It was Friday afternoon—less than two days ago—that my mind randomly drifted to the Steelers’ three-man competition at quarterback. Who was going to wind up with the job? Mitchell Trubisky? Mason Rudolph? Or Dwayne Haskins? And might the Steelers also take a quarterback in the draft? It was a fun thought, because it was a football thought.
Then Saturday morning my wife checked her phone and told me the news. He was only 24.
And, yes, both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Sirius XM’s Gil Brandt really stepped in it in addressing Haskins’ death. Tasteless. Tone-deaf. Devoid of empathy.
The Eagles took a leap of faith Friday by signing free agent wide receiver Devon Allen, an Olympic hurdler who hasn’t played football since 2016. The 27-year-old former Oregon Duck finished fifth and fourth in the past two Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles, and plans to compete in that event in the World Athletics Championships in July before reporting to camp with the Eagles. In 29 football games at Oregon, Allen caught 54 passes for 919 yards and eight touchdowns. He recently laid down an unofficial 4.35 -second 40-yard dash at Oregon’s recent pro day.
The good news for Scottie Scheffler is that he has a three-shot lead heading into the final round of The Masters. But objects in the mirror may be closer than you think. Cameron Smith is going to come at Scheffler hard in that head-to-head matchup in Sunday’s final twosome. I can’t wait!
Yes, watching Tiger on Saturday was painful. But he had already “won” this one, in my view.
Dang it! The Astros are not going to go 162-0. But Verlander looked good in his comeback from surgery, giving up only one run on three hits in a 2-0 loss to the Angels. V also K’ed Shohei Ohtani three times. That bodes well.
I hope the Mets and Nats end their season-opening weekend series today without anyone exiting in an ambulance. Ditto Brewers-Cubs. Dang, fellas…
I watched some hoop Saturday night. Not intensely, but I had it on. Spurs-Warriors. Grizzlies-Pelicans. Hmmm. Draymond Green is a good basketball player. So is Ja Morant. The Grizzlies scored 55 points in the third quarter of their win over the Pelicans? What?