Monday, October 24, 2005

[Sports]

Back by Popular Request ...

Due to a little caterwalling of one commenter who shall remain nameless Absent Mindful, a brief interlude on baseball and more. First, we have the delightful World Series underway, which despite the 2-0 White Sox lead is actually delightful. A bottom-of-the-ninth dinger to win last night? How sweet it is. As a random aside--is there any correlation between baseball clubs and politics? I ask because in my mind, the great Boston/Yankees rivalry seems so clearly the battle of the light vs. the dark. Boston, classic liberal bastion, home to the last of the real liberals and pointy headed intellectuals; NY, that great capitalist cesspool, home to Donald Trump.

(You don't want to dig too deeply, though, because it turns out the BoSox are Bush-backing Christian Evangelicals, and New York gave Bush only 24% of the vote.)

So what about Houston v. Chicago? Surely the city of broad shoulders is a blue team, while the 'Stros are classic oil money red, right? Well, I'm pulling for the White Sox -- and right on cue...

In other sports news, Kellon Clemons, mighty Duck QB has broken his ankle and is out for the rest of the year. What was shaping up to be a pretty 9-2/10-1 season now looks like it could train wreck on us. Hey, 7-4 ain't bad, right?

The Badgers keep up their winning ways, dumping hapless Purdue. And that embarrassment against Northwestern they suffered earlier? Maybe it wasn't so embarrassing after all: the Wildcats absolutely thrashed #22 Michigan State over the weekend. Of course, they're not #22 anymore...

1 comment:

Absent Mindful said...

If you want to refer to my remarks as the shrill howling like that of a rutting cat, it's spelled caterwauling. Thanks, dude.