Sail on, Rod Gilbert. You were truly great. It’s unfortunate that the national cable news anchor reporting on your passing this morning pronounced your surname “Gill-burt.”
No mispronouncing “Floyd Reese.” I was crushed to learn that the former Oilers and Titans G.M. died of cancer over the weekend at the age of 73. Mr. Reese was a tower of integrity. There was never any denying his toughness and inner strength, but he was a kind, gentle, considerate, thoughtful and personable man.
And speaking of great men, happy birthday to Rayfield Wright, as true a Cowboy as ever wore the star.
Five hundred homers is like, a lot, doncha think? Congrats, Miggy.
Scouting reports before last Spring’s NFL Draft all said Trey Lance has the “it” factor. I think I saw some of it last night as he rallied the ‘Niners past the Chargers. He started his night like a Model-T. He ended it as a Ferrari.
I’m an Xs and Os nerd. Dang, I LOVE the design of the 49er offense. It’s my favorite system and scheme in the league.
But ultimately the Chargers won. How can they lose in those threads? New in town, sailor?
Bad news confirmed for Falcons backup QB A.J. McCarron. Blown right ACL. Out for the season. Birds gonna need another arm. Bortles is out there. As is Rosen. As is RG3, if they want to pry him out of the broadcast booth.
You ain’t gonna be able to pry me out of the booth with a crowbar. I got me a gig Friday night. Have poster board. Will travel. I love this shit.