Instead of ripping the losing coach, pause for a moment to praise the winning quarterback. Deshaun Watson did not get much pregame hype from the media and was quickly dismissed by most bettors, yet he directed a dominant performance by Clemson.
I have never been one of those anti-bowl game guys. Never been one to care much about how many postseason college football affairs are played. But when the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl kicks off today in Tucson, the perception of Mountain West football will endure a devastating punch to the gut.
Even a genius is capable of a dumb decision. Bill Belichick is normally the sharpest gambler walking NFL sidelines, and the math usually supports his rolls of the dice, but he owns this rare blunder.
If anyone wonders why NFL wagering is so popular, Ben Roethlisberger is one reason. If he’s on the field, he’s never out of a game. When the Pittsburgh Steelers are down, only a fool counts them out.
If this is the end, it’s sad. What appears to be the Chargers’ final season in San Diego is coming to a forgettable conclusion. Philip Rivers has spent his 12-year NFL career as the quarterback for one team.
It’s Brigham Young vs. Utah, which is all the reason you need to watch the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on TV — but only on TV, because the game is sold out, and it will cost a pretty penny to score a ticket on StubHub at this late hour.
It never has been easier to reach a bowl game, which is not a good thing.
Some insist there is no such thing as perfect timing, that it’s not a trait you can teach, but rather that which you hear in your head.
Never is it easy to call for a coach’s job, especially when he’s a two-time Super Bowl winner. Tom Coughlin has put himself and the New York Giants in a tough spot, however, and there’s no doubt his job is on the line.
When the Philadelphia Eagles are winning, coach Chip Kelly is a genius and an innovator. When the losses pile up, he’s an arrogant egomaniac who annoys everyone with his fast talking and micromanaging.