The Rockies have saved me from my wicked ways. I will never again doubt wild card teams that come from the NL West. Once again the Rockies made all the right moves, including a balls of steel move by Hurdle to bring in a rookie pinch hitter in the bottom of the 4th. Naturally he blooped a 1-2 pitch to left for a double. And you knew it was going to happen. It was like God preordained it, including the subsequent D-Backs error that lead to 4 more runs. That's the weird thing about the Rockies. They're literally playing on another plane, and it's actually tangible. While Boston fans piss and moan and expect failure, this Rockies team exudes such a unreal level of confidence that even casual observers watching this team play have a firm belief that they'll win. And they do, over and over and over again. And are they going to win the World Series? Hell yes they are. Forget the "they'll be off for too many days" excuse (besides, teams with 5 days off or more going into a World Series are 7 for 10 at winning it) or the "what if they lose a game?" question. It doesn't matter anymore. This team is winning it all. Period.
On to the links.
An interview with Michael David Smith. [Larry Brown Sports]
I didn't watch much of the MNF game, but Jimmy Kimmel was pretty good. [Awful Announcing]
NOIS's top 10 college football rankings. [NOIS]
Tales of Brett Favre's drinking days. [SPORTSbyBROOKS]
Mac G's World really nailed the Pederson firing. [Mac G's World]
MBSR gets back to its roots. [My Brain Says Rage]
Not sports related but in 5 years you could be bumping uglies with a robot. I'm not sure I can wait that long. [Brahsome]
It's been a tough 99 years. [Home Run Derby]
Those Frank TV commercials are mercifully gone now. [Lion in Oil]