Posted on: November 8th, 2010 by Jen Mueller

Happy Monday!

Sports fans and football fans in particular have a lot to talk about this week.  Here’s how you can join in the conversation.  The following are short summaries of the hot topics this week, along with a link to where you can find more information.  But don’t worry about that if you’re short on time today. Just read the summary and ask the sports fan in your life the question I’ve posed.  Simple right?  I wouldn’t have it any other way on a Monday!

Let’s get started:

NFL – The Dallas Cowboys lost again last night dropping their season record to just 1-7 (that’s 1 win, 7 losses) There are reports that Dallas Head Coach Wade Phillips isn’t at the office this morning, leading to speculation he’s been fired.  Earlier in the season, owner Jerry Jones said he wouldn’t fire the coach mid-season.  Do you think he should change his mind fire Phillips?  Is it the coaches fault or a lack of effort from the players that’s caused the mess in Dallas?

NFL – While we’re talking coaches – how much longer does Brad Childress have in Minnesota?  The Vikings won yesterday in overtime, but the organization seems fed up with his antics. What would you do?

College FootballNo changes to the top of the BCS rankings the week – at least at the #1 spot. Oregon, Auburn, TCU and Boise State rank 1-4 on the list.  TCU hammered Utah Saturday.  The statement win helped the Horned Frogs establish a good lead over 4th ranked Boise State.  Where do you think these schools will finish?   Is Oregon the best team in the country in your opinion?  How much is TCU and Boise State limited by their schedule?

MLB – Let the Cliff Lee bidding war begin.  The Yankees wasted no time in contacting the free agent pitcher. New York was miffed they didn’t get the lefty mid-season when the Mariners traded him to Texas.  They were even more upset with Lee and the Rangers knocked them out of the playoffs this year.  They usually have means to get their man, but the Rangers could put up quite a fight.  Where do you think he ends up?  What kind of different would Lee make in New York?

NASCARWith two races left in the Chase for the Cup, Denny Hamlin overtook Jimmy Johnson for the lead. Typically the driver with the lead at this point in the season goes on to win The Cup. However, it’s a much closer race this year, and Johnson fares well at the track they’ll race this week in Phoenix.  Who will come out ahead?