I once heard Ron Jaworski proclaim that Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl 36 victory over the St. Louis Rams the greatest coaching job he’s ever seen. While not nearly as important, last night’s humiliation of the Houston Texans behind a rookie QB making his NFL debut was one for the ages and one of the type of games that forces you to stop and smell the roses.
In light of recent evidence against the Padres GM AJ Preller, Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox should either be allowed to annul the Drew Pomeranz deal or the very least, receive a compensatory draft pick as damages.
Speaking of the Red Sox, if you haven’t looked recently, Boston has 3 out of the top 5 AL leaders in Batting Average and RBI’s with Pedroia (.320), Ortiz (.318, 122 RBI’s), Hanley (109), and Mookie (.318, 108).
Just in case you were wondering, the record for most single season touchdowns in college football belongs to former Hawaii QB Colt Brennan, who recorded 63 combined rushing and passing TD’s in 2006 (including their bowl game). With his scorching start to the 2016 season, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson has 18 TD’s in 3 games (8 passing, 10 rushing). To simply tie Brennan’s record, Jackson will have to record 5 touchdowns per game for the remainder of the season.
If you believe what you read, reports state that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has been much more limited than he’s willing to admit by a high ankle sprain and that Thomas Rawls is battling both ankle and leg injuries. One would think that a home game against the 49ers is exactly what the doctor prescribed, however, with their recent abysmal performance against the LA Rams, there is no such thing as a gimmie.
If this is officially the end of Kevin Garnett’s illustrious 21 season career, know that The Big Ticket finishes 5th all-time in games played, 3rd in total minutes, 17th in points, 47th in assists, 17th in blocks, and 9th in rebounds in addition to 15 All Star selections, 1 MVP, and 1 Defensive Player of the Year award
If Mark Trumbo can hang on to win the AL Home Run Crown, it will be the 4th consecutive year the trophy has gone to the Baltimore Orioles with Chris Davis winning in 2013 and 2015 and Nelson Cruz leading the AL in 2014.
After an All Star first half of the season, Jay Bruce is hitting .174 with 4 HR and 11 RBI’s in 42 games since being traded to the New York Mets at the deadline.
For those who love to dream, check out the Marchand, Bergeron, Crosby line on Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey. For the record, the trio has combined for 9 points including 5 goals and 4 assists in 3 games played.
On the other hand, Bruins newcomer David Backes put up a goose egg for his two games in the tournament.
If the question of honoring Joe Pa at Penn State even has to be debated as right or wrong, then it’s definitely too soon for a formal school sanctioned ceremony.
Then again, this is the same world Darren Sharper, currently serving an 18-year prison sentence for raping up to 16 women in 4 states, was nominated for the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
According to the Wall Street Journal and Stats LLC, the average college football game this season has been 3 hours and 26 minutes, up 4 minutes per game from last season. In comparison, this is 15 minutes per game longer than games 20 years ago during the 1996 season. An interesting theory behind the increase…more efficient offenses where more first downs are resulting in more clock stoppages.