Pretty soon Lefty is gonna have to each his lunch all by himself. Reckless words and actions have consequences. And I seem to recall something about not biting the hand that feeds you. Zero sympathy. What’s in your wallet, bitch?
Seven of the top ten teams in men’s college basketball lost on Saturday. And here’s what it means. Nothing. Nothing at all. And that’s a problem. Losing means nothing in college basketball. “We’ll get ‘em in the conference tournament. And if we don’t, we’ll get another shot in “The Toarrrrnament.” This is why I so adamantly oppose attempts to basketballize college football. Losing ought to tear your guts out. And there should be consequences for losing. (Damn. Two paragraphs on this blog so far, and already two references to “consequences.”)
Impressive, Mr. Nadal. You’re now 35, but your 2022 is off to a perfect start at 15-0 with three tournament victories.
Good hire by the Chiefs, as they bring Matt Nagy back to their offensive staff. The head coaching thing didn’t work out for Nagy with the Bears, but Nagy is a hellacious offensive mind (he had no PLAYERS in Chicago) and he and Andy Reid are quite the pair. Nagy was Reid’s OC in 2017 before he got that head coaching shot with the Bears.
One more interesting thing about that hire. Eric Bieniemy stays as the Chiefs’ OC after signing a one-year deal. For whatever reason, Bieniemy, who has been interviewed more often than Ben Affleck, still hasn’t been given a head coaching opportunity. There are persistent rumors that Patrick Mahomes doesn’t like working with Bieniemy. Perhaps Nagy will serve as a “buffer.”
And speaking of Mahomeses (pl.), Patrick, si. Jackson, no. GTF away.
Looks like MLB and the MLBPA are going all Boz Scaggs. You know, “Breakdown Dead Ahead.” Work it out, children. This “work stoppage” is now in its 88th day.
And there are “baseball people” who want to ban infield shifts? They want a rule that defenses have to have two infielders on each side of second base? Why? You have nine defenders. Yeah, the pitcher and catcher pretty well have to stay where they are. But put the other seven any damn place you want to. Bill Belichick is no doubt chuckling.
Finally, BB and I saw “American Underdog” last night. We liked it. There’s nothing worse than a bad football movie. This is a pretty good football movie. Very soulful script. They got the “human” part of football just right. And whoever that dude is that played Mike Martz nailed it. It was kinda freaky, in fact.