Jimmy G. says he will not stay with the 49ers after this season. I would not expect him to. But the decision that he and the Niners would stick it out for 2022 makes perfect sense for everyone. It’s best for Garoppolo right now. And it is absolutely best for SF right now. And I will promise you that at some point in the season he will play a pivotal role for the Niners.
So that’s it for Venus and Serena. But that’s not it for Serena Solo. I so much hope she can find a way to win her third-round singles match tonight.
Russell Wilson is now under contract with the Broncos until he’s 40. He just got a five-year extension on top of the two years he had remaining on his contract. He can win Super Bowls in Denver. He will be expected to in exchange for the $165 million in guarantees he just racked up.
MLB Blake Martinez cut by the Giants? That move looked pretty personal between Martinez and the G-Men’s front office.
No, I don’t have a better solution. But this flirtation between the Cowboys and 40-year-old free agent tackle Jason Peters strikes me as desperation. Because the Cowboys are in fact desperate. Because poor planning by Lil’ Abner has once again placed them in a desperate situation. Pray for Dak.
The Titans just lost their best pass rusher to a torn ACL. Harold Landry posted 12 sacks last year and was a holy terror on third down.
And then there are self-inflicted absences. Saints safety Marcus Maye got himself arrested Monday morning for waving a firearm in an alleged road-rage incident. Maye, in a statement issued by his lawyer, says he didn’t do it.
Yeah, that Thursday night big-time college football was a nice snuggler. It was especially good to see the revival of the Back Yard Rivalry between Pitt and West Virginia. Penn State and Purdue did not disappoint, either.
And nothing says “Oklahoma State” more than a hoop-esque 58-44 win. What could be more appropriate for Mike Gundy’s 150th coaching win? Cowboy QB Spencer Sanders threw for four TDs and ran for two more. Four plus two. That’s six, right?
That live rooster mascot at Souff Carolina? His name will remain Sir Big Spur. The bird’s new owners wanted to change his name to The General, but Gamecock fans freaked out. This is a large part of what I love about college football.
These accelerated talks between the Big 12 and their “media partners” could hasten the Longhorns’ and Sooners’ arrival in the SEC. Start thinking 2024 rather than ’25.