One thing we don't have here is a good spot for talking TV. Not sports and TV, just TV. Maybe we're not really supposed to, being that we're a sports website.
But it's Lost season.
And if you watched last night's Sun-Jin flashback episode, please share your thoughts. The episode was called "Ji-Yeon" (flower of wisdom) and offered some bombshells.
We get teased in a flashback that's incongruent. We think Jin is running late to his child's birth, only to find out that we're watching newlywed-pre-Oceanic Flight 815-Jin pick up a Panda for his daddy-in-law's shady business associate. In the flip-side-to-the-flashback, it turns out Jin is dead (or is he?) and widow Sun is giving birth to their island-conceived child. Two births for the price of one Jin and two pandas.
We also complete our Oceanic 6: Sun, Kate, Aaron, Jack, Sayid and Hurley. (Or is Aaron still not one of the six).
Also, we meet ... Kevin Johnson. Otherwise known as Michael, the guy responsible for cleaning up blood splatter on the freighter that's hanging out just a wee bit too close to the island. I have a feeling we'll get to know more about his situation next week.
Oh, and we get confirmation that the wreckage found in the Pacific was staged by Charles Widmore (played by Alan Dade, the ultimate rich jerk).
I can't break down the episode any better than EW's Jeff Jensen, so for in-depth analysis check it out. But if you have some theories, predictions or insight, fire up the message board below.
On to the best blogs ... around!
In the crease, our resident ESPN hater, begins his boycott of the four-letter word. Why? Piss-poor hockey coverage. I wonder, how are we faring in the hockey coverage game?
In what is the hardest thing to do in the greatest-ever conversation, Sportyjr's Rant and Rave blog is trying to put together the Greatest Baseball Team Ever. I hope my man Cal Ripken gets a bench spot at short.
Speaking of Greatest Team Ever, BLOG YOU!! is putting the football version. He needs a punter, and while Ray Guy is the usual answer to this problem, I'm a Reggie Roby person myself. If only for that stopwatch.
I haven't read his technology-Dark Ages thread on the boards, but I like what I read here in Might mean something to you.... Sort-of-point: Technology will fragment society to the point where we'll enter another Dark Ages. Sort-of-counterpoint: A free marketplace coupled with strong public education will always correct technological imbalances among classes.
Our buddy Tab Spangler is asking for everbody to write up MLB preview blogs. Here's a good Tigers one, courtesy of random thoughts of buckeye22.