September 12, 2005

Losing Ugly

That whole Super Bowl prediction I made? Yea, I foresee a problem...

The Vikings couldn't possibly have looked worse in their season opener, as they lost to Tampa Bay 24-13 at the Metrodome. The Vikes were unable to establish anything offensively at all- and adding insult to injury, Daunte Culpepper is also my fantasy team's quarterback- he somehow managed to score negative-6 fantasy points.

I was actually at the Metrodome on Saturday for the Minnesota Golden Gophers' 56-24 victory over Colorado State. The Gophers, however, were unable to outscore conference rival Wisconsin, who beat Temple 65-0 on Saturday- in a game the Badgers led 51-0 at the half.

But the best football story of the weekend was the Saints' last-second victory over Carolina, which I know will be remembered years from now, much like Mike Piazza's game-winning home run in the first game back at Shea after September 11.

And finally, in addition to all the other anniversaries, Sunday marked 20 years since Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb's all-time hit record on September 11, 1985. I only remembered this because Sunday was my grandfather's 80th birthday, and I knew Pete broke the record on his 60th birthday.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 12, 2005 11:42 AM

I'm pretty sure the only people who remember Piazza's homer are New Yorkers. Nobody in this office had any clue, and we work in sports.

Posted by: Jeremy Wahlman at September 12, 2005 02:16 PM

Mmmm, Pizza.

Sorry I missed you over the weekend Steve-O.

Posted by: Jeff S at September 12, 2005 05:14 PM
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