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October 6, 2011

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Tracee Hamilton Q&A

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Tracee Hamilton

Tracee Hamilton has worked at the Post since 1993, toiling in office obscurity as an editor before someone said, "Hey, you've got a lot of opinions and can write a little. Why don't you become a columnist?"

Her interests range from genealogy to Nordic combined to Kansas basketball. If ever there were a Jayhawk who once flew off a ski jump, she'd know where he was buried.

Her list of pet peeves is considerably longer, but includes Missouri basketball and poor Metro etiquette. She welcomes dissenting opinions -- in the way Great Whites welcome open-water swimmers.

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Q.

Huge Noogie Needed. Huge.

Tracee - Please do me and other Nats Journal readers a huge favor, get the WaPo sports editor into a headlock and administer a huge noogie until they beg for mercy and apologize for posting the SportsPost Live video to the Nats Journal blog. Because that is far better treatment than inflicting that video on a Nats fan. It is billed as a "Nats Season 2011 Review; Redskins 1st Quarter Assessment" and it turns out it's all about football for the first 28 minutes and the not even 5 minutes they spend on the Nats is completely worthless, consisting of Steinz snarking that they should rather be talking about the Caps and Maese indicating the Nats have a hole at 1B (where in fact they have an oversupply in Morse/LaRoche). Seriously, this needs to be an epic noogie. (I'm thinking bald spot.) Huge thanks in advance!
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Tracee Hamilton :

Well, I like the Nats editor, so I'm not going to give her a noogie. The problem with trying to do a Nats review is that every one of the baseball people is on assignment or vanished, like that damn Kilgore. Actually, Kilgore is back and now he's on assignment too. So there were no baseball scribes in the office to get pulled in to SPL.

Speaking of Kilgore, he never answered my email regarding Pittsburgh Wife's question about Clip's tattoo -- specifically, what does his left arm say? So I went to a better source -- Storen -- and he tells me it says "Persevere." Who needs Kilgore? (Just kidding; don't start sending me questions to pass on to Storen, who's just trying to rest the wing.

And good morning, everyone! I was wrong about the first show to get canceled -- it was "Playboy Club" and not "A Gifted Mind." Should have seen that one coming, I guess. I am in love with "Homeland" after Episode One. Anyone else?

With all that said, let's get started!

– October 06, 2011 11:00 AM
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St. Louis fans

There surely must not have been any St. Louis Cardinals fans attending the Rams / Redskins game on Sunday. Because they sure were booing their home team a lot and we all know that Cardinals fans are only supportive of the home team. OTOH, maybe St. Louis fans are no better than any others and cheer winning and boo losing.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Cardinals fans and Rams fans are not the same group of people. And you have to admit, that was some of the worst football you ever saw. Ever.

– October 06, 2011 11:01 AM
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Prof. Coach

Great idea, Sally! Though I'm not so sure about the idea of some coaches having tenured positions.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Loved Sally's column today. But I wouldn't give tenure to any coach -- or maybe a five-year tenure that worked both ways. They have to stay; you have to keep them (barring egregious actions). That's a decent time frame to judge both sides.

– October 06, 2011 11:03 AM
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Pittsburgh Wife

Tracee, thank you very much. I think that's very indicative of his character. No wonder he's the best setup man in the majors (and I don't consider that hyperbole!) So what do I do now that my beloved Steelers are having a major meltdown? Sigh. And, no, PH did not watch any of the games so far.
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Tracee Hamilton :

So he's in the clear. Good.

I can't explain the Steelers' ills. And now, of course, they have ACTUAL ills. Just may not be their year. You're going to need another outlet. Anyone have any ideas for PW?

– October 06, 2011 11:05 AM
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Watching the playoffs

I don't have cable so I haven't seen any of it. The NFL is on broadcast, of course, so I've been getting my football fix every weekend instead. Why does MLB hate America?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I wonder this when I see the 9:30 starts (or the 8:30 or later starts for my Tigers). I can't figure it out. I've given up trying.

– October 06, 2011 11:07 AM
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Obligatory Seinfeld Reference

Nickname for Grossman:  Statue of Limitations.

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Tracee Hamilton :

I like it!

