Verlander got off to a very shaky start Wednesday night, throwing 45 pitches in the first two innings. And then he shook the Yankees’ world, finishing with eleven Ks over six innings, allowing only one run and retiring the last eleven batters he faced. Look up “pro.”
Yankee hitters struck out a total of 17 times. Houston hitters fanned only twice. That 15-K single-game differential is the largest in postseason history.
Now, get ‘em again tonight, ‘Stros.
I turned off Game Two of the NLCS after the Phillies jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead. Silly me…
Spurs fans need to bring patience and a sense of humor to the AT&T Arena. Hey, we’ve had the sweet. Now’s the time to love on those teenagers.
I can’t imagine many things sadder than the passing of 18-year-old Mississippi State freshman football player Sam Westmoreland. Love and prayers to all. Sam would have turned 19 on Friday.
It occurs to me that, right now, the least respected team in the NFL is the Arizona Cardinals. “Unprofessional and disorganized” is the universal description by league
GMs and experienced media analysts. And that franchise is not doing itself any favors by being the focus of “Hard Knocks.” Kingsbury is in genuine trouble.
I don’t know what to make of this. But the last time an Alabama road loss did not prompt celebrating home fans to rush the field was 12 years ago at LSU. So, yeah, there are going to be problems. Get it together, SEC.
Nothing but respect for the football legacy left by Charley Trippi, who died Wednesday at the age of 100. A case could be made that he was the most versatile college player ever during his days at Georgia. And don’t forget, he quarterbacked the (Chicago) Cardinals to that franchise’s last NFL championship. That was in 1947. Seventy-five years ago. Mr. Trippi was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968. He concluded his speech by saying, “I’m glad I played football.” All of us who love football are glad that he played football, too.
:Look, it’s obvious that Brady is going through a difficult time and has made some mistakes. His recent statement that he likens the start of an NFL season to “military deployment” was particularly tone-deaf. But folks are making way too much of 12’s chewing out of his offensive line on the sideline during last Sunday’s loss to the Steelers. Yes, he dropped some F-bombs. I’m pretty sure his teammates were not hearing the word for the first time. They’ll be OK.