Commerce – The Philadelphia Phillies had hoped to be soaked in champagne last night. They were soaked all right.
The Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays were tied 2-2 after five and a-half innings in Game 5 of the World Series at Philadelphia when play was suspended by rain. Commissioner Bud Selig wasn't sure when the game would resume, saying "we'll stay here if we have to celebrate Thanksgiving" in Philadelphia. Selig added he would not have let the Phillies win with a game that was called after six innings.
There has never been a rain-shortened game in Series history. It will resume with the Phillies about to hit in the bottom of the sixth.
But more rain is in Tuesday's forecast, which could force the teams to try to finish the game Wednesday. The Phillies are up three games to one as they seek their second World Series crown, and first since 1980.
LenDale White ran for a pair of one-yard touchdowns in the second half as the Tennessee Titans whipped the Indianapolis Colts 31-21. The Titans put the game out of reach when White and Chris Johnson had rushing touchdowns 64 seconds apart in the final five minutes. Tennessee remains the only undefeated team at 7-0.
A huge game in the Big 12 this Saturday as No. 6 Texas Tech hosts No. 1 Texas. The Longhorns have had a brutal schedule, defeating three straight 11th-or-better ranked teams. Red Raider head coach Mike Leach is downplaying the importance of the game.
Game time is set for Saturday night at 7.
Quinlan-Boles has moved up a spot to No. 7 in the latest state-wide AP Class 1A High School football rankings. Bole sis undefeated at 8-0 and hasn't scored less than 40 points in a game all season, averaging 52 per contest. They've also posted two straight shut-outs to Celeste and Cumby. With two games left, Boles faces Fruitvale this week and Wolfe City to finish the season.
Lions soccer keeps on rolling along.
The Lions soccer team finishs the season this weekat Northeastern and at East Central. The Lions are the top team in the Lone Star Conference, with West Texas A&M posting just as many wins, but one more loss.
And finally .a QB controversy in Dallas? Probably not. When pressed, coach Wade Philips said Brad Johnson should keep the job.
If Philips changes his mind, it would be Brooks Bolinger under center against the Giants this week. He was cut by the Vikings in the preseason.