It’s All-Opinions Day
They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine:
The McCourt trial: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Call me when it’s over . . .
Manny Ramirez insisting his first White Sox press conference be conducted in Spanish only was so . . .Manny. I mean, it was hilarious. How come he never had a problem speaking English here? . . .
I have only one word after watching Aroldis Chapman’s first big league relief appearance for Cincinnatti: Wow! . . .
And yes, the Dodgers and Angels both lost out in the free agent bidding for the 102-mph-throwing Chapman to the mighty Reds . . .
The Colts looked awful in their last exhibition game, but there’s something you should know: The Colts always look awful in the exhibition season . . .
If quarterback Matt Leinart really does get beat out by journeyman Derek Anderson in Arizona, he might not have many other NFL options . . .
For those thinking about Leinart’s former coach now with Seattle, you’ve forgotten Pete Carroll traded for, then shelled out millions to sign somebody named Charlie Whithurst to back up Matt Hasselbeck with the Seahawks . . .
Considering Roger Federer already has hit THE shot of the U.S. Open, can’t we just cut to the finals? . . .
Now Rick Neuheisel is saying Kevin Prince is a “game-day decision” for UCLA’s opener vs. Kansas State. I’m guessing the decision will be to start Richard Brehaut at quarterback . . .
Maybe it’s just me, but I think the Roger Clemens trial will be a lot more interesting than the aforementioned one in L.A. . . .
Don’t worry about Alabama losing Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram at tailback for a few weeks. Some think his backup, Trent Richardson, is just as good, if not better . . .
The Rangers are still running away with the A.L. West in spite of a slumping, hard-to-recognize Cliff Lee. Go figure . . .
Am I the only one who thinks the Ryder Cup is the world’s most overrated sports event? . . .
Somebody should praise Chris Gallipo, who has accepted his demotion to back-up middle linebacker at USC without any public complaints. The kid is a class act . . .
The Dodgers’ Scott Posednik made a sensational, diving catch into the stands down the left field line Tuesday night that you-know-who never would been close to . . .
Have the St. Louis Cardinals collapsed, or what? . . .
He had a little lull there in the middle of his rookie season, but Atlanta’s Jason Heyward is back to looking like a young Ken Griffey Jr. again . . .
Even if that waiver deal with Boston didn’t work out, there is no chance Mike Napoli will be on the Angels’ roster next spring . . .
Boise State vs. Virginia Tech on Labor Day night is the best game of the first week of the college football season. Ten years ago, who would ever have thought I’d be saying that? . . .
— STEVE BISHEFF