The MLB trade deadline appeared as though it would blow by without any major activity. But in the 59th minute, news came across the wire that Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez had been shipped to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-team trade that also sent slugger Jason Bay to the Bo Sox.


On paper and in reality it seems as though the Sox got shafted in this deal as they gave up a Hall of Fame slugger and two solid prospects for a slightly greater than good player in Bay, but the Sox hands were tied.

Ramirez was not going to play for Boston anymore and was a free agent at the end of the season. So really, this is a matter of Bay vs. the two prospects. When you look at it in this light, it works for Boston and I think they have a chance to get the best of this situation, much like they did when they dumped Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra.

The real winner in the deal is the Pirates, who got back four solid prospects. For a team not going anywhere for at least three or four seasons, the future is all that the Pirates have.

The other big deal of the day sent Ken Griffey, Jr. to the White Sox for prospects. Griffey can still hit, despite his .245 average and I think to an extent he was bored playing for a garbage baseball team after hitting his 600th home run earlier in the season.

Back in a pennant race, Griffey will get a new charge in his battery and can help the Chi Sox contend to a pennant.
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I have had a mini mishap in my college football game. I realized that because of bye weeks, some teams will have be featured two times in a week because it is possible for Tennessee to play two separate teams in their opponents 6th or 7th game of the season, etc…

So I will clear up confusion now and just post everyone’s full schedule each day.

Florida:
Aug 30: Hawaii — W 56-10
Sept 6: Miami — W 27-23
Sept 20: @Tennessee — W 34-17
Sept 27: Mississippi — W 44-19 (4-0, 2-0)

Georgia:
Aug 30: Georgia Southern — W 48-0
Sept 6: Central Michigan — W 55-6
Sept 13: @South Carolina — W 31-20
Sept 20: @Zona State — L 41-34 (3-1, 1-0)

Kentucky:
Aug 31: @Louisville — L 37-27
Sept 6: Norfolk State — W 31-12
Sept 13: Middle Tennessee — W 37-10
Sept 27: W. Kentucky — W 34-6 (3-1, 0-0)

South Carolina:
Aug 28: NC State — W 31-13
Sept 4: @Vanderbilt — W 34-13
Sept 13: Georgia — L 31-20
Sept 20: Wofford — W 55-9 (3-1, 1-1)

Tennessee:
Sept 1: @UCLA — L 31-28
Sept 13: UAB — W 44-17
Sept 20: Florida — L 34-17
Sept 27: @Auburn — L 20-10 (1-3, 0-2)

Vanderbilt:
Aug 28: @Miami (OH) — L 23-13
Sept 4: South Carolina — L 34-13
Sept 13: Rice — W 24-13
Sept 20: @Ole Miss — L 16-7 (1-3, 0-2)

Alabama:
Aug 30: @Clemson — L 33-17
Sept 6: Tulane — W 35-0
Sept 13: W. Kentucky — W 52-7
Sept 20: @Arkansas — W 31-17 (3-1, 1-0)

Arkansas:
Aug 30: W. Illinois — W 38-6
Sept 6: @UL-Monroe — L 30-24
Sept 13: @Texas — L 37-14
Sept 20: Alabama — L 31-17 (1-3, 0-1)

Auburn:
Aug 30: UL-Monroe — W 44-10
Sept 6: Southern Miss — W 41-9
Sept 13: @Miss State — L 24-20
Sept 20: LSU — W 13-3 (3-1, 1-1)

LSU:

Aug 30: Appalachian State — W 44-17
Sept 6: Troy — W 49-13
Sept 13: North Texas — W 55-3
Sept 20: @Auburn — L 13-3 (3-1, 0-1)

Ole Miss:
Aug 30: Memphis –W 21-16
Sept 6: @Wake Forest — L 24-14
Sept 13: Samford — W 48-6
Sept 20: Vanderbilt — W 16-7 (3-1, 1-0)

Mississippi State:
Aug 30: @La Tech — W 34-14
Sept 6: SE Louisiana — W 52-3
Sept 13: Auburn — W 24-20
Sept 20: @Georgia Tech — L 28-14 (3-1, 1-0)

I’ll pick up each team’s fifth game tomorrow. But so far, the standings are as follows:

West:
Mississippi State: 1-0, 3-1
Ole Miss: 1-0, 3-1
Alabama: 1-0, 3-1
Auburn: 1-1, 3-1
Arkansas: 0-1, 1-3
LSU: 0-1, 3-1

East:
Florida: 2-0, 4-0
Georgia: 1-0, 3-1
Kentucky: 0-0, 3-1
S. Carolina: 1-1, 3-1
Vanderbilt: 0-2, 1-3
Tennessee: 0-2, 1-3

This has been a blast to do so far and we’re only 1/3 of the way home.
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Today is the last day of our MMA list and it has been a lot of fun to do.

MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world (no offense, NASCAR fans), and there are many budding stars that are beginning to become household names.

But to me, this is a no brainer and that this rising sport has one star who rises far brighter than them all.

No. 1 pound-for-pound MMA fighter: Anderson Silva

Some wanna question Silva’s dominance in UFC, but all I have to say to silence the critics is the former Middleweight Champion’s record in seven UFC bouts: seven wins, seven knockouts, zero fights going past the second round.

Silva has been the best of the best in the UFC and in our eyes is now the best of the best in the pound for pound world as he proved his light heavyweight merit a week ago with a one minute thrashing of James Irvin.


Expect to see Silva with more gold around his waist for years to come as he is as close to a sure thing as there is in a highly unpredictable sport.

My next list will be ranking the Top 10 NFL players and that will begin tomorrow.
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Headlines:

Federer loses again, may be out as No. 1 – How is he still No. 1 anyway? Nadal is the best player in the world. End of discussion. With each passing day, it really is not even close, either.


Edmonds’ 2 Hrs help Cubs sweep Brewers
– Wow. If there is such a thing as a statement series, this was it for the Cubbies. There is a new sheriff in the NL and his name is Sweet Lou.

Yao concerned about Artest to Houston – My message to Yao Ming: SHUT UP! The day Yao Ming gets a say in determining the Rockets’ roster moves is the day he:

1. Plays more than 75 games in a season
2. Ditches the Chinese national team to rest for the season
3. Gets out of the first round of the playoffs.

Until then, shut your mouth, Mr. Ming, because the Rockets proved the end of this past season that they’re a good team without you anyway.

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YouTube Video of the Day:

Tom Green = one of the most underrated comedians of all-time.

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That’s all for me.

Have a good Friday.

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