13) A woman in Ohio was late for her job recently. Why? She claimed she was attacked by a man in a clown suit on her way to work.
Not surprisingly, the clown attack story turned out to be a lie, but she gets credit for being original. Someone should ask her what kind of a bozo does she think would buy that story?
12) Have to wonder if Billy Donovan would’ve left Florida for the NBA if he knew that Kevin Durant would skip town; Donovan probably also knew that his AD at Florida, Jeremy Foley would be retiring soon, but Oklahoma City without Durant isn’t that great a job.
11) Arizona Cardinals are only NFL team that hasn’t scored in the first quarter yet this season.
10) Texas-Oklahoma football game, one of the biggest rivalry games in the country, starts at noon ET Saturday, thats 11am in Dallas, which means the teams eat pre-game meals at 7am. Why? This is ludicrous. FOX has baseball playoffs and FS1 has UFC on at night, so they want the football game in the morning, so the morning it is. Oy.
9) Colorado Buffaloes are in the football top 25 for the first time since 2005.
8) Julio Jones is the 6th WR in NFL history with 300+ receiving yards in a game; Flipper Anderson (336) still holds the all-time record.
7) Arizona Diamondbacks fired GM Dave Stewart/manager Chip Hale after their disaster of a season ended. Colorado/Walt Weiss also parted ways, though they said Weiss chose not to pursue another contract. Who quits a major league managing job?
6) Jimmer Fredette surfaced on my TV Sunday night as a member of the Shanghai Sharks, who finished 12th in the 20-team Chinese Basketball Association last year. Jimmer shoots a lot on this team.
Odd fact about the Chinese league; their All-Star weekend is between the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs, which seems like a really bad idea.
5) LA Rams are off to a 3-1 start, having played all three NFC West rivals already; their next divisional game isn’t until December 15- their last three games are all within the division. Their next nine games are all non-divisional games.
4) Kansas Jayhawks got a verbal commit from a kid from Chicago who is in the Class of 2019, which means he just started 10th grade. Whats the point of this, other than it might keep some recruiters away from contacting the kid? (probably not many, if he is really good)
If the young man gets hurt, is Kansas still obligated? What if he regresses as a player and the Jayhawks don’t want him anymore? What if the kid realizes that the weather in Arizona and California is way nicer than Kansas and he wants to go to school in one of those places?
3) San Diego Chargers are 3-12 in their last 15 games that were decided by 8 or less points; they’ve led by double figures in every game this year, they’ve led in the 4th quarter in every game and yet they’re 1-3, with a QB who will be 35 in December. Not good.
2) One of Duke’s star basketball recruits this year is Harry Giles, who just had his third knee surgery in three years; he didn’t play in high school last year and now his role this year will be reduced to an unknown extent.
Tough spot for everyone involved; if the kid doesn’t play a full-time role this year and then jumps into the NBA Draft next spring, which franchise will take the leap of faith and draft him? (hopefully not Portland, which has Sam Bowie/Greg Oden on its resume)
The young man needs his knees to stay healthy to become a millionaire; how long does he stay in college, risking an injury that could dash those hopes? But he also could improve his standing by staying in for an extra year and strengthening himself.
It’ll be an interesting story to follow moving forward.
1— When the Padres traded Drew Pomeranz to the Red Sox without fully disclosing his medical history, and then Boston found out about it and complained, the commissioner’s office offered to rescind the trade, but the Red Sox turned them down. Interesting decision.
Curious about two things here: a) How will Boston use Pomeranz in the playoffs? He’s pitched in long relief for the A’s- they should’ve started him more.
b) Does Padres’ GM AJ Preller keep his job when his suspension is over, and if he does, will other teams trade with him? The guy has proven to be a shady character at a young age.