Here are some morsels as you try to comprehend that the road to the World Series goes through Tampa Bay:
• The NFL has reportedly chastised Raiders owner Al Davis for falsely accusing the Patriots of tampering with WR Randy Moss. That’s some gall by Davis. In fact, Davis was caught explaining his evil plan to his GM on one of the Pats' secret viedotapes.
• Business Week has named Tiger Woods the most influential person in sports, edging out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Though the only real difference between the two is that Goodell plays more golf these days.
• Beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor has been forced out of Dancing With The Stars after rupturing her Achilles during rehearsal. Apparently wearing all those clothes threw off her balance.
• A judge has moved Travis Henry’s cocaine-trafficking trial to Montana. In a related story, Montana’s population just doubled.
• Eagles RB Brian Westbrook reportedly broke two ribs on Sunday vs. the Redskins in his first game back after an ankle injury. Fortunately, Westbrook is a fast healer. He should be back on the field shortly so he can hurt something else.
• The state of Kentucky is targeting illegal betting. Or as it’s known in the rest of the country, “Wall Street.”
• Houston P Brandon Backe was arrested over the weekend after a brawl at a wedding reception. It seems the Astros are getting tired of hearing, “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.”