Wednesday’s Den: Mid-week musings……..

— Stephen Curry is getting paid $48,070,014 this season; that works out to $536,219.68 per game. Lot of cabbage to play 82 basketball games.

Monday night, Golden State was on the back end of a back/back; most of the Warriors’ stars sat the game out (rest). This doesn’t seem right.

If you’re healthy and getting paid $536,219.68 per game, you should play. It is basketball, a fun game to play. People pay a boatload of money to buy tickets to watch you play; they don’t get a refund if the stars don’t show up.

Play fewer minutes if you have to, but play. It is your freakin’ job, after all.

Maui Classic
Creighton 90, Arkansas 87
Arizona 87, San Diego State 70
High level semi-final games; we might see these teams at the Final Four.
Creighton-Arizona is the Maui Classic final Wednesday

— Eight of Arizona’s 12 scholarship players are from other countries.

St John’s 76, Syracuse 69 OT
Syracuse led by 10 with 15:08 left in the game.
Teams combined to go 10-39 on the arc: a brickfest.
Red Storm is 6-0 now, with two top 100 wins.

— College basketball season is only 15 days old, but so far, ACC teams are 19-36-1 ATS, which is pretty terrible.

— NCAA announced future sites for the Final Four:
2027— Detroit
2028— Las Vegas
2029— Indianapolis
2030— Arlington, TX

Miami OH 18, Ball State 17
Red Hawks trailed 17-3 with 6:00 left in third quarter.
Miami scored winning TD on 34-yard pass with 1:42 left.
Miami is now bowl eligible.

Ohio 38, Bowling Green 14
Bobcats clinch their division, will play Toledo in MAC title game.
Ohio converted 11-18 on third down, was +4 in turnovers.

— Sam Darnold willl start at QB for Carolina when the Panthers host Denver Sunday; he will be the Panthers’ third different starting QB in three games.

— Last three games, San Francisco 49ers outscored opponents 54-0 in the second half.

— Cowboys crushed Minnesota 40-3 Sunday; when the game was 37-3, Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook got a taunting penalty.

While his team trailed by 34 points. Oy.

— Former NFL/college head coach Herm Edwards is back on ESPN; he worked for the network for several years after the Chiefs fired him as head coach in 2009.

—- Sacramento 113, Memphis 109— Kings win their 7th consecutive game, their longest win streak since 2004. Kings are currently tied for the #3-seed in Western Conference.

— Milwaukee Brewers traded OF Hunter Renfroe to the Angels, in exchange for three minor league pitchers. Renfroe hit 29 homers with 72 RBI last year.

This is his career path:
2016-19— San Diego
2020— Tampa Bay
2021— Boston
2022— Milwaukee
2023— Angels

Anaheim will be his fifth stop in five years; you don’t see that a lot, especially for a productive player.

— It is a little weird that Hunter Renfroe plays big league baseball while Hunter Renfrow is a wide receiver for the Raiders. Odd coincidence.

— Philadelphia Phillies gave GM Dave Dombrowski a contract extension through the 2027 season, after the Phils won the National League pennant this year. Dombrowski has led four different franchises to a World Series. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.