I get the radar, the forecast, the potential delay, all of that. But my response is similar every one of those Tigers fans last night: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! If the shirts are dry, let it fly!
That was pretty odd. When they would cut back to the field during breaks in Seinfeld, there was the untarped field and a bunch of fans waving their towels. “Cool, they’re gonna play!” was my natural thought upon seeing this. Nope.
Oh, well, I’ll get over it. Might take a little longer for the fans quoted in this story, many of whom have to work today. “It’s the biggest bunch of crap I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Joe Deighan, 41, a season ticket holder.
I hear ya, Joe.
ANYWAY, they’ll try again at 4 p.m. today on TBS. At 8 p.m. on WFXR, the Giants and Cardinals play Game 4 of the NLCS, with Barry Zito opposing Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals won 3-1 last night in a game that was delayed (but not postponed) by rain. St. Louis holds a 2-1 series edge.
-We got into the A-Rod benching a little yesterday. He wasn’t in the lineup again, and Curtis Granderson also was slated to start the game on the bench. As I wrote on Twitter last night, I really wish Girardi would have lost his mind one week earlier.
-Andy has a nice feature story today on J.C. Coleman, who had a breakout game last weekend against Duke. “He’s a competitor, man,” Shane Beamer says. “And he doesn’t act like a true freshman. The atmospheres don’t wow him. He’s not blown away by being on the road or isn’t blown away by being out there in front of 70,000 people. He has fun. He enjoys it.”
-Andy will have his weekly chat at 12:30 p.m. today. Click here to join in.
-The Hokies considered adding Wake Forest as a “nonconference” opponent for next year before getting East Carolina.
-Tech is picked 10th in the ACC preseason basketball media poll, with UVa seventh. N.C. State heads the poll, marking the first time in nine years Duke or UNC didn’t own the top spot.
-Berman and I break down this week’s ACC and local games.
-Tonight’s game is Oregon at Arizona State (9 p.m. ESPN).
-Tonight’s game is Seattle at San Francisco (8 p.m., NFL Network). Niners are a touchdown favorite.
-How big of a deal is Dale Earnhardt Jr.? His sister types something on her Web site that we already know — that he’s going to try to be back in time for the Martinsville race — and somehow that is a story.
HARDEE’S NUTRITION MINUTE
The Chocolate Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Malt (described as: “creamy, hand-scooped ice cream blended with real milk and malt powder then finished with whipped topping”) has how many grams of carbohydrates?
NAME THAT TUNE
Lazy yellow moon coming up tonight
Shining through the trees
Crickets are singing
And the lightning bugs are floating on the breeze
Baby get ready
Across the field where the creek turns back
By the old stump road
Im going to take you to a special place
That nobody knows
Baby get ready
Ooo ooo ooo