The NCAA confirms that Baylah Nasty! And, presumably, that water is wet. Yes, the August Body says, Baylor consistently reflected “moral and ethical failings” in its coverup of rampant campus sexual assault allegations, many involving athletes.
But, the NCAA says that was not a violation of NCAA rules and regulations. Let that marinate. Who’s nastier? Baylah? Or the NCAA itself?
Not that the Bay-ers are totally off the hook. Nancy Christine Anthrax Anaphylaxis still busted BU football with four years of probation. Something about “impermissible benefits” and “improper recruiting” involving a “female recruiting group.” (“New in town, Sailor?”) Understand, this probation is toothless. Baylor is entitled to play in a bowl game this season and will lose no scholarships.
Art Briles’s attorney says his rattlesnake client has been fully and totally “exonerated,” and should immediately be eligible for rehire as a FBS head coach. (As we saw with 45, apparently “exonerated” doesn’t mean what it used to.”
But some desperate school will do it. Guaranteed.
Aldon Smith, go away. And stay gone.
Dak says he’ll be back to full-speed practice next week. He has thrown for two straight days. That’s one more than one. That’s progress.
Football tonight. Don’t laugh. I’m into it. Pats host the Washington Football Team. The Hoodie says both Cam and Mac will play. Cam will be New England’s starter for about the first seven games of the regular season. Then Mac, barring injury, will start for the next 17 years.
Steelers at Eagles tonight, too. I’ve become a big Najee fan. Cool kid. Frightening athlete.
This is getting weird. First, Colts QB Carson Wentz and Colts offensive lineman Quenton Nelson suffer the same relatively unusual foot injury, just days apart. Then they both undergo the same surgery that can require up to 12 weeks recovery time. Then we find out yesterday that both are expected to be back for the regular season opener. Buddy movie?
Retired NBA star J.R. Smith has enrolled at North Carolina A&T and wants to play varsity golf. I think that is cooler than cool.
Damn! Brewers righthander Corbin Burnes had it goin’ on more than Stacy’s Mom last night. Burnes tied a MLB record by striking out ten straight batters in a 10-0 win over the Cubs. Ten straight strikeouts. He threw only 41 pitches to those ten batters. Most amazingly, every one of those K’s came on a swinging third strike. That produces a lot of wind. Burnes wound up ringing up 15 fans in eight scoreless innings.
White Sox and Yankees tonight in the first MLB regular season game ever played in Iowa. Yeah, Field of Dreams. Three things. 1. FOD was not nearly as good a movie as Bull Durham. 2. Nevertheless, I had to sit in a dark theater for 20 minutes following FOD to compose myself, lest I become a blubbering public spectacle. 3. To this day, if I hear the term “have a catch,” I can’t promise I won’t slap you.