Red Right 88

Cleveland sports fan and sports writer

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

quit my job decided to drive west

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Quick hits

I'm in Wisconsin awaiting the birth of my nephew.

Some quick thoughts...
Always a great day when Michigan loses even better when they are embarrassed. I will let you argue that it is the greatest upset ever in college football (not convinced but I will hear the arguement) but I saw a poll (which had Appalachian State in the wrong division) on The Cleveland Fan that where well over 40 percent said it was the greatest upset of all-time over Mircale on Ice and Buster Douglas beating Tyson. No way. Must be a small sample of Buckeye fans celebrating. You have to give Michigan some credit- alebit it more likely pride on their part to even play Appalachian State, a two-time defending D-IAA (I refuse to call it by its new name) champion. I doubt Ohio State or any other big time program would dare schedule that game. That was a good football team that was given its Super Bowl with an entire summer to prepare. I doubt the Michigan players barely glanced at film. Huge upset but in a sense almost understandable. Champions regardless of level always go all out.

Here in Wisconsin, I have to check my phone for updates on the Tribe. Can anyone explain why Trot Nixon is in the line-up today for Frank the Tank. I saw Trot hit a double play to kill a bases load rally. Yes Trot is a man's man and ball player's ball player-- but I think the kid has earned playing every day. Along with Cabrera, Gutierrez has been the sparkplug to this recent run. Let Trot fills pans with whip cream but keep him out of right field.

I don't get cutting Doresy unless they have their eyes on a veteran back-up to help mentor. (And being up here I have nothing but what the Browns sent me in the offical press release email.) Like the saying goes, if a team has three quarterbacks then it has none. If you want to start Frye- fine but the back-up needs to Quinn. He should not be number three. Maybe the fastest way to get better is let Romeo fire himself. And after watching Bernie Kosar in action this preseason, while I would not hire him full-time to work on the telecasts-- I would hire him just to watch film with the kid on Mondays. Bernie may have sounded medicated and not that healthy but he could still read a defense like no one else.