From Air Force to Wyoming (which isn’t actually that far, but as far as it gets in the college football alphabet) institutions of higher learning and four-star recruits are naming starting quarterbacks. It has become a ritual. You just can’t have a starting quarterback. You have to name one.
A buzz surrounded Southern California football even before coach Steve Sarkisian slammed too many drinks and embarrassed himself in public. He slurred words, shouted profanities and generally played the part of a college kid at a frat party.
Deryk Engelland’s position is defenseman. Rugged defenseman. Standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighing around 210 pounds, his style is checking guys into the boards, and removing them from Jonas Hiller’s goal crease, and generally protecting teammates who score a lot more goals than he does.
I’m not sure there is ever a live sports event locally where Chris Maathuis isn’t holding a microphone. Einstein said it was possible to be in two places at the same time. Some days, it seems as though Maathuis is in 10.
It was around 7:30 in the morning, and a Maloof brother of Las Vegas was either just waking up or just getting in when he read on TMZ that Mike Bossy’s 50 goals in 50 games keepsake hockey puck was being auctioned off by someone not named Mike Bossy.
Kenny Sanchez grew frustrated with every inside pitch, every side-armed delivery that backed him off the plate. He knew what it meant. He understood the message that was being sent. Older brother was making a point.
When Justin Wilson’s brother, Stefan, also a racecar driver, posted a Twitter message Tuesday that said his big brother had donated his vital organs, it did not come as a surprise because that’s just the kind of guy Justin Wilson was.
All eyes in the horse racing world will be on Saratoga on Saturday. That’s when Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will run in the $1.6 million Travers.
Despite his many mistakes as NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell is a smart man who works for smart men. Eventually, because they are motivated by money, they will figure it out.
It was much different from the last time, other than the fact any media day involving Floyd Mayweather Jr. runs on restful and relaxing time, meaning the fighter probably does a lot of both while keeping everyone waiting far beyond the fictional scheduled start to things.