Deshaun Watson’s NFL disciplinary hearing is set to start Tuesday. I’m convinced that the league’s appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, will recommend either a full-season or an indefinite suspension. Watson will have the right to an appeal. Yes, there is urgency here, with training camps opening next month.
Baseball is great when you care about the outcome, as BB and I most assuredly did while we followed the final three innings of the Astros’ team no-hitter Saturday at Yankee Stadium. It almost had an old-timey feel as BB read the results of every pitch to me off her phone. It was like Grandma and Grandpa watching a teletype.
Hand injuries are tricky, and often scary, things for baseball players. Here’s hoping Phillies’ star Bryce Harper makes a full recovery from the broken left thumb he suffered Saturday when he was hit by a 97 mph heater. That did not look good. Harper will be out indefinitely.
I’m still not sure why the 49ers are so hell-bent on trading Garoppolo. SF was a whisker away from getting to the Super Bowl last season, and Jimmy G. remains a notably good fit in Kyle Shanahan’s offense, IMO. Plus, Trey Lance still looks shaky to me. Garoppolo’s rehab from offseason surgery on his right shoulder is going well, and he should be cleared to start throwing in the next couple of weeks. As soon as he passes his physical, the trade market will open up.
He wouldn’t wind up in…Houston…would he? More on that possibility tomorrow.
Oh? You want to talk about Baker Mayfield? Not tonight, dear. I have a headache.
It’ll be the Birmingham Stallions against the Philadelphia Stars in next Sunday’s USFL Championship Game. Yeah, I watched parts of the semifinal games Saturday as Philly upset New Jersey 19-14 and Birmingham beat New Orleans 31-17. It’s not great football (although some of the special teams return guys are fun to watch), but the players go hard and genuinely seem to care about their teams. So I’d say the “return” of the USFL has been relatively successful.
Ole Miss can claim the MCWS Championship with another win over Au Jus today in Omaha. The Rebs are seeking just their second national title in any team sport. The Ole Miss women’s golf team claimed an NCAA championship in 2021.