Comforting to know that Brady will be financially secure following his retirement from the NFL and that he’ll have something to fill his free time. One question. Will he actually be any good as a tv analyst? I’m not saying he won’t be. But neither am I sure he will be.
Oh, ok, one more thing. Did you get the feeling that yesterday’s announcement by Lachlan Murdoch was timed to bump up Fox’s stock price?
Rams and Broncos on Christmas? Yeah, I’ll probably carve out some time for that. The NFL is again doing a masterful job of teasing ahead to Thursday’s release of its full 2022 schedule.
The Texans are loading up on veteran defensive ends. They added a nice roster fit Tuesday with the signing of longtime Buffalo Bill Jerry Hughes. That guy has been a great player during almost a decade in Buffalo, he is regarded as a wonderful teammate and has Houston ties, since he grew up in Sugarland and played his college ball at Stephen F. Austin. I like what Lovie is doing and how he’s doing it.
It is impossible to overstate the damage that Urban Meyer did to the Jags’ organization in less than one season. What a bad guy. And an incompetent one, certainly at the NFL level. Former Jags kicker Josh Lambo is suing Meyer for $3.5 million, claiming Meyer created a hostile work environment on the team. “Hostile work environment” is an understatement. I hope Lambo cleans Meyer’s clock. Is that petty on my part?
Joel Embiid was doing so well with the “good sport” thing. But after graciously congratulating Nikola Jokic for winning his second straight NBA MVP award, Embiid couldn’t resist taking a potshot at “the media,” saying that Jokic’s victory in the vote was driven by a “narrative.” WTF does that even mean?
Joel says he’s now solely focused on the Sixers quest for an NBA title. Well, that’s looking pretty shaky, too, following Philly’s Game Five loss to the Heat, leaving the Sixers one loss away from elimination.
The first two rounds of the NBA playoffs have been clouded by injuries to marquee players. Looks like that’s it for Ja this postseason following that bone bruise to his knee. That’s a shame, because he’s a needle-mover on tv, and his absence now pretty much hands this series to the Warriors.
Jeanie Buss says she just doesn’t know what to do. Uhh, that’s been apparent for quite some time.
Eight straight and looking great for the Astros. After pitching in only one game the past two seasons and undergoing Tommy John surgery, Justin Verlander is back, and just about unhittable. JV lost a no-hit bid in the 8th Tuesday in Minneapolis, but still got his fourth win of the year in a 5-0 shutout of the Twins. Houston’s starting pitching has been brilliant through the first month of the season.
Verlander was unable to complete what might have been his fourth career no-no, but 22-year-old Angels’ lefty Reid Detmers finished the job against the Rays in Anaheim. This reflects what a huge sports news day Tuesday was. Dude throws a no-hitter, and it’s the 11th item in my blog this morning.
Really? That was the first walk-off homer of Aaron Judge’s major league career? Huhhh…who’da thunk that?
Oh, you PGA Tour players who want releases to play in the first event of that Saudi Murderers’ Tour? How about, “Hell, no.”
Finally, a loving and respect-filled farewell to Bob Lanier. “Global ambassador,” indeed. What a wonderful man. Nobody else will ever fill his size 22 shoes.