Bill Simmons of ESPN.com has wrote a very entertaining article [What happened to sports?]. I don't always agree with Simmons and sometimes find his articles whiny....but other times I really dig what he's saying.
Here is his lastest take on the Weird Weird World of Sports right now. A sports world that is seemingly turning upside down:
WHAT HAPPENED TO SPORTS???
The defending Super Bowl champs are 2-6.
Emmitt Smith is one of the two celebrity finalists remaining on "Dancing with the Stars."
The Clippers, Hawks, Hornets, Nets and Jazz are leading their respective divisions right now.
In the annual Pats-Colts showdown, Tony Dungy outcoached Bill Belichick and Peyton Manning outplayed Tom Brady.
Until last weekend, all four of our heavyweight champions were Russian or Lithuanian.
If somebody gets you an official NBA game ball for Christmas, that means they spent only $25 on you.
John Cougar Mellencamp ended up having a bigger impact on sports in October and November than anyone who actually played in a game.
A seventh-round draft pick from Hofstra University is going to win the NFL Rookie of the Year.
I have readers openly rooting for Osama bin Laden to become the cover boy for "Madden 2008" -- and they're dead serious.
Heath Shuler is now "Congressman Heath Shuler."
The NHL regular season is being shown on a network called "Versus."
A few years from now, we will be casually referring to pro teams named the Santa Clara 49ers, Fremont A's and Oklahoma City SuperSonics.
The best running back in football continues to call himself "LT," with no repercussions.
Three of the top college football teams are Louisville, West Virginia and Rutgers.
"Rocky VI" comes out next month.
Our president signed a bill to outlaw Internet gambling, but I could drive to a gas station right now and buy $500 worth of scratch cards.
The most famous active American male tennis player is Andy Roddick.
You can turn on one of the HBO channels at just about any time of the day and see Adam Sandler playing Paul Crewe in "The Longest Yard."
Ultimate fighting and poker are both more popular than boxing.
Because of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, every "live" sporting event runs on a televised delay that extends between four and 12 seconds.
You're better off having money against Brett Favre during the final two minutes of any close Packers game.
The first pick in last June's NBA draft has the same name as the girl who had the crush on Brandon Walsh while they were working on the Beverly Blaze together.
Three of the most depressing franchises in sports right now are the Celtics, Knicks and Raiders.
Just in the past eight months, the best American baseball players, basketball players and golfers all had their asses handed to them in international play.
Steve Nash is the reigning two-time NBA MVP.
David Eckstein is the reigning World Series MVP.
It would be shocking to most people if they found out that the greatest baseball hitter and greatest baseball pitcher did NOT use performance enhancing drugs.
Ben Wallace makes $15 million per season.
One of our "Monday Night Football" announcers openly talks about his fantasy football team on the air.
ESPN Classic shows re-runs of "Arli$$."
A few weeks ago, a Huard brother came off the bench to save Kansas City's season and turn the Chiefs into a playoff contender.
Screw it, you get the point. Everything's been turned upside down. And I'm not sure I want to live in this sports world anymore. I feel like Brooks in "Shawshank." I want to go back to the place where everything makes sense. Give me a time machine. Give me my sanity back.