Finally, some smiles on the faces of the Astros and their fans. After losing four of their previous five games, Houston walked it off over the Orioles 2-1 to salvage the finale of that crucial three-game series. Mauricio Dubon did the honors with a one-out RBI single that plated Yainer Diaz that kept the ‘Stros a half-game ahead of the Rangers and Mariners in the AL West.
There is no such thing as a lock in the NFL. But the Thursday Night game that sends the Giants to The Bay to face the 49ers is as close as it comes. Nolo contendere, especially with Saquon out.
Wednesday’s trade that sent RB Cam Akers to the Vikings from the Rams in an exchange of draft picks was a good idea for everyone. Akers’ relationship with Rams coach Sean McVay had been strajned for two seasons. And the Vikings are desperate for help in their running game, having gained just 69 rushing yards in two games, both losses. Tell me again why it was a good idea for the Vikes to part ways with Dalvin Cook.
This one is strange. Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams resigned Wednesday, a week after he stepped away from the team to address “health and family” issues. The 53-year old Williams was in his second season as Chicago’s d.c. Both the Bears and Williams’ lawyer have denied reports of recent police activity at the team’s facility. Bears head coach Matt Eberflus will continue to call the team’s defensive plays this week against the Chiefs, as he did in last Sunday’s loss to the Bucs.
Wednesday was a rocky day for Eberflus. First He had to deal with Williams’ resignation, and then watched as his quarterback, Justin Fields, first said he wasn’t going to blame the coaching staff for his poor play right before he blamed the coaching staff for his poor play, then called the media back to say he wasn’t blaming coaches for his poor and “robotic” play. The Bears are a mess, having now lost 12 straight games dating back to last October.
Prayers for LSU starting safety Greg Brooks, who underwent surgery late last week for removal of a brain tumor. The transfer from Arkansas had been experiencing bouts of vertigo.
Saban says that Deion Sanders is “a very good coach.” Nothing bonds men more than doing Aflac commercials together.
Oh, Oregon is gonna smack Colorado on Saturday.