The Coliseum opened in 1923, the same year the original Yankee Stadium opened. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1 in the first game. Babe Ruth hit a three-run homer. Of course he did.
Ed Warinner, who had an up-and-down stint as Ohio State's co-offensive coordinator from 2012-16, has joined the Michigan football staff as an offensive line coach. Get this: His son, Edward Warinner, who attends Olentangy Liberty High School near Columbus, signed last month to play with Michigan State. That'll be a fun Thanksgiving dinner.
No matter your politics, I think we all can agree: These State of the Union addresses are too long. You could play five innings of baseball in the time it took President Trump to get through his speech. It was the third-longest in SOTU history, topped only by a couple rambling talks by President Clinton. If Congress wants to do something to help America, it should bring a shot clock to next year's address.
Trending up: Randall Margraves, Keenan Evans, Bruno Mars. Margraves, the father of three young gymnasts who were abused by Larry Nassar, did what millions would like to do: He charged at the imprisoned doctor during proceedings in Eaton County (Michigan) Circuit Court on Friday. Yeah, I know it's wrong, blah, blah, blah. But can you blame the guy? Common sense eventually prevailed. Margraves apologized and the judge let him go.
Trending down: Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Chief Wahoo. I guess we'll find out whether Love was the problem. The Cavaliers forward broke his hand last week and will miss 6-8 weeks. The Cavs are so dysfunctional and uninterested in fixing their problems that Love must look at this time away as a vacation. LeBron is on the way out, the roster is ancient and unathletic. Season-ticket holders are asking: Why did I write that check?
Knucklehead of the Week
Ohio State backup quarterback Tate Martell has nearly 87,000 followers on Twitter. I’ve got 391 so maybe I’m jealous (not). One big difference: I didn’t pay for mine. Martell was mentioned in a New York Times story investigating social media’s black market (trying not to laugh) as one of the high-profile athletes who have bought followers on Twitter. There’s nothing illegal about the practice, but how self-absorbed do you have to be to pay money to boost your popularity on Twitter? Brandon Phillips (more than 1 million followers) and Joey Galloway (87,200) also were mentioned in the report. SMH.