Hey, you know what we saw yesterday? Some damned good football. (No, not the Texans). But the Cowboys-Eagles, Falcons-Packers, Saints-Seahawks and Raiders-Bucs were all extremely entertaining. Maybe that is a better word than good, since there tons of penalties. Still, for all the garbage football we have been exposed to this year, it was a nice change.
We will probably return to normal tonight with Vikings-Bears, but at least things are looking up.
Child please: Bill O’Brien had an outburst on the sidelines yesterday. When asked about it after the game, he pulled his usual “everyone is stupid but me” bit and claimed he did not remember. The jury is still out on O’Brien as a coach. But too often he comes off as an arrogant know-it-all prone to childish outbursts. If that had been a player doing that it would have made national headlines. Your presumed leader should never have to be restrained over something so small. The Texans organization in general has become extremely arrogant since O’Brien arrived. I get being upset in the heat of the moment. But O’Brien acted like a petulant child and needs to grow up. His act is tired and weak.
Bearing down: The Cubs stayed alive in the World Series with a gutty win over the Indians. Those clinching games are the hardest to win. Cleveland still leads 3-2.
Mav-nots: The Rockets held on for a close win over Dallas at Toyota Center. The Rockets are 2-1 for the year, 2-0 against the Mavs this season.
Ouch: Wade Phillips had a scare during Sunday’s win over the Chargers, getting knocked down by a player and carted off. Apparently he is OK, but it was a scary moment.
College recap: Charlie Strong and the Longhorns got a much-needed win over Baylor. That, coupled with West Virginia’s loss to Okie State pretty much locks the little 12 out of the playoff picture. But it was a big win for Strong….It also crippled the conference in the latest poll…The Houston Cougars slipped past Central Florida 31-24. It was a weird game. For most of three quarters, the Cougars played like the bums who lost two out of three. But in the fourth quarter they looked like the juggernaut that started the season 5-0. Hard to evaluate what they are right now.
Gambling recap: A nice 8-1 weekend. The Hawaii over was our only miss. Biggest plays were SMU and the Saints. Back over 65 percent for the season. Much needed after the last two weeks. Our focus shifts to horse racing this week with the Breeders’ Cup, so likely no sports plays this weekend.
What’s the buzz about? Yes, that was a dildo on the field in the Patriots-Bills game. And we don’t mean Rex Ryan.
Haunting story: Guys, there are no such things as ghosts. Should we be suspicious when these things happen around Halloween? Of course. Hey, there has to be some reason to go to Oklahoma City, right? And we did need a Halloween story for today. So win/win.
Click click boom: If you think you are being scammed by web ads, it’s probably because you are. Not here, of course. No slide shows, no pop outs is our motto. Well, that, and “degenerates rule.”
More on the NFL: Our good friends at holly.football recap yesterday’s action. She was at the Eagles-Cowboys game so lots on that one. And she is an Eagles fan, so..
QUOTE OF THE DAY
In honor of Bill O’Brien:
“Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.”
— Charles Dickens