I was delighted to learn that Chuck Howley, Joe Klecko and Ken Riley are finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as selected by the Seniors Committee. Anybody familiar with their resumes knows they belong, period. But so do players like Randy Gradishar and the late Tommy Nobis.
No, in this case I don’t think Aaron Rodgers was being a prima donna when he publicly called out some of his young receivers for their sloppiness in camp. I think he was doing what a veteran leader and multi-time MVP ought to do. Zero problem with that. Looks like they all talked it out on Wednesday.
You’re done, NCAA, at least with respect to bigtime college football. The CFP will inevitably take over. And it’s your own fault, NCAA. Arrogance, ignorance, unwillingness to change and pure greed.
I’m pulling for Sark. But things are not gonna change in Austin until that program’s culture changes. Sark calls the blemishes “warts.” He’s gonna need a case of Compound W to get rid of all those warts. I sincerely wish him well. Now he has to pick a starting QB.
It looks like LeBron got paid Wednesday. Gee, that’s a relief.
The Yankees finally won their third game of August, and with a walk-off grand slam. What a shame.
And the Astros finally beat the White Sox after blowing eighth inning leads in each of their previous two games.
Dang. That was not a “routine” appendectomy for Joe Burrow. Turns out his appendix had already ruptured before they got him into surgery. He has lost a lot of weight and needs to put some lbs. back on before that opener against the Steelers.
I feel badly for Drew Lock, who is battling Geno Smith for the Seahawks’ starting QB job. Lock was supposed to get the start in tonight’s preseason game against the Bears. But Lock has tested positive for ‘Rona. I do want to point out that Lock is vaxxed and did nothing wrong here.
Safeties used to be among the worst-paid players in the NFL. No more. The Chargers’ Derwin James did OK yesterday. Four years, $76.4 million, annual value of $19.13 million.