FIFA trukey day, Saints crying, McNabb out
A great day in sports! Lots of news items from soccer to football. Isn't that the same thing? :-)
We start with FIFA would have declared that the Turkish national team may be banned from the 2006 and 2010 world cup contest due to fighting in a match against Switzerland. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said:
The catalog of sanctions extends from a simple warning to suspension of the federation, which could mean exclusion from the next international event.
Ouch. It's good to see they're taking a hard look at this, but banning a country from the next world cup? That could decimate a national team.
The New Orleans Saints of the NFL have had a rough go of things. Their city is trying to rebuild, their home field is hell on earth and they haven't been playing well. This takes a toll on the team.
The constant travel is getting to the Saints including offensive lineman Kendyl Jacox:
At this point, everyone is away from their families. I'm sick and tired of traveling. Nine games, seven different places. That's not fun.
Very tough, but it's your job. I am sure that hundreds of people displaced by the hurricane would love to switch places with you.
The final news item involves the Eagles, but doesn't involve TO. Donovan McNabb may be facing season ending surgery. As you know, a sports hernia is something you don't want to mess with. It looks like McNabb's is getting worse. He said:
It's important that we all be on the same page because you don't want to go through it and hear later that you might have been able to play through it and have the surgery later.
It's a shame, but it's the right decision.