In the words of the late Meat Loaf, “two out of three ain’t bad.” True, Wednesday night was not good for the Astros, who despite the return of Yordan Alvarez and Jose Altuve blew an early 3-0 lead and got rolled by the Rangers 13-5. Still, Houston won the series 2-1 to get within two games of Texas in the AL West.
The Angels say they are not going to trade Shohei Ohtani. That sounds rational to me. In fact, the Halos were in “buy” mode Wednesday as they acquired right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito and right-handed reliever Reynaldo Lopez from the White Sox in exchange for two top prospects.
That one-all draw between the USWNT and Netherlands leaves those teams even atop Group E World Cup play with four points each. Portugal is next up for the U.S., while Netherlands will face Vietnam. The U.S. needed a second-half equalizer from fired-up Lindsey Horan to salvage Wednesday’s draw.
Maybe the NFL’s running backs should form their own union. I’m kidding, I think…
I still think there’s a 50-50 chance Zeke returns to the Cowboys as a backup. He can still be a short-yardage hammer and he is still a demonic pass protector.
It’s been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. The next boat belongs to Joe Burrow. You think Justin Herbert broke the bank with the Chargers? Wait till you see what JB reels in.
Aaron Rodgers apparently will not be “one and done” with the Jets. He hinted strongly a couple of days ago that he would stay on in 2024, and then yesterday signed a re-worked contract that reduces his pay by $35 million over this season and next. I would say that’s being “cap friendly.”
I can’t make up my mind if I think Bills WR Stefon Diggs is a drama queen or just an uncommonly intense competitor. Either way, I wouldn’t blame Bills coach Sean McDermott if he keeps a flask in his office desk. He and Diggs say it’s all cool now. Sure, until next time.
Yes. I think the Texans can win six games. No, pharmaceuticals did not influence this statement. This team is gonna get pretty good, pretty fast. They have a plan, and they are executing it, witness Wednesday’s signing of tackle Tytus Howard to a big extension.
It’s official. Panthers coach Frank Reich said Wednesday that top overall draft choice Bryce Young will be his starting QB. You mean it wasn’t official before Wednesday? So Andy Dalton can count his money and save himself some bruises.
It’s all but a done-deal. The Colorado Buffs are almost certainly headed for the Big 12. The league’s presidents and chancellors reportedly voted unanimously to accept CU Wednesday. It’s a smooth move by the Buffs, since it will come following the 2023-24 sports calendar and coincide with the expiration of the Pac-12’s television deal, meaning Colorado will not have to pay an exit fee.