Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Can You Imagine An All-Chicago World Series?

Southeast Michigan has always had a varied relationship with Chicago. Sometimes it’s hate because Chicago seems to look its collective nose down at us, but we do share the same Midwestern roots.
Having thought that, I don’t know whether I would want to see an All-Chicago World Series or not.
It would be fascinating from one standpoint, dreadful from another. There is also the possibility of the Angels-Dodgers. That I don’t want to see. The best matchup on paper would be Angels-Cubs. The best for drawing interest: Cubs-Red Sox.

Random Thoughts

- First of all, Cedric Benson wasn’t an effective player for the Bears. Second of all, he’s had some serious off-the-field conduct issues. Thirdly, does either he or Shaun Alexander play defense? Because that’s the Lions’ real problem, isn’t it?

- Of all the Red Wings players, the one I’m most interested to see how much he has progressed since last season is Jonathan Ericsson. There were several flashes of brilliance he displayed during his brief stint with the Wings last season, although he is still raw. Once he refines his budding skill at that size (6-foot-5), he could be exceptional.

- Penn State hasn’t played anybody yet, but don’t be surprised if it emerges as the sleeper team in the Big Ten. It remains to be seen how he does under pressure in close games, but it appears to me like Daryll Clark is the best quarterback in the Big Ten. He’s an underrated passer and a terrific runner.


Blogger D_Fenner said...

Maybe the Lions big move to improve the defense will be switching Mike Furrey back to Safety. hahahaha


2:52 PM 
Blogger Fred Brill said...

If Boston hadn't won two rings in the last couple of years, then the Bo-Sox - Cubbies series would be monumental.

At the end of every season, I have fun looking at the preseason picks - but I usually wait until at least October.

But your topic inspired me to look earlier:

This was the most frequent order of standings I could find for the AL Central:

1 Tigers
2 Indians (Wild Card)
3 White Sox
4 Royals
5 Twins

These are educated guesses from qualified sports analysts.

After spending way to much time digging through every pick I could find and figuring out the most common order, I came to but one conclusion :

It wasn't as fun this year as it was in 2006.

1:10 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

LOL. Don't see how Fuerry could do any worse than Lions current safeties.

10:18 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Fred Brill,
Great stuff. Sports Illustrated had the Tigers winning it all. I thought they'd win close to 100 games. I'm just as gulity as anybody of overrating them.

10:20 PM 

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