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Nobody asked me but...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Nobody asked me but...what has happened to letting the Little League football players play an exhibition before or after Sikeston football home games?

Last year, the kids played at halftime of one game and by all accounts was a success. It would be great if they played at every game, but one game is a stepping stone. Hopefully they will get it done in one of Sikeston's final two home games.

* The Sikeston Bulldogs football team is heading into districts on a high note after picking up their first win of the year last week against Kennett.

The Bulldogs will make the long trek on Friday to district favorite West Plains. Sikeston will play their final two games at home in "Sapp Stadium" against Poplar Bluff and Cape Central.

While the Zizzers might be the favorite, they limp into district play at 2-5. But isn't West Plains always 2-5 heading into districts with that brutal southwest Missouri schedule?

Poplar Bluff seems to be peaking after a big win over Jackson. I question the legitimacy of the win because Jackson had their top two running backs and top two linemen out of the game. I still like West Plains to win their third straight district title as I predicted in the preseason.

* Class 2, District 1 looked to be a strong district in the preseason with Caruthersville, Charleston, East Prairie and Malden fighting it out to the end.

Times have changed seven weeks later. Paris Tipler is no longer a part of East Prairie, Charleston is banged up and on life support, and Caruthersville is going through a mid-season swoon.

Malden appears to be the front-runner but struggled against Chaffee last week. I am sticking with the Tigers and the legs of Kendrickus Reed.

* Class 3, District 1 appears will be settled when New Madrid County Central travels to Dexter to face the Bearcats in Week 10.

Dexter is rolling and the Eagles played great football last Saturday afternoon against a top-notch Centralia football team. Dexter has a stout defense and is getting the reputation for a hard-hitting team.

I believe that NMCC can match the Bearcats up front along the offense and defensive lines, an area Dexter has dominated all season long. In addition, the Eagles can match the Bearcats bone-crushing hit for bone-crushing hit. Time to put the pox upon Eagle nation, I like NMCC to win the district. Sorry Eagle fans.

* I thought St. Louis was the best baseball town in America -- at least that's what I've been told every day of my life. I was astonished to see that new Busch Stadium was half-full after the Cards were down big in the seventh inning on Sunday night.

Cardinal fans were streaming out after the Mets were up 12-5 late in the contest. Cardinal fans don't have faith the home team can make a comeback? Great fans? They've still got a lot to do to impress me.

And finally, nobody asked me but...I guess "Poo Holes" is all healthy now after he hit a home run last night. Quit making excuses for this guy. He has been unhinged ever since the media got on him for his moronic comments about Met pitcher Tom Glavine.

If "Poo Holes" gets this sensitive about a little more media coverage, it makes you wonder how the savior of St. Louis would hold up under media scrutiny playing in New York?