09/30 So long, September!

This playoff derby among the Rangers, Astros and Mariners is going to go right down to the wire. The ‘Stros have a one-game lead over the M’s with two games left in the race to secure the final AL Wild Card following Friday night’s 2-1 win at Arizona. Jose Urquidy was brilliant in an emergency […]

9/28/23 And the O’Brien Trophy goes to…

Damian Lillard to Milwaukee, where he’ll join Giannis? Didn’t see that one coming. If the Bucks stay healthy, they win. It’s that simple. Losing starting quarterback Conner Weigman for the season with a broken foot is a devastating blow for the Aggies. Weigman had been playing as well as any QB in the country. And, […]

09/27/23 Who didn’t love Brooks? Nobody.

Name an athlete who was more universally beloved than Brooks Robinson. You can’t. I can’t. Nobody can. Now try thinking about Brooks Robinson without smiling. Brooks is gone, but the smiles he left on our faces and hearts will never fade. He was Brooks Robinson. He was the ultimate “glove man,” the epitome of fielding […]

09/26/23 Fightin’ through the funk!

Both Monday Night winning QBs fought through some funk to post those W’s. Jalen Hurts shook off flu symptoms as his Eagles got to 3-0 with a 25-11 road win over the Bucs, while Joe Burrow overcame his bothersome right calf strain to lift the desperate White Tigers to their first victory of the season […]

09/25/23 Don’t act like you’re shocked…

Wowzer. All of that and Taylor Swift, too. The Cowboys succeeded only in making Joshua Dobbs look like Lamar Jackson. The Cardinals scored on all five of their first-half possessions and piled up 187 rushing yards by halftime. Dallas committed 13 penalties, ten of them in the first half. Yes, Dak threw a red zone […]

09/24/23 SHUT UP, LOU HOLTZ!

I was happy to see Ohio State punch it in, if for no reason other than to shut Lou Holtz up. Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman was in a bad spot in the closing seconds, with only ten defenders on the field for two plays, but I understood his decision to ride it out rather […]

09/23/23 Danger, there’s a breakdown dead ahead, Prime!

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.) […]

09/22/23 Dallas-SF Collision course?

After pounding their first two opponents by a combined score of 70-10, things were great for the Cowboys, until suddenly they weren’t. Losing All-Pro cornerback Trevon Diggs to a torn ACL suffered in Thursday’s practice changes things. Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn no longer has TWO shutdown corners (Stephon Gilmore being the other one) to […]

09/21/23 Lemme see you smile!

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 […]

09/20/23 Mind Games?

Is Nick Saban freaking out? Or is Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin just once again stirring the pot? Kiffin is standing by his claim that ‘Bama defensive coordinator Kevin Steele was not the man calling plays in Saturday’s 17-3 Tide win over South Florida. Rather, Kiffin says it looked like defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson […]