Clinton Portis - Wearing a Phillies cap to your home field (Washington DC's FedEx Field) the same week you're playing the hated Eagles? What in the hell are you thinking? Oh wait, it matched his red hoodie. Now I get it. LeBron used to wear his Yankees cap when he played in Cleveland, but there's no rivalry there. In the NFL, every team in it's division hates one another's city. I hope the Birds remind you who's hat you wore Monday night when they ... oh wait, you probably won't even play. Must we remind him that they already beat his Skins once, which directly correlates to them trailing the Eagles by a game in the standings?
Coy Sheppard - Kicked off his HS football team (in Mississippi) for wearing pink cleats? The coaches said it had nothing to do with the cleats and all to do with the fact that this kid - a placekicker - was insubordinate. Who gives a shit? Kids nowadays mimic what they see on TV, and October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unless every kid on that team wears the same kind of cleats, I don't see anything wrong with this. Especially given the fact that they were a gift from his grandmother, a breast cancer survivor. The superintendent has the coaches back, too. Are you kidding me? Freedom of expression. The kicker is that this kid banked on football counting towards his graduation requirement. We'll see what happens.
Oakland A's - Scheduling a DH on purpose? Awesome!! They'll play the Angels twice on July 16. I hope they wear the yellow socks. (had to get a color in there)
NY Islanders - Once upon a time, they were 4-3. Before losing eight straight. I've seen two concerts at the Coliseum in the past several weeks, both of which are waaaaaay better than the product the Islanders are putting out there. Just move the team. They were great in the early 80's but that's it. Give another city a chance to have a hockey franchise. Sorry, just was looking through my drawers this morning and say my navy blue islanders long sleeved shirt. Not wearing it until they're over .500. Might be a while.
Oh yeah, and the Celtics are pumping the Heat to the tune of 72-52 with 8:25 left in the third.
RAIDER NATION is alive and well. Bye week for the Silver & Black before heading to Pittsburgh to take on the always tough Steelers. We'll see how good they really are. I figure they'll lose, but let's keep it a game.