There's some question about which was the bigger upset, App St. over Michigan or Stanford over USC. Technically, by point spread, the Stanford upset is bigger. I actually think the App St. upset is still bigger though because they're a I-AA school that was paid to come to Michigan to take a season opening beating. Stanford at least is a Pac-10 school that plays D-1 schools all year. Although Stanford does suck something horrible. I saw their only other win of the season in person against San Jose St., and Stanford was not good. Regardless of which is the bigger upset, both say something. Regardless of who you're playing in college football, you better come ready to play. If you get supremely arrogant, like Michigan and USC did, and don't take your opponent seriously, you might find yourself looking at the worst loss in school history. It's also funny that Pete Carroll seems to be getting back to what he was known for during his stints in the pros - that he's not a good coach. Great recruiter though. As a result of that Stanford shakeup, we now have an AP poll that goes LSU, Cal, Ohio St., Boston College, and South Florida. That's, uh, a bit different from what I'm used to.
On to the links.
MLB is about to pass the NFL in total revenue. Wait, what? [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
Roger Clemens has a habit of getting an "injury" when he doesn't pitch well in the playoffs. [The Grand National Championships]
What do you do after losing a game to a 41-point underdog? Get hammered of course. [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
A batting champ against a pro wiffle ball pitcher. I'm definitely intrigued. [Home Run Derby]
Some thoughts on that Travis Johnson outburst. [Mr. Irrelevant]
An open letter to Philly sports. [My Brain Says Rage]
Manny Ramirez, from a historical perspective, is quite the player. [I'm Writing Sports]
For you 5 hockey fans out there, a weekly recap. [Pop Jocks]
Some anger that C.C. Sabathia won't be pitching Game 4. [Ump Bump]