Just like the long, cool woman in a black dress, that game had it all.
With apologies to the late Dwight Clark, Chas McCormick is now the author of The Catch. Clark cut my heart out in January of 1982. Last night McCormick broke the hearts of his hometown Philly fans.
And Verlander got the monkey (King Kong?) off his back.
And the Astros are heading home with two chances to win one. If Houston finishes this off and Dusty gets his first World Series title, Game Five will be the time capsule moment.
I’m perfectly content to wait for all the facts to emerge. But the account outlined by psychologist Dr. Hillary Cauthen at Thursday’s news conference of alleged serial indecent exposure by now former Spurs player Josh Primo—if true—is devastating. This is going to get beyond ugly. This could change the face of the Spurs organization.
And speaking of ugly, I give you Kyrie Irving. His team says he’s “currently unfit to be associated with the Brooklyn Nets.” I say Kyrie Irving is currently unfit to be associated with humanity.
It bugged Ray Guy that NFL punters weren’t considered athletes. In his words, it “frosted” him. So he changed all of that. Yes, all of us of that vintage remember Guy’s majestic, stratospheric spirals. The image of Guy’s smooth follow-through, with his right foot well above his head, is indelible. He essentially put the term “hang time” into the national sports vernacular. But here’s what I remember. I was in Tampa covering Super Bowl XVIII in January of 1983. Raiders-Redskins. Washington was the defending SB champ and heavily favored over the Raiders. Second quarter. Raiders have to punt. Long snapper Todd Christensen launched one about eleven feet in the air. Disaster. Or at least it appeared to be until the 6-3 Guy lifted his cleats well more than 30 inches above the grass, fully extended his right hand, caught the ball one-handed and then got the punt away. Raiders 38, Redskins 9. Guy pinned Washington inside its 20-yard-line five times in that game. Athlete? Look up, “Guy, Ray.” Gone way too soon at 72, RIP, Great One.
Things are lining up well for the Dolphins. Just two days after acquiring stud LB Bradley Chubb from the Broncos, the ‘Fins have signed Chubb to a five-year extension. So, he’s not a half-season “rent-a-player” for Miami. He’s now family.
Just when it was starting to look like the Ravens were coming on strong comes news that they’ve lost WR Rashod Bateman (he of the 19-yards per catch average) for the season with a foot injury. That is significant.
And that’s a 2022 wrap for Saints star Michael Thomas. Toe surgery. Could be a rap on the Saints’ season as well.
Maybe we’re all surprised that Geno Smith is playing so well. But he’s not. And that’s a big reason why the Seahawks are a “surprise” 5-3.
Brady is just 164 yards shy of 100,000 career passing yards. Say WHAT?
The Astros won. My Rice Owls won, and also in dramatic fashion. Too bad the Texans couldn’t pull off the Thursday Night H-Town Trifecta with a win over the Eagles. But, hey, those Battle Red helmets were sweet.
Oh, if you’re keeping track, Jalen Hurts has now won eleven straight regular season games.