The Angels live to see another day. Though, with the way Howie Kendrick's postseason was going, that didn't seem possible. The Angels went ahead, fell behind, tied, went ahead, and tied before finally winning. (I think that's right.) Now it's time to pound a bottle of The Glenlivet in order to just go to sleep tonight.
The Angels obviously have a long way to go before this series is over. But would there be a more fitting way for the end of the Blowsox dynasty to end? Sure, you might reason that having Donnie Moore's widow throw out the ceremonial first pitch as the Angels finish off a comeback from an 0-3 deficit in the American League championship series.
This would be close enough. The Boston fans have gone from gutty underdogs to conceited, ringer-T wearing, spoiled a-holes like Omega House. And to quote Senator Blutarsky, "Nothing is over until we decide it is."
THEY PLAYED SOME NFL TOO
The Kurt Warner Machine -- sent back in time to help you win fantasy leagues -- has a pretty interesting training method to cut down on his turnovers. "I was actually chasing my kids around and I had two hands on the football," the father of seven said, "or they were chasing me around trying to simulate the Buffalo Bills."
KWM and the Birds boat-raced the Bills. Sorry Buffalo, this is a typical Dick Jauron, save-my-job kind of team. He went 13-3 one year with the Bears before getting rolled in the playoffs. This team will do enough to make the playoffs -- maybe -- but they aren't a serious contender. At least their ridiculous undefeated streak is done.
- Readers of THN weren't surprised that the Chargers lost at Miami on Sunday. But they looked even worse than first feared. Denver's defense isn't, well, good. But San Diego is in a lot of trouble. Thankfully, Bill Belichick is taking a cue from the Cardinals and staying in California all week to avoid the travel of back-to-back West Coast trips. (Who is doing the scheduling anyway?) That just seems like a bad idea. The Chargers should even up next week, but it doesn't look promising after that.
- Norv Turner's press conferences after losses are getting pretty good. Yep, Coors Light territory. At least then he would be earning his money. Though, the Chargers have a lot more problems then just Turner. But her certainly doesn't help.
- Did you enjoy watching the Eagles-Redskins game Sunday morning? Probably not, because FOX once again gave us the Giants. Hard to believe that FOX went away from the Giants, even with the blowout. Obviously, the announcers had to work overtime to squeeze in all of their pro-Giants initiatives. You know, the NFL has so many partners, GMC, State Farm, etc. The sales staff for the league should start selling stuff like, "This Giants hand job is brought to you by Bud Light. Joe ... "
- Why were the Giants running up the scores on the Seahawks? Did they want to make a statement by beating the Seahawks? Yeah, you guys are tough guys. Congratulations.
- Why doesn't Isaac Bruce wear No. 80 for the 49ers? The easy answer would be that Jerry Rice wore No. 80. But Rice had no problem with Steve Largent pulling the No. 80 out of the rafters for him in Seattle. How about returning the favor?
- The worst game on your schedule must be, playing USC the week after it looses to an unranked opponent. Yikes.
- Utah did not move into the Top 10. There is an interesting race heating up between BYU, Utah and Boise State, all angling for that final BCS spot. There is an easy way to settle this whole mess. But that's for another day.
You have your orders, go Angels!