I refuse to believe that the road team will win all seven games. And that’s my illogical, irrational, impertinent reason for picking the Astros tonight at Minute Maid. Yes. This series has reduced me to that.
It was weird having both the Cowboys and Texans off on Sunday. But it did give me the freedom to channel surf and assess the state of officiating in the NFL. The state is not good, as I’m sure the Indianapolis Colts would agree. The Zebras might want to revisit the term, “uncatchable.”
The college stripes weren’t much better—if any—on Saturday. As I’m sure the Houston Cougars would agree. That late third down spot wasn’t even close. But then the Coogs called a bad play on fourth down and executed it poorly, and that was that.
So Texas is 6-1, but the ‘Horns will be without Quinn Ewers for a while as he recovers from an AC sprain in his throwing shoulder. Maalik Murphy presumably gets the start this Saturday in what could be a tough fight with BYU. Or could it be Arch Manning?
“Big Noon”? Big Dud. I’m talking about that much-ballyhooed Penn State-Ohio State matchup at the Horseshoe. Marvin Harrison Jr. was the only thing that kept that game from being completely unwatchable.
Are we sure Virginia beat previously undefeated North Carolina? I’m sure Mack will be especially pleasant to be around at practice this week.
Dang! The Ravens were up 21-0 over the Lions before I took the nachos out of the oven. If Lamar Jackson continues to throw on-time and on-target, as he did Sunday, Baltimore can beat anybody.
And, we welcome back the Kansas City Chiefs offense! Vintage Mahomes Sunday against the Chargers, and that rookie WR from SMU—Rashee Rice—is coming along nicely. Still, the best call in Andy’s playbook remains, “87 Get Open.” Kelce is amazing.
Baker is back to being an interception machine.
And membrah about a month ago when the Cheeseheads were in Love with Jordan? Never mind.
Regular season win number 300 for The Hoodie, as Mac Jones got it done with 12 seconds left to beat the Bills. Belichick is closing in on Shula (328) and Halas (318).
If you know what’s wrong with the Bills, you’re way ahead of me.
OK, Eagles, I’ll spot you this much. The Kelly Green threads were sweet.