Hey, I want to give a brief shout out and thank you to my good friend Steve Czaban for posting three fine photos of milfilicious Tina Fey on his Web site today. (Ok, the Czabe is not my good friend, but he is my favorite sports talk radio host. Close enough, eh?) Anyway, you can click on Czabe.com to see the sensational pics of Tina, aka Liz Lemon, for yourself. How does this relate to sports/weather you ask? It doesn't. It's just another opportunity for me to post a pic of yummy Tina.
What's that? You came to this site to read something about sports weather? Ok, check out this new weekly feature on The Rainout Blog that focuses on sports teams with weather-related nicknames, mascots or logos. (Ok, I'm not going to do this once a week. Maybe once a millennium, and this is that one time, Spanky. So here goes.)
Let's start with the San Diego Super Chargers and their lightning bolt logo flashing (not literally) on the side of their helmets and pants. The Bolts have gotten off to a slow start this season, as you well know, and have gone through a tough week with wild fires spreading like, uh, wild fires in San Diego. Many of the players evacuated their homes, and the team was forced to move its practices to Arizona. As of this posting, there is no word where the Chargers will play their scheduled home game against Houston this week. It's looking more and more likely that the game will be played on the team's home field, Qualcomm Stadium, but there are still questions about playing the game on Sunday or moving it to Monday night. Update: The game will be played at 4:05 p.m., Sunday in San Diego as scheduled.
In the NHL, the Carolina Hurricanes are so far one of the top teams in the league and are looking very much like the team that won the Stanley Cup two seasons ago. The 'Canes lead the Southeast Division with 15 points, the second most in the NHL, and have a 6-1-3 record. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Lightning is second to the Hurricanes with 10 points in the Southeast. The Colorado Avalanche haven't yet lived up to expectations, but the season is way too young to write off any team. The Avs have 10 points and are third in the Northwest division. (Wow, this is really lame.)
The NBA is still in preseason, so let's not get into that league right now, if ever.
Ok, that's it. You're caught up.
Oh, wait. That team with the snow-capped mountains featured on its logo is down 0-2 in the World Series. Have I mentioned that I'm so sick of Boston sports teams?