– October 06, 2011 11:11 AM
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O's Overcelebration NOT

Tracee, this was addressed in Bos's chat, but the Yankees and Boston are Evil Empires 1 and 2. Any time you can eliminate one of them in favor of a team with 1/4 (Boston) or 1/5.5 (NYY) their payrolls is cause for jubilation. The O's played the Rays tough, too, and yes, they have been unable to compete even w/double the Rays payroll. But as Bos said, anyone who wasn't rooting for the Rays also rooted against Billy Beane in Moneyball.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I could understand some celebrating, but it went on and on and on. Just a little overdone, I thought.

– October 06, 2011 11:14 AM
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Matt Cooke

Hi Tracee, A few months ago I asked you what you thought of Matt Cookes new "attitude" and understanding for playing the game clean. Well, what a shock last week he struck again with a dirty hit. I guess some things just never change.

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Tracee Hamilton :

Hard to teach an old thug new tricks?

– October 06, 2011 11:15 AM
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NFC West

The NFC West should merge with the Big East to form a new conference. What could it be called?
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Tracee Hamilton :

The Vastly Improved NFC West?

– October 06, 2011 11:15 AM
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Montgomery Village, MD

O goddess of the Plans and most famous Baby Jay ever. What was the greatest number of push ups you had to do at a KU football game ? Bucky Badger did 190 last Saturday night ! Hey Huskers, you're not in Kansas any more !
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Tracee Hamilton :

Ha! Well, in the uniform I wore, you couldn't do pushups because the beak got in the way. (So I had to do them with one arm. hahahaha) Wisconsin certainly proved itself the class of the Big Ten, I think.

– October 06, 2011 11:17 AM
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Chris Cooley's comments

Tracee, So what do you think of Cooleys comments that stated it was "hilarious" to watch the Cowboys fail. Yes, I'm a Cowboys fan and must admit that it was very difficult watching the games VS Lions. But Chris Cooley going out and calling out Romo... Umm...What has Chris Cooley done for the Redskins the past 2 or 3 seasons? Answer is NOTHING. What a bum!
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Tracee Hamilton :

It's weird to lose to a team, to have that team lose to another team, and then make fun of the team that BEAT YOU for losing. I'm not sure I agree that Cooley has done nothing for the Skins for two or three seasons, although we may be seeing the beginning of the end for him, but I do agree it was just odd. I've heard that he was trying to be funny, and that he was very serious, so who knows what he was thinking?

– October 06, 2011 11:21 AM
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Washington Post Editing

Tracee: I noticed that in the on-line version of your editorial today, it stated: "Can you honestly say if you were an actual billionaire, you'd never by anything just for fun?" Clearly that "by" should be "buy". I am not criticizing you personally for this, and obviously this is just a small typo, but I am curious as to whether on-line columns go throug the same scrutiny that news articles go through in the Washington Post. Can you elaborate on this?

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Tracee Hamilton :

Thanks for the heads-up on that one. There are no small typos, only small type. Hmmmm. That doesn't make sense. Anyway, these columns get written fast and edited fast because we try to post them early in the day and clearly I need to go back and read them over. My editor has about 9,000 things to do a day and that's not much of an exaggeration any more so I take full responsibility.

– October 06, 2011 11:22 AM
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Steelers

I wouldn't worry yet about the Steelers. They are the masters at winning games in December & January, not September. As long as they make the playoffs, everything is still okay in Steeler country.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Better, PW?

– October 06, 2011 11:24 AM
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Not a Prude, But. . .

I thought there was too much skin showing in Homeland. You can do a sex scene without all the nudity--but, of course, it was Showtime. I like Ringer, but I've been a fan of Buffy, Horatio Hornblower, and Richard Alpert for a while.
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Tracee Hamilton :

There was a lot of skin showing, you're right, but I thought in particular the sex with the husband and wife was important to show.

I want to like "Ringer." I am a HUGE  Buffy fan and have been since Day 1. I even watched that "Free Agents" show because it has Anthony Stewart Head in the cast. But I don't like "Ringer." Yet I will probably keep in on the VCR just in case.

– October 06, 2011 11:26 AM
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Reminder

The Tigers game (NOT Yankees game - a pox on the Bronx) starts at 8 pm ET tonight, not 8:30.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Thank you. If that was first pitch, I might be happy, but there will be blather first. Why can't they blather at 7:30? It would pre-empty a "BBT" rerun but I have those on DVD so who cares?

