1. The Toxic One is amazed at the number of people thinking that Arizona being one win from the Super Bowl is a good thing. You have got to be kidding me. The Super Bowl is supposed to be between the two best teams in the NFL. And the Cardinals are far from that. I know I have been a BCS-Basher since day one. I even called it the Bull Crap System. However, the Arizona Cardinals are the exact type of thing that BCS-supporters can point to and say, "this is why our system is better than the NFL playoffs." Because you will never see a college football team with 4 losses by 21 or more points be one win from the BCS Title Game.
2. The Red River Rivalry is alive and well. Not only do we have the controversy of this year's Big XII football season, but both the Sooners and 'Horns field ranked basketball teams. The 'Horns held a 6-game winning streak over the Sooners. Until last night. The hoops rivalry between these might not hold the same intensity as the gridiron rivalry does, but you can bet that those Sooner players enjoyed that win. And the 'Horns are sure to be itching for the rematch in Austin. ACC may be basketball country but the Big XII, with the defending national champions and three teams ranked in the Top 25, ain't doing too shabby there either.
3. It might have been a sympathy vote but he still deserved it! Jim Rice, on the ballot for the 15th and final time, finally got the call to Cooperstown. Jim Rice may not have been the most talented player to walk between those lines but he always played hard and the fans could count on Rice to show up and give them their money's worth. Something that can't always be said about today's players. Isn't that right, Manny? Even though they finally stopped being jerkwads and voted Rice in, these baseball writers still do need to be reminded that the Hall of Fame is about baseball, not about them! MLB has a lot of work to do, and cleaning out the voting privileges of morons who refuse to vote for the all-time base stealing champion simply because they refuse to vote for someone who is on the ballot for the first time is just stupid! Either he is or he isn't a Hall of Famer! Rickey Henderson is a Hall of Famer this year, next year and 20 years from now. Yet 28 ballots did not include his name. That's a joke!