No love for the underdog

If the Arizona Cardinals happened to make it to the Super Bowl, it would be a huge story. It would also be in a bizarro universe, because it’s not happening in this one. I mention this because the Colorado Rockies are in the World Series, and it’s a nonstory.

When did every other sport besides the NFL become the NHL? The World Series only matters if two “name” teams are there. If the Red Sox make it, the sports world will care. If it’s the Indians, it will be like when Anaheim beat whoever the heck they beat for the Stanley Cup. I don’t know why that is, but at least the long 14-year wait is over. I’m sure David Nied is watching somewhere.

It is somewhat amusing that Kazuo Matsui, a can’t-miss star when he signed with the Mets three years ago, is a key player for the young Rockies. I’m rooting for them, since the alternative is Chicago rival Cleveland or perpetually annoying Boston. I’ll say that most life-long Red Sox fans are good folks who stick with their team. It’s the hangers-on that make the franchise unbearable, borderline Yankee-esque.

On Sunday I’ll be in Vegas, watching the Titans at 10 a.m. local time. What could be better than watching football in the morning, preferrably with an adult beverage?

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