It’s All-Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
Question: After his umpteenth retirement announcement, would anyone really be surprised if Brett Favre waits until the first week of September and decides he wants to play again? Answer: Uh, no . . .
If, by some chance, this is it for Favre, the question becomes: Where does he belong on the all-time quarterback list? He makes my Top 10, but not my Top 5. The recklessness that made him so much fun to watch is also what keeps him from joining the likes of Montana, Unitas and Co at the very top. . . .
So the Mannywood sign has come down in left field at Dodger Stadium, huh? Sorry, but to me, that sure seems like it is sending a message to you-know-who . . .
New Athletic Director Pat Haden’s letter to USC family is so pure and heartfelt, you’d almost think it was phony. But that’s the thing about Haden. It’s not . . .
Nice hire by Ben Howland, bringing Tyus Edney back into the UCLA basketball program. Everyone remembers that coast-to-coast play to beat Missouri, but you should know he is also one of the half dozen or so best guards ever to play in history-rich Westwood . . .
Speedy rookie Peter Bourjos comes up to the Angels, and Torii Hunter and his multiple gold gloves move from center field to right. I know he’ll be politically correct to the media about it, but I’d love to know what Hunter really thinks about that decision . . .
Darrelle Revis has a right to hold out with the Jets. He is not only the best football player on the team, he is the best football player in the league who isn’t a quarterback . . .
The Jets can’t win this one. All of Rex Ryan’s defensive bells and whistles are predicated on Revis and his ability to shut down the opposition’s best receiver. There is no way they open the season without paying him . . .
Tell me, are Angels’ fans really supposed to be excited that Scott Kazmir is coming back to the rotation this week? . . .
Boog Powell Barbecue in Baltimore. I’ve never had it, but it just sounds good, doesn’t it? . . .
Lookin At Lucky’s spectacular victory in the Haskell proved two things: 1) He’s easily the best 3-year-old in the country, and 2) The Kentucky Derby is nothing more than a thoroughbred version of the 405 at rush hour . . .
Of all the early summer NFL hype, hardly anyone is talking about the Indianapolis Colts, who look better than ever to me . . .
Sometimes teams don’t decide pennant races. Injuries do. That could be the case for the Red Sox and Phillies, both of whom have been decimated by stars going down. The latest: Ryan Howard for Philly and Kevin Youklis for the Sox . . .
Gee, I never would have guessed the NBA TV schedule would call for the Lakers and Heat to meet on Christmas Day, would you? . . .
The only real baseball race in this state now looks like it will be between the Padres and Giants. Who knew? . . .