Look, I have an appreciation for the whole “Prime” thing and the job Deion Sanders is doing at Colorado. But let’s get this straight. The Buffs are gonna get bopped today.
Here’s what else is gonna happen. Andy Dalton is going to play well in place of the injured Bryce Young (whom I really like.) Right now, Andy Dalton is a much better NFL quarterback than is Bryce Young. Let’s see how Frank Reich then handles this going forward.
Speaking of young quarterbacks I like, there’s Anthony Richardson. But I hope he learned his lesson last week against the Texans. AR Cadillac-ed it into the end zone on his second rushing TD. He thought he was home free. Then he got absolutely pole-axed at the goal line, resulting in a concussion that could keep him out for a couple of weeks.
This just in. BAYLAH STILL NASTY!! Kick their off-putting asses with extreme prejudice, Longhorns. I mean, put the hammer down! You think I’m joking? Let me assure you that I genuinely don’t like any part of Baylor’s act. Eff ‘em.
My Owls will try to get to 3-1 with a win over Souff Florida. One thing is evident. The Owls’ overall level of athleticism has been raised.
OK. So how deep into this blog am I gonna wait to start bitching about the Astros? No deeper than right here, that’s for sure. WTF? The Royals?
The Twins don’t get much love. That’s a shame.
40-40? No, that’s not Saturday night in Beaumont. That’s the amazing feat that the Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. has achieved. He’s just the fifth player in MLB history to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in the same season. That’s made all the more amazing when you consider that nobody steals bases anymore. Dang!
DeAndre Hopkins can sometimes be an inscrutable enigma. But I think he is a good guy and a very interesting one. D-Hop is going back to Clemson to get his degree in parks-rec-tourism to fulfill a promise he made to his mom. You bet I respect that.
Mike McCarthy says losing Trevon Diggs is “punch to the gut.” I know my solar plexus felt it.
Somebody stole $100,000 worth of equipment at Soldier Field Wednesday night. Certainly it’s not the first time the Bears have been robbed blind at home. I think the lead suspect here is Jordan Love, with advice from Aaron Rodgers.
This is Week 3 in the NFL. The Ravens already have seven starters out with injuries.
The ‘Niners ain’t no fools. They’ve locked up Shanahan and Lynch with extensions. That appears to be the best organization in the NFL.
PAUL’S PEERLESS PICKS (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)
Texas 143 BAYLAH 0.
CLEMSON 28 Florida State 24 (upset special)
Aggies 27 AUBURN 20
SMU 31 TCU 28
OREGON 37 Colorado 21
UTAH 34 UCLA 28
Ole Miss 31 ALABAMA 27 (You heard me.)
TENNESSEE 34 UTSA 24
Rice 28 SOUTH FLORIDA 24
Oregon State 37 WASHINGTON STATE 34
TEXAS STATE 45 Nevada 27
Ohio State 35 NOTRE DAME 24