13) NFL teams whose backup QB’s have never started a NFL game:
Cowboys, Jaguars, Giants, Steelers.
12) NFL backup QB’s who started the most NFL games:
126— Ryan Fitzpatrick, Miami
92— Matt Schaub, Atlanta
88— Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee
73— Blake Bortles, LA Rams
11) Most profitable NFL head coaches in preseason games:
— John Harbaugh Ravens 29-15-1 ATS
— Pete Carroll Seahawks 23-12-1
— Mike Zimmer Vikings 14-7
— Jon Gruden Raiders 14-8-2
10) Least profitable NFL head coaches in preseason games:
— Mike Vrabel, Titans 0-4 ATS
— Dan Quinn, Falcons 4-12
— Jason Garrett, Cowboys 11-20-2
— Bill Belichick, Patriots 25-31-1
9) There are 43 NBA players who will earn $20M+ during the 2019-20 season.
8) Joe Flacco won’t be playing QB for Denver Thursday in the Hall of Fame Game; Kevin Hogan will start, followed by rookie Drew Lock and then Brett Rypien.
7) Josh Johnson turned down a chance to go to Ravens’ camp as a backup QB; he figures Robert Griffin III will be healthy shortly after the regular season begins, which would mean Johnson getting cut at that point.
32-year old Johnson has had shots with 12 different NFL teams, going 1-7 as a starter— he’s played in 33 NFL games, starting three for the Redskins LY.
6) Baseball stuff:
— Washington put P Max Scherzer (back) on IL.
— Pirates traded P Jordan Lyles to Milwaukee for a AA pitcher.
— Mets traded P Jason Vargas to Philly for a AA catcher.
— Dodgers put IF Kike Hernandez (hand) on IL.
5) College basketball transfer portal:
— Utah F Donnie Tillman transfers from Utah to UNLV, is immediately eligible.
4) Last major league to score 10+ runs in an inning and still lose the game; Royals against Cleveland in August, 2006.
3) Former Clemson RB Tavien Feaster is transferring to South Carolina, where he’ll be eligible right away; he has 1,330 career rushing yards and 15 TD’s..
2) Former Southern Miss/Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall is the new head coach of the Grand Rapids Drive in the G-League.
1) I’d advise against wagering on preseason football, but if you must, six of last seven Hall of Fame games stayed under the total.