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NFL

It looks like Hurricane Ike isn’t just threatening High Schools and colleges.  Nope, now Mr. Ike has affected the pros.  It turns out that the Houston Texans/Baltimore Ravens game will now take place on Monday night.  That’s good though… more MNF.

Matt Cassel is stepping in at QB Sunday for the injured Tom Brady, who’s season ended last Sunday.  Sure, back-up QBs are a part of football, but Matt Cassel is a special situation.  He hasn’t started a football game… since High School.  At USC, he was always in the shadow of Matt Leinart, but the Patriots still took a chance on him in the 7th Round of the NFL draft.  They figured that since he studied for 4 years under the genius of Pete Carroll and the elite USC coaching staff, he might just be good some day.  Well, that day is Sunday, as a kid who hasn’t started a game since High School takes the reins of the most explosive offense in the NFL.  Pretty cool.

College Football

There is a hugely anticipated matchup in college football this Saturday between two college football behemoths:  USC v. Ohio State.  This game is important, because the loser is essentially out of the conversation for National Champion for the rest of the season.  Unfortunately, Ohio State’s star RB Chris “Beanie” Wells will probably sit out the game.  When teams like this collide, you want to see them battle at full strength.  Advantage: USC.

NBA

And over in the NBA, Shaquille O’ Neal has put a date on his retirement.  He said “I’m going to retire in 735 days”.  If this sounds esoteric to some, it is simply the time remaining on his contract with the Phoenix Suns.  If he fulfills this, he will be 37 years old on his last day of work.  At least we get to see him try and win one more championship before it’s all over.

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