DO US A FAVRE, BRETT: According to the Los Angeles Times, Green Bay giant Brett Favre could be considering a comeback – with another team. It’s fitting that this story should originate in LaLa Land. Please say it ain’t so Brett. I couldn’t face sitting through another retirement press conference and wasting another box of Kleenex. It’s like watching a rerun of a Lassie film.
GOLDEN BALLS’ FIRST GOAL: David Beckham scored his first goal in the MLS as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0. Just as well after the Galaxy’s embarrassing opening-day defeat against Colorado. That 4-0 drubbing resulted in former Ipswich Town defender Frank Yallop being replaced as coach by Dutch Master Ruud Gullit.
A-WAD: So Alex Rodriguez earns more money a year than the entire Florida Marlins 33-man roster ($28 million v $22 million). No surprise there then. Neither were the groans at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night when he struck out with the bases loaded. Whatever A-Rod does, it will never be enough – even if and when he has World Series ring on his finger. That’s the price you pay for being baseball’s highest-paid player.
THE OTHER A-ROD: Andy Roddick recorded his first win in 12 attempts against world No. 1 Roger Federer. “I came in knowing that nobody has beaten me 12 times in a row,” said Roddick. Now that’s a record to be proud of!
WAS THAT ON THE RECORD, JAMES? Incoming New York Knicks president Donnie Walsh has promised a new era of openness with the media. They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Try telling that to owner James Dolan following the disastrous appointments of Larry Brown and Isiah Thomas. “I think the team has to protect itself from doing harm to itself through the press,” said Dolan. Don’t the results speak for themselves?