Around the World in 80 Words, Thursday Edition: Verlander, Pandas, Lolo Jones and Eli

By REED NELSON

Always locally sourced, always fresh. Taking you around the world in 80 words or less…

… Justin Verlander pitched like Evil Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the World Series, and the Tigers ace surrendered five runs in just 4 innings, his shortest outing since Game 1 of the 2011 ALCS. Pablo Sandoval homered three times as the Giants blew out the Tigers 8-3 in the Fall Classic opener…

… The winner of the headline battle? “Panda-Monium,” although a simple “Skadoosh” would’ve sufficed…

… Oh, and Tim McCarver is a huge Barry Manilow/Brian Boitano fan, in case you didn’t know…

… Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones made the U.S. bobsled team yesterday, which either says something about Lolo’s athleticism or the state of women’s bobsledding in America. At the moment, it’s a toss up…

… There was a mishap at a Heinz Ketchup warehouse. Turns out people counterfeit ketchup

… Eli Manning’s tongue can now be found protruding from his left cheek following his response to DeAngelo Hall’s ridiculous quotes in the Washington Post. Time for today’s break down (which will officially put us over the 80 word cap. What can I say, I’m a rebel):

Hall —

I don’t know how well he picked up on it, but he ultimately did because he made the play to beat us. But I don’t feel like he made that play. I feel like we gave him that play.

That wasn’t nothing he did, like: ‘Aw man, he saw this and saw the that.’ We just had one guy set his feet, one guy not do this, and I could have thrown that ball and he could’ve scored.

It wasn’t something he was just a rocket science and he figured something out. We just played that as bad as possible.

Manning

I appreciate him giving it to me. Thank you. I didn’t think it took a rocket scientist to figure it out, either. We had a guy running open, and you hit him.

If that’s the way they want to put it in their heads, then that’s fine. The fact is, that was the coverage. If they messed up, that’s what you’ve got to do as an offense. You’ve got to take advantage of it.

If a team wants to give up some plays, or they don’t want to play well on a certain day, it’s our job to play better, make the plays, and take advantage of that opportunity.

Unofficial winner: Eli and his eight fourth quarter comeback’s in the last two seasons.



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