– October 06, 2011 11:27 AM
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A Big 12 with Boise?

Good grief. And speaking of grief...my wife and I will be turning in our diplomas if Mizzou moves to the SEC. Bleah. Double bleah.
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Tracee Hamilton :

It doesn't seem right somehow, but Mizzou is determined to go somewhere and the Big Ten clearly doesn't want it.

– October 06, 2011 11:28 AM
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best guess for NBA return

Any ideas on when the NBA comes back? Thanks. Love your work.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I'm on record as saying mid-season and I'll stick with that. Meaning late January-early February, with the all-star game canceled.

– October 06, 2011 11:30 AM
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Genius (Jobs & Sports)

Not a question here, mostly an observation on the passing of Steve Jobs and, somewhat incongruously, sports. One of the things remarked about Steve Jobs is that he made genius visible, beautiful, functional. And that is one of the attractions of sports - at its best it provides a display of genius that is elemental, beautiful, fundamentally satisfying. Like a deep home run or a laid-out catch in centerfield, you see it and you know: that is awesome. Sports reliably provide moments of genius made visible. In most of the rest of the world, genius is harder to discern. Tough even to distinguish between the good and the bad. Here's hoping more of us can develop a little bit of the eye and judgement that Jobs had for good ideas in areas beyond sports.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Interesting comparison. No doubt the man was a genius. Gone too soon, but what a list of achievements.

– October 06, 2011 11:33 AM
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conferences

Hi Tracee, what do you think of this scenario : KU, KSU, Mizzou, ISU, Louisville, WVU, Cincy, Okla. St, TCU., Baylor, Texas Tech & BYU form a new conference called the Big Bridesmaids. It makes as much geographic sense as any other current conference and it gets to tell UT & OU to go pound sand. How about it?
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Tracee Hamilton :

That's an interesting mix, but I can't imagine any conference chucking Texas and OU. They bring revenue. It's a beautiful dream, though.

– October 06, 2011 11:35 AM
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Playoff Broadcasts

TBS makes me appreciate MASN. That little bug with the score and status is almost unreadable.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yeah, I'm not sure about TBS. When I'm longing for Fox (McCarver), that's a bad thing. Although I see McCarver will miss the first two games and be replaced by Francona. If only all Americans could find a job as quickly as he did!

– October 06, 2011 11:37 AM
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Understanding MLB late start time

As much as I hate it, it's pretty simple. The viewership they lose in the Eastern US is more than made up by the viewership they gain on the West Coast.
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Tracee Hamilton :

That's probably true. They lose old people, middle-aged people with early wakeup calls (me), and kids. In the west, they lose only the people who wouldn't watch anyway. I can't expect them to schedule the games to my liking ... but wouldn't it be nice?

– October 06, 2011 11:40 AM
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Terps

Any chance the Terps can win one of the next three- @ Ga. Tech, Clemson and @ FSU. The season could get ugly quickly.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Well, the Terps are better than my team, which got clocked by Tech, but still ... Tech's offense is awesome. I don't know; I don't see a win among those three opponents.  Anyone out there more optimistic?

– October 06, 2011 11:41 AM
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Sec 114, Row E

My highlight of the Cards series is the 2 cameos by the squirrel. Love that the squirrel distracts the ump from the ball/strike call last night and induced a small wave in the stands as everyone jumped up to avoid the squirrel.
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Tracee Hamilton :

And now the squirrel has a twitter account. Only in America! ESPN has a top 10 animal interference segment but they leave out the Winfield incident.

– October 06, 2011 11:43 AM
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Sec 114, Row E

If you don't have cable, you are not permitted to lament missing sports. Cable is sports. OTA baseball? Right there in the museum with the dodo bird and the buggy whip.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I guess. I do think that there is a segment of the population that can't make its cable payments anymore.

– October 06, 2011 11:46 AM
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Coaches as faculty members

Sally didn't say anything about what would happen if coaches actually did become faculty members (tenure is a canard, since it is fast disappearing in the academy as retiring tenured faculty are replaced by part-time and adjunct faculty). But does she really think any coach (even the assistants) at any level would be willing to work for faculty salaries? This is just a non-starter.
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Tracee Hamilton :

No, I'm quite sure Sally doesn't think they'd work for faculty salaries. Some of the graduate assistants, maybe, but nobody higher than that.

