Sunday, June 13, 2010
Yanks Sweep Stros, Krauts Beat Aussies
Unlike Australia. Man, they looked hideous against Germany, who were just toying with them.
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oy, oy, oy.
Still, Everton/Australia star Tim Cahill did not deserve that red card. It was a screwup, not an assault.
Martin Tyler called that game on ABC with Ally McCoist, 1980s and '90s star of Glasgow Rangers. Tyler speaks English well enough to get a "Well done" from Professor Henry Higgins. (Well, he should, he's English.) McCoist, the pride of Protestant Scotland, I couldn't understand 5 out of 6 words he said. But I understood him enough to know that he agreed with me that Cahill deserved a yellow rather than a straight red.
And Slovenia beating 10-man Argentina? That puts pressure on both the U.S. and England in that group.
Anyway, with Tampa Bay also losing today, the Yankees are back in a tie for first place not just in the American League East, but for the best record in baseball.
With A-Rod's injury, I've had to adjust the countdowns a bit.
Days until the U.S. team's knockout round game: 14, 2 weeks, most likely against Germany, although it could be against Ghana. Unless they actually manage to win the group, in which case I'd have to research it, and I don't feel like doing that right now.
Days until the World Cup Final: 28. 4 weeks.
Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 600th career home run: 35 (estimated).
Days until the next Yankees-Red Sox series: 54, starting Friday night, August 6, at Yankee Stadium II. Under 8 weeks.
Days until the new English Premier League season starts: 62. A shade over 2 months.
Days until the first football game at the new Meadowlands Stadium (still unnamed): 64.
Days until Rutgers plays football again: 83. 12 weeks.
Days until the first regular-season Giants game at the new Meadowlands Stadium: 91. 3 months.
Days until the first regular-season Jets game at the new Meadowlands Stadium: 92.
Days until East Brunswick High School plays football again: 94.
Days until the Devils play another local rival: 118 (estimated, 2010-11 schedule still not released).
Days until Rutgers and Army play the first college football game at the new Meadowlands Stadium: 125.
Days until the next East Brunswick-Old Bridge Thanksgiving clash: 165.
Days until Derek Jeter collects his 3,000th career hit: 340 (estimated).
Days until the Rutgers-Army football game at Yankee Stadium: 517.
Days until the last Nets game in New Jersey: 672 (estimated).
Days until the 2012 Olympics begin in London: 760.
Days until Alex Rodriguez collects his 3,000th career hit: 854 (estimated).
Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 700th career home run: 1,125 (estimated).
Days until Super Bowl XLVIII at the Meadowlands: 1,330.
Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 756th career home run to surpass all-time leader Hank Aaron: 1,776 (estimated).
Days until Alex Rodriguez hits his 763rd career home run to become as close to a "real" all-time leader as we are likely to have: 1,800 (estimated).