I’m not exactly on pins and needles awaiting possible changes in the NFL overtime format. It ain’t broke, and does not need fixing, IMO. I keep hearing, “Both teams need an opportunity to possess the ball in OT.” Both teams currently do have that opportunity. One team or the other’s failure to take advantage of that opportunity does not indicate systemic failure.
We now have the first hiring mandate as an extension of the Rooney Rule. All 32 teams are now required to have a minority assistant coach (which now includes women) on the offensive side of the ball. It’s the “offensive” stipulation that I find interesting. The NFL’s end goal here is to elevate the number of minority head coaches in the league. In recent years, a large majority of head coaching hires have been offensive coaches.
The ’Niners say they are not going to release Jimmy G. Nor should they. But they have received no trade offers for him, in part because he is coming off surgery on his throwing shoulder. This may end up being an “unanswered prayer” kind of thing for SF. Their best option by far heading into next season is…Jimmy G.
A new stadium for Bills Mafia. Yeah, there’s some tax money extortion there, if you choose to characterize it as such. But a perfectly valid economic argument would also be that the Bills are vital to Western New York. No roof. That’s a good thing.
Fourteen straight Women’s Final Four appearances for Connecticut? That’s insane. And Louisville’s Hailey Van Lith is not only a great player, she is also a very entertaining firebrand. U-Conn vs. Stanford and Louisville against South Carolina will be fun watches.
I just saw a Spring Training video clip of Albert Pujols wearing a red bat-and-birds Cardinals jersey. I smiled.
Four straight for the streaking Spurs, who are now locked in a to-the-death duel with the Lakers for the final Western Conference play-in spot. There’s a rumor that these gimmicky games will start with a runner at second base.
Don’t you miss Larry Hagman? I sure as hell do.
Happy Tuesday from this Tuesday Baby.