Today marked the return of two things that were foreign to the Tigers recently:
1) winning a series
2) winning a game without hitting a home run.
After clobbering a various assortment of Oriole pitchers for 17 runs yesterday, and Nate Roberston out dueling Mr. Anna Benson for a 2-0 decision tonight, the Tigers have finally guaranteed themselves a series victory for the from time since the series vs. Boston in mid-August. Add that to two White Sox losses, and now there is a bit of breathing room (5 games up) when it comes to the Wild Card, especially with the series in Chicago looming next week. Now one would hope they get a sweep and maybe add one more game to the A.L. Central lead. At 3 games up with 12 to go I like the Tigers odds of winning the Central, especially with 6 of the last 9 vs. Kansas City.
Speaking of Chicago, if you ask Roy Williams, the Lions are leaving with a victory. Many have ripped up Williams for saying that. I for one actually like it. Not the guarantee part, but the confidence that no matter who the Lions are facing that they think they will win. In years past before every game you'd hear "we're just going to go out and do our best." Your best? Fuck that shit. Like John Mason said in The Rock, "Losers always whine about doing their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen." HOWEVA...they still have to execute, and that's what will stop Detroit from winning. It will be another field goal delight with both offense getting the crap knocked out of by each teams defense. The winner will be the team that forces the other team into making more mistakes. The Lions will hang in there and scare Chicago, but will end up 0-2 when the day is done.
HOORAY BEER: U of M football for dashing Notre Dames title hopes and the fellation of Fat Charlie. If they could just knock of the sweater vested nuts of Columbus I'd be a happy boy.