Quote of the day
"The greatest game in the world will be played on the greatest stage in the world." -- Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch, after the 2014 Super Bowl was awarded to Meadowlands Stadium
The NBA West finals is now a best-of-three, after both teams held serve in the opening four games. Phoenix will have to win one in L.A. to prevail. That series is in striking contrast to the Eastern finals, where the home team has only won one of first four games.
The Yankees and Twins were suspended after 5 innings last night, and the game will be completed today. Depending on how your fantasy game treats suspended games, you might be able to get 1½ games out of those hitters today.
On the surface, playing the 2014 Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in northern NJ sounds a bit looney. But maybe not so much. New York City will provide a good venue for the weekly hoopla leading up to Sunday. The corporate suites at the stadium will all be enclosed. The game will be the usual sellout, regardless of weather potential. (Whether all those seats are actually filled remains to be seen.) The world will still watch on TV, without regard to locale. So the only issue would seem to be that adverse weather might impact game play. If so – so what? Some of the playoff games leading up to the Super Bowl could be played in cold weather sites in January. Why not the Super Bowl itself?
The Crowne Plaza Invitational tees off tomorrow morning, completing the 3-week Texas swing. Get your GuruGolf foursomes ready.