What a way for the Astros to clinch a postseason berth Friday night as Yordan Alvarez hit three homers and Justin Verlander struck out nine in his return from that calf strain in a 5-0 win over the A’s. Alvarez’s “hat trick” came on his first three at-bats.
Look, I’m picking the Aggies tonight against Miami. But I really don’t know why. They have to still be a little punchy, and they’re starting a new quarterback in Max Johnson. A&M better take care of business tonight. Have you seen their upcoming schedule? Remember, Jimbo, in the words of the Beatles, “Money can’t buy you love.”
Texas proved last Saturday that it was not afraid of Alabama. UTSA will prove tonight that the Roadrunners are not afraid of Texas.
Sure, I’ll save my full slate of NFL picks for Sunday morning. But here’s a leak. The Saints will beat the Bucs, who will very much miss the injured Chris Godwin.
Justin Herbert has fractured rib cartilage. He is listed as day-to-day, and will very likely play a week from Sunday against the Jaguars. So, “no big deal,” right? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? HAVE YOU EVER HAD TORN OR FRACTURED RIB CARTILAGE? That is one tough hombre.
Disgraced and suspended Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver has to go. For good. Forever. Lifetime ban. Get outta here.
Paul’s Peerless Picks (Saturday College Version)
Georgia 45 South Carolina 18
Oklahoma 41 Nebraska 21
Baylor 42 Texas State 17
Syracuse 24 Purdue 23
Notre Dame 27 Cal 20
Kansas State 31 Tulane 20
Oregon 34 BYU 30
Ole Miss 37 Georgia Tech 24
Penn State 24 Auburn 21
Alabama 47 UL Monroe 17
Houston 35 Kansas 28
LSU 36 Mississippi State 31
N.C. State 38 Texas Tech 37
Michigan State 28 Washington 20
Maryland 34 SMU 31
Louisiana 37 Rice 28
Texas A&M 24 Miami 21
Incarnate Word 51 Prairie View 28
Texas 31 UTSA 28