I’ve never before seen Andy Reid this tight and testy. Oh, I understand why. He knows his team can’t get back to the Super Bowl without holdout defensive lineman Chris Jones. Joe Burrow, for example, would destroy a Jones-less Chiefs D. And now there’s fear that his offense’s go-to guy, Travis Kelce, may miss at least Thursday’s opener against the Lions—if not a longer stretch—after suffering what was described as a “hyperextended” knee in Tuesday’s practice. For now, the Chiefs say they think Kelce’s ACL is intact. Let’s hope that’s more than wishful thinking.
Look, I’m as caught up in this Detroit Lions thing as the next guy. But until yesterday, I didn’t think they had much of a chance at Arrowhead. Now I’m much less sure.
The bi-polar Astros have clearly re-entered their manic phase. After getting swept by the Yankees, Houston is now giving the Texas Rangers a complex. Through the first third of Tuesday night’s game in Arlington, Jose Altuve was averaging a homer per inning. Yep. Dingers in the first, second and third innings. If you’re scoring at home, Toov hit homers in four straight plate appearances in four straight innings dating back to Monday. That’s also five homers in six plate appearances for Jose. Astros 14, Rangers 1. Remember, it was just a week ago that Altuve hit for the cycle.
Oh, and at least for the moment, make that the “American League West leading Houston Astros.”
TCU linebacker Johnny Hodges says that his team is currently “the laughingstock of college football.” That’s a little harsh, in my view, but there is no doubt that Horned Frog coach Sonny Dykes is gonna have a hard time putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again. See, there was that 65-7 flogging that Georgia hung on the Frogs in last season’s CFP Championship game, followed by Saturday’s 2023 season-opening home loss to Colorado, a roster composed of guys who just met each other about ten minutes ago. The Frogs are already hearing another F-word: Frauds. Understand, I don’t feel that way quite yet. But if TCU loses its next game a week from Saturday at Houston…