1. A Dolphin’s Tale?
Maybe the only thing to worry about – besides your lineup – is if Tom Brady takes a cheap shot. The NFL Media and the Tennessee coaching staff went nuts on the low hit on Mariota, and it’s not inconceivable that Man Campbell hasn’t already ordered the “Code Red”! Any team that Ndamukong $uh is on – you must keep a weathered eye…
2. When the Mountaineers Come Calling
7:30p EST FS1 – WV @ TCU
Trevone Boykin begins his push for the Heisman tonight. Sure they haven’t played anyone yet and yeah, they get three opponents next month that are all in the top 14 currently – but the kid is fun to watch. So in front of a primetime audience on the “FS1” at 7:30p EST check out the #2 guy in total offense and #5 in passing offense – because the only way this guy has a shot is to be undefeated.
3. #23 and Climbing
5:00p EST ESPN – UNC @ Pitt
Also tonight is the other college football game on that other network that sounds like mental telepathy from a sorority girl when she wears her Uggs to tight. 5p ESt on ESPN, UNC visits Heinz Field to take on a surprisingly good Panthers team from Pitt. Nice job so far from new coach Pat Narduzzi who’s teams’ only loss is to Iowa. Lots of coach speak will determine the outcome, such as: Special Teams will be important and who wins the turnover battle so should come out ahead as long as they score more points than the other guy.
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down…0-2
Johnny Cueto tossed a complete-game two-hitter for the Royals as they defeated the Mets, 7-1, in Game Two of the World Series. Two weeks ago, Cueto pitched Kansas City into the ALCS by defeating the Astros in Game Five of the ALDS, allowing only two hits in eight innings. The only other pitchers who have had more than one postseason outing in their careers of eight or more innings in which they allowed no more than two hits are Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens.
- After clobbering the Mets in Game 2, the Royals — with their 2-0 World Series lead — have all the “momentum” heading into Friday’s Game 3 in Queens. But since sports are fun, and second-guessing outcomes is half of the fun/torture, we wondered how the Mets would be sitting if they won one on the road…...(continue reading)
- Reports: Miami Marlins hire Don Mattingly as manager
5. Few Games In – C’Mon Man!
Are The Rockets Doomed – Is Ricky Rubio already an All-Star PG – Is New Orleans turr-able – Is Jahlil Okafor the next one – and finally, is this the Knicks’ time?! All these overreactions and more…
6. Vlade-dadi We Like To Parde
It has been…an interesting time for the Kings. No one knows what the hell is going on (including those inside of the organization!). For a quick recap:
Last Season: The Kings rushed out to lead the Pacific Division, home of the NBA champion Warriors, before the floor fell out from underneath the team. Star center DeMarcus Cousins was diagnosed with viral meningitis and was sidelined for more than a month. The Kings faltered without him, and their record fell to 11-13. And then the Kings’ Chernobyl of a season began to crumble when owner Vivek Ranadive fired head coach Mike Malone, who was not only a favorite of the players, but had Sacramento ready to play. Mike Malone was fired after only 24 games, and according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the move created a sense of contempt among Kings players, especially Cousins who loved Malone and his system. The Kings then later fired interim head coach Tyrone Corbin, and hired George Karl to coach the team after the All Star Break.
7. The Kobe Bryant Experience
Kobe Bryant, who is older than hell, crankier than hell, and shackled to a misshapen Lakers team, looked better than he has in years tonight as his Lakers fell to the Timberwolves at home 112-111. This game was stuffed full of cool shit: the two teams’ tribute to the recently passed Flip Saunders; Nick Young hitting a half-court leaner to end the first quarter; the debuts of Karl-Anthony Towns, Julius Randle (his 14 minutes last season don’t count), and D’Angelo Russell; Kevin Garnett yapping at people; and Ricky Rubio dropping 28 points and 14 assists. But most of all, there was Kobe.