So much sadness, even in the sports world. I remain very disturbed by the death of Dwayne Haskins and all of the surrounding unanswered questions. Those he left behind are hurting to a tragic degree.
Former Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown was deeply loved, too. Brown died Sunday after a long and hard battle with cancer. He was 52. I most clearly remember him as an absolute beast of a running back with the Oilers in the early 90s.
If you know and love football, you know and love Calais Campbell. That guy is everything that’s good about the sport. CC is 35, but he’s coming back for more with the Ravens. Why? Because he wants to win a Super Bowl. Duh.
Think the transfer portal has caused chaos in college football? Basketball says, “Hold my beer.” It is going to be impossible to build and maintain a program in college hoops. Players are Have Gun Will Travel and coaches are going to have to spend more time with HR than with inbounds plays. AAC Player of the Year Kendric Davis just said bye to SMU, destination unknown. Oh, and that’s two years after he transferred to SMU from TCU.
Doncic has a calf sprain. That’s very bad news that comes at a very bad time if you are a Mavs fan. Fortunately, I am not a fan of The Hated Dallas Mavericks. That said, I certainly wish him no harm.
“Play-in Tournament”? Look, I understand why the NBA went to it. Just don’t expect me to get excited about it. It’s contrived, and I’ve never been a big fan of contrived. We just spent six months determining the top eight teams in each conference.
Eighteen months ago, Frank Vogel coached the Lakers to a title. That was then. This is now.
Russell Westbrook says he doesn’t understand why Vogel seemed to have an issue with him. I don’t know for sure, either. But it may possibly have something to do with the fact that Westbrook is a contender for the title of Most Annoying Person on Earth Not Named Phil Mickelson.
Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm committed three throwing errors in the first three innings of last night’s home game against the Mets. After the second one, tv cameras captured him saying, “I f—ing hate this place.” He later apologized to the Phillies and the city of Philadelphia. He owned it. I found it to be “human” moment and even endearing. We can all relate. Oh, it should be mentioned that the Phils rallied from a 4-0 deficit to win 5-4.
There was some “double vision” going on Monday night in San Diego. Padres’ reliever Taylor Rogers closed out a 4-2 win over the Giants to record his third save. Losing pitcher? Tyler Rogers. Yeah, that would be Taylor’s identical twin brother. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that was the first time twins had pitched against each other in MLB history. And you don’t mess with the Elias Sports Bureau.