It’s Texas-OU. Maybe Texas-Aus Jus if you’re a snarky Texan like I am. It is not the Red River Showdown, the Red River Shootout (yuk), the Red River Rivalry or Red Rover or Redd Foxx. It’s Texas-OU, dammit. Yes, this shit genuinely bothers me.
Tyreek Hill says he will become the NFL’s first 2,000-yard receiver in 2023. I don’t doubt that he’s capable. But his becoming obsessed with that record would be the worst thing that could happen to the Dolphins. Mike McDaniel should have learned last year that he needs to run the football. Plus, he’d better keep Jaylen Waddle happy, too.
For once, it’s the Cowboys who avoid training camp drama. Tony Pollard did the smart thing in signing his franchise tender, not just for the team but for himself. Pollard is coming off an injury and is trying to establish himself as the ‘Boys’ featured RB. He and his agent also correctly assessed the league’s sagging running back market and decided to fight for a long-term deal another day. Pollard will be in camp on time and with a clear head, unlike the Giants’ Saquon Barkley and the Raiders’ Josh Jacobs.
If Stephon Gilmore is still Stephon Gilmore, the Cowboys’ defense under Dan Quinn can be historically good. If you have two shutdown corners, a D.C. can do anything he wants to with the chalk.
A group of former Northwestern football players has hired high-profile civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump and a Chicago law firm to initiate legal action in response to the school’s hazing scandal. It will be interesting to see if athletes from other schools join this effort. I will promise you this problem is not confined to Northwestern. There are a lot of nervous meetings going on in locker rooms around the country.
Do you really think Jimbo and Petrino can co-exist peacefully and productively? Really? This smells like desperation.
The Cavs ran the table at 6-0 to win their first Summer League title. What? No parade?
Despite his protests to the contrary, do you always get the feeling Joel Embiid cares more about the MVP trophy than he does about winning a championship?
You gotta do better than that, Johnny Bench. When asked at a news conference about the late former and frugal Reds’ g.m. Gabe Paul, it’s probably best not to respond, “He was Jewish.” C’mon, man. Bench has apologized.
Hey, Texas Rangers. I need you to go on about a 13-game losing streak. OK?
Let’s all try not to get trapped under a baseball field tarp today. Deal?
I’ll close with a confession. I have a man-crush on Nate Burleson. Does that dude have it going on or what?