Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Sports Wrap - September 21, 2008



Other than the NFL today (not that there is any problem with the NFL whatsoever) you can watch:

Golf: The final day of the Ryder Cup is today. Can the American team win the Cup for the first time in recent memory? Will Europe keep the Cup instead? For Europe to keep the Cup they need 14 points. For the Americans to keep it, they need 14.5. The fashion around the event has nearly more buzz than the event itself does. Golf never ceases to amaze me with this. No other sport focuses so much on what the participants are wearing. Think about it – who else cares so much about the attire (besides tennis)?

Baseball: Now that the Rays have clinched a playoff berth for the first time in team history they can breathe a bit. Congratulations! Woohoo! At any rate, today is the last game that will be played in the current Yankees Stadium. Next year the team will relocate to the new stadium. I can’t say that I’m sentimental about this since New York is almost as far away as you can get from Los Angeles...sorry, just not affected by it here...New Yorkers don’t care when we have major sports milestones here. Seriously, this morning on ESPN there was more time spent talking about this last game of the non-playoff making Yankees than the Rays and Cubs who clinched yesterday. There are other teams in baseball...


Today in Sports History


1991
- USA Basketball announces the "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics.

1970 — The first regular season Monday Night Football game was aired on ABC. The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets 31-21 as 85,703 fans pack into Cleveland's Municipal Stadium.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

I heard that certain tickets in the new Yankees stadium will be $2,000 a piece. Yikes! I guess when you're the Yankees, you can charge anything.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Ouch! I can think of other things I would want to spend that on!

Doret said...

Still can't sleep well at night thanks to my Mets. But I have this feeling it will be Mets and Rays in worldseries and that Kazmir trade is going to bite us in the ass. Who the hell trades a left handed pitcher. Still get pissed when I see the Mets old GM Steve Phillips on Baseball Tonight

Apryl DeLancey said...

That would be so awesome to see the Rays in the World Series!

Yeah, getting rid of a lefty is very silly. My hometown team does all sorts of silly things like that frequently so I know how you feel...