– October 06, 2011 11:47 AM
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St. Louis squirrel - Section 405

The squirrel did a great job against the Phillies in the face of threats of being blown away. Is there a similar mascot in Philly (the Philly Rat?) to worry about? 

I'm going to be on edge as all three of my postseason goals are on the line - eliminating Philly, eliminating the Yankees, seeing Nyjer and Jerry Hairston advance...

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Tracee Hamilton :

It would be wild if there was a squirrel in the ballpark in Philly for Game 5. Some dope will probably try to sneak one in under his jersey and find out just how cute and sweet squirrels really are. I hope it's the guy who threw up on fans.

Well, here's hoping you get all three (although I really care the most about just that one...)

– October 06, 2011 11:49 AM
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Cooley

I was listening to the Cooley show live, and thought nothing of the comments he made about Romo. Cooley also joked that Rex threw more balls to the Rams than he did to Chris... and that those who complain on Twitter that he's messing with their fantasy teams are terrible fantasy owners for not dropping him by n ow. The show is rarely serious. I, for one, like the fact that Chris is a fan of his own team. I don't know why people are making such a big deal out of this. And Tracee, what are your thoughts about the Kansas City/Indy game? ~STG
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Tracee Hamilton :

I don't think it's a big deal, either, but ... I was asked. Still not sure it's a great thing to say but I can't imagine it keeping Romo up at night.

As for the Chiefs game: I do not like playing winless teams.

– October 06, 2011 11:50 AM
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Hey Cowboys Fan!

It's called schadenfreude -- and Cooley's got as much right to it as anyone else! (Seriously, do the COWBOYS really need people getting indignant on their behalf?? What's next - arguing for tax breaks for millionares??)
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Tracee Hamilton :

Who would argue for tax breaks for millionaires! :)

– October 06, 2011 11:51 AM
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Good Luck to the Tigers

Beat those D**n Yankees! And I hope the Cards beat the Phils, too (they don't deserve to go to the World Series after losing 4 at home from us!). I don't really care about the Brewers-DBacks.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Thanks! I'm sort of town on the Brewers-Dbacks. Like the Brewers but Kirk Gibson manages the Dbacks and I have a soft spot for him. If you'd told me 30 years ago he'd be a good manager one day I'd have fainted from laughing.

– October 06, 2011 11:52 AM
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Baseball on TV

The yakking starts at 7:30 tonight. First pitch is 8:07. It would be 8:37 if the other AL series was still on (that one would have started at 5:07). They want to get as much as they can in primetime, especially Yankees or Phillies, so they'll push an East Coast game as late as 8:30 if they have to.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Well, that's wonderful!

– October 06, 2011 11:53 AM
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Arlington VA

Do the Brewers win at home over the Diamondbacks to take the series?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I want to go with the Diamondbacks but have a feeling it's going to be the Brewers.

– October 06, 2011 11:54 AM
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NBA bad business

The NBA - owners and players alike - need to be careful that they don't let this lockout last too long. Unlike the NFL, which has a bunch of die-hard fans, the NBA doesn't really have that type of intense fan base, Bill Simmons aside. They run the risk of losing a lot of casual fans. Just ask MLB how that strike in 94 worked out for them.
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Tracee Hamilton :

That's why I think the threat of losing the season is a canard.

– October 06, 2011 11:55 AM
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America

"Why does MLB hate America?" Because they want you to buy their streaming TV product, which you have to admit costs a lot less than one month of cable. (I'm not wild about the postseason product, which gives you the option to watch the direct feed from all of TBS' eight cameras, but not the option of choosing the over-the-air feed. I hope they'll fix that.) As a member of Cable-Free Nation, I find it better than nothing.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Good point.

– October 06, 2011 11:56 AM
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ANOTHER VIEW OF THE STEELERS

Sorry to the other fan, but I don't see a lot of good for the rest of the year. I know the schedule gets easier, but they struggled in what should have been an easy win against Indy. I think Baltimore will win the division, then it'll be a struggle for wild-card. If they make it, I don't see them getting far. Looks like it's time to rebuild with younger players (and I am a lifelong fan, but also a realist).
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Tracee Hamilton :

PW, you might want to avert your eyes.

