I can’t think of a more wonderful and moving tribute to the late Len Dawson than the one Andy Reid came up with. Prior to their first offensive snap from scrimmage in Thursday night’s home preseason game against the Packers, The Chiefs assembled in the iconic reverse-choir huddle that Lenny and the Super Chiefs used in the Dawson-Stram era. It gave me chills when I saw it. It’s giving me chills again now just to think about it.
Undefeated. OK, at least in their now-completed preseason. I’m talking about your 3-0 Houston Texans, who shut out the 49ers 17-0. Davis Mills threw a TD pass, and the Houston defense really got after ‘Niners QB Trey Lance. Progress.
The Cowboys and their fans will have two words on their minds tonight against the Seahawks. “Tyron” and “Smith.”
That helmet-swinging brawl in Thursday’s joint practice between the Rams and Bengals? C’mon, fellas…
It’s an allegation at this point, but Bills rookie punter Matt Araiza and two other men are accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl at a party in 2021. The accused were teammates at San Diego State when the alleged assault took place. The three are accused of rape, gender violence and false imprisonment in a civil lawsuit filed Thursday in a San Diego County court. The Bills and the NFL say they were recently made aware of the allegations, but have declined further comment. The alleged rape took place before Araiza was drafted, so he for now is not subject to the NFL’s personal conduct policy. No criminal charges have been filed to date.
And then there’s this. Former heavyweight champion George Foreman faces lawsuits by two women who claim Foreman sexually abused them in the 1970s, when the women were underage. The 73-year-old Foreman has denied the allegations.
The recent trade that brought Trey Mancini from Baltimore to Houston is paying off in spades for the Astros. Mancini homered again as the ‘Stros finished up a three-game sweep of the Twins, 6-3. In 18 games as an Astro, Mancini has smacked six homers and driven in 16 runs.