Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff to Pac-12 Commish Bob Bowlsby. “Wanna catch some dinner and a movie? Maybe take a nice walk on the beach later? There’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around, and I really want to see you tonight.”
Wonder how ex-Carolina Panther DB J.T. Ibe is doing this morning. He’s combing the want ads after being cut by Panther Coach Matt Rhule. Ibe delivered an illegal hit to the head of Carolina receiver Keith Kirkwood yesterday at camp. Kirkwood is now out of the hospital. Ibe is out of a job.
It may have looked like Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was out of his mind. I think he was crazy like a fox. Jones jumped into the middle of a mindless training camp offense vs. defense brawl and was pinned underneath about six tons of Giant Meat. That made NY Coach Joe Judge briefly see his life flash before his eyes. Judge first cussed a Midnight Blue streak. (Judge is legendary for his ability to use the F-word as every part of speech. This guy is good.) He then ran his entire team until he could determine what each player had consumed for breakfast. Jones was later asked why he, the Giants starting quarterback, had risked injury by jumping into the brawl. “Hey, I’m on this team, too.” Dumb answer? Hardly. Jones knew exactly what he was doing. He is now The Man and has gained the respect and devotion of every guy on that team, defense included. It’s a stupid part of football culture, but an eternal one. Mr. Jones is no dummy. Remember, Danny went to Duke.
Wow. The vax rate on the Washington Football Team has jumped to 84 percent. That’s up from 70 on Saturday. Why the new “religion”? Please always keep in mind that WFT Coach Ron Rivera was one of those mad dogs on the Bears’ 1985 defense, and that last year he kicked cancer’s ass. Seems Coach Rivera had a word with his team…
OK, I’ve heard of being sympatico with a teammate and feeling his pain, but this may have gone a little too far for the Colts. Last week Indy lost QB Carson “Emergency Room” Wentz for up to 12 weeks with a broken metatarsal in his foot. It’s a relatively rare injury. Yesterday, the Colts lost offensive lineman Quenton Nelson for up to 12 weeks with a broken metatarsal in his foot.
Does Carmelo Anthony still play basketball?
A consulting firm hired by the NCAA reports that the men’s basketball tournament has been disproportionately supported to the detriment of the women’s tourney. The consultant went on to determine that water is wet before sending the NCAA a BAB (Big Ass Bill).
Finally, 45.94. Say WHAT? Huh? Norwegian Nightmare Karsten Warholm broke his own world record in Tokyo by busting 46 in the 400 hurdles. Huh? 45.94 would get you a leg on pretty much anybody’s 4 X 400 Olympic relay team WITHOUT HURDLES. That just ain’t right, man.