Daily Dosage: Lunchtime Edition

Rosario Dawson is a beautiful woman.

Did you know she's part Irish, Native American, African, Cuban and Puerto Rican.

That's a recipe for absolute goodness.

She's the kind of girl you'd like to bring home to mother and your Monday morning eye candy.

On with today's Dosage!

The Sox Ain't Done Yet! Let's keep this very simple. If the Chicago White Sox can beat the Detroit Tigers, they force a one-game playoff at U.S. Cellular Field against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

But the Sox have to get past the Tigers.

Gavin Floyd takes the bump for the South Siders while Freddy Garcia will get the ball for los Tigres.

Wait, what?

Garcia, best known for his Game 4 win in the 2005 World Series, was traded for Floyd a few seasons ago.

And I remember Ozzie Guillen saying Garcia (his son in law?) wasn't ready to pitch.

How terribly ironic (is that even the word?) would it be if one of the best big game pitchers in White Sox history eliminated his former mates?

I kind of want the Sox to win, mostly because I want to be able to have two Chicago teams in the playoffs.

Eat it, New York!

Brew Crew Beats Iowa Cubs to Clinch NL Wild Card. This was more like an early Spring Training game, with no Chicago Cubs pitchers going more than two innings.

On the other hand, CC Sabathia pitched all nine to help clinch the NL Wild Card. And he actually had to pitch all nine, too.

Welcome to the playoff party, Milwaukee.

Bearing Down on a Goal Line Stand. The Chicago Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-20, in a pretty shocking game.

After watching Brian Griese torch the Bears 'D' for 407 passing yards, I was pretty sure Chicago native Donovan McNabb would go for 500, at least.

Instead, the Bears were led by Kyle Orton's three first-half touchdown passes, a Robbie Gould field goal and a killer goal line defensive stop with about four minutes remianing in the game.

I'm not sure Brian Westrbook doesn't get in. But it doesn't matter, he was inactive.

I'm not sure Donovan McNabb doesn't get in. But Andy Reid didn't call for McNabb to use his athletic ability, at all.

I'm not sure that McNabb couldn't have thrown to DeSean Jackson. But I'm sure he would have thrown it away at the 1 yard line before entering the end zone.

It doesn't matter, the Bears are 2-2 and could be 4-0 if their defense hadn't collapsed in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Quality Linkage:
  • John Elway is marrying an ex-Raider cheerleader. [Yahoo! Sports] Talk about penetrating the opposition.
  • What the Rays are drinking out of is deserving of a post of its own later. [Big League Stew]
  • An open letter to MLB that I absolutely agree with. [Bugs & Cranks]
  • Closing out my 25 Years Later series: 1983 team honored for past, witnesses future. [Daily Egyptian]
  • Defense isn't limited to SIU basketball. 10 turnovers in two home games = 2-0 at the Mac. [Daily Egyptian]