Wake N’ Blog For September 17th: Friends, Who Among Us Hasn’t Snuck Into A Dumpster To Nibble On A Discarded, Half-Eaten Love Newton?
• MLB Roundup. Alex Gonzalez hit a bases-loaded walkoff bloop single in the bottom of the 9th to lead the Red Sox to a 9-8 win over the Angels. An RBI single by Everth Cabrera in the bottom of the 10th gave the Padres a 6-5 win against the Diamondbacks. Josh Johnson scattered nine hits over six innings, giving up only one run as the Marlins beat the Cardinals 5-2. [MLB.com Scoreboard]
• National Football League. The New York Jets and former Jets head coach Eric Mangini were fined a total of $125,000 by the NFL for violating league rules regarding reporting injuries in relation to their handling of Brett Favre last season. [NFL.com]
• College Sports. Myles Brand, the president of the NCAA, died Wednesday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 67. [USA Today]
• I know it is said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but one man’s dumpster is another man’s love nest? Two 44-year-old horndoggers from Wichita, Kansas, in an attempt to get some private time to themselves, climbed into a dumpster for a spirited bout of Skanko-Roman wrestling only to be held up at knifepoint by a 64-year-old man and his 59-year-old companion, who stole shoes, jewelry and the man’s wallet. Wait a second – the robbers were 64 and 59? I guess seniors really have been fooled in to thinking that they are going to lose Medicare. /Topical! [MSNBC]