The front page story from yesterday's sporting events is pretty clearly what the still-undefeated New Orleans Saints did to the New England Patriots. It was a rout, it was impressive, Drew Brees is awesome, the Saints defense was excellent... it's deserving of the attention it's getting.
The Page 2 story is very likely the news that Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden is retiring after a superb 34-year, 388-victory career. That's also deserving of attention, a lot of attention. Probably more than the NFL game, I'd say.
But imagine a situation where a hockey player swinging his stick and slashing another player across the head. Imagine the second player as a goaltender. Now imagine that those two players are teammates and that the situation was a complete accident, with the slashing player only swinging his stick in the frustration of his team allowing a goal.
It happened last night to Keith Ballard and goalie Tomas Vokoun of the Florida Panthers. Vokoun was taken immediately to the hospital.
That, to me, was the attention-grabbing story of last night. Oy.
Oh yes, and Marion Jones is interested in joining the WNBA. Good luck to her.