Yep, she still has some magic. No way Serena should have been able to win that second-round match Wednesday night. But she did. TBC.
We really don’t need expansion of the CFP, IMO. But we’re gonna get it, maybe as early as 2024. You could probably talk me into eight teams if you plied me with nachos and beer. But anything beyond eight is absurd.
Aaron Donald has “explained” his helmet-swinging incident in a recent joint practice with the Bengals. “It was just a practice.” Practice? For what? American Gladiator? I’m glad you cleared all this up, AD.
Sony Michel to the Chargers. Good fit.
Wow. The Raiders waived their 2021 first rounder, former Alabama tackle Alex Leatherwood. That just doesn’t happen. Chicago quickly claimed Leatherwood, but you wonder what the problem was in Vegas. I do know this. Leatherwood was roundly trashed on NFL Sirius XM Radio.
Speaking of NFL Sirius XM Radio (channel 88), their afternoon show with Jim Miller and Pat Kerwin is beyond wonderful. It’s my football “blankie.” Highly recommended.
That was not cool on the part of NFL Network reporter Cynthia Frelund. She said on Monday night’s “Around the NFL” podcast that she recently told Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield to “f— them up,” when Carolina faces the Browns in the opener. She said that Mayfield then echoed, “f— them up.” Much ado about nothing has ensued, of course, and Mayfield denies saying it. But Frelund should have kept her mouth shut.
Just-released Broncos punter Sam Martin was picked up by the Bills to succeed the disgraced Matt Araiza.
Hoping 77-year-old White Sox manager Tony La Russa is ok. He’s out “indefinitely” for undisclosed medical reasons.
The Astros beat the Rangers Wednesday. That’s not news. Here’s news. It looks like Verlander is going to be ok following that right calf strain last weekend. Should be 100 percent by mid-month. The ‘Stros are 84-47, matching their best-ever record after 131 games.