Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for August 26, 2010 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com.
1. Quick Hits
* In his first public comments since his divorce, Tiger Woods said "My actions certainly led us to this decision. I've certainly made a lot of errors in my life, and that's something I'm going to have to live with."
* Manny Ramirez has reportedly been put on waivers by the Dodgers. Teams have until tomorrow to stake their claim.
* Game of the day. Colorado trailed Atlanta 10-1 in the third inning and won the game 12-10.
* Forbes ranks the Dallas Cowboys as the most valuable NFL franchise at $1.8 billion. Jacksonville, the least valuable at $725 million. Here's the complete list.
2. Is More Better?
So are you ready for more football? NFL owners want an 18 game schedule in 2012, two more than the current 16 game season. Two exhibition games would bite the dust. The Super Bowl would probably be pushed back until after the start of spring training, around President's weekend. Rosters will have to be increased to cover the attrition from more injuries. The players would want to be paid more. Yes, not having to pay full price for 2 meaningless preseason games is a plus. But is the rest worth it? Why not zero exhibition games and a 20 game schedule? Let's have some real March madness.
3. Tough Game
Pro Golfer Jim Furyk overslept and missed his tee time in the pro-am at the Barclays so he got disqualified from the entire tournament. That could wind up costing him big bucks. Some guys screw up in the sand. Others get screwed by the sandman.
4. The Grass Is Always Greener
Here ya go sports fans. You can get the official logo of your favorite Major League team for your front lawn. Actually, only 14 teams are available, but you can buy the "official stencil and team colors," for only $109.99.
I'm thinking you can torture your favorite Yankee fan, by secretly adorning his lawn with a Red Sox logo in the middle of the night. Good times.
5. Of Course She Does
So you figure your wife doesn't know? Trust me, she knows everything. Here is video proof at Monmouth Park, New Jersey.
Mywifenoseverything finished first over a hard charging Thewifedoesntknow.
Happy Birthday: Boston Celtics great, and another former broadcast partner of mine, Tommy Heinsohn. 73.
Bonus Birthday: Mother Teresa was born 100 years ago today.
Today in Sports: The tragic 1972 Olympic games open in Munich. 1972.
Bonus Event: Now that's educational! The University of Texas Arlington becomes the first college to offer a course in belly dancing. 1973.
I'll be at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. tomorrow and Saturday signing copies of my brand new kids book The 25 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time. For a complete list of my book appearances, check out www.ThatsSports.com.