Two Shot Tuesday
A Reds fan dressed up like Waldo to go to Monday night’s game against the Braves. Really, man? He was not the fortunate fan to catch back-to-back home runs, though. THAT was an impressive feat.
1) Ohio State and Michigan announced to nobody’s surprise that this year’s version of The Game will be a noon kickoff, November 24th. I can’t be the only one who isn’t thrilled with the early kickoff for the year’s most anticipated game. In 2006 when it was #1-#2 and the game kicked off at 3:30 was it really that bad? I’ll take it a step further – why not try and play this game in primetime? I know the Big Ten television deal prohibits night games in November but if that weren’t in play wouldn’t it be better? For the atmosphere, for the fans, for everything? Major sporting events are meant to be played at night. Yes, I know I’m getting into dangerous grounds here.
2) Nobody asked me but I really wish the Cleveland Browns organization would stop the dog and pony show with its quarterback “competition.” When Brandon Weeden was drafted it was met with mixed reviews. I gather most Browns fans have digested drafting a 28-year-old signal caller in the first round so long as he’s the starter. I’m not sure why GM Tom Heckert, Coach Pat Shurmur and others need to keep feeding us the lines of quarterback competition. Weeden shouldn’t need extra motivation to practice, workout and get better. Colt McCoy surely knows he’s on the way out in Cleveland. Let’s just call it what it is: Brandon Weeden, starter. Colt McCoy, trade bait.