If you're a fan of football September has got to be your favorite sports month. A new season is beginning, your friends begin to pull their 49ers gear or Chargers gear out of moth balls, Raiders fan makes an apperance on my street whenever his team wins and why am I not shocked that he's the dude with the tallest grass on the block. Then again, he wouldn't be Raider fan if he wasn't bringing down the neighborhood and property values.
College football season is underway and every game is a playoff as we saw last night with that instant classic played between Boise State and Virginia Tech. This morning in the parking garage I heard "Ya see that game bro"? In the elevator I heard pretty much the same thing. I nearly burned myself at the coffee station because my boy Trevor couldn't contain his excitement. Dude's not even a Boise State fan, no one I saw at work is a Boise State fan but that's what great games do to you.
I gotta give love to Eastern Carolina too, all they did was win a football game the most exciting way you can, a hail mary pass that was caught by Justin Jones for the 51 - 49 victory. Of course Jones is 7'8" or 8'7" one of those, whatever dude is definetly over 6'8". Then of course you have Major League Baseball and this is the time of year the playoff picture takes shape.
The Awesome American League East race going on between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The National League West race that San Diego has been trying to give away after losing ten in a row before winning last night, now they are just one game ahead of San Francisco. The Toronto Blue Jays are 14.5 games behind the New York Yankees but they are making news for another reason.
On Monday a fan at the Toronto Blue Jays game was struck by a metal letter that fell from a sign honoring Jackie Robinson. The fan, who has not been named, was hit in the seventh inning of a game against the Texas Rangers. Jose Bautista hit a foul ball off of the third deck behind home plate and the "B" from Robinson's name fell about 30 feet. The man was treated with ice packs and later returned to his seat.
No word on whether or not they let him keep the "B", they should since it nearly killed him. All of a sudden baseball is the most dangerous sport? A few weeks ago a child was struck by a foul ball and got a nice bat to cheer up and then last week a man was hit with a line drive and that was even scarier, he also returned. Last year a woman at a Florida Marlins game was struck by a piece of concrete that fell from the ceiling at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, yup she returned to her seat also. I don't think I'm returning after any of those scenarios, especially after getting domed by a piece of concrete. Football is the most violent sport but clearly baseball has the toughest fans.