How about the world of sports these days? It seems like every sport has something going on right now ...

How about Utah's adopted son Mike Weir knocking off Tiger Woods Sunday in front of the home country fans in the Presidents Cup? What made Weir's victory so remarkable was that he blew a three-hole lead and actually trailed with three holes to play, only to come back and beat the world's best player on the final hole. Nice going Weirsy ...

How about BYU knocking off New Mexico in Albuquerque Saturday night thanks to five Lobo turnovers? It must really grate on UNM's Rocky Long for his former assistant Bronco Mendenhall to keep beating him year after year after year. That's three straight for Mendenhall over Long. The Cougars still look a little shaky, but with their upcoming schedule they shouldn't lose until November ...

How about Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie setting the world marathon record Sunday in Berlin by a whopping 29 seconds? I remember the record being 2 hours and 10 minutes in my lifetime, and now it's down six minutes to 2:04.26. Someday someone will run a marathon in under two hours ...

How about the National Hockey League choosing to open the season over the weekend in London of all places? Yep, those Brits are well-known for their hockey ...

How about U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo going off on her teammates and coach last week? While it may have been in poor taste for Solo to spout off, it was a pretty stupid decision by her coach to bench a keeper who hadn't given up a goal in several games in favor of someone who hadn't played for three months and then see the team lose 4-0 ...

How about 53-year-old Brett Favre, or however old he is, breaking the NFL record for touchdown passes Sunday? The guy is amazing. He looked like he might be washed up a couple of years ago, but all he's done is lead the Packers to a surprising 4-0 record this year, while extending his consecutive-game starting streak to an amazing 241 ...

How about all those upsets in college football Saturday? Seven of the top 13 teams were beaten, mostly by unranked teams. That shows the parity that has come to college football and is another example why it would be so exciting to have a postseason tournament of some sort ...

How about Andrei Kirilenko and his demand to be traded as long as Jerry Sloan is the Jazz coach? Players shouldn't be able to throw a fit and get their wish to go elsewhere, but if Kirilenko is as seriously unhappy as he appears to be, he likely won't be of much use to the Jazz. The Jazz should let Paul Millsap take over his position and trade A.K. for a good shooting guard ...

Finally, how about the Cubs and Red Sox both clinching pennants on the same day Friday? It may not mean much to those who aren't fans of both teams like myself. But now I could be faced with the same dilemma I worried about in 2003 — what to do if the Cubs and Red Sox make it to the World Series. I still don't know what I'd do, but as a frustrated fan of the two longtime losers, it would be a nice problem to have ...


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