– October 06, 2011 11:57 AM
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The Fridge and pizza

Any correlation between Friedgen's "retirement" and a 65% drop in sales at the College Park Ledo's?? I think YES!!

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Tracee Hamilton :

Wow!

– October 06, 2011 11:57 AM
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Redskins

In evaluating this team, I would say that they are still pretty early in their rebuilding process, notwithstanding the views of some fans. As such, they can expect to win more games early, then lose games as injuries set in and they do not yet have talented back ups (as a result of the aforementioned rebuilding process). They also don't have a starting QB, and this will further limit them. They do have good depth and RB and WR, but that's about it. They are more like a 7-9 to 8-8 team this year, which will be a positive step in the rebuilding process. They will need to use their first round pick on a QB, and continue to add depth next year. What do you think?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I said 7-9 at the beginning and I'll stick with that. They could easily have lost last weekend to a very bad St. Louis team. The emergence of Torain is a good sign -- having three backs is great -- but there are problems at QB and depth problems on the line. So far, no injuries, but will that last? It hasn't held together in recent years; I'd be surprised if it did this year. So this season could still turn bad in a hurry.

– October 06, 2011 11:58 AM
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Francona's job

Yeah, but that's just a temp gig until he finds something more awesome. Kinda like moving home with the parents and waiting tables.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Hee hee.

– October 06, 2011 11:58 AM
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Santana

As much as I like Santana and how bad Rex is, the turning point of the Rams game was when Moss had a senior moment and let the ball go off his chest.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I've never been as big a Moss fan as most. Hope Armstrong is healthy for the Eagles game because they need him.

– October 06, 2011 11:58 AM
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To Pittsburgh Wife, from a sister Pittsburgher

Maybe this will be the Penguins' year!
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Tracee Hamilton :

There you go, PW! Of course, Caps fans would like it not to be...

– October 06, 2011 11:59 AM
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Playoff broadcast

What is MLB supposed to do? No one can watch the games at 2:00 pm- at least people with real jobs. This leaves the evening- They broadcast it when the most people throughout the country can watch- don't forget 8:30 is 5:30 in Cali. The got a huge amount of crap when they broadcast two games at the same time a few years back- there is only so many hours in the day.
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Tracee Hamilton :

They used to show games around, I think, 3 p.m. Central. Just in time for kids getting out of school. Not all games, just one a day, as I recall. Well, it would have to be -- there was no cable then. And the world didn't come to an end. Then they realized that kids just getting out of school (and old people) don't spend money, and that was that.

I know, I'm waxing nostalgic for days that will never return. But without those days, I'm not a baseball fan. That's where it started for me. I wonder where it starts for kids now.

Now you damn kids get off my lawn!

– October 06, 2011 11:59 AM
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Kirk is actually chill

I've been astounded by how mellow he sounds in those dumb dugout interviews. He's almost channeling "The Dude." Wow.
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Tracee Hamilton :

When he was in Detroit, we used to call him and Dave Rozema "the men with one brain" -- but loved the both of them as fans. He's grown up a lot.

– October 06, 2011 12:00 PM
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MU to the SEC

Why? I do not understand the motivation. If Mizzou's gripe is that it is not visible in the Big 12, does it believe that it will be any more visible in the SEC? If it believes that the Big 12 is unstable (which is ultimately the reason that Nebraska left), then does it not realize that it now can restore that stability? I have little room to talk, given that Nebraska left for the Big Ten, but someone should remind Mizzou that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Nebraska's first conference game last year: win over K-State; this year: deflating loss to Wisconsin. Hope Mizzou fans are ready for their trips to Tuscaloosa, Baton Rouge, and Gainesville... --RHG--
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Tracee Hamilton :

RHG, I agree with you, I think it's a mistake for Mizzou, and I'm going to stop right there because I don't want to say crappy things about Mizzou.

– October 06, 2011 12:00 PM
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Trebek!!!

I am fully on board... He opened last night's show with an incoherent apology about a pun involving the returning winner, which was in no way a pun. He then snarkily responded, "That's niii-iice," to a contestant's story (not like she picked the question) about how she mispronounced Trebek as a child. Hey, Alex... The Jerk Store called...
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yes! A convert, and with a Seinfeld reference!

