Chiefs-Chargers Rewind! I’m in! And we get the debut of the new Thursday Night Amazon Prime tv package. Assuming I can work the remote properly, that is. Michaels and Herbstreit. Interesting. If you’re not excited to see Mahomes and Herbert mix it up again, you don’t like boys tackle football.
The Chiefs will be without injured kicker Harrison Butker. That’s a big deal. The Chargers will be without injured WR Keenan Allen. That may prove to be a bigger deal. Yes, I’m taking the Chiefs at home on a short week. You think I’m crazy?
Aaron Rodgers is sounding very patient with his young and unpolished receivers. Yeah, give that about two weeks…
I’m a stats and numbers guy. The numbers are conclusive. Those goofy looking padded Guardian Caps that offensive linemen, defensive linemen, linebackers and tight ends were wearing in training camp? They work. Concussions in those position groups were down 50 percent compared to the previous three-year training camp average. I’m sold.
Keep an eye on this. An “overwhelming majority” of Division I athletic directors at their big annual meeting in Washington reportedly want to keep FBS football under NCAA control. But they say they want the NCAA to essentially get its act together. Mutually exclusive?
Astros sweep the seven-game season series with the Tigers. Houston is 25-8 against AL Central foes this year.
NBA Commish Adam Silver says he didn’t have the authority to take the Phoenix Suns away from owner Robert Sarver. I’m confused. Silver rightly and properly got rid of Donald Sterling in 2014. What’s the difference here? Silver says the league’s investigation concluded that Sarver’s serial use of heinous racial slurs was not motivated by “racial animus”? Huh? Then what the hell was it motivated by? Silver doesn’t turn the ball over very often. But he kicked this one into the stands. This is systemic failure on the part of the NBA.
If you haven’t noticed, baseball is kind of a big thing in St. Louis. Cardinal pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina made an MLB record-setting 325th start as battery mates Wednesday night. That’s cool. It’s even cooler that it happened at Busch Stadium.