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The 5 night stand got a little more interesting late last night:

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September 29, 2009
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Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band To Perform Full Album Sequences During Giants Stadium Run

‘Born To Run,’ ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town,’ ‘Born In The USA’ Each To Be Performed In Their Entirety

In response to the overwhelming fan enthusiasm at Chicago’s Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live performance of the album ‘Born to Run,’ Springsteen has decided to perform one classic album each night at Giants Stadium:

Sep 30 E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium ‘Born To Run’
Oct 2 E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’
Oct 3 E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium ‘Born In The USA’
Oct 8 E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium ‘Born To Run’
Oct 9 E. Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium ‘Born In The USA’

In Chicago, Bruce began with a varied set list, performed the album portion of the show in the middle of the concert, and continued the show through its grand finale. Said long time manager Jon Landau, “Chicago convinced us that this was really worth doing. The audience was so supportive of the concept that it convinced us to go ahead with this at Giants Stadium.”

Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot called that city’s performance “epic,” continuing, “they delivered and then some.”

What do I think? I’ll let everyone know after I check one of the shows out.

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NEW YORK JETS: Bart Scott: SHUTUP!

If you haven’t already been able to tell, I love this Jets team. I love Rex Ryan, and I love that the Jets finally have a team with personality. However, I do not love the outrageous statements made by Bart Scott yesterday after the game:

On another note, off to that fullback [Ahmard Hall] who ran his mouth. You tell me what you think. For anybody out there who thinks that this is a gimmick defense and can’t play smashmouth — how dare you. This team is built on tough, gritty players who can play any kind of football. We played basketball the first couple weeks, this week was smashmouth. We are built for that. Like I said, David is a hell of a player in the middle. We’ll hold it down. Any way anyone wants to play, we will play it.

Please. You’re 3-0. Yes the defense is awesome. But please, become a playoff team first, and then start talking big. Or, this is really, really gonna come back to haunt you. Bad.

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NEW YORK JETS: Week 3 Review

3-0. Who woulda thunk it. I was at today’s game, my 19th (11-8 overall), and it was LOUD in there. Just an absolutely awesome atmosphere. The game? Not so awesome.

The Jets 24-17 win over the Titans was an ugly game they could have very easily lost. The offensive as anemic for most of the game, so it seemed, and Mark Sanchez made some bad decisions with the football.

The defense, on the other hand, stepped up majorly in the 2nd half, causing turnovers left and right, and saving the game. Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships.

We can’t play like this every week and expect to win. But I’ll happily take the W.

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NEW YORK JETS: Week 3 Preview

Trap game alert. That’s what the Jets game with the Titans is. The Titans are 0-2, thinking they should be 2-0. They have a potent running back in Chris Johnson, who could run rampant on the defensive side of the football. The Jets are playing without defensive stalwarts Lito Sheppard and Donald Strickland, both out with injury.

The Jets need to score early, Sanchez needs to get a good tempo going early, and the running game needs to get going early. See a trend?

CBSHD, 1pm ET

My Prediction:

Titans 24
Jets 27

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NFL: Week 3 Picks

Well, I went 9-7 last week (getting back to normal), so here’s my week 3 picks when I try to get way over .500 again:

Jacksonville at Houston 1:00 pm CBS – HD (Regional)
Tennessee at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS – HD (Regional)
Green Bay at St. Louis 1:00 pm FOX Regional
Washington at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Regional
San Francisco at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX Regional
Atlanta at New England 1:00 pm FOX Regional
N.Y. Giants at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Regional
Cleveland at Baltimore 1:00 pm CBS – HD (Regional)
Kansas City at Philadelphia 1:00 pm CBS – HD (Regional)
Chicago at Seattle 4:05 pm FOX Regional
New Orleans at Buffalo 4:05 pm FOX Regional
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 4:15 pm CBS – HD (Regional)
Denver at Oakland 4:15 pm CBS – HD (Regional)
Miami at San Diego 4:15 pm CBS – HD (Regional)
Indianapolis at Arizona 8:20 pm NBC

Monday

Carolina at Dallas 8:30 pm ESPN

Week 2: 9-7
Overall: 24-8

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PGA TOUR: 2 Playoffs??

If you like playoffs — and yes, that’s playoffs, with a lower case “p” — then the Tour Championship may be just for you. From ESPN.com’s Bob Harig:

Just like at any PGA Tour event, if the Tour Championship ends in a tie on Sunday, there will be a sudden-death playoff to decide the winner — just as there was last year when Camilo Villegas defeated Sergio Garcia.

But if the FedEx Cup playoffs end in a tie, there will also be a playoff to decide the $10 million winner.

And there are several scenarios in which there could be multiple playoffs.

Follow along.

If Scott Verplank, who is eighth in the standings, and Jim Furyk, who is third, finish the tournament tied, they would go to a sudden-death playoff that would begin at the par-3 18th hole, then continue to the 17th and again to the 18th until there is a winner.

If Furyk wins the tournament, he also wins the FedEx Cup.

But what if Verplank wins the tournament? He gets 2,500 points for winning the Tour Championship, added to the 1,000 he has going in. Furyk gets 1,500 for finishing second, added to the 2,000 he has going in. They both would have a total of 3,500. Then what?

Another playoff.

They’d go back to the 18th hole and start again.

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For the last time this year:

A: Tiger Woods (Backup: Phil Mickelson)
B: Steve Stricker (Backup: Zach Johnson)
B: Hunter Mahan (Backup: Lucas Glover)
C: Y.E. Yang (Backup: Retief Goosen)

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