OH, BROTHER: If you were wondering what Marcus Vick thought about his brother’s situation in Philadelphia, wonder no more! Marcus went on a classic Twitter rant last night pleading for his brother to be traded, among other things. The Saints won that game 28-13.
LIKE OLD TIMES: Frank Beamer says this Florida State team reminds him a lot of the old good ones. Andy has more on that and some other notes from Beamer’s teleconference yesterday.
WEARING IT WELL: UVa has found a winning uniform combination for the road: white jerseys, white pants and blue helmets. They went 4-0 in that combination last year and wore it Saturday against N.C. State.
TOO CLOSE TO CALL: The Wall Street Journal put together a graphic exploring the “Football Battleground States.” In our state, they found that Virginia Tech was preferred by fans 29 percent to 24 percent over UVa. Among Democrats, the Hokies have a 33-20 lead. Republicans, it’s 30-28 Tech. People over 65, it’s 30-25 in favor of Virginia.
A FEW OTHER NOTES…: on that graphic. Interesting that in Florida, Miami is tied with Central Florida at 11 percent (the Gators are the leaders at 27 percent). Arizona has the tightest race, with Arizona and Arizona State each having 27 percent.
LIKE A HORROR FILM: Maryland loses its sixth player to a season-ending injury. This time it’s leading tackler Demetrius Hartsfield.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…: Minnesota’s JJ Barea and Cleveland’s Donald Sloan — the first two NBA players who have been warned of flopping. Fines start with the next offense. The flop tally might be pretty fun to follow.
BOBBY V: David Ortiz fires back at former manager Bobby Valentine, who implied that Big Papi had quit on the team. Says Ortiz: “This guy must have some mental issues or needs medicine or something.”
CABRERA HONORED: The AL MVP race between Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout ought to be tight, but the players leaned toward the Tigers slugger, giving him the Players Choice Award as the AL’s Most Outstanding Player. Andrew McCutchen won it in the NL. David Price and R.A. Dickey were named the outstanding pitchers.
NAME THAT TUNE
Out here in the fields
I fight for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don’t need to fight
To prove I’m right
I don’t need to be forgiven