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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Sports Desk, V2 Week 2

Welcome to another installment of The Sports Desk!!

First on the docket; college football. The hugely-hyped Ohio State-Texas game fell ridiculously short of expectations. However, they did succeed in airing as many shots of Matthew McConagheuy as humanly possible.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame stomped Penn State.

Oh yeah, and the Badgers won, too.


After 26 weeks of massive hype, short fuses, and drivers you wouldn't expect to be given probation actually given probation, the Chase for the 2006 Nextel Cup is set.

The usual suspects: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Mark Martin are the only drivers to have made the Chase all three years.

They're baaaaack......Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are back after a one year absence.

Newbies: Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Kasey Kahne get their first crack at a title. Hamlin is the first rookie to make the Chase.

Kahne was on the outside looking in going into Richmond, but he made it. On the other hand, he denied Tony Stewart a chance to defend his 2005 title.


As for who may miss the Chase, I'll go insanely far on a limb and say that Tony Stewart fails to make it in. We've already had a Chase without the two biggest names in NASCAR, so it'd be interesting seeing the Chase without the defending champion.

Holy crap. I'll hold off on starting up a psychic sports hotline for now.

The Chase starts this Sunday at Loudon, NH. Kyle Busch won the summer race, so he'd be considered a favorite here.

Right now, I'll go insanely out on that limb again and make a championship prediction; The Drive for Five ends in success for Jeff Gordon at Homestead.

My dark horse pick will be Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Maybe this year's top two will be the two guys that missed it last year.

And finally, the NFL.

I hate the Rams. Of course if Plummer didn't throw his minimum three INTs as is the norm, it would have been close.

The Packers are officially fucked. Signing the Minnesota Drunken Wide Receiver just made it worse. Next thing you know they'll sign the Whizzinator when Ahman Green gets hurt again.

Meanwhile, stay tuned as I've come up with some new whizbang game to salute the crappiest teams in football.


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