The Yankees and Cardinals clinched their respective divisional championships Tuesday night. Judge is still holding at 60 HRs for the Bombers.
No work or business will be conducted today in St. Louis. I’ll promise you that. Winning baseball titles never gets old in The Gateway City.
Marlins lefthander Richard Bleier balked three times in the same at-bat Tuesday against the Mets. The last time a MLB pitcher managed to do that was 122 years ago. Overachiever!
The good news for the Jets is that starting QB Zach Wilson will probably be able to start Sunday against the Steelers after recovering from that preseason knee surgery. The bad news is that his blindside will likely be protected by a third-string career backup tackle. The Jets are in that fix after having to put three other tackles on IR since the start of training camp.
Sure, Cooper Rush has impressed. But the reason the Cowboys are 2-1 is that defense, which leads the NFL in sacks with 13 after only three games.
And are you paying attention to Lamar Jackson? He has thrown at least three TD passes in each of the Ravens’ games, while adding two rushing touchdowns.
There’s been no lack of excitement in the NFL. Eighteen games have been decided by three points or less. But play has been sloppy and often rusty. And injuries are up. I have to think part of this is that guys are just not ready coming out of camp because of the practice restrictions.
ESPN’s new weekly NFL Power Rankings have the Dolphins on top. They’ve been more than impressive. But right now I’d go with the Eagles. Oh, and the Texans are 32nd. Out of, you know, 32…
I’m just grateful the injuries Myles Garrett suffered in Monday’s one-car crash aren’t more severe. Garrett has an undisclosed shoulder injury and a biceps strain after flipping his Porsche on a wet road. A female passenger was briefly hospitalized with non-threatening injuries. Garrett’s status for the Browns game against the Falcons on Sunday is undetermined. Police say drugs or alcohol were not involved in the accident.
This transfer portal thing in college football is a Brave (Strange) New World. Four-year Boise State starting QB Hank Bachmeier got pissed off over the weekend when BSU fired his offensive coordinator. So he’s going to take his diploma—he has already graduated—elsewhere. And when he decides where elsewhere is, he will have TWO years of eligibility remaining. Oh, by the way. The guy is really good. He will encounter a “seller’s market” for his services.
Give Ian lots of room and lots of respect. South Carolina has moved Saturday’s scheduled game against South Carolina State up to Thursday night to dodge the effects of that monster storm.
Meantime, the Florida Gators have pushed Saturday’s game vs. Eastern Washington back until Sunday.
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