Earl Thomas is old, cranky and tarnished. And coming back, he says. The seven-time NFL Pro Bowl safety has been out of football for two years. When last we saw him, he was punching a Raven teammate, missing meetings and making headlines for allegedly being held at gunpoint by his (now-ex) wife. But the 33-year-old Thomas says he’s in shape and ready to return to the NFL. I’m guessing the line of speed-dating candidates will be a short one.
Is it possible that it is the Chiefs…the CHIEFS…flying under the radar in the AFC West? Yeah, they’ve lost Tyreek Hill, Tyrann Mathieu and Charvarius Ward. But they still have Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid. And they have 12 draft picks, including two in each of the first four rounds. They’re not exactly in the poorhouse.
I started my Draft Week training last night. Yeah, I started it with some chicken wings.
The Cowboys have begun their formal conditioning program. Dak says he feels great and has unbridled optimism about his team’s upcoming season. Me? Not so much.
Brady is not only the GOAT, he is also TMCFQBOAT. The Most Cap-Friendly Quarterback of All Time. He just restructured his deal again, clearing $9 million in cap space for the Bucs.
Christmas falls on a Sunday this year. That means NFL football games on Christmas. Three of them. Suck it, NBA. The NFL is still The Dog. And you are still The Tail. I’m looking forward to opening my presents.
The Astros started the season 4-1. They are now 6-7, including 1-3 at home. I need to go out on the porch and mumble.
It was bad enough for SMU basketball when AAC Player of the Year Kendric Davis announced he was entering the transfer portal. But it got worse. Turns out that “portal” stopped at in-conference rival Memphis.
The NBA champ may not end up being the best team, but simply the healthiest. The last time I saw this many folks grab the backs of their legs was at a summertime picnic after the skeeters located their prey.
Hey, 19. Chris Paul has now scored 19 points or more in the third quarter four times in his career, including twice in the last five days. And best of all for the Suns, CP3 has NOT been one of the guys who has grabbed the back of a leg. (Yet?) And he’s maybe the most frequent back-of-the-leg grabber in NBA history. You feel lucky, Suns?
Nothing says “April Saturday” like USFL football. Yeah, I’ll look in on Birmingham-Houston. Whatchoo gonna do?