There's no great secret that pre-season tickets are the biggest scam in the great cascade of scams that fuels the NFL machine. Season-ticket holders are compelled to pay full freight for two meaningless games played by guys they've never before or will ever again hear of.
Fans who tuned into tonight's Big Apple Derby between the Giants and Jets might have expected to see some salsa dancing from G-Men receiver Victor Cruz. That didn't happen, but the Jets' scrub QB Matt Simms filled in the gap with some terrific white dude moves after a late-game touchdown heave to Greg Salas.
The little tykes from California playing in the Little League World Series (U.S. Championship final) scored 10 runs in their last licks to tie the game. This is the home run that sealed the comeback. Unfortunately, Tennessee put up nine more runs in the top of the seventh and won 24-16, so it was all for naught.
Don't get injured. For any NFL player reasonably assured of a starting job, the last thing anyone ever wants to do in the preseason is get injured. That's why Eagles fans, in lieu of any more reliable information at the moment, are collectively holding their breaths after seeing Michael Vick slam his left thumb…
Peyton Manning threw footballs today, while wearing a football jersey, to other people wearing football jerseys. This is important because it's been a while since Peyton Manning threw footballs, and people are really worried that he might not be able to throw a football as well as he used to throw footballs.
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Tom Brady met his new wide receiver today.