Wasn’t Halloween LAST weekend?
I awake on November 5 to a ghoulish sports landscape.
That’s some rot in the Phoenix Suns organization. And there’s too much smoke for there not to be a raging 5-Alarmer blazing in the desert. Suns owner Robert Sarver is gonna get Sterlinged. And if even one-tenth of the racist and sexist allegations made by current and former Suns employees are true, Sarver’s gotta go. NBA Commish Adam (Quick) Silver don’t play.
College football. Rape allegations against a Georgia linebacker.
UCLA D-lineman threatening other students.
Tennessee has decided not to self-impose a bowl ban for violations under a previous coaching staff. It’s OK. Nancy Charlie Adam Adam will “volunteer” to do it for them.
COVID outbreak at Cal. Good thing for the Golden Bears they play 0-8 Arizona tomorrow.
NFL. I’m telling you. COVID protocol violations by Aaron Rodgers as a player and the Packers as an organization are going to threaten that team’s season. This stinks. This will prove to be a major embarrassment for the Packers and the league.
OBJ has Daddy OBS doing his dirty work? Do you want your father to wipe your…nose…too? How many locker rooms is this diva gonna poison?
156 mph? 3:40 a.m.? Twice the legal limit? Loaded gun in your Corvette? An innocent woman and her dog are dead? Can’t sweep this under the Ruggs, Henry. Beyond tragic. Beyond horrible.
But of course the band plays on. So, tomorrow…
North Carolina 34 Wake Forest 31
Pitt 41 Duke 27
Michigan State 28 Purdue 24
Baylor (yep, still nasty) 37 TCU 21
Auburn 27 Texas A&M 24
UTSA 31 UTEP 28
West Virginia 34 Oklahoma State 27
Arkansas 37 Mississippi State 24
Iowa State 34 Texas 31
That would make four straight losses for the Longhorns for only the fourth time since 1957.
The Texas defense is heinous, ranking 105th in the country and giving up 432 yards per game. The Texas run defense is even more putrid at 205 per. And that’s number 118 on Your National Hit Parade.
Did anything sports-related make me smile Thursday? Yeah. It’s fun to watch Colts RB Jonathan Taylor take off. And I thought Indy’s blue pants were sweet.
We now return to our regularly scheduled grumpy.
Oh, and this is the final Friday of the high school football regular season.
That always creeps me out.