The only thing worse than deflated footballs is an inflated celebration over their apparent irrelevance. Yet such parties were being thrown throughout New England on Thursday when a federal judge lifted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.
The sentence appeared Wednesday in the final paragraph of an online story about the future shuffling in the Miami Marlins dugout and front office.
It was Dodgers wrestling Giants, Zack battling Bum, hope fighting despair, Chavez Ravine swaying and sighing, and after all the calamities of the summer, you'll never guess what happened.
It's as simple as a hammer thrower's grunt, as sensible as a swimmer's kick, as clear as the tear on a gold-medalist gymnast's cheek.
He seemed as unsteady as Saturday night. Yet in the light of a Tuesday morning, it was even more unsettling.
If there's one public event where the USC football coach needs to be at his most professional and inspirational, it is the annual preseason Trojans family banquet known as "Salute to Troy."
Fifty years ago this weekend, the San Francisco Giants' Juan Marichal brought a baseball bat down upon the head of the Dodgers' John Roseboro in a pounding moment in sports history.
The tirades on a San Bernardino football field have been loud enough to be heard 75 miles away in Westwood, creating vibrations across the college football landscape.