I never like to see anyone lose a job. But it was time at Texas State. The Bobcats’ inability to build a successful football program remains a decades-long curiosity. Texas State could have been and should have been UTSA before UTSA was UTSA. All the ingredients are there in San Marcos except for the most important one—commitment.
What do you think about this as a Bobcat football marketing slogan? “Half-ass is plenty ass enough!” Poll results tomorrow.
How can you not love Jacoby Brissett? Who doesn’t love Jacoby Brissett? But now he exits for the Deshaun Watson circus.
No, the Texans should not fire Lovie. And they won’t, primarily because they can’t afford to. But Houston could actually get pretty decent pretty quickly as a result of the Watson draft pick bonanza.
What happens with Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season? Do the Packers now just do a test-drive with Jordan Love? I don’t see why not.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the greatest overtime quarterback in NFL history—Derek Carr. “You can look it up.” It helps to have a running back like Josh Jacobs go off for 303 all-purpose yards.
I’ve been highly critical of Chargers’ coach Brandon Staley, whose in-game decisions frequently seem to be random and unsupportable. But I was fine with the decision to go for two to win the game rather than kick the PAT and head to OT with the Cardinals on the road. The reason I liked it? He clearly had a two-point play he felt great about.
As for the Cards? Farewell and adieu. But as FUBAR as they are, the Broncos are even more dysfunctional. Yeesh.
Don’t hit “send,” Lamar Jackson. And the reported anti-guy slur included in your tweeted response to a critical fan is disturbing. There will be league-imposed discipline.
Lamar Jackson is a wondrous athlete. Astounding. But ask yourself this question. With his particular skill set, can he ever win three or four consecutive postseason games? I’ll wait.
I don’t want to jump to conclusions about the OBJ airplane incident. But he didn’t time that very well, wouldn’t you agree?
Pro football is all about matchups. The 49ers are the most difficult matchup in the NFL.
You had to figure that Luke Fickell would leave Cincinnati sometime for somewhere. But I didn’t think it would be now for Wisconsin. That said, that is an excellent hire for the Badgers. And maybe I shouldn’t be surprised, given Fickell’s Big Ten roots.
So now Cincy’s job is open. And that’s a good job, as the Bearcats move to the Big 12.
I propose that Ted Koppel do the play-by-play on the U.S.-Iran World Cup match. You onboard?