• Best part of the Yankees' celebration by far was Mark Teixeira saying God led him to the Yankees. Funny, I thought it was the $180 mil...which he accepted after turning down the Red Sox' $168 million offer. Players SHOULD go for the most money -- and fans shouldn't be critical when they do -- but please, spare me with the nonsense explanations. Somehow, I don't think Scott Boras was consulting with God.
• How funny was it to see Hank Steinbrenner being relegated to the back row on the podium when the Yankees were accepting the trophy? The guy was front and center last year. This year you get the feeling he had to pay off a security guard just to be let on the field.
• I got a kick out of the fact that it clearly wasn't even remotely in consideration for Mariano Rivera to be brought into the game before the 8th inning. WFAN's Mike Francesa mocked anyone who even took the position that such a move was highly unlikely. Once again, he was totally lost.
Dagger (noun) forms - daggered, daggerous, daggerface. 1. A crushing and deflating moment that turns possible victory into certain defeat, mimicking the feeling of a dull blade piercing your gut. ex. That third and 19 the Eagles converted was such a dagger. (verb) forms - to dagger, daggering. 1. The act of metaphorically shoving a blade into someone's gut. ex. I'm going to dagger you with this putt right now. Dinosaur (noun) 1. Any sports analyst who clings to outdated and useless strategies, statistics or ideas. ex. Did you see that dinosaur LaRussa bunt his number three hitter last night?
Legend (noun) forms -legendary, legending, legendarity. 1. Any person who has done something notable, even once. ex. Jim asked that girl out for the 7th time yesterday and she finally said yes. What a legend.
Meaty (adj.) forms - meated, meatness. 1. A positive description of something containing a lot of substance or worth. ex. Tiger Woods has been known to hit some meaty drives.
Slinging (verb) forms: Slinger, slung, slingy. 1. The act of doing pretty much anything well, especially while you're doing it well. ex. Kobe was slinging bombs from everywhere last night.
Watching the Notebook (verb) 1. Spending time with your girlfriend, usually instead of doing something you'd actually like to be doing. ex. Are you going to be a man and hang out for the game tonight? Or are you going to be watching the notebook again?