It's Friday. Some places to go and things to look at before packing up the desk and heading home to rake leaves:
One last read: Next time Terrell Owens is out there and somebody is slobbering all over the floor and waving him over to sign a contract, I hope they remember this (as if anyone should need reminding).
Sports around town: Hey, it's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair time. Milk them cows! Hitch dem hosses! Weigh those punkins! Or something like that.
What I'm watching: Nets at Raptors (7 p.m., Score, tonight). Because I just love watching sports on TV inside all those boxes, with a news crawl, a live ticker and medication.
What I'm not watching: Timberwolves at Clippers (KTLA, 10:30 pm, Saturday). I know, I know, so much drama here -- Will Clippers wear their third jersey? Will Sam Cassell deliver pregame monologue? Has Mike Dunleavy been fired yet? -- but I gotta pass.
|With the choir singing Wind Beneath My Wings, Tedy to heal Benny on MNF.|
Punters corner. You could go to the Linebacker. Or Chris Schultz. But here's five Pro-line picks you can't get anywhere else. And for good reason (Entertainment purposes only -- and with that in mind we're in talks with the Raptors' creative agency about doing one of those snazzy I'm-a-dorky-white-guy-and-look-at-me-dance-funny intros for punters corner, like the one they unveiled Wednesday for their pregame intros this year -- not to be used as the basis of a wager, and when does that deal with the province and the NBA end so's I can blow my paycheque on Matt Bonner anyway? I wanna blow by dough! On Matt Bonner! NOW!):
TB V win (2.0) at TOR. In wake of last Saturday's 8-0 loss, Leafs TV to offer new repackaged show after Game In An Hour is shown: Game Over in Three Minutes.
CAR V win (2.0) at TB. On Everybody Hates Chris Simms this week: Fresh off a loss to the awful 49ers in his debut, Bucs QB dodges garbage and insults while running errands around St. Pete's.
CHI V+ win (2.6) at NO. Saints owner Tom Benson announces he will not attend any more New Orleans games, but will instead fly over the stadium to assess the devastation.
SD V+ win (1.8) at NYJ. Desperate for a quarterback, Jets sign the guy who stole the ball away from Brett Favre last week.
NE H win (2.8) v IND. NFL and Monday Night Football to feature special halftime presentation: Tedy Bruschi heals Benny Hinn.