wasn't going to happen for them today and I think everyone pretty much knew that going in. Of course, that didn't stop me from writing what I did, but I still think I would have been pretty darned surprised if the Browns had pulled this one off. Not to take too much from the Browns, but it seems just about everyone is beating Green Bay now.

3:51 PM

 
Blogger LargeBill said...

Well it would have worked out alright. They covered the spread (+13)

4:09 PM

 

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