One of the reasons we are fascinated by sports is that things can change so completely and so quickly. The 111-win Dodgers are on the brink of elimination. The Yankees are nervous. Aaron Judge has suddenly gone from Legend to Legume. Yup. Things are ch-ch-ch-ch-changin’…
Don’t sleep on the Guardians. My buddy Terry Francona will smile at you right before he rips your aorta out. That dude knows baseball.
Mr. Lance McCullers Jr., he of the 12-6 curveball, gets the ball today for my Astros. Hook ‘em, Lance!
Taking a quiet moment to remember Bruce Sutter. I got to know him pretty well during our mutual time in St. Louis in the 80s. Fierce competitor. Gentle man. Gone too soon at 69.
I deeply love doing college and high school football play-by-play on tv and/or radio. I’m fortunate that I still have lots of opportunities, and my plate is pretty full. But I have an open weekend, and it could not come at a better time. I’m gonna kick back and watch OTHER people work. I’m a big fan of other play-by-play dudes and dudettes. I learn from all of them.
Today’s college football schedule has been described as the best lineup of games in 20 years. At first I thought that was hyperbole. Then I actually thought about it. Tennessee-Alabama. Michigan-Penn State. TCU-Oklahoma State. Yep. Sure enough. This is the most attractive regular season Saturday in two decades. Don’t mind if I do…
Scroll down to get my Saturday picks.
Seven days after wasting Au Jus, the Longhorns wouldn’t lay an egg today against Iowa State, would they?
Nice job of taking care of business Friday night by the now 5-2 UTSA Roadrunners.
Do you get the feeling that this Dan Snyder thing could produce nuclear Armageddon in the NFL? There are some nervous people out there.
WTH is up with my coffee maker? It’s making some ominous noises. Don’t fail me now! 5:23 a.m. is no time to disconnect my caffeine IV.
Brady gets fined 11-large for trying to kick Falcons DE Grady Jarrett. TB-12 is actually a serial offender. He was fined 10-Gs for attempting to kick former Ravens safety Ed Reed back in 2013. Keep your feet to yourself, man…
It was just a couple of days ago that I was wondering what had happened in that offseason assault charge against Saints RB Alvin Kamara. And there it is this morning. The man Kamara allegedly beat the hell out of outside a Vegas nightclub is now suing the hell out of Kamara. That’s often the way these things work.
Speaking of the Saints, Andy Dalton will start at QB Sunday against the Bengals in place of the injured Jameis Winston. Dalton, you know, is pretty familiar with the Bengals.
OK. I can’t put it off any longer.
Paul’s Peerless Picks
Michigan 27 Penn State 24
Kansas 32 Au Jus 27
N.C. State 38 Syracuse 27
Arkansas 31 BYU 28
Rice 28 Florida Atlantic 21
Troy 37 Texas State 24
Utah 37 USC 30
Kentucky 34 Mississippi State 31
Notre Dame 38 Stanford 24
Texas 34 Iowa State 28
Tennessee 31 Alabama 28 (You heard me.)
Oklahoma State 37 TCU 35