– October 06, 2011 12:00 PM
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Death of the Big 12

How sad is it that Mizzou is getting ready to finally kill the Big 12. Seeing them secede from the Big 12 Union is just repeating history, although I doubt anyone is going to chase them back. Going to miss those beatings the Jayhawks gave in b-ball. Let's Go Royals!

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Tracee Hamilton :

Seems in character with Mizzou. And I'd better stop there. :)

– October 06, 2011 12:00 PM
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Most Annoying

While watching the baseball playoffs I was struck by a question that I could not decide for sure. Which is the most annoying fan at games: 1. The person behind home plate who gets on their cell phone to see when they are on camera and then waves like an idiot OR 2. The person, almost always a "man," who runs up and down the aisle making the "stand up and cheer" motion with his arms? It's a tough call. What do you think?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I'll go with the guy behind the plate, because we're forced to see him more often.

– October 06, 2011 12:01 PM
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Big-ish 12

Tracee -- did you enjoy the 2 weeks of "stability in our time" for the Big 12? Now Mizzou is apparently off to the SEC (and I still feel crummy about the OU-Mizzou game, so generally that's OK with me), just confirming my theory that they've played a large role in the demise of the Big 12. Oh well. And do you suppose my Sooners will continue to drop in the polls after beating Texas this weekend? (Although I certainly understand why LSU is ranked #1 at this point). OUMom
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Tracee Hamilton :

Hey, OUMom! Getting tired of all the upheaval in general and that caused by Missouri in particular. I think your Sooners will be all right but there are a lot of good teams out there this season.

– October 06, 2011 12:01 PM
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Bad week for . . .

Ms. H: Certainly for my Huskers (although I was never crazy enough to think NU should be in the Top 10) and for what's left of the Big 12. If I had known NU leaving for the B1G would end up perhaps ending KU versus MU on an annual basis, I think I would have preferred staying in the Big 12, even with the evil empire in Austin running the show. AHG
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Tracee Hamilton :

Thanks, AHG!

– October 06, 2011 12:01 PM
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B'More Cat and Chat Lover

How 'bout them Badgers? Yay! How 'bout them Gophers? Ack! I don't have cable, not because I can't make the payments, but because I already watch too much crap television and don't need to pay for the privilege to watch even more. If there is a game I want to see, I either head to a good restaurant bar with a TV, or over to a friend's.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yeah, sorry about the Gophers... I watch too much crap TV too, and every time I pay the cable bill I think "why?"

– October 06, 2011 12:01 PM
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Santana

She's good, but I like Rachel & Brittany better (you were talking about Glee, right?).
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Tracee Hamilton :

Ha! If "Glee" doesn't improve quickly, I won't be talking about it ever again!

– October 06, 2011 12:02 PM
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MLB Scheduling

I'm seeing complaints about start times, but I think MLB and TBS is doing a good job. You can see that they don't want to overlap games and so they start them 3.5 hours apart. With 4 series going on (with only one team out west), I think they are doing a pretty good job with it. See what happens when they reach the LCS.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Well, the LCS, they stagger the days and the start times so there should be no overlap. It's good that they are not overlapping; I just miss being able to stay awake at night, that's all. That's hardly TBS's fault.

– October 06, 2011 12:02 PM
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MLB Playoff Start Times

I'd rather miss some of the beginning of a game than have to make the choice to stay up until Midnight or later to see the end. Please start East Coast night games at 7:30 or, even better, 7. But there is no chance of that happening.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Me too, and you're right, no chance. Sigh.

– October 06, 2011 12:03 PM
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Dear Baseball Gods

Please please please let it be Detroit or Texas vs. Milwaukee or Arizona in the World Series. Pretty please? I think the Detroit vs Milwaukee would be a blast, fun teams with fun fan bases. The idea of watching the Yankee$ or Phillie$ win is just stomach turning. I always see the Roman Coliseum when they show post season games in the "new" Yankee stadium. And Phillie phans need no description, they are a known entity.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Detroit-Milwaukee would be pretty fun but there's a loooong way to go. No jinxes.

Gotta quit. Need to finish up another column and then head to PT. Hope you all have a splendid bye weekend.

– October 06, 2011 12:03 PM
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