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Wake N’ Blog For October 8th: As If! ‘Whatever’ Considered The Most Annoying Word

wake-n-blogMLB Playoffs Roundup. Cliff Lee had an outstanding postseason debut for the defending champion Phillies, pitching 8 2/3 scoreless innings before yielding a run in Philadelphia’s 5-1 road victory over the Rockies. The Twins, perhaps fatigued from the events of Tuesday night, quickly realized they weren’t playing a team from the AL Central as they got whipped by the Yankees 7-2 after taking an early 2-0 lead what was quickly wiped out by a Derek Jeter two-run homer. The Dodgers bullpen was stellar, allowing only one run in 5 1/3 innings, as the teams combined to strand an MLB-record 30 runners on base as the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 5-3. [ Scoreboard]

National Football League. Donovan McNabb is intending to start Philadelphia’s game against Tampa Bay on Sunday, his first action since breaking his rib in the season opener. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

College Football. Oklahoma State wide reciever Dez Bryant has been ruled ineligible by the team, due to Bryant failing to “openly disclose to the NCAA the full details of his interaction with a former NFL player no affiliated with OSU.” [The New York Times]

Like, totally. In a poll conducted by Marist College and released Wednesday, “whatever” was deemed by 47% of Americans to be the word “most annoying in conversation.” No kidding, right? Like gag me with a spoon. Just so you know, “you know” came in second at 25%. Whatever. [AOL News/AP]