Strike updates will likely be forthcoming on all sports media outlets throughout the morning. WEEI has a “mole” at the park watching to see if the bus leaves for the airport. I’m listening to ESPN radio. They just reported at 11:10 this morning that three teams have told Donald Fehr that they will not strike. At 11:30 they’ve reported that people are boarding the buses at Fenway. MSNBC is reporting a deal is done.
As Gino Cappelletti said last night on the WBCN broadcast, “without the gun you can’t have fun.” The Patriots shut down the Redskins offense which has received so much attention this summer. But, as Ron Borges has to to say, “that was to be expected considering Danny Wuerffel was pulling the trigger for the Redskins.” OK. Wuerffel isn’t a top (or even good) QB, but he did burn a pretty good 49ers team with a 16-25, 269 yards, 3 td 0 int performance a couple weeks ago. (He played against the starters, too) Tom Curran gives the Patriots defense more credit. He also has the most informative notebook, which includes a story about Belichick’s father on the 1941 Detroit Lions. Michael Felger and Nick Cafardo submit their game stories without sniping at each other. Kevin Mannix fawns over the Patriots defense. Kathy Orton looks at rookie TE Daniel Graham’s nice night. Cafardo’s notebook looks at Graham, as well as the secondary and Robert Edwards. Michael Smith writes how his new contract will effect Brady. The Globe reaches back to it’s past as the greatest sports page in the country and trots out Leigh Montville for the first of a weekly series of NFL picks columns. Today is his season’s picks.
Dan Shaughnessy with another surprisingly soft column on baseball. Jim Donaldson says he’s all Patriots now. Steve Buckley says the game of baseball is pure, the people involved in it at the pro level are not.
Is it the kiss of death if I say Fox25 has Red Sox/Indians at 7:00? ESPN has college football Oklahoma vs Tulsa at 8:00. ESPN2 has USA basketball vs Germany at 8:00.